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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges the audience after watching the performance titled "The Glorious Country"  at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a luncheon in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among skeptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

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FILE PHOTO: An Iranian national flag flutters during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Exhibition (IOGPE) in Tehran April 15, 2011.   REUTERS/STR/File PhotoREUTERS/

The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran that will cover both its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.

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An Iraqi student walks past a school wall covered with drawings showing how Islamic State militants executed their prisoners in Mosul, Iraq April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

The State Department warned on Wednesday that Islamic State, al Qaeda and its affiliates have adapted by dispersing and becoming less vulnerable to military action after the United States and its partners made "major strides" against the armed Islamist groups last year.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in London, September 19, 2018. Frank Augstein/Pool via Reuters

Other European leaders pushed back against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan on Wednesday, hours before she was due to try to sell it to them at a summit in Austria.

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FILE PHOTO: Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz) addresses a news conference to introduce the agency's 2015 report on threats to the constitution in Berlin, Germany, June 28, 2016.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany's spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit.

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A migrant is silhouetted inside his tent at a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water.

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FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) is welcomed by Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov before an informal dinner ahead of a summit with leaders of the six Western Balkans countries in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Pool/File Photo

Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union over its democratic record, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels.

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FILE PHOTO: A policeman guards a polling station during the gubernatorial election in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia September 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

Russia's top election official recommended on Wednesday that a regional election be re-run following allegations that it had been rigged to secure victory for the Kremlin's candidate.

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A combination picture shows (top row L-R) presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad (bottom row L-R) Ciro Gomes and Geraldo Alckmin respectively, from Reuters files. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Paulo Whitaker/Leonardo Benassatto/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazil's presidential campaign, already the most divisive since the end of military rule three decades ago, has become even more polarized, raising concerns about the future of the country's democracy.

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Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Slovenia Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said on Wednesday he believed a deal with Britain over its withdrawal from the European Union was possible as long as London supported it.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz talks to the media as he arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday he would propose holding an extraordinary summit in November in the hope of finding a Brexit deal by then.

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European Council President Donald Tusk attends a news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The chairman of the body grouping European Union government leaders lashed out on Wednesday against those seeking to score political points by whipping up disputes over migration rather than helping each other respond to the challenge.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves the annual Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

A French court on Wednesday threw out an appeal by celebrity magazine Closer against a 2017 ruling that it invaded the privacy of Prince William's wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it published topless photos of her in 2012.

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Soccer Football - World Cup - The Croatia team return from the World Cup in Russia - Zagreb, Croatia - July 16, 2018   Croatia's Dejan Lovren during celebrations   REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

The Croatian state attorney has charged Croatia international and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren with giving false testimony in a trial against officials of his former club, the attorney's office in the eastern city of Osijek said on Wednesday.

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Rough seas are seen from Slea Head during Storm Ali in Coumeenoole, Ireland, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman died on Wednesday when high winds blew her caravan off a cliff in the Irish Republic and a man died in Northern Ireland as Storm Ali grounded flights and left over 200,000 people across the island without electricity.

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Children ride their bicycles in an empty street in Jerusalem during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, September 19, 2018. Most Israeli Jews refrain from driving during the 25-hour period. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a time when many non-regular Israeli synagogue-goers take time to pray. It is also an annual opportunity for children to ride their bicycles on deserted streets (pictured here).

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FILE PHOTO: France national flag flutters as an Iranian flag is seen behind during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Exhibition (IOGPE) in Tehran April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

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Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been "tremendous progress" with North Korea on several fronts including Pyongyang's denuclearization.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges the audience after watching the performance titled "The Glorious Country"  at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a luncheon in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among skeptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

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FILE PHOTO: An Iranian national flag flutters during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Exhibition (IOGPE) in Tehran April 15, 2011.   REUTERS/STR/File PhotoREUTERS/

The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran that will cover both its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.

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An Iraqi student walks past a school wall covered with drawings showing how Islamic State militants executed their prisoners in Mosul, Iraq April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

The State Department warned on Wednesday that Islamic State, al Qaeda and its affiliates have adapted by dispersing and becoming less vulnerable to military action after the United States and its partners made "major strides" against the armed Islamist groups last year.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in London, September 19, 2018. Frank Augstein/Pool via Reuters

Other European leaders pushed back against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan on Wednesday, hours before she was due to try to sell it to them at a summit in Austria.

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FILE PHOTO: Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz) addresses a news conference to introduce the agency's 2015 report on threats to the constitution in Berlin, Germany, June 28, 2016.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany's spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit.

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A migrant is silhouetted inside his tent at a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water.

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FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (L) is welcomed by Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov before an informal dinner ahead of a summit with leaders of the six Western Balkans countries in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Pool/File Photo

Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union over its democratic record, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels.

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FILE PHOTO: A policeman guards a polling station during the gubernatorial election in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia September 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

Russia's top election official recommended on Wednesday that a regional election be re-run following allegations that it had been rigged to secure victory for the Kremlin's candidate.

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A combination picture shows (top row L-R) presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad (bottom row L-R) Ciro Gomes and Geraldo Alckmin respectively, from Reuters files. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Paulo Whitaker/Leonardo Benassatto/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazil's presidential campaign, already the most divisive since the end of military rule three decades ago, has become even more polarized, raising concerns about the future of the country's democracy.

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Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Slovenia Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said on Wednesday he believed a deal with Britain over its withdrawal from the European Union was possible as long as London supported it.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz talks to the media as he arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday he would propose holding an extraordinary summit in November in the hope of finding a Brexit deal by then.

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European Council President Donald Tusk attends a news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The chairman of the body grouping European Union government leaders lashed out on Wednesday against those seeking to score political points by whipping up disputes over migration rather than helping each other respond to the challenge.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves the annual Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

A French court on Wednesday threw out an appeal by celebrity magazine Closer against a 2017 ruling that it invaded the privacy of Prince William's wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it published topless photos of her in 2012.

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Soccer Football - World Cup - The Croatia team return from the World Cup in Russia - Zagreb, Croatia - July 16, 2018   Croatia's Dejan Lovren during celebrations   REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

The Croatian state attorney has charged Croatia international and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren with giving false testimony in a trial against officials of his former club, the attorney's office in the eastern city of Osijek said on Wednesday.

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Rough seas are seen from Slea Head during Storm Ali in Coumeenoole, Ireland, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

A woman died on Wednesday when high winds blew her caravan off a cliff in the Irish Republic and a man died in Northern Ireland as Storm Ali grounded flights and left over 200,000 people across the island without electricity.

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Children ride their bicycles in an empty street in Jerusalem during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, September 19, 2018. Most Israeli Jews refrain from driving during the 25-hour period. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a time when many non-regular Israeli synagogue-goers take time to pray. It is also an annual opportunity for children to ride their bicycles on deserted streets (pictured here).

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FILE PHOTO: France national flag flutters as an Iranian flag is seen behind during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Exhibition (IOGPE) in Tehran April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

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Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been "tremendous progress" with North Korea on several fronts including Pyongyang's denuclearization.

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