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Turkey has dismissed 259 local officials for suspected links to terrorist groups or unsuitable behavior, the government said on Monday, a move the pro-Kurdish opposition said was aimed at helping the ruling AK Party ahead of 2019 polls.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls - RC1786791A20

Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Monday not to allow a stand-off over the so-called Irish backstop to derail the Brexit talks, saying she believed a deal was achievable.

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A Saudi flag flutters atop Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday "rogue killers" may have been behind the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered an internal investigation into the case.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice Opioid Research Summit in Washington, U.S., September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he had designated five groups, including Hezbollah and MS-13, as transnational criminal organizations to target with tougher investigations and prosecutions.

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The United States still aims to cut Iran's oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against Tehran to have a negative impact on a market that is well-supplied and balanced, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Volker Bouffier and Armin Laschet, Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia attend a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leadership meeting in Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Monday to restore trust in her government after her conservative allies suffered heavy losses in a regional election, which their far-right foes hailed as "an earthquake" that would rock the ruling coalition.

Every few minutes, the reeds along the Tachira River rustle. Smugglers, in ever growing numbers, emerge with a ragtag group of Venezuelan migrants – men struggling under tattered suitcases, women hugging bundles in blankets and schoolchildren carrying backpacks. They step across rocks, wade into the muddy stream and cross illegally into Colombia.

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Syria's foreign minister said on Monday that Syrian forces stand ready to fight jihadists around the northwestern region of Idlib if a Russian-Turkish deal is not implemented there the same day, in keeping with a critical deadline.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attend the annual WellChild Awards ceremony the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, Britain September 4, 2018. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, around a year after their glittering wedding injected Hollywood glamour into the British royal family.

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FILE PHOTO: Head of the North Korean delegation, Ri Son Gwon shakes hands with South Korean counterpart Cho Myoung-gyon as they exchange documents after their meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, January 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Korea Pool/File Photo

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.

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People watch the ceremony of canonization of the late Archbishop of San Salvador Oscar Arnulfo Romero at the Gerardo Barrios Square in San Salvador, El Salvador, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

(The Oct. 1 story corrects to reflect country of birth was El Salvador, not Honduras)

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Rescue workers evacuate residents from a neighborhood after flash floods hit the southwestern Aude district of France after several months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight, in Trebes, France, October 15, 2018.    REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

At least 10 people died in southwestern France on Monday when some of the worst flash floods in a century turned rivers into raging torrents that engulfed homes and swept away cars.

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Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, speaks to jourmalists during a visit to Dublin, Ireland, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government very much hopes a "sensible" Brexit deal can be reached, calling on Monday for cool heads in the negotiations.

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Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Lofven meets Swedish Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen at the Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, October 15, 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS

Swedish Social Democrats leader and caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was handed the task on Monday of forming a new government with sufficient support in a parliament left deeply divided following last month's inconclusive elections.

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India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling her allegations false and malicious.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a meeting at a charity working to combat loneliness, in London, Britain October 15, 2018. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she had been clear in negotiations to leave the European Union that a future trading relationship had to be linked to a divorce deal to avoid Britain being left "in limbo".

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FILE PHOTO: Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil's leftist Workers' Party (PT), attends a news conference after visiting the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) in Brasilia, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Monday that if he wins the election this month, he would undertake public sector pension reform in order to unify public and private rules.

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FILE PHOTO: Comoros President Azali Assoumani addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Protesters barricaded roads with tree trunks, stoned cars and clashed with soldiers in the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros on Monday in demonstrations against President Azali Assoumani's bid to extend term limits, officials said.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds her speech as she leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that Britain and the European Union should not allow their disagreements over the Irish border leave the two sides facing a no-deal Brexit.

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (L) meets with Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, in Kiev, Ukraine October 11, 2018. Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine secured approval on Thursday to establish an independent church in what Kiev says is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs, but the Russian clergy fiercely opposes as the biggest split in Christianity for a thousand years.

World News25 minutes ago

Turkey has dismissed 259 local officials for suspected links to terrorist groups or unsuitable behavior, the government said on Monday, a move the pro-Kurdish opposition said was aimed at helping the ruling AK Party ahead of 2019 polls.

