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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., June 7, 2018.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he would likely travel back to North Korea "before too terribly long" to try to flesh out commitments made at a landmark summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last week.

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Children stand behind a fence at a school to which they have been evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters in Hodeidah, Yemen June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters dug in at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to "save the population".

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Immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration, are being housed in tents next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, U.S. June 18, 2018.        REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, Syria May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache helicopter flies over amoured vehicles, during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea April 21, 2017.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S. officials said on Monday, following President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week.

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Search and rescue workers are seen on a boat used in the search for passengers from the Sinar Bangun ferry that sank in Lake Toba in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia June 19, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Lazuardy Fahmi/ via REUTERS

Indonesian authorities resumed a search for survivors on Tuesday after a ferry with at least 80 passengers on board sank in rough weather in Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination in North Sumatra.

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Libyan coastguards said on Monday they had recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked 191 survivors off the coast west of the capital Tripoli.

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Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carries his daughter Moe Thin Wai Zin while escorted by police to lunch break during a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is "unreliable," the reporters' lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.

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Police stand next to a cordon after a shooting on a street in central Malmo, Sweden June 18, 2018. TT News Agency/Johan Nilsson/via REUTERS

One person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting in the coastal city of Malmo in southern Sweden on Monday night, police said.

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China's Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye looks on after speaking at an Australia China Business Council (ACBC) Canberra Networking Day event at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, June 19, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

China's ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday "less bias and bigotry" was needed to repair bilateral relations amid concerns over Chinese influence in Australia and its use of loans to build leverage over poorer South Pacific island nations.

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

ExxonMobil Corp said on Tuesday it was investigating reports of an attack on its Angore gas pipeline construction project in Papua New Guinea, amid ongoing tension in the Highlands region of the South Pacific nation.

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Iraq on Tuesday condemned air strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq or Syria after Syrian state media said that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries.

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FILE PHOTO: Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) march during a military parade in Daquq, nearby Kirkuk, Iraq August 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed/File Photo

Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

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FILE PHOTO: Novelty goods are displayed at Mercari's Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Flea market app operator Mercari Inc's shares were untraded with a glut of buy orders in their Tokyo stock market debut on Tuesday morning, underscoring strong investor appetite for a rare Japanese unicorn.

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New Zealand's government on Tuesday softened its stance on foreign ownership of homes, rewriting a proposed law banning non-residents from investing in housing.

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FILE PHOTO: Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez poses for a family photo following the first cabinet at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo

New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to Paris on June 23 for talks with Emmanuel Macron on migration and euro zone reforms, the French presidency said on Monday.

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The United States and South Korea will put a pause on joint military exercises in August as long as North Korea acts in good faith, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

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Search and rescue workers are seen on a boat used in the search for passengers from the Sinar Bangun ferry that sank in Lake Toba in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia June 19, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Lazuardy Fahmi/ via REUTERS

An estimated 18 people were rescued and one was confirmed dead from among about 80 passengers aboard a ferry that sank on Monday in Lake Toba in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster agency official said.

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of late French General Charles de Gaulle's resistance call of June 18, 1940, at the Mont Valerien memorial in Suresnes, near Paris, France, June 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

President Emmanuel Macron upbraided a French teenager on Monday after the boy addressed the president informally as "Manu" and sang the socialist anthem in front of him.

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Saudi Arabia dismissed a senior figure in its fast-changing entertainment sector on Monday, state-owned TV said, removing an official responsible for bringing shows, festivals and concerts to the conservative kingdom under sweeping economic and social reforms.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., June 7, 2018.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he would likely travel back to North Korea "before too terribly long" to try to flesh out commitments made at a landmark summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last week.

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Children stand behind a fence at a school to which they have been evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters in Hodeidah, Yemen June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters dug in at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to "save the population".

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Immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration, are being housed in tents next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, U.S. June 18, 2018.        REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, Syria May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache helicopter flies over amoured vehicles, during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea April 21, 2017.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S. officials said on Monday, following President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week.

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Search and rescue workers are seen on a boat used in the search for passengers from the Sinar Bangun ferry that sank in Lake Toba in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia June 19, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Lazuardy Fahmi/ via REUTERS

Indonesian authorities resumed a search for survivors on Tuesday after a ferry with at least 80 passengers on board sank in rough weather in Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination in North Sumatra.

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Libyan coastguards said on Monday they had recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked 191 survivors off the coast west of the capital Tripoli.

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Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carries his daughter Moe Thin Wai Zin while escorted by police to lunch break during a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is "unreliable," the reporters' lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.

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Police stand next to a cordon after a shooting on a street in central Malmo, Sweden June 18, 2018. TT News Agency/Johan Nilsson/via REUTERS

One person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting in the coastal city of Malmo in southern Sweden on Monday night, police said.

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China's Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye looks on after speaking at an Australia China Business Council (ACBC) Canberra Networking Day event at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, June 19, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

China's ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday "less bias and bigotry" was needed to repair bilateral relations amid concerns over Chinese influence in Australia and its use of loans to build leverage over poorer South Pacific island nations.

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

ExxonMobil Corp said on Tuesday it was investigating reports of an attack on its Angore gas pipeline construction project in Papua New Guinea, amid ongoing tension in the Highlands region of the South Pacific nation.

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Iraq on Tuesday condemned air strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq or Syria after Syrian state media said that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries.

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FILE PHOTO: Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) march during a military parade in Daquq, nearby Kirkuk, Iraq August 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed/File Photo

Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

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FILE PHOTO: Novelty goods are displayed at Mercari's Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Flea market app operator Mercari Inc's shares were untraded with a glut of buy orders in their Tokyo stock market debut on Tuesday morning, underscoring strong investor appetite for a rare Japanese unicorn.

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New Zealand's government on Tuesday softened its stance on foreign ownership of homes, rewriting a proposed law banning non-residents from investing in housing.

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FILE PHOTO: Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez poses for a family photo following the first cabinet at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo

New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to Paris on June 23 for talks with Emmanuel Macron on migration and euro zone reforms, the French presidency said on Monday.

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The United States and South Korea will put a pause on joint military exercises in August as long as North Korea acts in good faith, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

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Search and rescue workers are seen on a boat used in the search for passengers from the Sinar Bangun ferry that sank in Lake Toba in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia June 19, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Lazuardy Fahmi/ via REUTERS

An estimated 18 people were rescued and one was confirmed dead from among about 80 passengers aboard a ferry that sank on Monday in Lake Toba in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster agency official said.

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of late French General Charles de Gaulle's resistance call of June 18, 1940, at the Mont Valerien memorial in Suresnes, near Paris, France, June 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

President Emmanuel Macron upbraided a French teenager on Monday after the boy addressed the president informally as "Manu" and sang the socialist anthem in front of him.

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Saudi Arabia dismissed a senior figure in its fast-changing entertainment sector on Monday, state-owned TV said, removing an official responsible for bringing shows, festivals and concerts to the conservative kingdom under sweeping economic and social reforms.

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