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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump receives a football from Russian President Putin as they hold a joint news conference. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russia's political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and U.S. leaders in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin in breaking down Western resolve to treat Russia as a pariah.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waves after a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took personal credit for the strength of NATO, an organization he has frequently criticized, and cast his recent meeting with ally countries in a positive light.

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Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May speaks at the Farnborough Airshow, in Farnborough, Britain July 16, 2018.  Matt Cardy/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle in parliament on Tuesday, with pro-EU lawmakers hoping to influence her plans to leave the European Union a day after she bowed to demands from Brexit campaigners.

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People walk towards the border fence between Israel and Syria from its Syrian side as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Israeli Syrian border July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli frontier on the Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israeli forces.

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The 12-member Wild Boars soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave pose with a drawing of Samarn Kunan, a former Thai navy diver who died working to rescue them at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, in Chiang Rai, Thailand. 



Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital and Ministry of Public Health/via REUTERS

The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said.

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Head of the non-governmental Anti-Corruption Action Centre Vitaliy Shabunin, who was splashed with brilliant green substance, uses a loud-speaker during a rally in front of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office in Kiev, Ukraine July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist said he suffered chemical burns on Tuesday when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor's office in Kiev.

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Islamic State fighters attacked the house of a Taliban commander in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people as they were attending a prayer ceremony, the provincial governor's office said.

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FILE PHOTO: Employees work at the offices of "Breaking the Silence" in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 16, 2015. An ultra-nationalist Israeli group has published a video accusing the heads of four Israel's leading human rights organisations, including "Breaking the Silence", of being "foreign agents" funded by Europe and supporting Palestinians "involved in terrorism". "Breaking the Silence" is an organization that collects anonymous testimony from Israeli soldiers. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

Israel's parliament passed a law on Tuesday that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.

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Firefighters work to extinguish flames from a forest fire in Cabanoes near Lousa, Portugal,  October 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Pedro Nunes - RC1938956710

Forest fires in Portugal killed 114 people last year. Before any blaze starts this year, elite firefighters are getting ready to strike back.

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FILE PHOTO: People lay flowers next to a portrait of slain journalist Anna Politkovskaya on the sixth anniversary of her death, at her block of flats in central Moscow October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ordered Russia to pay 20,000 euros ($23,442) in damages to relatives of murdered investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, saying it had failed to carry out an effective investigation into her killing.

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Vote leave posters are seen in a window in Chelsea, London, Britain, June 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain's officially designated Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave, was fined 61,000 pounds ($81,000) on Tuesday for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum and was referred to the police by the Electoral Commission.

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Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday, as surging inter-communal violence across the country threatens a presidential election due later this month.

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FILE PHOTO: Maria Alyokhina (R) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the punk protest band Pussy Riot, attend an interview with Reuters in Moscow February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia on Tuesday for its treatment of 2012 protests by the Pussy Riot punk band in a Moscow cathedral, saying the band members had been subjected to humiliating treatment and judged too severely.

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Smoke following an explosion in Syria is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Israeli Syrian border July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Syrian army and its allies have taken control of a strategic hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as it pushes forward with an offensive to seize the remaining parts of the southwest from rebels, state tv and rebels said on Monday.

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Iraqi policemen threw sand to put out the fire that the protesters had set ablaze, during a protest at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra, Iraq July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace.

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A man walks inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the government to enact laws separate to those against murder to act as a deterrent against lynchings, following a series of attacks in which mobs have beaten people to death.

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FILE PHOTO: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives to deliver a speech during a debate on the future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday that NATO's eastern flank needed to be strengthened in response to Russia's aggressive policy.

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FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the outcome of President Donald Trump's meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday does not undermine the strength of the transatlantic alliance.

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Veronika Nikulshina, one of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A Moscow court on Monday handed down 15-day jail sentences on four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms.

