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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin at their first summit for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russia is ready to discuss a proposed new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Interfax news agency cited Russia's ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, as saying on Friday.

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Russia's Federal Security Service has searched a research facility controlled by the country's space agency Roskosmos over the suspected leaking of secrets about new hypersonic weapons to Western spies, the TASS news agency reported on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) visit Belleek Pottery, in St Belleek, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday was set to call on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demand Brussels quickly respond to her 'white paper' plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in speaks at the ISEAS 42nd Singapore Lecture in Singapore July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

North Korea lambasted South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday for "needlessly kibitzing" about relations between Pyongyang and Washington and dismissed Moon's pledge to take the driver's seat on the Korean Peninsula as "sophistry".

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A group of U.S. lawmakers are planning to visit Russia again following a rare trip to Moscow by Republican members of Congress this month, Interfax news agency cited Russia's ambassador to the United States as saying on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A Free Syrian army fighter holds his weapon in Jubata al-Khashab in Quneitra province, Syria, November 4, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir/File Photo

The governor of Syria's Quneitra province said he expected the evacuation of insurgents to start on Friday, after rebels agreed to surrender their territory to the state.

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FILE PHOTO: A man looks at a message board for passengers, onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, during its fourth annual remembrance event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo

Malaysia will release on July 30 a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the transport minister said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea, August 25, 2017.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.

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FILE PHOTO: A man monitors an electronic board displaying stock prices at the Karachi Stock Exchange August 5, 2011. Pakistani stocks provisionally ended 3.78 percent lower on Friday as foreign investors offloaded their holdings amid a global sell-off, while local investors remained cautious, dealers said. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo

Whoever wins next week's election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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A mother and her child mourn for Yua Funato in front of an apartment where she died in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo June 26, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo

Japan is taking emergency steps to boost the number of child welfare workers by 60 percent within five years, spurred by the death of a child whose handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents have shaken the nation.

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The United Nations refugee agency appealed to all sides in Syria on Friday to provide safe passage for 140,000 civilians displaced by fighting in the southwest so that they can receive aid and shelter.

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Alexandre Benalla, French presidential aide, is seen during the May Day labour union rally in Paris, France May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to fire the bodyguard who was caught on camera hitting a May Day protester after "new facts" emerged about the alleged misdemeanor, the president's office said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj leaves after an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

Libya rejects a European Union's plan to establish migrant centers there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.

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The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumors led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities.

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Turkish authorities detained the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a senior Islamic State commander killed in combat two years ago, in a counter-terrorism operation in Istanbul this month, police said late on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Denis Ten of Kazakhstan, bronze medalist in men's singles figure skating of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, attends a news conference after the briefing for International Olympic Committee (IOC) members by the 2022 Winter Olympic Games candidate city of Almaty at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo

Authorities in Kazakhstan said on Friday they had detained a suspect in the murder of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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Ireland's Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe poses for a photograph after an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Finance in Dublin, Ireland, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

Ireland is open to the possibility of an alternative "backstop" deal between Britain and the EU to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland so long as it is better than the EU's current proposal and is legally operable, its finance minister said.

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Members of a soccer team rescued from a cave pay respect to former Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan who died during the rescue operation, in a temple at Mae Sai, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony.

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Duangpet Promtep and his aunt, whom he calls mother, Thanaporn Promthep smile during an interview at their home, in Mae Sai, the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Happiness is a birthday cake, a meal of pork-knuckle rice, a warm bed and a trip to buy a new mobile telephone.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin at their first summit for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russia is ready to discuss a proposed new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Interfax news agency cited Russia's ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, as saying on Friday.

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Russia's Federal Security Service has searched a research facility controlled by the country's space agency Roskosmos over the suspected leaking of secrets about new hypersonic weapons to Western spies, the TASS news agency reported on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) visit Belleek Pottery, in St Belleek, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday was set to call on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demand Brussels quickly respond to her 'white paper' plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in speaks at the ISEAS 42nd Singapore Lecture in Singapore July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

North Korea lambasted South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday for "needlessly kibitzing" about relations between Pyongyang and Washington and dismissed Moon's pledge to take the driver's seat on the Korean Peninsula as "sophistry".

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A group of U.S. lawmakers are planning to visit Russia again following a rare trip to Moscow by Republican members of Congress this month, Interfax news agency cited Russia's ambassador to the United States as saying on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A Free Syrian army fighter holds his weapon in Jubata al-Khashab in Quneitra province, Syria, November 4, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir/File Photo

The governor of Syria's Quneitra province said he expected the evacuation of insurgents to start on Friday, after rebels agreed to surrender their territory to the state.

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FILE PHOTO: A man looks at a message board for passengers, onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, during its fourth annual remembrance event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo

Malaysia will release on July 30 a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the transport minister said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea, August 25, 2017.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.

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FILE PHOTO: A man monitors an electronic board displaying stock prices at the Karachi Stock Exchange August 5, 2011. Pakistani stocks provisionally ended 3.78 percent lower on Friday as foreign investors offloaded their holdings amid a global sell-off, while local investors remained cautious, dealers said. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo

Whoever wins next week's election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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A mother and her child mourn for Yua Funato in front of an apartment where she died in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo June 26, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo

Japan is taking emergency steps to boost the number of child welfare workers by 60 percent within five years, spurred by the death of a child whose handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents have shaken the nation.

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The United Nations refugee agency appealed to all sides in Syria on Friday to provide safe passage for 140,000 civilians displaced by fighting in the southwest so that they can receive aid and shelter.

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Alexandre Benalla, French presidential aide, is seen during the May Day labour union rally in Paris, France May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to fire the bodyguard who was caught on camera hitting a May Day protester after "new facts" emerged about the alleged misdemeanor, the president's office said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj leaves after an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

Libya rejects a European Union's plan to establish migrant centers there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.

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The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumors led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities.

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Turkish authorities detained the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a senior Islamic State commander killed in combat two years ago, in a counter-terrorism operation in Istanbul this month, police said late on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Denis Ten of Kazakhstan, bronze medalist in men's singles figure skating of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, attends a news conference after the briefing for International Olympic Committee (IOC) members by the 2022 Winter Olympic Games candidate city of Almaty at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo

Authorities in Kazakhstan said on Friday they had detained a suspect in the murder of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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Ireland's Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe poses for a photograph after an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Finance in Dublin, Ireland, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

Ireland is open to the possibility of an alternative "backstop" deal between Britain and the EU to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland so long as it is better than the EU's current proposal and is legally operable, its finance minister said.

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Members of a soccer team rescued from a cave pay respect to former Navy SEAL diver Saman Kunan who died during the rescue operation, in a temple at Mae Sai, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony.

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Duangpet Promtep and his aunt, whom he calls mother, Thanaporn Promthep smile during an interview at their home, in Mae Sai, the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Happiness is a birthday cake, a meal of pork-knuckle rice, a warm bed and a trip to buy a new mobile telephone.

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