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U.S.  President Donald Trump talks about the United States imposing fresh sanctions on Iran before signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long.

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A Palestinian demonstrator gestures as he chants slogans during a protest against Bahrain's workshop for U.S. Middle East peace plan, in Gaza City, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but U.S. Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise if a political settlement is reached.

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The bodies of Salvadorian migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria are seen after they drowned in the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing "immense sadness" at the deaths.

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Turkey and U.S. flags are seen in this picture illustration taken August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system, just ahead of its expected July delivery.

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Demonstrators wave their smartphones and shout slogans during a rally ahead of the G20 summit, urging the international community to back their demands for the government to withdraw a the extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 26, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.

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Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

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Banners displaying the NATO logo are placed at the entrance of new NATO headquarters during the move to the new building, in Brussels, Belgium April 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

NATO defense ministers considered on Wednesday how to deter Russia from launching a missile attack at short notice on Europe if a landmark treaty against land-based nuclear warheads collapses next month.

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FILE PHOTO : Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi speaks to the media outside Security Council chambers at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Iran warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that it would no longer be burdened with preserving a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as European states pushed Tehran to stick with the agreement because there is "no credible, peaceful alternative."

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

The U.N. executions investigator said on Wednesday that leaders attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this weekend should press Saudi Arabia to take "full responsibility" for what she called the state murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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People carry placards as they attend a climate change demonstration in London, Britain, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

At least 12,000 people converged on Britain's parliament on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to start driving the sweeping changes needed to meet the country's new target to cut net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, organizers said.

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Migrants are seen at the search and rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, as it sails near the island of Lampedusa, Italy, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The charity ship Sea-Watch entered Italian waters on Wednesday with 42 migrants aboard, defying an order from Rome to stay away and provoking the ire of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

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Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the U.S., is pictured at her house in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

The mother of a Salvadoran man who drowned with his young daughter while trying to reach U.S. soil, becoming a global symbol of the perils of migration, said she urged her son not to leave, fearing danger would meet him on the long journey north.

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Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh, Gaza's Hamas Chief Yehya Al-Sinwar, and other Palestinian factions' leaders take part in a protest against Bahrain's workshop for U.S. Middle East peace plan, in Gaza City, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to demonstrate against a U.S. economic peace plan.

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The first formal primary in Hungary's history, for Budapest's mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party.

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Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon sits on the stage during the Nordic Media Festival in Bergen, Norway, May 9, 2019. Terje Pedersen/ NTB Scanpix via REUTERS

Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, for years a strong backer of Steve Bannon, has yanked his support for the former Trump White House adviser and his plan to set up a right-wing Catholic academy in Italy.

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Spanish police have arrested a member of the Brazilian Air Force who carried three bags full of cocaine on a military plane to Seville hours before President Jair Bolsonaro's was scheduled to take a stopover there, police and officials said on Wednesday.

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An unidentified son of deceased Major General Gezayi Abera, who was killed by a bodyguard together with Ethiopian Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen, salutes to his father’s flag-draped coffin during the funeral ceremony, in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup by a rogue state militia in Ethiopia's Amhara region at the weekend, the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday, the first official report of significant clashes.

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Mette Frederiksen of The Danish Social Democrats addresses the press after finalizing the government negotiations at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, shortly after midnight on June 26, 2019.  Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.

Denmark's incoming prime minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday she would nominate Margrethe Vestager to continue as a European Commissioner for another five years, broadcaster TV2 reported. 

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Rescue teams arrive at the site where a building collapsed in Vienna, Austria June 26, 2019.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A suspected gas explosion tore through a building near Vienna's city center on Wednesday, causing several floors to collapse and seriously injuring four people, emergency services said.

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Bulgaria hopes to join the precursor to euro zone membership, the ERM-2 exchange rate mechanism before year-end, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said on Wednesday, pushing back Sofia's initial target of joining this summer.

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U.S.  President Donald Trump talks about the United States imposing fresh sanctions on Iran before signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long.

