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Malta's Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela talks with his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt during a EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's breaches as significant and do not intend for now to trigger the pact's dispute mechanism, preferring more diplomacy to ease the crisis, the EU foreign policy chief said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai responds to reporters questions during an interview with Reuters in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

Tweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front in Beijing's increasingly assertive approach to diplomacy and propaganda and may be a sign of things to come.

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Designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech during a debate on her election at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 16, 2019.   REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

German conservative Manfred Weber urged EU lawmakers to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission in a knife-edge vote on Tuesday, warning that a rejection would create political instability in Europe.

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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, walks through curtains towards the stage during a hustings event in Colchester, Britain July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister next week, has become more radical on the issue of the Irish backstop making the Brexit picture starker, Conservative lawmaker Dominic Grieve said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is seen at the company's Sagamihara plant in Sagamihara, Japan, July 4, 2016.   REUTERS/Maki Shiraki/File Photo

South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers will seek a court order to forcibly liquidate Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' <7011.T> assets to compensate them, their lawyers said on Tuesday, risking more Japanese anger over the issue.

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Villagers use a makeshift raft to cross a flooded area on the outskirts of Agartala, India July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.

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FILE PHOTO: Central American migrants, who returned to Mexico from the United States to await their court hearing for asylum seekers, as part of the legal proceedings under a new policy established by the U.S. government, sleep outside the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 14, 2019. Picture taken July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.

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Hackers stole thousands of Bulgarians' personal financial data and distributed it from a Russian-based email in an attack possibly related to the purchase of new F-16 fighter jets from the United States, the government said on Tuesday.

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European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect Ankara's determination to pursue energy activities in the region, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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Australia's second most populous state Victoria pledged on Tuesday to spend A$600 million ($422 million) replacing flammable building cladding in the wake of London's fatal 2017 Grenfell Tower blaze.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. ambassador to Japan William Hagerty speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Conference in Tokyo, Japan May 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty is resigning this month after two years in office, the U.S. Embassy said on Tuesday.

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Rescue workers and residents search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A four-storey building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, trapping dozens in the rubble, with at least four people confirmed dead, a fire department official said.

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FILE PHOTO: An arial view of the airplane hub at the airport in Karachi, Pakistan February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo

Pakistan re-opened its airspace to civil aviation on Tuesday following months of restrictions imposed after clashes with India, which forced lengthy detours that cost airlines millions of dollars.

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Iran's judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue with Tehran.

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will make a state visit to Australia, its government said on Tuesday, as it seeks to cement its position with Pacific island's new leader amid rising competition for influence in the region.

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Greek police believe they have found the killer of an American biologist who was murdered on the island of Crete on July 8, a source said on Tuesday.

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People gather outside a mosque following an earthquake at Labuha in South Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia, July 14, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto via REUTERS

(This July 14 story corrects in 10th paragraph to West Papua province, not Papua island.)

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FILE PHOTO: A military honour guard holds a Taiwanese national flag as he attending flag-raising ceremony at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, in Taipei, Taiwan March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington.

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Japan's Minister of Economy,Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday it was "regrettable" that the South Korean government had made what he said was an erroneous explanation after the two sides sat down for a working-level meeting over Japan's export controls.

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An agent of the National Migration Institute and a member of Mexico's National Guard check the IDs of people who have crossed the Suchiate River on a raft from Tecun Uman, Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, as seen from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Torres

Number 12,026 - better known as Marcial Artigas, 33, from Holguin, Cuba - waited nervously at a migration office at the U.S.-Mexico border as a Mexican official called out numbers from a long list of hopefuls waiting to cross to the United States.

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Malta's Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela talks with his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt during a EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's breaches as significant and do not intend for now to trigger the pact's dispute mechanism, preferring more diplomacy to ease the crisis, the EU foreign policy chief said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai responds to reporters questions during an interview with Reuters in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

Tweets from Chinese diplomats abroad, including seasoned ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, have opened a fresh front in Beijing's increasingly assertive approach to diplomacy and propaganda and may be a sign of things to come.

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Designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech during a debate on her election at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 16, 2019.   REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

German conservative Manfred Weber urged EU lawmakers to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission in a knife-edge vote on Tuesday, warning that a rejection would create political instability in Europe.

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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, walks through curtains towards the stage during a hustings event in Colchester, Britain July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister next week, has become more radical on the issue of the Irish backstop making the Brexit picture starker, Conservative lawmaker Dominic Grieve said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is seen at the company's Sagamihara plant in Sagamihara, Japan, July 4, 2016.   REUTERS/Maki Shiraki/File Photo

South Koreans forced to work for Japanese occupiers will seek a court order to forcibly liquidate Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' <7011.T> assets to compensate them, their lawyers said on Tuesday, risking more Japanese anger over the issue.

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Villagers use a makeshift raft to cross a flooded area on the outskirts of Agartala, India July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.

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FILE PHOTO: Central American migrants, who returned to Mexico from the United States to await their court hearing for asylum seekers, as part of the legal proceedings under a new policy established by the U.S. government, sleep outside the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 14, 2019. Picture taken July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.

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Hackers stole thousands of Bulgarians' personal financial data and distributed it from a Russian-based email in an attack possibly related to the purchase of new F-16 fighter jets from the United States, the government said on Tuesday.

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European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect Ankara's determination to pursue energy activities in the region, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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Australia's second most populous state Victoria pledged on Tuesday to spend A$600 million ($422 million) replacing flammable building cladding in the wake of London's fatal 2017 Grenfell Tower blaze.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. ambassador to Japan William Hagerty speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Conference in Tokyo, Japan May 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty is resigning this month after two years in office, the U.S. Embassy said on Tuesday.

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Rescue workers and residents search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building in Mumbai, India, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A four-storey building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, trapping dozens in the rubble, with at least four people confirmed dead, a fire department official said.

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FILE PHOTO: An arial view of the airplane hub at the airport in Karachi, Pakistan February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo

Pakistan re-opened its airspace to civil aviation on Tuesday following months of restrictions imposed after clashes with India, which forced lengthy detours that cost airlines millions of dollars.

World News37 minutes ago

Iran's judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue with Tehran.

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will make a state visit to Australia, its government said on Tuesday, as it seeks to cement its position with Pacific island's new leader amid rising competition for influence in the region.

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Greek police believe they have found the killer of an American biologist who was murdered on the island of Crete on July 8, a source said on Tuesday.

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People gather outside a mosque following an earthquake at Labuha in South Halmahera, North Maluku, Indonesia, July 14, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto via REUTERS

(This July 14 story corrects in 10th paragraph to West Papua province, not Papua island.)

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FILE PHOTO: A military honour guard holds a Taiwanese national flag as he attending flag-raising ceremony at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, in Taipei, Taiwan March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington.

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Japan's Minister of Economy,Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday it was "regrettable" that the South Korean government had made what he said was an erroneous explanation after the two sides sat down for a working-level meeting over Japan's export controls.

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An agent of the National Migration Institute and a member of Mexico's National Guard check the IDs of people who have crossed the Suchiate River on a raft from Tecun Uman, Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, as seen from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Torres

Number 12,026 - better known as Marcial Artigas, 33, from Holguin, Cuba - waited nervously at a migration office at the U.S.-Mexico border as a Mexican official called out numbers from a long list of hopefuls waiting to cross to the United States.

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