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Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of far-left opposition France Insoumise (France Unbowed) political party, speaks during a questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Anti-corruption investigators raided the home and party headquarters of French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon on Tuesday, part of a long-running investigation into the alleged misuse of European Parliament funds to pay party employees.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Tuesday they would secure a Brexit deal if they stood together, calling for a show of unity to silence those pressing her to rethink her strategy for leaving the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, arrives at a Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey, following the attack on Westminster Bridge two weeks ago, in London, Britain April 5, 2017 REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The speaker of the British parliament's lower house, John Bercow, will stand down from his position next summer, local media reported on Tuesday.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visits in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

Saudi Arabia's crown prince agreed on Tuesday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh will acknowledge his death in a botched interrogation.

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FILE PHOTO: 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

European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday bemoaned the lack of leaders great enough to overcome a deadlock on the Irish border in Brexit talks, which he compared to the Gordian Knot unraveled by Alexander the Great.

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Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., gesture while arriving to the border between Honduras and Guatemala, in Agua Caliente, Guatemala October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if it does not stop a caravan of people that is heading to the United States, in his latest effort to show his administration's tough stance on immigration.

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FILE PHOTO: German Police walk near the main train station in Cologne, Germany, October 15, 2018, after the train station was closed after hostage-taking.     REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

German police on Tuesday confirmed that the man who took a woman hostage in the western city of Cologne on Monday was a 55-year-old Syrian man who arrived in Germany in 2015.

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At least 10 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported, and a separatist group that claimed responsibility described the act as revenge for oppression of Sunni Muslims.

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A general view shows the site of train derailment at Sidi Bouknadel near the Moroccan capital Rabat, Morocco October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed ElJechtimi

Six people were killed and about 80 injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday, officials said.

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FILE PHOTO:  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in talk while taking a walk at Samjiyon Guesthouse in Ryanggang province, North Korea, September 20, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace, South Korea's defense ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO:  A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter jet lands during the Clear Sky 2018 multinational military drills at Starokostiantyniv Air Base in Khmelnytskyi Region, Ukraine October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian Su-27 air force fighter with two pilots crashed during a training exercise on Tuesday, a statement by the general staff said.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters after the U.S. Senate confirmed the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 6, 2018. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. lawmakers need to find out what happened in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi before taking any steps against Saudi Arabia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell told Bloomberg News on Tuesday, calling U.S.-Saudi relations "not great."

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Spain's bishops have set up a commission on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, in preparation for meeting next year called by Pope Francis to cope with a spreading sexual abuse crisis.

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German Interior Minister and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer speaks to the media after Bavaria election loss, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

Chancellor Angela Merkel's leading critic in her coalition government said on Tuesday he wanted the ruling alliance to work, batting away calls for his own resignation after a dismal result for his party in Bavaria's regional election.

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves an event of the Federation of German Wholesalers and Retailers (BGA) in Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that efforts to negotiate a deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union were like "squaring the circle", two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: Consul General of Saudi Arabia Mohammad al-Otaibi gives a tour of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's consul general in Istanbul left Turkey for Riyadh on Tuesday, Turkish broadcasters said.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets with European Union Council President Donald Tusk at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool/File Photo

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday he will ask British Prime Minister Theresa May this week if she has new ideas on how to break the impasse in Brexit talks, adding that he has become less optimistic about an immediate breakthrough.

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FILE PHOTO: Signs promoting the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) are seen in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China October 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Visitors to China's biggest trade fair of the year can leave their frisbees at home.

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Hindu devotees stop a car to check if any women of menstruating age are headed towards the Sabarimala temple, at Nilakkal Base camp in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Tensions rose at an Indian hill temple on Tuesday before an expected face-off between women of menstrual age who can enter for the first time in centuries and conservative Hindu groups who want to stop them.

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German police said on Tuesday that witness statements suggested the man who took a woman hostage in Cologne on Monday had links to Islamic State but no other evidence to that effect had been discovered so far.

