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Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister at The Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.

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A Russian TU-95 bomber flies over East China Sea in this handout picture taken by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by the Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan July 23, 2019. Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan/HANDOUT via REUTERS

Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is now considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided to not move forward with a safe third country agreement that would have required the Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.

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FILE PHOTO: Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) steams out to sea after a vertical replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), Arabian Sea off Oman, July 19, 2019.Justin D. Rankin/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site.

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FILE PHOTO: A vintage car passes by the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, March 12, 2019. Picture taken March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo

Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences, according to a new study published on Tuesday that does little to resolve the mystery of injuries the Trump administration had characterized as a "sonic attack."

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FILE PHOTO - Jason Greenblatt (C), U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, arrives to visit Kibbutz Nahal Oz, just outside the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

U.S. President Donald Trump hopes to decide soon on when to release a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2019.      REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try on his return home from a U.S. visit to persuade the Taliban to meet with the Afghan government.

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FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the National Congress of the People's Republic of China Li Peng stands next to a Chinese flag in Canberra's Parliament House in Australia September 16, 2002. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media reported on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Afghanistan called on Tuesday for an explanation of comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan but did not want to kill 10 million people.

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Canada officially launched a long-delayed competition for new fighter jets on Tuesday, and said it was confident that there had been no favoritism toward any one contender though some have said the race is tilted towards Lockheed Martin Corp..

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FILE PHOTO - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was working with European capitals to improve maritime security in the Persian Gulf but stopped short of backing Britain's call for a naval mission to ensure safe shipping in the region.

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FILE PHOTO - Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port, July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. Iran, Mizan News Agency/WANA Handout via REUTERS

The Swedish-based operator of the British-flagged tanker seized last week by Iran said on Tuesday it was still awaiting permission to visit the ship's 23 crew members.

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Boris Johnson has appointed as his senior business adviser Andrew Griffith, the chief financial officer of Sky who worked his way up through the pay-TV group under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch, the company said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO - Conservative MP Nicky Morgan arrives at the launch of Britain's Environment Secretary Michael Gove's campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Incoming British prime minister Boris Johnson has told members of the governing Conservative Party in parliament that he does not want to hold an early general election, senior lawmaker Nicky Morgan said on Tuesday.

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Members of the police head down Banex road during their operation to disperse members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from a street in Abuja, Nigeria July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi'ite Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, according to a Reuters witness.

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Boris Johnson gestures as he arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters, after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister, in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson promised fellow Conservatives on Tuesday he would put his "maximum energy" into his new role as Britain's prime minister, calling on the governing party to pull together to leave the European Union by Oct. 31.

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FILE PHOTO - Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel are seen during a meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.

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Soldiers patrol as they are deployed to quell gang violence in Manenberg township, Cape Town, South Africa, July 18, 2019. Picture taken July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Shafiek Tassiem

Convoys of armored vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year.

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FILE PHOTO - Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes is seen before a ceremony of the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) Line of Credit for Philanthropic Organizations at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil's economy ministry is urging Justice Minister Sergio Moro to consider opening a criminal investigation into the possible hacking of Economy Minister Paulo Guedes's cellphone, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media on the opening day of the parliament session in New Delhi, India, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to return to power in the southern state of Karnataka after narrowly defeating its arch-rival Congress in a confidence vote on Tuesday.

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Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister at The Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.

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A Russian TU-95 bomber flies over East China Sea in this handout picture taken by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by the Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan July 23, 2019. Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan/HANDOUT via REUTERS

Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is now considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided to not move forward with a safe third country agreement that would have required the Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.

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FILE PHOTO: Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) steams out to sea after a vertical replenishment with amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), Arabian Sea off Oman, July 19, 2019.Justin D. Rankin/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site.

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FILE PHOTO: A vintage car passes by the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, March 12, 2019. Picture taken March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo

Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences, according to a new study published on Tuesday that does little to resolve the mystery of injuries the Trump administration had characterized as a "sonic attack."

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FILE PHOTO - Jason Greenblatt (C), U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, arrives to visit Kibbutz Nahal Oz, just outside the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

U.S. President Donald Trump hopes to decide soon on when to release a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2019.      REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try on his return home from a U.S. visit to persuade the Taliban to meet with the Afghan government.

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FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the National Congress of the People's Republic of China Li Peng stands next to a Chinese flag in Canberra's Parliament House in Australia September 16, 2002. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng, reviled by rights activists and many in the Chinese capital as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, has died, state media reported on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Afghanistan called on Tuesday for an explanation of comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan but did not want to kill 10 million people.

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Canada officially launched a long-delayed competition for new fighter jets on Tuesday, and said it was confident that there had been no favoritism toward any one contender though some have said the race is tilted towards Lockheed Martin Corp..

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FILE PHOTO - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was working with European capitals to improve maritime security in the Persian Gulf but stopped short of backing Britain's call for a naval mission to ensure safe shipping in the region.

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FILE PHOTO - Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port, July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. Iran, Mizan News Agency/WANA Handout via REUTERS

The Swedish-based operator of the British-flagged tanker seized last week by Iran said on Tuesday it was still awaiting permission to visit the ship's 23 crew members.

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Boris Johnson has appointed as his senior business adviser Andrew Griffith, the chief financial officer of Sky who worked his way up through the pay-TV group under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch, the company said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO - Conservative MP Nicky Morgan arrives at the launch of Britain's Environment Secretary Michael Gove's campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Incoming British prime minister Boris Johnson has told members of the governing Conservative Party in parliament that he does not want to hold an early general election, senior lawmaker Nicky Morgan said on Tuesday.

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Members of the police head down Banex road during their operation to disperse members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from a street in Abuja, Nigeria July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi'ite Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, according to a Reuters witness.

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Boris Johnson gestures as he arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters, after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister, in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Boris Johnson promised fellow Conservatives on Tuesday he would put his "maximum energy" into his new role as Britain's prime minister, calling on the governing party to pull together to leave the European Union by Oct. 31.

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FILE PHOTO - Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel are seen during a meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.

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Soldiers patrol as they are deployed to quell gang violence in Manenberg township, Cape Town, South Africa, July 18, 2019. Picture taken July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Shafiek Tassiem

Convoys of armored vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year.

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FILE PHOTO - Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes is seen before a ceremony of the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) Line of Credit for Philanthropic Organizations at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil's economy ministry is urging Justice Minister Sergio Moro to consider opening a criminal investigation into the possible hacking of Economy Minister Paulo Guedes's cellphone, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media on the opening day of the parliament session in New Delhi, India, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to return to power in the southern state of Karnataka after narrowly defeating its arch-rival Congress in a confidence vote on Tuesday.

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