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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean soldier patrols at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 18, 2018. Picture taken on April 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018.    Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Turkey's ruling party said on Monday Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a "monstrously planned" murder, dismissing Riyadh's assertion he died in a fight, as Western incredulity deepened over varying Saudi accounts of the journalist's disappearance.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departure from Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.

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A Central American migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S, is pictured as he waits to open the gate on the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom President Donald Trump has declared unwelcome, crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula on Sunday, setting up impromptu camps in public spaces under a heavy rain.

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FILE PHOTO: People's Army soldiers, workers and students bring flowers to the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers' Party in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 11, 2018 . KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea imported at least $640 million worth of luxury goods from China last year, in defiance of U.N. sanctions outlawing such trade over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday.

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The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's defense ministry said on Monday, in a move that could anger Beijing amid heightening U.S. tensions with China.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday say that 95 percent of Britain's Brexit deal has been agreed but repeat her opposition to a European Union proposal for the Irish border, a major stumbling block, as criticism within her party grows.

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, react after the exit poll with results of the Polish regional elections are announced in Warsaw, Poland October 21, 2018. Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski via REUTERS

Poland's ruling euroskeptics could see their firm grip on power loosened over the next couple of years as liberal, city-dwellers angry at the government's democratic record are voting against them in growing numbers, regional elections showed.

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The cost of any extension to Britain's post-Brexit transition period is a matter for negotiations with the European Union, British financial services minister John Glen said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Indian Navy officers hoist the ensign aboard the INS Chennai, India's third indigenously designed guided missile destroyer, during its commissioning ceremony in Mumbai, India, November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo

Japan hopes to clinch a military logistics pact with India that will allow access to each other's bases, Tokyo's envoy said on Monday, in a tightening of security ties seen as designed to balance China's growing weight in the region.

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Police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racially charged abuse at an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend, with the airline facing criticism over how it dealt with the incident.  As Francis Maguire reports, the incident came as the Irish low-cost carrier, Europe's largest, reported a 7 percent fall in profits due in part to high fuel costs and intense competition.

British police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racist abuse at an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend, with the airline facing criticism over how it dealt with the incident.

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A street vendor sells a mask of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), in a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A presidential campaign that has deeply split Brazilians and is likely to end with the election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro careened into the final week of campaigning on Monday.

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Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil's leftist Workers' Party (PT), attends a news conference after a debate at the engineers club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's left-leaning presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Monday that the country's democracy will be at risk if his far-right rival, Jair Bolsonaro, is elected in this weekend's run-off ballot, as opinion polls indicate he will.

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FILE PHOTO: President of Cameroon Paul Biya with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) attend a signing ceremony at The Great Hall Of The People in Beijing, China March 22, 2018. Lintao Zhang/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

Cameroonian President Paul Biya won an emphatic election victory with 71 percent of the vote, the Constitutional Council announced on Monday, extending his 36-year rule and cementing his place as one of Africa's longest-standing rulers.

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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

Prime Minister Theresa May's position as leader of the Conservative Party - and consequently her premiership - is under threat, with some lawmakers who oppose her approach to negotiating Britain's departure from the European Union saying they are taking steps to call a confidence vote.

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands before delivering the National Apology to survivors of child sexual abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 22, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday offered a rare national apology, only the second since 2008, to victims of institutional child sexual abuse and their families, bringing some survivors to tears.

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FILE PHOTO: People attend a burial ceremony of General Abdul Razeq, the Kandahar police commander, who was killed in an attack, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ismail Sameem/File Photo

The brother of the powerful police commander of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar assassinated last week was named as his successor on Monday in move that underlines the pressures facing President Ashraf Ghani's government.

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Turkish police officers stand guard at the entrance of a car park where a vehicle belongs to Saudi Arabia's consulate was found, in Istanbul, Turkey October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

A car belonging to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has been found in the Sultangazi district of the city, broadcaster NTV and other local media said on Monday, adding that police would search the vehicle.

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FILE PHOTO: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser attends a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Siemens's chief executive said on Monday he would not attend a three-day Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia after the country admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.

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A woman walks past destroyed buildings in the government-controlled part of Homs, Syria, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Some people in the Syrian capital Damascus have been able to enjoy a semblance of normality since fighting in the area ended in May, but in the rubble of shattered, destitute towns nearby, life could not be more different.