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A Palestinian demonstrator gestures as he chants slogans during a protest against Bahrain's workshop for U.S. Middle East peace plan, in Gaza City, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but U.S. Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise if a political settlement is reached.

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The bodies of Salvadorian migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria are seen after they drowned in the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing "immense sadness" at the deaths.

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Turkey and U.S. flags are seen in this picture illustration taken August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The United States and Turkey appeared to make no progress during talks at NATO headquarters on Wednesday toward resolving a major dispute over Ankara's plans to acquire a Russian air defense system, just ahead of its expected July delivery.

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Demonstrators wave their smartphones and shout slogans during a rally ahead of the G20 summit, urging the international community to back their demands for the government to withdraw a the extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 26, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.

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Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.

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Banners displaying the NATO logo are placed at the entrance of new NATO headquarters during the move to the new building, in Brussels, Belgium April 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

NATO defense ministers considered on Wednesday how to deter Russia from launching a missile attack at short notice on Europe if a landmark treaty against land-based nuclear warheads collapses next month.

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FILE PHOTO : Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi speaks to the media outside Security Council chambers at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Iran warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that it would no longer be burdened with preserving a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as European states pushed Tehran to stick with the agreement because there is "no credible, peaceful alternative."

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

The U.N. executions investigator said on Wednesday that leaders attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this weekend should press Saudi Arabia to take "full responsibility" for what she called the state murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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People carry placards as they attend a climate change demonstration in London, Britain, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

At least 12,000 people converged on Britain's parliament on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to start driving the sweeping changes needed to meet the country's new target to cut net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, organizers said.

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Migrants are seen at the search and rescue ship Sea-Watch 3, as it sails near the island of Lampedusa, Italy, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The charity ship Sea-Watch entered Italian waters on Wednesday with 42 migrants aboard, defying an order from Rome to stay away and provoking the ire of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

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Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the U.S., is pictured at her house in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

The mother of a Salvadoran man who drowned with his young daughter while trying to reach U.S. soil, becoming a global symbol of the perils of migration, said she urged her son not to leave, fearing danger would meet him on the long journey north.

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Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh, Gaza's Hamas Chief Yehya Al-Sinwar, and other Palestinian factions' leaders take part in a protest against Bahrain's workshop for U.S. Middle East peace plan, in Gaza City, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to demonstrate against a U.S. economic peace plan.

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The first formal primary in Hungary's history, for Budapest's mayoral election, wrapped up on Wednesday as the opposition joined forces to try to wrest political leadership in the capital from Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party.

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Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon sits on the stage during the Nordic Media Festival in Bergen, Norway, May 9, 2019. Terje Pedersen/ NTB Scanpix via REUTERS

Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, for years a strong backer of Steve Bannon, has yanked his support for the former Trump White House adviser and his plan to set up a right-wing Catholic academy in Italy.

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Spanish police have arrested a member of the Brazilian Air Force who carried three bags full of cocaine on a military plane to Seville hours before President Jair Bolsonaro's was scheduled to take a stopover there, police and officials said on Wednesday.

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An unidentified son of deceased Major General Gezayi Abera, who was killed by a bodyguard together with Ethiopian Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen, salutes to his father’s flag-draped coffin during the funeral ceremony, in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup by a rogue state militia in Ethiopia's Amhara region at the weekend, the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday, the first official report of significant clashes.

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Mette Frederiksen of The Danish Social Democrats addresses the press after finalizing the government negotiations at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, shortly after midnight on June 26, 2019.  Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.

Denmark's incoming prime minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday she would nominate Margrethe Vestager to continue as a European Commissioner for another five years, broadcaster TV2 reported. 

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Rescue teams arrive at the site where a building collapsed in Vienna, Austria June 26, 2019.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A suspected gas explosion tore through a building near Vienna's city center on Wednesday, causing several floors to collapse and seriously injuring four people, emergency services said.

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Bulgaria hopes to join the precursor to euro zone membership, the ERM-2 exchange rate mechanism before year-end, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said on Wednesday, pushing back Sofia's initial target of joining this summer.

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