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Photo sheets of the North Korean refugees helped by the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea are displayed in Seoul, South Korea, June 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Josh Smith

A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam looks down during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

China doubled down on its support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday after days of protests in the Chinese-ruled city over a planned extradition bill, and a source close to Lam said Beijing was unlikely to let her go even if she tried to resign.

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria March 4, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Iran said on Monday it would breach internationally agreed curbs on its stock of low-enriched uranium in 10 days -- a move likely to worsen already high tensions with Washington -- but it added European nations still had time to save a landmark nuclear deal.

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PM hopeful Boris Johnson arrives at the Parliament in London, Britain, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.

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The Kremlin said on Monday that a report in the New York Times newspaper citing sources as saying the United States had inserted potentially disruptive implants into Russia's power grid showed a cyber war was, in theory, possible.

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FILE PHOTO -  Sebastian Kurz addresses the media in Vienna, Austria June 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Monday that an email hoax had attempted to implicate him in a video sting scandal that felled the leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) and blew up their coalition government.

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FILE PHOTO - China’s President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) and Mongolia's President Khaltmaagiin Battulga (not pictured) on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea on Thursday for two days, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14 years.

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FILE PHOTO: Roman Catholic pilgrims display a banner with an image depicting Jesus Christ as they travel in a boat while accompanying the statue of Our Lady of Conception (not seen) during an annual river procession and pilgrimage along the Caraparu River in Santa Izabel do Para, in the Amazon jungle December 8, 2012. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Santos/File Photo

A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, a historic shift which some say could pave the way for their use in other areas where clergy are scarce.

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar Buddhist monk Wirathu speaks at a rally against constitution change in Yangon, Myanmar, May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File photo

Myanmar's most prominent group of nationalist Buddhist monks on Monday condemned sedition charges against one of its leading members, Wirathu, ahead of a hearing in the fugitive monk's case expected on Tuesday.

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Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry, it will do it publicly.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attend a ceremony to unveil a sign for a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria - but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political stumbles.

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A senior Iranian security official said on Monday Tehran had recently exposed and dismantled a “large U.S. cyber espionage network”.

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France has arrested a Chadian rebel leader along with two other people for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid speaks during the launch of his campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Interior minister Sajid Javid, a contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he would vote to leave the European Union if Britain held a second referendum because it was time to end the never-ending debate.

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FILE PHOTO - Jeremy Hunt, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, one of six men hoping to become the country's next prime minister.

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FILE PHOTO - Michael Gove, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Britain's Theresa May, said on Monday if he became prime minister he would try to win changes to a Brexit deal by opening talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

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At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities.

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FILE PHOTO - Britain's prime ministerial candidate Rory Stewart appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain June 16, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Rory Stewart, a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he believed he could get through to the next stage of the leadership contest if Conservative Party lawmakers follow through on their indications of support.

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FILE PHOTO - Dominic Raab, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Dominic Raab, a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he was "quietly confident" of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest.

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Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid gestures as he speaks during the launch of his campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files

Interior minister Sajid Javid, a contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he would vote to leave the European Union if Britain held a second referendum because it was time to end the never-ending debate.

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Photo sheets of the North Korean refugees helped by the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea are displayed in Seoul, South Korea, June 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Josh Smith

A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam looks down during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

China doubled down on its support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday after days of protests in the Chinese-ruled city over a planned extradition bill, and a source close to Lam said Beijing was unlikely to let her go even if she tried to resign.

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria March 4, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Iran said on Monday it would breach internationally agreed curbs on its stock of low-enriched uranium in 10 days -- a move likely to worsen already high tensions with Washington -- but it added European nations still had time to save a landmark nuclear deal.

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PM hopeful Boris Johnson arrives at the Parliament in London, Britain, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.

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The Kremlin said on Monday that a report in the New York Times newspaper citing sources as saying the United States had inserted potentially disruptive implants into Russia's power grid showed a cyber war was, in theory, possible.

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FILE PHOTO -  Sebastian Kurz addresses the media in Vienna, Austria June 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Monday that an email hoax had attempted to implicate him in a video sting scandal that felled the leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) and blew up their coalition government.

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FILE PHOTO - China’s President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) and Mongolia's President Khaltmaagiin Battulga (not pictured) on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea on Thursday for two days, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14 years.

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FILE PHOTO: Roman Catholic pilgrims display a banner with an image depicting Jesus Christ as they travel in a boat while accompanying the statue of Our Lady of Conception (not seen) during an annual river procession and pilgrimage along the Caraparu River in Santa Izabel do Para, in the Amazon jungle December 8, 2012. Picture taken December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Santos/File Photo

A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, a historic shift which some say could pave the way for their use in other areas where clergy are scarce.

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar Buddhist monk Wirathu speaks at a rally against constitution change in Yangon, Myanmar, May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File photo

Myanmar's most prominent group of nationalist Buddhist monks on Monday condemned sedition charges against one of its leading members, Wirathu, ahead of a hearing in the fugitive monk's case expected on Tuesday.

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Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry, it will do it publicly.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attend a ceremony to unveil a sign for a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria - but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political stumbles.

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A senior Iranian security official said on Monday Tehran had recently exposed and dismantled a “large U.S. cyber espionage network”.

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France has arrested a Chadian rebel leader along with two other people for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid speaks during the launch of his campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Interior minister Sajid Javid, a contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he would vote to leave the European Union if Britain held a second referendum because it was time to end the never-ending debate.

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FILE PHOTO - Jeremy Hunt, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, one of six men hoping to become the country's next prime minister.

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FILE PHOTO - Michael Gove, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Britain's Theresa May, said on Monday if he became prime minister he would try to win changes to a Brexit deal by opening talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

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At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities.

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FILE PHOTO - Britain's prime ministerial candidate Rory Stewart appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain June 16, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Rory Stewart, a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he believed he could get through to the next stage of the leadership contest if Conservative Party lawmakers follow through on their indications of support.

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FILE PHOTO - Dominic Raab, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Dominic Raab, a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he was "quietly confident" of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest.

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Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid gestures as he speaks during the launch of his campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files

Interior minister Sajid Javid, a contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he would vote to leave the European Union if Britain held a second referendum because it was time to end the never-ending debate.

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