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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean soldier patrols at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 18, 2018. Picture taken on April 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018.    Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Turkey's ruling party said on Monday Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a "monstrously planned" murder, dismissing Riyadh's assertion he died in a fight, as Western incredulity deepened over varying Saudi accounts of the journalist's disappearance.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departure from Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.

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A Central American migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S, is pictured as he waits to open the gate on the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom President Donald Trump has declared unwelcome, crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula on Sunday, setting up impromptu camps in public spaces under a heavy rain.

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FILE PHOTO: People's Army soldiers, workers and students bring flowers to the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers' Party in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 11, 2018 . KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea imported at least $640 million worth of luxury goods from China last year, in defiance of U.N. sanctions outlawing such trade over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday.

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The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's defense ministry said on Monday, in a move that could anger Beijing amid heightening U.S. tensions with China.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday say that 95 percent of Britain's Brexit deal has been agreed but repeat her opposition to a European Union proposal for the Irish border, a major stumbling block, as criticism within her party grows.

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, react after the exit poll with results of the Polish regional elections are announced in Warsaw, Poland October 21, 2018. Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski via REUTERS

Poland's ruling euroskeptics could see their firm grip on power loosened over the next couple of years as liberal, city-dwellers angry at the government's democratic record are voting against them in growing numbers, regional elections showed.

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The cost of any extension to Britain's post-Brexit transition period is a matter for negotiations with the European Union, British financial services minister John Glen said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Indian Navy officers hoist the ensign aboard the INS Chennai, India's third indigenously designed guided missile destroyer, during its commissioning ceremony in Mumbai, India, November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo

Japan hopes to clinch a military logistics pact with India that will allow access to each other's bases, Tokyo's envoy said on Monday, in a tightening of security ties seen as designed to balance China's growing weight in the region.

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Police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racially charged abuse at an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend, with the airline facing criticism over how it dealt with the incident.  As Francis Maguire reports, the incident came as the Irish low-cost carrier, Europe's largest, reported a 7 percent fall in profits due in part to high fuel costs and intense competition.

British police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racist abuse at an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend, with the airline facing criticism over how it dealt with the incident.

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A street vendor sells a mask of Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), in a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A presidential campaign that has deeply split Brazilians and is likely to end with the election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro careened into the final week of campaigning on Monday.

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Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil's leftist Workers' Party (PT), attends a news conference after a debate at the engineers club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's left-leaning presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Monday that the country's democracy will be at risk if his far-right rival, Jair Bolsonaro, is elected in this weekend's run-off ballot, as opinion polls indicate he will.

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FILE PHOTO: President of Cameroon Paul Biya with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) attend a signing ceremony at The Great Hall Of The People in Beijing, China March 22, 2018. Lintao Zhang/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

Cameroonian President Paul Biya won an emphatic election victory with 71 percent of the vote, the Constitutional Council announced on Monday, extending his 36-year rule and cementing his place as one of Africa's longest-standing rulers.

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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

Prime Minister Theresa May's position as leader of the Conservative Party - and consequently her premiership - is under threat, with some lawmakers who oppose her approach to negotiating Britain's departure from the European Union saying they are taking steps to call a confidence vote.

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands before delivering the National Apology to survivors of child sexual abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 22, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday offered a rare national apology, only the second since 2008, to victims of institutional child sexual abuse and their families, bringing some survivors to tears.

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FILE PHOTO: People attend a burial ceremony of General Abdul Razeq, the Kandahar police commander, who was killed in an attack, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ismail Sameem/File Photo

The brother of the powerful police commander of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar assassinated last week was named as his successor on Monday in move that underlines the pressures facing President Ashraf Ghani's government.

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Turkish police officers stand guard at the entrance of a car park where a vehicle belongs to Saudi Arabia's consulate was found, in Istanbul, Turkey October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

A car belonging to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has been found in the Sultangazi district of the city, broadcaster NTV and other local media said on Monday, adding that police would search the vehicle.

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FILE PHOTO: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser attends a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Siemens's chief executive said on Monday he would not attend a three-day Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia after the country admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.

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A woman walks past destroyed buildings in the government-controlled part of Homs, Syria, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Some people in the Syrian capital Damascus have been able to enjoy a semblance of normality since fighting in the area ended in May, but in the rubble of shattered, destitute towns nearby, life could not be more different.

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