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A general view shows an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, in this September 22, 2018 photo by ISNA.  ISNA/Iranian Students' News Agency/Social Media/via REUTERS

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a "devastating" response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz.

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FILE PHOTO: Bags containing protective clothing are seen after Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) left after visiting the scene of the nerve agent attack on former Russian agent Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury, Britain March 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

European Union envoys are set to agree a new mechanism to punish chemical weapons' attacks by targeting people blamed for using banned munitions regardless of their nationality, diplomats said.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Monday she had misjudged her response to allegations of far-right sympathies against Germany's spymaster, after resolving a row over his redeployment that threatened to pull her government apart.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab gestures during his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London, Britain. Aug 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday that he was confident that the United Kingdom will make progress and eventually clinch a Brexit deal with the European Union.

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Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) in Hong Kong, China, August 14, 2018. Paul Yeung/Pool via REUTERS

Hong Kong authorities formally banned on Monday a group promoting independence from China - the first outlawing of a political organization since Britain handed its former colony back to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Maldivian presidential candidate backed by the opposition coalition, jumps next to his supporters during the final campaign rally ahead of the presidential election in Male, Maldives September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ashwa Faheem

Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Indian Ocean archipelago nation's presidential election on Monday, delivering a possible blow for China which has invested millions of dollars in projects under the outgoing administration.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian S-300 anti-missile rocket system move along a central street during a rehearsal for a military parade in Moscow May 4, 2009. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

Russia announced on Monday it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks against strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: Islamist rebels from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham are seen outside the villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, Syria July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

The main jihadist group in northwest Syria will announce its position on a Turkish-Russian deal over Idlib in the next few days, it said on Monday, with its acceptance or rejection vital to the success of efforts to contain the war.

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FILE PHOTO: Attila Toth-Szenesi, Editor-in-Chief of Hungary's main independent website Index stands in the newsroom in Budapest, Hungary, September 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

The new owners of the largest independent news outlet in Hungary say they will not meddle in its editorial policies. Reporters at Index.hu are far from sure, and recent history shows why.

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Lofven attends a news conference at the government headquarters Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden September 12, 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery/via REUTERS

Swedish lawmakers will hold a mandatory vote on Tuesday on whether parliament continues to support Prime Minister Stefan Lofven following the Sept. 9 election.

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The Brexit spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday his party would vote against any deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with the European Union if the agreement failed to meet its tests.

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A general view shows an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, in this September 22, 2018 photo by ISNA. The photo is watermarked from source. ISNA/Iranian Students' News Agency/Social Media/via REUTERS

The head of Iran's National Security Council said the country needed constructive dialogue to avoid tensions with neighboring countries after an attack on a military parade on Saturday killed 25 people.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem September 16, 2018 Sebastian Scheiner/Pool via Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, an Israeli official said on Monday.

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Britain's foreign ministry said on Monday that it was concerned by the decision by Hong Kong to ban a group promoting independence from China, the first outlawing of a political organization since Britain handed its former colony back.

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The Labour Party's shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell speaks as party leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on at the party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Large companies would be forced to transfer as much as 10 percent of their shares into a fund to be owned and managed collectively by their workers, under plans to be set out by Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday.

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The Labour Party's shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell speaks at the party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party will demand companies demonstrate they pay their fair share of tax, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday.

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JD.com founder Richard Liu, also known as Qiang Dong Liu, is pictured in this undated handout photo released by Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, obtained by Reuters September 23, 2018. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him.

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FILE PHOTO: A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part in flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

India has vowed to stand firm on a multi-billion dollar deal to buy warplanes from France's Dassault Aviation, as the opposition Congress party called on Monday for an inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing.

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FILE PHOTO: Flags are arranged at the EU Commission headquarters ahead of a first full round of talks on Brexit, Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2017.   REUTERS/Yves Herman

French President Emmanuel Macron is reluctant to let negotiations over Britain's divorce from the European Union drag and is raising pressure on London to break an impasse, an Elysee Palace official said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union at Number 10 Downing Street, London September 21, 2018 . Jack Taylor/Pool via Reuters

British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministerial team remains fully behind her Brexit proposals, her spokesman said on Monday, after her plans were savaged by European Union leaders at a summit last week.