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Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of far-left opposition France Insoumise (France Unbowed) political party, speaks during a questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Anti-corruption investigators raided the home and party headquarters of French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon on Tuesday, part of a long-running investigation into the alleged misuse of European Parliament funds to pay party employees.

Brexit7 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Tuesday they would secure a Brexit deal if they stood together, calling for a show of unity to silence those pressing her to rethink her strategy for leaving the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, arrives at a Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey, following the attack on Westminster Bridge two weeks ago, in London, Britain April 5, 2017 REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The speaker of the British parliament's lower house, John Bercow, will stand down from his position next summer, local media reported on Tuesday.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visits in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

Saudi Arabia's crown prince agreed on Tuesday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh will acknowledge his death in a botched interrogation.

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FILE PHOTO: 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

European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday bemoaned the lack of leaders great enough to overcome a deadlock on the Irish border in Brexit talks, which he compared to the Gordian Knot unraveled by Alexander the Great.

World News41 minutes ago

Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., gesture while arriving to the border between Honduras and Guatemala, in Agua Caliente, Guatemala October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if it does not stop a caravan of people that is heading to the United States, in his latest effort to show his administration's tough stance on immigration.

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FILE PHOTO: German Police walk near the main train station in Cologne, Germany, October 15, 2018, after the train station was closed after hostage-taking.     REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

German police on Tuesday confirmed that the man who took a woman hostage in the western city of Cologne on Monday was a 55-year-old Syrian man who arrived in Germany in 2015.

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At least 10 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported, and a separatist group that claimed responsibility described the act as revenge for oppression of Sunni Muslims.

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A general view shows the site of train derailment at Sidi Bouknadel near the Moroccan capital Rabat, Morocco October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed ElJechtimi

Six people were killed and about 80 injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday, officials said.

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FILE PHOTO:  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in talk while taking a walk at Samjiyon Guesthouse in Ryanggang province, North Korea, September 20, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace, South Korea's defense ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO:  A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter jet lands during the Clear Sky 2018 multinational military drills at Starokostiantyniv Air Base in Khmelnytskyi Region, Ukraine October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian Su-27 air force fighter with two pilots crashed during a training exercise on Tuesday, a statement by the general staff said.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters after the U.S. Senate confirmed the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 6, 2018. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. lawmakers need to find out what happened in the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi before taking any steps against Saudi Arabia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell told Bloomberg News on Tuesday, calling U.S.-Saudi relations "not great."

World News17 minutes ago

Spain's bishops have set up a commission on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, in preparation for meeting next year called by Pope Francis to cope with a spreading sexual abuse crisis.

World News24 minutes ago

German Interior Minister and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer speaks to the media after Bavaria election loss, in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

Chancellor Angela Merkel's leading critic in her coalition government said on Tuesday he wanted the ruling alliance to work, batting away calls for his own resignation after a dismal result for his party in Bavaria's regional election.

World News32 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves an event of the Federation of German Wholesalers and Retailers (BGA) in Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that efforts to negotiate a deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union were like "squaring the circle", two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: Consul General of Saudi Arabia Mohammad al-Otaibi gives a tour of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's consul general in Istanbul left Turkey for Riyadh on Tuesday, Turkish broadcasters said.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets with European Union Council President Donald Tusk at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool/File Photo

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday he will ask British Prime Minister Theresa May this week if she has new ideas on how to break the impasse in Brexit talks, adding that he has become less optimistic about an immediate breakthrough.

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Signs promoting the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) are seen in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China October 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Visitors to China's biggest trade fair of the year can leave their frisbees at home.

World News42 minutes ago

Hindu devotees stop a car to check if any women of menstruating age are headed towards the Sabarimala temple, at Nilakkal Base camp in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Tensions rose at an Indian hill temple on Tuesday before an expected face-off between women of menstrual age who can enter for the first time in centuries and conservative Hindu groups who want to stop them.

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German police said on Tuesday that witness statements suggested the man who took a woman hostage in Cologne on Monday had links to Islamic State but no other evidence to that effect had been discovered so far.

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