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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks briefly to the news media after leaving a closed House Republican Conference meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press together with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announcing the U.S.'s withdrawal from the U.N's Human Rights Council at the Department of State in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan

The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping raise a toast in Beijing, China, in this undated photo released June 20, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. KCNA via REUTERS

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship.

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FILE PHOTO: A member of the U.S. military is seen through the trees walking with the Korean War Veterans Memorial in the foreground in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Revolutionary guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks during a news conference in Tehran September 6, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting U.S. pressure over Tehran's missile program.

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Police stand at the scene after several people were injured after a small explosion at Southgate Underground station in north London, Britain June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British police said on Tuesday a "small number of people" were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion likely caused by a battery malfunction at an underground station in north London.

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FILE PHOTO: National constituent assembly's member Diosdado Cabello speaks during a session of the assembly at Palacio Federal Legislativo in Caracas, Venezuela August 5, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly elected as its head on Tuesday Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello, boosting the profile of a political leader who the United States has accused of being a coordinator of international drug shipments.

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FILE PHOTO: Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi attends the lecture "Iran after the agreement: Hopes & Concerns" in Vienna, Austria, September 28, 2016.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday that Europe's proposals to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal from the pact were not satisfying for Tehran, warning that all sides would lose if Iran is sidelined by the West, the IRNA state news agency said.

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FILE PHOTO: Paraguay's elected President Mario Abdo Benitez is seen after a meeting with Brazil's President Michel Temer (not pictured) at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Incoming Paraguay President Mario Abdo will name his half-brother and former central bank board member Benigno Lopez as finance minister when he is sworn in on August 15, the transition team said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The label of a Washington D.C. sweatshirt bears a U.S. flag but says "Made in China" at a souvenir stand in Washington, DC, U.S., January 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/File Photo

China has underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump's resolve to impose more tariffs unless it changes its "predatory" trade practices, a White House trade adviser said on Tuesday, as Trump greatly expanded the amount of Chinese imports possibly facing new duties.

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A flyer released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) June 19, 2018, shows information being distributed in U.S.-Mexico border facilities at which immigrant parents are being detained. U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Handout via REUTERS

Over 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border between May 5 and June 9 under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Tuesday, and immigration advocates and legal experts say there is no clear system in place to reunite them.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues that were discussed at a summit between the two leaders, including denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House said his party is unlikely to provide any support for a Republican-drafted immigration bill that gained the backing of President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) as they arrive to address a closed House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican members of Congress on Tuesday he would sign any Republican immigration bill the House of Representatives passes without seeking any changes, Representative Carlos Curbelo told reporters.

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U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he arrives to address a closed House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump told a meeting of House of Representatives Republicans on Tuesday that he supports both Republican immigration bills being considered by the chamber, a White House spokesman said.

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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) listens to U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifying to a joint hearing with the House Judiciary and the House Oversight and Government Reform titled, "Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican U.S. Representative Mark Meadows said President Donald Trump told a meeting of Republican members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday that they needed to get something done on immigration "right away."

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stands in front of the Luminarium inflatable installation aside of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council was "regrettable" and that the UK's support for the council remained steadfast.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a political opponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday that the state would sue the Trump administration for separating children of immigrants from their parents when apprehended illegally crossing the U.S. border.

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The German government approved arms exports worth nearly nine percent less in 2017, government sources said, citing a report to be reviewed and approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein of Jordan speaks during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo

The top United Nations human rights official voiced dismay on Tuesday at a U.S. decision to withdraw from the main rights forum, saying that Washington should step up its engagement given the number of violations worldwide.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks briefly to the news media after leaving a closed House Republican Conference meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press together with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announcing the U.S.'s withdrawal from the U.N's Human Rights Council at the Department of State in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan

The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping raise a toast in Beijing, China, in this undated photo released June 20, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. KCNA via REUTERS

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship.

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FILE PHOTO: A member of the U.S. military is seen through the trees walking with the Korean War Veterans Memorial in the foreground in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Revolutionary guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks during a news conference in Tehran September 6, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting U.S. pressure over Tehran's missile program.

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Police stand at the scene after several people were injured after a small explosion at Southgate Underground station in north London, Britain June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British police said on Tuesday a "small number of people" were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion likely caused by a battery malfunction at an underground station in north London.

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FILE PHOTO: National constituent assembly's member Diosdado Cabello speaks during a session of the assembly at Palacio Federal Legislativo in Caracas, Venezuela August 5, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly elected as its head on Tuesday Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello, boosting the profile of a political leader who the United States has accused of being a coordinator of international drug shipments.

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FILE PHOTO: Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi attends the lecture "Iran after the agreement: Hopes & Concerns" in Vienna, Austria, September 28, 2016.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday that Europe's proposals to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal from the pact were not satisfying for Tehran, warning that all sides would lose if Iran is sidelined by the West, the IRNA state news agency said.

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FILE PHOTO: Paraguay's elected President Mario Abdo Benitez is seen after a meeting with Brazil's President Michel Temer (not pictured) at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Incoming Paraguay President Mario Abdo will name his half-brother and former central bank board member Benigno Lopez as finance minister when he is sworn in on August 15, the transition team said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The label of a Washington D.C. sweatshirt bears a U.S. flag but says "Made in China" at a souvenir stand in Washington, DC, U.S., January 14, 2011.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/File Photo

China has underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump's resolve to impose more tariffs unless it changes its "predatory" trade practices, a White House trade adviser said on Tuesday, as Trump greatly expanded the amount of Chinese imports possibly facing new duties.

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A flyer released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) June 19, 2018, shows information being distributed in U.S.-Mexico border facilities at which immigrant parents are being detained. U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Handout via REUTERS

Over 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border between May 5 and June 9 under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Tuesday, and immigration advocates and legal experts say there is no clear system in place to reunite them.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues that were discussed at a summit between the two leaders, including denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House said his party is unlikely to provide any support for a Republican-drafted immigration bill that gained the backing of President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) as they arrive to address a closed House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican members of Congress on Tuesday he would sign any Republican immigration bill the House of Representatives passes without seeking any changes, Representative Carlos Curbelo told reporters.

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U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he arrives to address a closed House Republican Conference meeting on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Donald Trump told a meeting of House of Representatives Republicans on Tuesday that he supports both Republican immigration bills being considered by the chamber, a White House spokesman said.

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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) listens to U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifying to a joint hearing with the House Judiciary and the House Oversight and Government Reform titled, "Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican U.S. Representative Mark Meadows said President Donald Trump told a meeting of Republican members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday that they needed to get something done on immigration "right away."

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stands in front of the Luminarium inflatable installation aside of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council was "regrettable" and that the UK's support for the council remained steadfast.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a political opponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday that the state would sue the Trump administration for separating children of immigrants from their parents when apprehended illegally crossing the U.S. border.

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The German government approved arms exports worth nearly nine percent less in 2017, government sources said, citing a report to be reviewed and approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein of Jordan speaks during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo

The top United Nations human rights official voiced dismay on Tuesday at a U.S. decision to withdraw from the main rights forum, saying that Washington should step up its engagement given the number of violations worldwide.

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