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A convoy of U.S. vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in the outskirts of Dohuk,, Iraq, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a potentially perilous ratification of his Brexit divorce deal in the British parliament after the speaker refused to allow a vote on it on Monday.

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Demonstrators hold banners during a protest outside of Westminster Magistrates Court, where a case management hearing in the U.S. extradition case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is held, in London, Britain, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared confused at a London court hearing on Monday, struggling to recall his name and age in his first public appearance in months as he sought to fight his extradition to the United States.

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Police officers stand next to a burning barricade during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists.

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A woman walks past a subway station burned during last week's protests against Chile's state economic model in Santiago, Chile, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Chileans confronted hours-long lines at grocery stores and gas stations in the capital Santiago after a weekend of chaos in which at least 11 people were killed amid violent clashes, arson attacks and looting through the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a building near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/File Photo

Turkey is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-standing hostility to President Bashar al-Assad.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is welcomed by Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Idrees Ali

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with tensions simmering between the United States and Iran, and Russia seeking to increase its regional influence.

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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Japanese Emperor Naruhito is poised to officially proclaim his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries, including heads of state and other royals, from more than 180 countries.

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FILE PHOTO: Naama Issachar takes a selfie in Israel in this undated picture. Family photo/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of Russia pardoning U.S.-Israeli national Naama Issachar when he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, September 30, 2019. Mehmet Acar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday that sanctions threats have become a "blackmailing" effort, a week after Washington slapped sanctions on some of Turkey's ministers and ministries over Ankara's military incursion in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House after two days of trade negotiations in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he did not want to leave any American troops in Syria, but that U.S. forces leaving the country now would deploy elsewhere before returning to the United States.

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony in central Bangkok, Thailand, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his newly named royal consort of her titles and military ranks for being "disloyal" and conducting a rivalry with Queen Suthida, the palace said late on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 20, 2019. Picture taken October 20, 2019. Afghan Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that while the United States did not have a commitment to defend Syrian Kurdish fighters against Turkey, it does have a “longstanding commitment” to Afghan security forces.

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FILE PHOTO: Cartel gunmen are seen outside during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante/File Photo

Mexico's president said Monday his government still intends to arrest Ovidio Guzman, son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, once it can do so safely after the suspected trafficker's forces waged gun battles with authorities in the northwestern city of Culiacan.

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FILE PHOTO: Chilean soldiers gather near demonstrators, one of whom holds a Chilean flag, during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago, Chile, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, called on Monday for independent investigations into deaths in weekend protests there, citing "disturbing allegations" of excessive use of force by security forces.

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Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) reacts after the results for the first round of the country's presidential election were announced, in La Paz, Bolivia October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivia's presidential election has sowed widespread confusion. A preliminary count of almost 85% of ballots had strongly indicated there would need to be a second-round runoff, with President Evo Morales in first place but with main rival Carlos Mesa within striking distance.

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FILE PHOTO: Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski gestures as he speaks after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Poland's ruling nationalists asked the Supreme Court on Monday to approve a recount of some votes for parliament's upper house, a move which if approved could hand them a majority in both chambers and expedite their disputed reform agenda.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazilian Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro attends a sanction ceremony of the new telecommunications Law at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, has assumed the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress after a bruising struggle for control of the party, chamber officials said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Pro-choice demonstrators take part in a march in Belfast, Northern Ireland September 7, 2019. REUTERS/John Sibley

Campaigners who fought for decades to end Northern Ireland's same-sex marriage ban and restrictions on abortion gathered in Belfast on Monday to prepare for a momentous change to the laws on both at the stroke of midnight.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn walks outside the Houses of Parliamet in London, Britain, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party mocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for sending a letter to ask for a Brexit delay after saying "over and over again" that he would never do it.

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A convoy of U.S. vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in the outskirts of Dohuk,, Iraq, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a potentially perilous ratification of his Brexit divorce deal in the British parliament after the speaker refused to allow a vote on it on Monday.

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Demonstrators hold banners during a protest outside of Westminster Magistrates Court, where a case management hearing in the U.S. extradition case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is held, in London, Britain, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared confused at a London court hearing on Monday, struggling to recall his name and age in his first public appearance in months as he sought to fight his extradition to the United States.

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Police officers stand next to a burning barricade during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas late on Monday to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators gathered to commemorate the three-month anniversary of an assault by more than 100 men on protesters, commuters and journalists.

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A woman walks past a subway station burned during last week's protests against Chile's state economic model in Santiago, Chile, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Chileans confronted hours-long lines at grocery stores and gas stations in the capital Santiago after a weekend of chaos in which at least 11 people were killed amid violent clashes, arson attacks and looting through the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a building near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/File Photo

Turkey is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-standing hostility to President Bashar al-Assad.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is welcomed by Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Idrees Ali

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with tensions simmering between the United States and Iran, and Russia seeking to increase its regional influence.

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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Japanese Emperor Naruhito is poised to officially proclaim his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries, including heads of state and other royals, from more than 180 countries.

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FILE PHOTO: Naama Issachar takes a selfie in Israel in this undated picture. Family photo/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of Russia pardoning U.S.-Israeli national Naama Issachar when he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, September 30, 2019. Mehmet Acar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday that sanctions threats have become a "blackmailing" effort, a week after Washington slapped sanctions on some of Turkey's ministers and ministries over Ankara's military incursion in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House after two days of trade negotiations in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he did not want to leave any American troops in Syria, but that U.S. forces leaving the country now would deploy elsewhere before returning to the United States.

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn attends the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony in central Bangkok, Thailand, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has stripped his newly named royal consort of her titles and military ranks for being "disloyal" and conducting a rivalry with Queen Suthida, the palace said late on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 20, 2019. Picture taken October 20, 2019. Afghan Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that while the United States did not have a commitment to defend Syrian Kurdish fighters against Turkey, it does have a “longstanding commitment” to Afghan security forces.

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FILE PHOTO: Cartel gunmen are seen outside during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante/File Photo

Mexico's president said Monday his government still intends to arrest Ovidio Guzman, son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, once it can do so safely after the suspected trafficker's forces waged gun battles with authorities in the northwestern city of Culiacan.

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FILE PHOTO: Chilean soldiers gather near demonstrators, one of whom holds a Chilean flag, during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago, Chile, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, called on Monday for independent investigations into deaths in weekend protests there, citing "disturbing allegations" of excessive use of force by security forces.

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Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) reacts after the results for the first round of the country's presidential election were announced, in La Paz, Bolivia October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivia's presidential election has sowed widespread confusion. A preliminary count of almost 85% of ballots had strongly indicated there would need to be a second-round runoff, with President Evo Morales in first place but with main rival Carlos Mesa within striking distance.

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FILE PHOTO: Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski gestures as he speaks after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Poland's ruling nationalists asked the Supreme Court on Monday to approve a recount of some votes for parliament's upper house, a move which if approved could hand them a majority in both chambers and expedite their disputed reform agenda.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazilian Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro attends a sanction ceremony of the new telecommunications Law at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, has assumed the leadership of the Social Liberal Party in the lower house of Congress after a bruising struggle for control of the party, chamber officials said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Pro-choice demonstrators take part in a march in Belfast, Northern Ireland September 7, 2019. REUTERS/John Sibley

Campaigners who fought for decades to end Northern Ireland's same-sex marriage ban and restrictions on abortion gathered in Belfast on Monday to prepare for a momentous change to the laws on both at the stroke of midnight.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn walks outside the Houses of Parliamet in London, Britain, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party mocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for sending a letter to ask for a Brexit delay after saying "over and over again" that he would never do it.

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