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FILE PHOTO - Handout picture of Saudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri as seen at the Saudi interior ministry of the most wanted terror suspects.  REUTERS/Saudi Interior Ministry/Handout

The United States is confident the top al Qaeda bomb maker, believed to be the mastermind behind a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009, has been killed, two U.S. officials said even as others cautioned the evidence was not conclusive.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hold a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

European Union leaders are likely to have to hold an emergency summit in November to consider any Brexit agreement struck with Britain, missing an informal deadline the previous month, diplomats in Brussels said.

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FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian firm for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related activities.

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A view of the newly unveiled Iranian fighter jet in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also showcased a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

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People queue as they wait for transportation in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, but some businesses remained open despite an opposition call for a national strike to protest economic measures announced by socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Comoros ex-president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi has been formally charged with corruption and embezzling public funds in connection with a scheme to sell his country's passports, the prosecutor and court documents said.

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FILE PHOTO: A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road in Aluva, southern state of Kerala, India, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File photo

Divya G. clung to a floating banana plant, then used a rope to pull herself to safety through neck-deep water as floods inundated her home in southern India. After more than a day camped with her family on the upper floor of her neighbors two-storey house, they were spotted by a fishing boat and rescued.

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FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance with Ri Hong Sop (3rd L) and Hong Sung Mu (L) on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017.  KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it did not find any indication that North Korea had stopped its nuclear activities, adding to doubts about the country's willingness to abandon its arsenal.

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An Iraqi worker unloads a truck from Iran, loaded with cosmetics, in Baghdad, Iraq August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.

World News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

Washington is prepared to impose more economic pain on Russia if it does not change its behavior, Trump administration officials said on Tuesday, as U.S. lawmakers pushed for stronger measures to counteract "malign" Russian activities.

World News28 minutes ago

A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on the U.S. Senate and conservative American think tanks, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.

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FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration's 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration's efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing an open internet.

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Jakiw Palij, a 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, is pictured in his 1949 visa photo.   U.S. Department of Justice/via REUTERS

A 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has arrived in Germany after being arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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The Russian authorities deny allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.

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The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not understand allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government had tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks.

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There is no evidence that the latest Russian hacking attacks against U.S. Senate offices or American-based think tanks were successful, Microsoft Corp's Brad Smith said on Tuesday, adding that the hackers are targeting "everyone across the political spectrum."

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FILE PHOTO: The collapsed Morandi Bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy,  August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

Italy's Autostrade per l'Italia approved on Tuesday its commitment to provide relief funds of 500 million euros ($572 million) for the bridge collapse in Genoa as the government presses ahead with plans to strip it of its concessions.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, brief the media after a meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain is confident it can reach a Brexit agreement with the European Union in October, the country's chief negotiator on leaving the bloc said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Farmer Jan Hug controls the watering system of his apple plantation during hot weather near Guettingen, Switzerland August 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject more help for farmers and other proposals for agriculture in a referendum next month, saying they would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy.

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FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it welcomed statements by U.S. President Donald Trump indicating a desire to cooperate with Russia, but that it would welcome concrete steps to improve relations more.

World News7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - Handout picture of Saudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri as seen at the Saudi interior ministry of the most wanted terror suspects.  REUTERS/Saudi Interior Ministry/Handout

The United States is confident the top al Qaeda bomb maker, believed to be the mastermind behind a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner in 2009, has been killed, two U.S. officials said even as others cautioned the evidence was not conclusive.

World News10 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hold a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

European Union leaders are likely to have to hold an emergency summit in November to consider any Brexit agreement struck with Britain, missing an informal deadline the previous month, diplomats in Brussels said.

World News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian firm for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related activities.

World News31 minutes ago

A view of the newly unveiled Iranian fighter jet in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also showcased a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

World Newsan hour ago

People queue as they wait for transportation in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, but some businesses remained open despite an opposition call for a national strike to protest economic measures announced by socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

World Newsan hour ago

Comoros ex-president Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi has been formally charged with corruption and embezzling public funds in connection with a scheme to sell his country's passports, the prosecutor and court documents said.

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FILE PHOTO: A supply truck transporting boats to flooded areas moves through a water-logged road in Aluva, southern state of Kerala, India, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File photo

Divya G. clung to a floating banana plant, then used a rope to pull herself to safety through neck-deep water as floods inundated her home in southern India. After more than a day camped with her family on the upper floor of her neighbors two-storey house, they were spotted by a fishing boat and rescued.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance with Ri Hong Sop (3rd L) and Hong Sung Mu (L) on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017.  KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it did not find any indication that North Korea had stopped its nuclear activities, adding to doubts about the country's willingness to abandon its arsenal.

World News9 hours ago

An Iraqi worker unloads a truck from Iran, loaded with cosmetics, in Baghdad, Iraq August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.

World News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

Washington is prepared to impose more economic pain on Russia if it does not change its behavior, Trump administration officials said on Tuesday, as U.S. lawmakers pushed for stronger measures to counteract "malign" Russian activities.

World News28 minutes ago

A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on the U.S. Senate and conservative American think tanks, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.

World News30 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration's 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration's efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing an open internet.

World News34 minutes ago

Jakiw Palij, a 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, is pictured in his 1949 visa photo.   U.S. Department of Justice/via REUTERS

A 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has arrived in Germany after being arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

World Newsan hour ago

The Russian authorities deny allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.

World Newsan hour ago

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not understand allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government had tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks.

World Newsan hour ago

There is no evidence that the latest Russian hacking attacks against U.S. Senate offices or American-based think tanks were successful, Microsoft Corp's Brad Smith said on Tuesday, adding that the hackers are targeting "everyone across the political spectrum."

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: The collapsed Morandi Bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy,  August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

Italy's Autostrade per l'Italia approved on Tuesday its commitment to provide relief funds of 500 million euros ($572 million) for the bridge collapse in Genoa as the government presses ahead with plans to strip it of its concessions.

Brexit2 hours ago

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, brief the media after a meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain is confident it can reach a Brexit agreement with the European Union in October, the country's chief negotiator on leaving the bloc said on Tuesday.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Farmer Jan Hug controls the watering system of his apple plantation during hot weather near Guettingen, Switzerland August 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject more help for farmers and other proposals for agriculture in a referendum next month, saying they would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it welcomed statements by U.S. President Donald Trump indicating a desire to cooperate with Russia, but that it would welcome concrete steps to improve relations more.

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