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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the swearing-in ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to pardon an American-Israeli woman sentenced to 7-1/2 years in jail for a few grams of cannabis found in her luggage at a Moscow airport.

Brexit7 minutes ago

A man walks past an UK government Brexit information campaign poster at a bus stop in central London, Britain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain and the EU made headway in eleventh-hour talks on Tuesday to reach a Brexit deal in time for a leaders' summit, but with hours left to clinch an agreement it was still unclear if London could avoid delaying its scheduled Oct. 31 departure.

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FILE PHOTO: Carlos Romero Deschamps, leader of the oil workers union of of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), delivers a speech during the 80th anniversary of the expropriation of Mexico's oil industry in Mexico City, Mexico March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

The veteran leader of Mexico's powerful oil workers' union faces formal accusations of wrongdoing, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday, slowly turning up pressure on the labor boss to step aside.

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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Turkey ignored U.S. sanctions and pressed on with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army roared into one of the most hotly contested cities abandoned by U.S. forces in Donald Trump's retreat.

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Iraqi Kurds protest against the Turkish offensive against Syria during a demonstration outside the United Nations building in Erbil, Iraq October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq's divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common - they want no Kurdish state.

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Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators blocked a train station and several motorways in Spain's Catalonia region on Tuesday, a second day of protests over Monday's jailing of nine separatists by the supreme court over their role in a failed secession bid.

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French firefighters demonstrate during a national protest to urge the government to improve working conditions, in Paris, France, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French police fired tear gas and water cannons on Tuesday in clashes with firefighters protesting in Paris over their working conditions.

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FILE PHOTO: EU flags flutter in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU national leaders will meet in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the bloc, including the prospect of a member state leaving for the first time and two countries looking to join.

Brexit3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. Virginia Mayo/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

British citizenship laws are out of step with Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord that recognised the birthright of anyone in the British-run region to identify as Irish, British or both, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.

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Police officers patrol outside the Legislative Council Complex, in central Hong Kong, China October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now "life threatening" citing the detonation of a small bomb.

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A seven-story residential building collapsed in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza on Tuesday, killing at least one person, rescue workers told TV channel GloboNews.

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The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to reach a ceasefire and halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

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Turkey's national side are being investigated by European soccer body UEFA after players celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks after a meeting of the Russian-French Security Cooperation Council in Moscow, Russia, September 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

France and Britain on Tuesday accused Turkey and the United States of undoing five years worth of work in fighting Islamic State and scrambled to define how to react should militants escape prisons and camps in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses conservative activists at the Family Research Council's annual gala in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers statements at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2019.REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a State Department summary of the phone call released on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Australian Paul "Jock" Palfreeman (C) is escorted by Bulgarian policemen before the start of a hearing of his appeal case in the Court of Appeal in Sofia January 19, 2011.      REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Bulgaria will release Jock Palfreeman from an immigration detention center on Tuesday, more than three weeks after a court granted parole to the Australian convicted of murder, a senior interior ministry official said.

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FILE PHOTO: Luciano Bivar President of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) is seen at the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian police launched a corruption probe on Tuesday into the head of President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) Luciano Bivar, a police source told Reuters, adding to tensions within the fractious governing coalition.

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A view shows the Notre Dame Cathedral, as work continues to stabilise the cathedral's structure six months after a fire caused significant damage, in Paris, France, October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Six months after the massive fire that almost razed Paris' Notre-Dame, the restoration work at the iconic cathedral has not started in earnest and the official reopening date is yet to be determined, officials said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Conservative MP Steve Baker attends a meeting of the pro-Brexit European Research Group in London, Britain, November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The leader of the strongly pro-Brexit faction within Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said he was optimistic that a tolerable deal could be struck with the European Union that he could vote for in parliament.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the swearing-in ceremony of the 22nd Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to pardon an American-Israeli woman sentenced to 7-1/2 years in jail for a few grams of cannabis found in her luggage at a Moscow airport.

Brexit7 minutes ago

A man walks past an UK government Brexit information campaign poster at a bus stop in central London, Britain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain and the EU made headway in eleventh-hour talks on Tuesday to reach a Brexit deal in time for a leaders' summit, but with hours left to clinch an agreement it was still unclear if London could avoid delaying its scheduled Oct. 31 departure.

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FILE PHOTO: Carlos Romero Deschamps, leader of the oil workers union of of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), delivers a speech during the 80th anniversary of the expropriation of Mexico's oil industry in Mexico City, Mexico March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

The veteran leader of Mexico's powerful oil workers' union faces formal accusations of wrongdoing, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday, slowly turning up pressure on the labor boss to step aside.

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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Turkey ignored U.S. sanctions and pressed on with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army roared into one of the most hotly contested cities abandoned by U.S. forces in Donald Trump's retreat.

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Iraqi Kurds protest against the Turkish offensive against Syria during a demonstration outside the United Nations building in Erbil, Iraq October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq's divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common - they want no Kurdish state.

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Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators blocked a train station and several motorways in Spain's Catalonia region on Tuesday, a second day of protests over Monday's jailing of nine separatists by the supreme court over their role in a failed secession bid.

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French firefighters demonstrate during a national protest to urge the government to improve working conditions, in Paris, France, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French police fired tear gas and water cannons on Tuesday in clashes with firefighters protesting in Paris over their working conditions.

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FILE PHOTO: EU flags flutter in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU national leaders will meet in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the bloc, including the prospect of a member state leaving for the first time and two countries looking to join.

Brexit3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. Virginia Mayo/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

British citizenship laws are out of step with Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord that recognised the birthright of anyone in the British-run region to identify as Irish, British or both, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.

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Police officers patrol outside the Legislative Council Complex, in central Hong Kong, China October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday ruled out making any concessions to pro-democracy protesters in the face of escalating violence, which police said was now "life threatening" citing the detonation of a small bomb.

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A seven-story residential building collapsed in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza on Tuesday, killing at least one person, rescue workers told TV channel GloboNews.

World News10 minutes ago

The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to reach a ceasefire and halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

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Turkey's national side are being investigated by European soccer body UEFA after players celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks after a meeting of the Russian-French Security Cooperation Council in Moscow, Russia, September 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

France and Britain on Tuesday accused Turkey and the United States of undoing five years worth of work in fighting Islamic State and scrambled to define how to react should militants escape prisons and camps in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses conservative activists at the Family Research Council's annual gala in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers statements at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2019.REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a State Department summary of the phone call released on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Australian Paul "Jock" Palfreeman (C) is escorted by Bulgarian policemen before the start of a hearing of his appeal case in the Court of Appeal in Sofia January 19, 2011.      REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Bulgaria will release Jock Palfreeman from an immigration detention center on Tuesday, more than three weeks after a court granted parole to the Australian convicted of murder, a senior interior ministry official said.

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Luciano Bivar President of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) is seen at the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian police launched a corruption probe on Tuesday into the head of President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) Luciano Bivar, a police source told Reuters, adding to tensions within the fractious governing coalition.

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A view shows the Notre Dame Cathedral, as work continues to stabilise the cathedral's structure six months after a fire caused significant damage, in Paris, France, October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Six months after the massive fire that almost razed Paris' Notre-Dame, the restoration work at the iconic cathedral has not started in earnest and the official reopening date is yet to be determined, officials said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Conservative MP Steve Baker attends a meeting of the pro-Brexit European Research Group in London, Britain, November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The leader of the strongly pro-Brexit faction within Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party said he was optimistic that a tolerable deal could be struck with the European Union that he could vote for in parliament.

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