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A general view shows an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, in this September 22, 2018 photo by ISNA.  ISNA/Iranian Students' News Agency/Social Media/via REUTERS

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a "devastating" response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz.

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FILE PHOTO: Bags containing protective clothing are seen after Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) left after visiting the scene of the nerve agent attack on former Russian agent Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury, Britain March 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

European Union envoys are set to agree a new mechanism to punish chemical weapons' attacks by targeting people blamed for using banned munitions regardless of their nationality, diplomats said.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Monday she had misjudged her response to allegations of far-right sympathies against Germany's spymaster, after resolving a row over his redeployment that threatened to pull her government apart.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab gestures during his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London, Britain. Aug 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday that he was confident that the United Kingdom will make progress and eventually clinch a Brexit deal with the European Union.

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Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) in Hong Kong, China, August 14, 2018. Paul Yeung/Pool via REUTERS

Hong Kong authorities formally banned on Monday a group promoting independence from China - the first outlawing of a political organization since Britain handed its former colony back to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Maldivian presidential candidate backed by the opposition coalition, jumps next to his supporters during the final campaign rally ahead of the presidential election in Male, Maldives September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ashwa Faheem

Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Indian Ocean archipelago nation's presidential election on Monday, delivering a possible blow for China which has invested millions of dollars in projects under the outgoing administration.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian S-300 anti-missile rocket system move along a central street during a rehearsal for a military parade in Moscow May 4, 2009. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

Russia announced on Monday it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks against strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: Islamist rebels from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham are seen outside the villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, Syria July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

The main jihadist group in northwest Syria will announce its position on a Turkish-Russian deal over Idlib in the next few days, it said on Monday, with its acceptance or rejection vital to the success of efforts to contain the war.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Attila Toth-Szenesi, Editor-in-Chief of Hungary's main independent website Index stands in the newsroom in Budapest, Hungary, September 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

The new owners of the largest independent news outlet in Hungary say they will not meddle in its editorial policies. Reporters at Index.hu are far from sure, and recent history shows why.

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Lofven attends a news conference at the government headquarters Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden September 12, 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery/via REUTERS

Swedish lawmakers will hold a mandatory vote on Tuesday on whether parliament continues to support Prime Minister Stefan Lofven following the Sept. 9 election.

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The Brexit spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday his party would vote against any deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with the European Union if the agreement failed to meet its tests.

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A general view shows an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, in this September 22, 2018 photo by ISNA. The photo is watermarked from source. ISNA/Iranian Students' News Agency/Social Media/via REUTERS

The head of Iran's National Security Council said the country needed constructive dialogue to avoid tensions with neighboring countries after an attack on a military parade on Saturday killed 25 people.

World News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem September 16, 2018 Sebastian Scheiner/Pool via Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, an Israeli official said on Monday.

World News20 minutes ago

Britain's foreign ministry said on Monday that it was concerned by the decision by Hong Kong to ban a group promoting independence from China, the first outlawing of a political organization since Britain handed its former colony back.

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The Labour Party's shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell speaks as party leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on at the party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Large companies would be forced to transfer as much as 10 percent of their shares into a fund to be owned and managed collectively by their workers, under plans to be set out by Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday.

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The Labour Party's shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell speaks at the party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party will demand companies demonstrate they pay their fair share of tax, its finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday.

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JD.com founder Richard Liu, also known as Qiang Dong Liu, is pictured in this undated handout photo released by Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, obtained by Reuters September 23, 2018. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him.

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FILE PHOTO: A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part in flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

India has vowed to stand firm on a multi-billion dollar deal to buy warplanes from France's Dassault Aviation, as the opposition Congress party called on Monday for an inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing.

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FILE PHOTO: Flags are arranged at the EU Commission headquarters ahead of a first full round of talks on Brexit, Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2017.   REUTERS/Yves Herman

French President Emmanuel Macron is reluctant to let negotiations over Britain's divorce from the European Union drag and is raising pressure on London to break an impasse, an Elysee Palace official said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union at Number 10 Downing Street, London September 21, 2018 . Jack Taylor/Pool via Reuters

British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministerial team remains fully behind her Brexit proposals, her spokesman said on Monday, after her plans were savaged by European Union leaders at a summit last week.

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