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A mourner stands in front of the coffin of Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen, who was shot by his bodyguard, during a memorial ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff slain with four other senior officials in weekend attacks that posed the biggest threat yet to the prime minister's reforms.

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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, looks on during his visit at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, has met hedge fund and private equity executives to raise donations for his leadership campaign, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves his hand as he arrives to deliver a speech during a ceremony marking the 30th death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran June 4, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict.

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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, stands outside one of the buildings at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson, the favorite to become British prime minister, said he was prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 and said any EU attempt to impose trade tariffs would be akin to a Napoleonic-era blockade.

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An Armenian court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former president Robert Kocharyan, who was freed on bail from pre-trial detention last month, the RIA news agency reported.

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The Georgian parliament on Tuesday elected a ruling Georgia Dream Party candidate as its new speaker following the resignation of his predecessor after violent protests outside the building.

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FILE PHOTO: A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018.    REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo

The United States will stop Turkish forces flying and developing its F-35 stealth jets if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian air defense system, the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, June 25, 2019. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he believed the number of Syrians returning from Turkey to their homeland will reach one million once a safe zone is established in northeast Syria along their shared border.

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive at Manama's Four Seasons hotel, the venue for the U.S.-hosted "Peace to Prosperity" conference, in Manama, Bahrain, June 25, 2019.  REUTERS/Matt Spetalnick

The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a secret and Palestinians have already denounced the approach as a sell-out.

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FILE PHOTO: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to the media during the NATO Foreign Minister's Meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region.

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Iran will take new steps to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers on July 7, the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said on Tuesday, according to the Fars news agency.

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FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Hunt, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced as Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday July 23, the Conservative Party said on Tuesday.

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Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray stands outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead the forthcoming EU elections, in London, Britain, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, has raised the prospect of a shock for the world's fifth-biggest economy by pledging to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a transition deal if necessary.

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China's Xinjiang region's Vice-Governor Erkin Tuniyaz attends the Human Rights Council meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Marina Depetris

The vice-governor of China's Xinjiang region responded to international condemnation of state-run detention camps on Tuesday by saying they were vocational centers which had helped "save" people from extremist influences.

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Iranian fishermen have found parts of the U.S drone shot down by the Islamic Republic last week, Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO -  Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash arrives at court in Vienna, Austria, February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Austria's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision granting a U.S. request to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, paving the way for him to face trial in the United States over bribery allegations.

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Anti-extradition bill protesters occupy the Revenue Tower in Hong Kong, China, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million ($640,606) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit.

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Jeremy Hunt, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain urged an independent investigation into the violence against protesters in Hong Kong opposed to a bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, warning on Tuesday that the fate of its former colony would be a litmus test for China.

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray (R) walks after a Liberal Democrats news conference following the results of the European Parliament elections, in London, Britain May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO - A stretch of border fence in the Rio Grande Valley is pictured near Penitas, Texas, U.S., April 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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A mourner stands in front of the coffin of Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen, who was shot by his bodyguard, during a memorial ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff slain with four other senior officials in weekend attacks that posed the biggest threat yet to the prime minister's reforms.

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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, looks on during his visit at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, has met hedge fund and private equity executives to raise donations for his leadership campaign, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves his hand as he arrives to deliver a speech during a ceremony marking the 30th death anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran June 4, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict.

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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, stands outside one of the buildings at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Boris Johnson, the favorite to become British prime minister, said he was prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 and said any EU attempt to impose trade tariffs would be akin to a Napoleonic-era blockade.

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An Armenian court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former president Robert Kocharyan, who was freed on bail from pre-trial detention last month, the RIA news agency reported.

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The Georgian parliament on Tuesday elected a ruling Georgia Dream Party candidate as its new speaker following the resignation of his predecessor after violent protests outside the building.

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FILE PHOTO: A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018.    REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo

The United States will stop Turkish forces flying and developing its F-35 stealth jets if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian air defense system, the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, June 25, 2019. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he believed the number of Syrians returning from Turkey to their homeland will reach one million once a safe zone is established in northeast Syria along their shared border.

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrive at Manama's Four Seasons hotel, the venue for the U.S.-hosted "Peace to Prosperity" conference, in Manama, Bahrain, June 25, 2019.  REUTERS/Matt Spetalnick

The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a secret and Palestinians have already denounced the approach as a sell-out.

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FILE PHOTO: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to the media during the NATO Foreign Minister's Meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region.

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Iran will take new steps to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers on July 7, the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said on Tuesday, according to the Fars news agency.

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FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Hunt, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced as Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday July 23, the Conservative Party said on Tuesday.

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Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray stands outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead the forthcoming EU elections, in London, Britain, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, has raised the prospect of a shock for the world's fifth-biggest economy by pledging to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a transition deal if necessary.

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China's Xinjiang region's Vice-Governor Erkin Tuniyaz attends the Human Rights Council meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Marina Depetris

The vice-governor of China's Xinjiang region responded to international condemnation of state-run detention camps on Tuesday by saying they were vocational centers which had helped "save" people from extremist influences.

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Iranian fishermen have found parts of the U.S drone shot down by the Islamic Republic last week, Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO -  Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash arrives at court in Vienna, Austria, February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Austria's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision granting a U.S. request to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash, paving the way for him to face trial in the United States over bribery allegations.

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Anti-extradition bill protesters occupy the Revenue Tower in Hong Kong, China, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million ($640,606) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit.

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Jeremy Hunt, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain urged an independent investigation into the violence against protesters in Hong Kong opposed to a bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, warning on Tuesday that the fate of its former colony would be a litmus test for China.

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray (R) walks after a Liberal Democrats news conference following the results of the European Parliament elections, in London, Britain May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO - A stretch of border fence in the Rio Grande Valley is pictured near Penitas, Texas, U.S., April 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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