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An Iraqi worker unloads a truck from Iran, loaded with cosmetics, in Baghdad, Iraq August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a statement after a two day visit in Bern, Switzerland, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also unveiled a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

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FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Hackers linked to Russia's government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, suggesting they were broadening their attacks in the build-up to November elections, Microsoft said.

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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to a question during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out agreeing to any demands from Turkey to gain the release of a detained American pastor and said he was not concerned that his tough stance could end up hurting European and emerging market economies.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda attend a signing ceremony to establish diplomatic ties between the two countries, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behavior after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year.

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FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends a signing ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

Terrorism remains a threat in Myanmar's Rakhine State and could have "grave consequences" for the region, the Southeast Asian country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said on Tuesday.

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The Taliban released more than 160 civilian passengers a day after they were kidnapped from three buses in northern Afghanistan but kept at least 20 soldiers and policemen as captives, an official said on Tuesday.

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A New York City man believed to be a former guard at a Nazi labor camp in Poland has been arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are escorted by police as they leave after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

Facebook-owned WhatsApp assured the Indian government on Tuesday that it would develop tools to combat the problem of fake messages, the country's information technology minister said.

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Nearly 500 flights will be affected when Malaysia closes the airspace near its major international airport every morning for five days next week to prepare for independence day celebrations, the transport ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session on a debt relief the country reached with its European lenders in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday the country had good reason to expect better days ahead after formally exiting its last financial bailout, putting an epilogue to a dramatic nine-year debt crisis.

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FILE PHOTO - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for the second day of a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed to the Greek island of Ithaca on Tuesday in a gesture laden with classical symbolism as the country emerged from nine years of crisis and international financial bailouts.

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A general view shows the area after several people were killed in a mountain gorge flooding, in the municipality of Civita, Calabria, Italy August 20, 2018 in this image obtained from video. Picture taken August 20, 2018.  Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/Handout/via REUTERS

At least 11 people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when they were washed away over rocks by a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge that swelled suddenly after heavy rain upstream, officials said.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the country had to develop its military forces to prevent other states taking over its territory and resources.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, 20 August 2018. Roman Pilipey/Pool via REUTERS

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be canceled for now, according to media reports.

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FILE PHOTO - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Moscow, Russia July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia and the Central African Republic will sign an agreement on military cooperation on Tuesday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 21, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

Australia's opposition Labor Party looks to be in the envious position of having to do little to ensure victory in the next election after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a damaging leadership challenge on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump answers question from Reuters reporters Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and James Oliphant as White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would "most likely" meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for a party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 21, 2018.  AAP/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future.

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An Iraqi worker unloads a truck from Iran, loaded with cosmetics, in Baghdad, Iraq August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a statement after a two day visit in Bern, Switzerland, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also unveiled a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

World News12 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California U.S. November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Hackers linked to Russia's government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, suggesting they were broadening their attacks in the build-up to November elections, Microsoft said.

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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to a question during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out agreeing to any demands from Turkey to gain the release of a detained American pastor and said he was not concerned that his tough stance could end up hurting European and emerging market economies.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda attend a signing ceremony to establish diplomatic ties between the two countries, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behavior after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year.

World News36 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends a signing ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

Terrorism remains a threat in Myanmar's Rakhine State and could have "grave consequences" for the region, the Southeast Asian country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said on Tuesday.

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The Taliban released more than 160 civilian passengers a day after they were kidnapped from three buses in northern Afghanistan but kept at least 20 soldiers and policemen as captives, an official said on Tuesday.

World News37 minutes ago

A New York City man believed to be a former guard at a Nazi labor camp in Poland has been arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities, the White House said on Tuesday.

World News14 hours ago

Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are escorted by police as they leave after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

Facebook-owned WhatsApp assured the Indian government on Tuesday that it would develop tools to combat the problem of fake messages, the country's information technology minister said.

World News19 minutes ago

Nearly 500 flights will be affected when Malaysia closes the airspace near its major international airport every morning for five days next week to prepare for independence day celebrations, the transport ministry said.

World News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session on a debt relief the country reached with its European lenders in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday the country had good reason to expect better days ahead after formally exiting its last financial bailout, putting an epilogue to a dramatic nine-year debt crisis.

World News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for the second day of a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2018. Tatyana Zenkovich/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed to the Greek island of Ithaca on Tuesday in a gesture laden with classical symbolism as the country emerged from nine years of crisis and international financial bailouts.

World News32 minutes ago

A general view shows the area after several people were killed in a mountain gorge flooding, in the municipality of Civita, Calabria, Italy August 20, 2018 in this image obtained from video. Picture taken August 20, 2018.  Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/Handout/via REUTERS

At least 11 people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when they were washed away over rocks by a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge that swelled suddenly after heavy rain upstream, officials said.

World News40 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the country had to develop its military forces to prevent other states taking over its territory and resources.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, 20 August 2018. Roman Pilipey/Pool via REUTERS

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be canceled for now, according to media reports.

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FILE PHOTO - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Moscow, Russia July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia and the Central African Republic will sign an agreement on military cooperation on Tuesday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 21, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

Australia's opposition Labor Party looks to be in the envious position of having to do little to ensure victory in the next election after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a damaging leadership challenge on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump answers question from Reuters reporters Steve Holland, Jeff Mason and James Oliphant as White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would "most likely" meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for a party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 21, 2018.  AAP/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future.

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