Brexit26 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls - RC1786791A20

Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Monday not to allow a stand-off over the so-called Irish backstop to derail the Brexit talks, saying she believed a deal was achievable.

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A Saudi flag flutters atop Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday "rogue killers" may have been behind the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered an internal investigation into the case.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice Opioid Research Summit in Washington, U.S., September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he had designated five groups, including Hezbollah and MS-13, as transnational criminal organizations to target with tougher investigations and prosecutions.

World Newsan hour ago

The United States still aims to cut Iran's oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against Tehran to have a negative impact on a market that is well-supplied and balanced, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Volker Bouffier and Armin Laschet, Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia attend a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leadership meeting in Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Monday to restore trust in her government after her conservative allies suffered heavy losses in a regional election, which their far-right foes hailed as "an earthquake" that would rock the ruling coalition.

Every few minutes, the reeds along the Tachira River rustle. Smugglers, in ever growing numbers, emerge with a ragtag group of Venezuelan migrants – men struggling under tattered suitcases, women hugging bundles in blankets and schoolchildren carrying backpacks. They step across rocks, wade into the muddy stream and cross illegally into Colombia.

World News3 hours ago

Syria's foreign minister said on Monday that Syrian forces stand ready to fight jihadists around the northwestern region of Idlib if a Russian-Turkish deal is not implemented there the same day, in keeping with a critical deadline.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attend the annual WellChild Awards ceremony the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, Britain September 4, 2018. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, around a year after their glittering wedding injected Hollywood glamour into the British royal family.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Head of the North Korean delegation, Ri Son Gwon shakes hands with South Korean counterpart Cho Myoung-gyon as they exchange documents after their meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, January 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Korea Pool/File Photo

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.

World News3 minutes ago

People watch the ceremony of canonization of the late Archbishop of San Salvador Oscar Arnulfo Romero at the Gerardo Barrios Square in San Salvador, El Salvador, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

(The Oct. 1 story corrects to reflect country of birth was El Salvador, not Honduras)

World News11 minutes ago

Rescue workers evacuate residents from a neighborhood after flash floods hit the southwestern Aude district of France after several months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight, in Trebes, France, October 15, 2018.    REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

At least 10 people died in southwestern France on Monday when some of the worst flash floods in a century turned rivers into raging torrents that engulfed homes and swept away cars.

World News19 minutes ago

Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, speaks to jourmalists during a visit to Dublin, Ireland, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government very much hopes a "sensible" Brexit deal can be reached, calling on Monday for cool heads in the negotiations.

World News24 minutes ago

Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Lofven meets Swedish Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen at the Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, October 15, 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS

Swedish Social Democrats leader and caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was handed the task on Monday of forming a new government with sufficient support in a parliament left deeply divided following last month's inconclusive elections.

World News28 minutes ago

India's Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar walks inside his residence in New Delhi, India October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit on Monday against one of at least 10 women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling her allegations false and malicious.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a meeting at a charity working to combat loneliness, in London, Britain October 15, 2018. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she had been clear in negotiations to leave the European Union that a future trading relationship had to be linked to a divorce deal to avoid Britain being left "in limbo".

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil's leftist Workers' Party (PT), attends a news conference after visiting the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) in Brasilia, Brazil October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Monday that if he wins the election this month, he would undertake public sector pension reform in order to unify public and private rules.

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FILE PHOTO: Comoros President Azali Assoumani addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Protesters barricaded roads with tree trunks, stoned cars and clashed with soldiers in the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros on Monday in demonstrations against President Azali Assoumani's bid to extend term limits, officials said.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds her speech as she leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that Britain and the European Union should not allow their disagreements over the Irish border leave the two sides facing a no-deal Brexit.

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (L) meets with Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, in Kiev, Ukraine October 11, 2018. Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine secured approval on Thursday to establish an independent church in what Kiev says is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs, but the Russian clergy fiercely opposes as the biggest split in Christianity for a thousand years.

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