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FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo/File Photo

Saudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.

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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz speaks at the party's headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Israel's election remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with television stations carrying unofficial results showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.

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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union during a debate on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

An accord to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, six weeks before Britain is due to leave.

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FILE PHOTO: Luxurious residential blocks are seen behind Happy Valley horse racing track in Hong Kong October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong's Jockey Club canceled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run.

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Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her injury.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks to address the media before boarding Marine One for a trip to New Mexico, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger.

Known for acting on impulse, President Donald Trump has adopted an uncharacteristically go-slow approach over whether to hold Iran responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities, showing little enthusiasm for confrontation as he seeks re-election next year.

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Rescue workers surround the remains of a speed boat which crashed in Venice, Italy September 17, 2019. FIREBRIGADE HANDOUT/Handout via REUTERS

A high-speed power boat trying to set a speed record crashed into an artificial reef in the Venitian Lagoon on Tuesday night, killing three people, firemen said.

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A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with a series of drug-related killings was shot dead in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, police said.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani gestures during his election campaign rally in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had no more than 20 minutes to study a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban on pulling thousands of U.S. troops out of his country, but upcoming elections could put him back at the heart of talks to end decades of war.

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FILE PHOTO: People protest outside the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, in London, Britain September 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's Supreme Court will continue hearing legal arguments on Wednesday from the government and its opponents on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he decided to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives ahead of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has requested help from South Korea to strengthen the country's air defense system after attacks on two oil plants initially halved the country's oil production, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

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An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran wants to reduce tensions in the Middle East after attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia, but any aggression will meet a crushing response, a senior security official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves after a meeting with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in Luxembourg, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU summit.

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union during a debate on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's exit from the EU would still need addressing before a future relationship could be agreed.

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FILE PHOTO: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends a news conference in Berlin, Germany, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

There is still a big risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union without reaching a deal with the bloc, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Iran's retaliation to any military attack will not be "limited to its source," Tehran said in an official note to Washington, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Sunny Cheung, spokesperson of the Hong Kong Higher Education International Affairs Delegation (HKIAD), testifies at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement in another country's affairs.

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FILE PHOTO: Logo of Saudi Aramco in Manama, Bahrain, March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

Saudi Arabia is still considering secondary locations for the flotation of oil giant Aramco after primary location Riyadh, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman attends a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday the attack on the kingdom's oil infrastructure posed a "real test of the global will" to confront subversive acts that threaten international stability, state media reported.

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FILE PHOTO: Ethnic Uighur women leave a centre where political education lessons are held in Kashgar, in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 6, 2018. CHINA REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The United States is considering how to confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region, as some diplomats warn that U.S. leadership in global institutions is waning and China's influence is growing.

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FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo/File Photo

Saudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.

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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz speaks at the party's headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Israel's election remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with television stations carrying unofficial results showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.

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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union during a debate on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

An accord to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, six weeks before Britain is due to leave.

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FILE PHOTO: Luxurious residential blocks are seen behind Happy Valley horse racing track in Hong Kong October 26, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong's Jockey Club canceled all races planned for Wednesday after pro-democracy protesters said they would target the Happy Valley racecourse where a horse part-owned by a pro-China lawmaker was due to run.

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Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her injury.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks to address the media before boarding Marine One for a trip to New Mexico, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger.

Known for acting on impulse, President Donald Trump has adopted an uncharacteristically go-slow approach over whether to hold Iran responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities, showing little enthusiasm for confrontation as he seeks re-election next year.

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Rescue workers surround the remains of a speed boat which crashed in Venice, Italy September 17, 2019. FIREBRIGADE HANDOUT/Handout via REUTERS

A high-speed power boat trying to set a speed record crashed into an artificial reef in the Venitian Lagoon on Tuesday night, killing three people, firemen said.

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A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with a series of drug-related killings was shot dead in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, police said.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani gestures during his election campaign rally in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had no more than 20 minutes to study a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban on pulling thousands of U.S. troops out of his country, but upcoming elections could put him back at the heart of talks to end decades of war.

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FILE PHOTO: People protest outside the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, in London, Britain September 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's Supreme Court will continue hearing legal arguments on Wednesday from the government and its opponents on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he decided to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives ahead of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has requested help from South Korea to strengthen the country's air defense system after attacks on two oil plants initially halved the country's oil production, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

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An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran wants to reduce tensions in the Middle East after attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia, but any aggression will meet a crushing response, a senior security official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves after a meeting with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in Luxembourg, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU summit.

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union during a debate on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's exit from the EU would still need addressing before a future relationship could be agreed.

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FILE PHOTO: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends a news conference in Berlin, Germany, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

There is still a big risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union without reaching a deal with the bloc, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Iran's retaliation to any military attack will not be "limited to its source," Tehran said in an official note to Washington, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Sunny Cheung, spokesperson of the Hong Kong Higher Education International Affairs Delegation (HKIAD), testifies at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement in another country's affairs.

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FILE PHOTO: Logo of Saudi Aramco in Manama, Bahrain, March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

Saudi Arabia is still considering secondary locations for the flotation of oil giant Aramco after primary location Riyadh, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman attends a meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday the attack on the kingdom's oil infrastructure posed a "real test of the global will" to confront subversive acts that threaten international stability, state media reported.

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FILE PHOTO: Ethnic Uighur women leave a centre where political education lessons are held in Kashgar, in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 6, 2018. CHINA REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The United States is considering how to confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region, as some diplomats warn that U.S. leadership in global institutions is waning and China's influence is growing.

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