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Britain's vote on its EU membership was a legitimate democratic exercise, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday after the officially designated Brexit campaign group was referred to the police over breaching spending rules.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump receives a football from Russian President Putin as they hold a joint news conference. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russia's political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and U.S. leaders in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin in breaking down Western resolve to treat Russia as a pariah.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waves after a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took personal credit for the strength of NATO, an organization he has frequently criticized, and cast his recent meeting with ally countries in a positive light.

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Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May speaks at the Farnborough Airshow, in Farnborough, Britain July 16, 2018.  Matt Cardy/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle in parliament on Tuesday, with pro-EU lawmakers hoping to influence her plans to leave the European Union a day after she bowed to demands from Brexit campaigners.

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People walk towards the border fence between Israel and Syria from its Syrian side as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Israeli Syrian border July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli frontier on the Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israeli forces.

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The 12-member Wild Boars soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave pose with a drawing of Samarn Kunan, a former Thai navy diver who died working to rescue them at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, in Chiang Rai, Thailand. 



Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital and Ministry of Public Health/via REUTERS

The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said.

World News2 hours ago

Head of the non-governmental Anti-Corruption Action Centre Vitaliy Shabunin, who was splashed with brilliant green substance, uses a loud-speaker during a rally in front of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office in Kiev, Ukraine July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi

A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist said he suffered chemical burns on Tuesday when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor's office in Kiev.

World News38 minutes ago

Islamic State fighters attacked the house of a Taliban commander in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people as they were attending a prayer ceremony, the provincial governor's office said.

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FILE PHOTO: Employees work at the offices of "Breaking the Silence" in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 16, 2015. An ultra-nationalist Israeli group has published a video accusing the heads of four Israel's leading human rights organisations, including "Breaking the Silence", of being "foreign agents" funded by Europe and supporting Palestinians "involved in terrorism". "Breaking the Silence" is an organization that collects anonymous testimony from Israeli soldiers. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

Israel's parliament passed a law on Tuesday that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.

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Firefighters work to extinguish flames from a forest fire in Cabanoes near Lousa, Portugal,  October 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Pedro Nunes - RC1938956710

Forest fires in Portugal killed 114 people last year. Before any blaze starts this year, elite firefighters are getting ready to strike back.

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FILE PHOTO: People lay flowers next to a portrait of slain journalist Anna Politkovskaya on the sixth anniversary of her death, at her block of flats in central Moscow October 7, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ordered Russia to pay 20,000 euros ($23,442) in damages to relatives of murdered investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, saying it had failed to carry out an effective investigation into her killing.

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Vote leave posters are seen in a window in Chelsea, London, Britain, June 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain's officially designated Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave, was fined 61,000 pounds ($81,000) on Tuesday for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum and was referred to the police by the Electoral Commission.

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Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday, as surging inter-communal violence across the country threatens a presidential election due later this month.

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FILE PHOTO: Maria Alyokhina (R) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the punk protest band Pussy Riot, attend an interview with Reuters in Moscow February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia on Tuesday for its treatment of 2012 protests by the Pussy Riot punk band in a Moscow cathedral, saying the band members had been subjected to humiliating treatment and judged too severely.

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Smoke following an explosion in Syria is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Israeli Syrian border July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Syrian army and its allies have taken control of a strategic hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as it pushes forward with an offensive to seize the remaining parts of the southwest from rebels, state tv and rebels said on Monday.

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Iraqi policemen threw sand to put out the fire that the protesters had set ablaze, during a protest at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra, Iraq July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace.

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A man walks inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the government to enact laws separate to those against murder to act as a deterrent against lynchings, following a series of attacks in which mobs have beaten people to death.

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FILE PHOTO: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives to deliver a speech during a debate on the future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday that NATO's eastern flank needed to be strengthened in response to Russia's aggressive policy.

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FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said the outcome of President Donald Trump's meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday does not undermine the strength of the transatlantic alliance.

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Veronika Nikulshina, one of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A Moscow court on Monday handed down 15-day jail sentences on four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms.

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Britain's vote on its EU membership was a legitimate democratic exercise, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday after the officially designated Brexit campaign group was referred to the police over breaching spending rules.

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