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Pope Francis kisses a child during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Royal Free Hospital, London June 18, 2018.  Stefan Rousseau/Pool via Reuters

Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her divided government's plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the European Union on track.

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Members of UAE-backed fighters, Yemeni Resistance Giants' Brigade sit with the gun at the back of truck, near airport on the outskirts of Hodeidah, Yemen, June 19, 2018 in this still image taken from video. YEMENI RESISTANCE GIANTS' BRIGADE/REUTERS

Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah grew as battles spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis.

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Morena Vasquez comforts her son Isai Rodriguez, 5, at their home in Rome, Georgia, U.S. February 23, 2018.     REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping raise a toast in Beijing, China, in this undated photo released June 20, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday.

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Two soldiers stand in front of the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

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FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak arrives to give a statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account.

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Overview of the Human Rights Council one day after the U.S. announced their withdraw at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland June 20, 2018. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council as Western countries began looking for a substitute for the coveted seat.

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Migrants wait to disembark from Aquarius in the Sicilian harbour of Catania, Italy, May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

France, Germany, Italy, Austria and other EU states will meet on Sunday to try to end a deadlock on migration policy which has brought to a head bitter political divisions in the bloc.

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A woman bathes a baby in a communal bathroom at the abandoned Prestes Maia textile factory occupied by a homeless movement in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

For years, 66-year-old Vera Helena, one of the matriarchs of a squatter community occupying an abandoned tower in downtown Sao Paulo, has waited for a call to say she won a slot in the city's coveted public housing lottery.

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Seven Islamist militants surrendered to Algerian authorities on Wednesday near the North African country's border with Mali, the defense ministry said.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkey's main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of television watchdog RTUK.

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FILE PHOTO: Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki listens as he meets with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir during his official visit in Khartoum, Sudan June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa's most intractable military stand-offs on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as "positive signals".

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A local bronze sculptor Eric Ogbemudia, 62, works in his studio on Igun street in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria could be open to borrowing its plundered Benin Bronzes back from Western museums rather than demanding a full return, officials said, a compromise that might provide a template for settling other bitter disputes over colonial-era loot.

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Asylum seekers take part in the soccer tournament "All on the pitch" organised by NGO's and Belgian Football Association at the occasion of the World Refugee Day, in Deurne, Belgium June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

It may not have had the profile of the World Cup in Russia, but for the 40 teams doing battle in Belgium, the soccer tournament in honor of World Refugee Day was just as fiercely fought.

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A row over how much say Britain's parliament should have over the Brexit process is set to reach its conclusion on Wednesday as lawmakers finalize the wording of the laws that will end the country's membership of the European Union next year.

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Manuel Navarrete, head of Europol's Counter Terrorism Centre, poses for Reuters in The Hague, Netherlands June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018  REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Europeans who went off to fight on behalf of Islamic State have not flooded back in large numbers since losing strongholds in Syria and Iraq, Europe's police agency said on Wednesday, but they have inspired a growing number of home-grown attacks.

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Pope Francis gestures during an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Vatican June 17, 2018.  Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said.

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis has said he could accept the resignations of more Chilean bishops following a sexual abuse scandal that has shattered the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church in the South American country.

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Pope Francis talks during an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Vatican June 17, 2018.  Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis has voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China, rejecting criticism that the Holy See may be selling out Catholics to Beijing's communist government.

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Pope Francis kisses a child during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world's immigration problems.

World News33 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Royal Free Hospital, London June 18, 2018.  Stefan Rousseau/Pool via Reuters

Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her divided government's plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the European Union on track.

World News3 hours ago

Members of UAE-backed fighters, Yemeni Resistance Giants' Brigade sit with the gun at the back of truck, near airport on the outskirts of Hodeidah, Yemen, June 19, 2018 in this still image taken from video. YEMENI RESISTANCE GIANTS' BRIGADE/REUTERS

Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah grew as battles spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis.

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Morena Vasquez comforts her son Isai Rodriguez, 5, at their home in Rome, Georgia, U.S. February 23, 2018.     REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

World News3 hours ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping raise a toast in Beijing, China, in this undated photo released June 20, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two leaders, including denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday.

World News3 hours ago

Two soldiers stand in front of the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak arrives to give a statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account.

World News2 hours ago

Overview of the Human Rights Council one day after the U.S. announced their withdraw at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland June 20, 2018. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council as Western countries began looking for a substitute for the coveted seat.

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Migrants wait to disembark from Aquarius in the Sicilian harbour of Catania, Italy, May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

France, Germany, Italy, Austria and other EU states will meet on Sunday to try to end a deadlock on migration policy which has brought to a head bitter political divisions in the bloc.

World News11 minutes ago

A woman bathes a baby in a communal bathroom at the abandoned Prestes Maia textile factory occupied by a homeless movement in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

For years, 66-year-old Vera Helena, one of the matriarchs of a squatter community occupying an abandoned tower in downtown Sao Paulo, has waited for a call to say she won a slot in the city's coveted public housing lottery.

World News23 minutes ago

Seven Islamist militants surrendered to Algerian authorities on Wednesday near the North African country's border with Mali, the defense ministry said.

World News24 minutes ago

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkey's main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of television watchdog RTUK.

World News25 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki listens as he meets with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir during his official visit in Khartoum, Sudan June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa's most intractable military stand-offs on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as "positive signals".

World News32 minutes ago

A local bronze sculptor Eric Ogbemudia, 62, works in his studio on Igun street in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria could be open to borrowing its plundered Benin Bronzes back from Western museums rather than demanding a full return, officials said, a compromise that might provide a template for settling other bitter disputes over colonial-era loot.

World News32 minutes ago

Asylum seekers take part in the soccer tournament "All on the pitch" organised by NGO's and Belgian Football Association at the occasion of the World Refugee Day, in Deurne, Belgium June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

It may not have had the profile of the World Cup in Russia, but for the 40 teams doing battle in Belgium, the soccer tournament in honor of World Refugee Day was just as fiercely fought.

World Newsan hour ago

A row over how much say Britain's parliament should have over the Brexit process is set to reach its conclusion on Wednesday as lawmakers finalize the wording of the laws that will end the country's membership of the European Union next year.

World Newsan hour ago

Manuel Navarrete, head of Europol's Counter Terrorism Centre, poses for Reuters in The Hague, Netherlands June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018  REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Europeans who went off to fight on behalf of Islamic State have not flooded back in large numbers since losing strongholds in Syria and Iraq, Europe's police agency said on Wednesday, but they have inspired a growing number of home-grown attacks.

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Pope Francis gestures during an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Vatican June 17, 2018.  Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said.

World Newsan hour ago

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis has said he could accept the resignations of more Chilean bishops following a sexual abuse scandal that has shattered the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church in the South American country.

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Pope Francis talks during an exclusive interview with Reuters at the Vatican June 17, 2018.  Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis has voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China, rejecting criticism that the Holy See may be selling out Catholics to Beijing's communist government.

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