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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for a trip to Annapolis, Maryland, in Washington, U.S. May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump dangled the possibility on Friday that a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open hostility."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is applauded by his French counterpat Emmanuel Macron after delivering a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump's actions on Iran, climate change and international trade.

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FILE PHOTO: A ship unloads a cargo of wheat at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, Yemen April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad/File Photo

The United Nations aid chief urged the Saudi-led military coalition that controls Yemen's ports to expedite imports of food and fuel supplies, warning that a further 10 million Yemenis could face starvation by year-end.

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A Syrian army soldier walks past the rubble of damaged buildings in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Syria May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A new law allowing the Syrian government to redevelop areas devastated by war has alarmed refugees and the countries that host them, prompting fears that people will lose their property and be less likely to return home.

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FILE PHOTO: Italy's newly appointed Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks at the media at the end of a round of consultations with political parties at the Lower House in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

Italy's Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte labored to finalize his cabinet team on Friday as markets tumbled on fears the incoming euroskeptic government will embark on a spending spree that will undermine fragile state finances.

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, May 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was threatened with no-confidence motions and demands for a snap election on Friday over a graft trial involving members of his party in which a judge cast doubt on his testimony.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan citizens wait to check in at a "Red Point," an area set up by President Nicolas Maduro's party, to verify that they cast their votes during the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

Tweeted support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's re-election? There could be a reward of 350,000 bolivars for you.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday it was unacceptable for the United States to apply its own rules beyond its borders.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives at the EU council in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

European powers have until May 31 to present Iran with a plan to offset the U.S. pullout from its nuclear deal and Washington's renewed sanctions, a senior Iranian official said, with Tehran "weeks" away from deciding whether to quit the pact.

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Truckers attend a protest against high diesel fuel prices in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's government authorized the military on Friday to clear highways blockaded by protesting truckers, a government official said, after the nationwide protests entered a fifth day despite an agreement by most participants to end the demonstrations.

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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that U.S. sanctions would not impact the Iran-backed movement but could harm its backers, calling it "part of the battle".

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FILE PHOTO: Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives to attend a 2018 budget plenary session at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, May 23, 2018. Picture taken May 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Borrowing costs in southern Europe shot up on Friday and stock markets in Milan and Madrid fell as threatened no-confidence motions against Spain's prime minister exacerbated a sell-off provoked by growing political risk in Italy.

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A police forensic investigator gets out of a van to collect evidence at Bombay Bhel restaurant, where two unidentified men set off a bomb late Thursday night, wounding fifteen people, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada May 25, 2018.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Canadian police were looking for two suspects who walked into a crowded restaurant and detonated a bomb, injuring 15 people, and said on Friday the incident did not appear to be a hate crime or linked to international terror.

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Cars line at a gasoline station as they wait to fuel up, in Manaus, Brazil May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

South America's biggest city and main business hub declared a state of emergency on Friday, suspending non-essential administrative services to save fuel amid a trucking protest that has blockaded major Brazilian highways for five days.

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The United States said on Friday it was "alarmed" by a Houthi missile strike on a Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen this month and urged the Shi'ite group to work with the United Nations to alleviate Yemenis suffering.

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FILE PHOTO: Yevgeny Roizman, who resigned as mayor oF Russia's fourth largest city Yekaterinburg on Tuesday, attends City Day celebrations there on August 19, 2017.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

Russia's fourth largest city abolished direct mayoral elections on Friday and accepted the resignation of its outspoken mayor, bringing an end to Yekaterinburg's unusual dalliance with the liberal opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron attend a signing ceremony after the talks in St. Petersburg, Russia May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said European Union sanctions on Russia would not be lifted unless there was progress on Ukraine.

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FILE PHOTO: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (L), UN envoy Matthew Nimetz (C) and Foreign Minister of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov speak to the media after their meeting in Sounion, Greece, May 12, 2018. John Liakos/Intimenews via REUTERS

Talks to resolve a decades-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the name of the former Yugoslav Republic have narrowed, and ministers will continue negotiations in Brussels, United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz said on Friday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a screen at the stand of Russian state oil major Rosneft during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he would not serve more than two presidential terms in a row, as the Russian constitution states.

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Barbados elected its first female prime minister as the opposition inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), winning all the seats in the Caribbean island's parliament, election results showed on Friday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for a trip to Annapolis, Maryland, in Washington, U.S. May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump dangled the possibility on Friday that a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open hostility."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is applauded by his French counterpat Emmanuel Macron after delivering a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump's actions on Iran, climate change and international trade.

World News22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A ship unloads a cargo of wheat at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, Yemen April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad/File Photo

The United Nations aid chief urged the Saudi-led military coalition that controls Yemen's ports to expedite imports of food and fuel supplies, warning that a further 10 million Yemenis could face starvation by year-end.

World Newsan hour ago

A Syrian army soldier walks past the rubble of damaged buildings in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Syria May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A new law allowing the Syrian government to redevelop areas devastated by war has alarmed refugees and the countries that host them, prompting fears that people will lose their property and be less likely to return home.

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FILE PHOTO: Italy's newly appointed Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks at the media at the end of a round of consultations with political parties at the Lower House in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

Italy's Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte labored to finalize his cabinet team on Friday as markets tumbled on fears the incoming euroskeptic government will embark on a spending spree that will undermine fragile state finances.

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, May 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was threatened with no-confidence motions and demands for a snap election on Friday over a graft trial involving members of his party in which a judge cast doubt on his testimony.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan citizens wait to check in at a "Red Point," an area set up by President Nicolas Maduro's party, to verify that they cast their votes during the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

Tweeted support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's re-election? There could be a reward of 350,000 bolivars for you.

World News2 hours ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday it was unacceptable for the United States to apply its own rules beyond its borders.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives at the EU council in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

European powers have until May 31 to present Iran with a plan to offset the U.S. pullout from its nuclear deal and Washington's renewed sanctions, a senior Iranian official said, with Tehran "weeks" away from deciding whether to quit the pact.

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Truckers attend a protest against high diesel fuel prices in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's government authorized the military on Friday to clear highways blockaded by protesting truckers, a government official said, after the nationwide protests entered a fifth day despite an agreement by most participants to end the demonstrations.

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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that U.S. sanctions would not impact the Iran-backed movement but could harm its backers, calling it "part of the battle".

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FILE PHOTO: Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives to attend a 2018 budget plenary session at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, May 23, 2018. Picture taken May 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Borrowing costs in southern Europe shot up on Friday and stock markets in Milan and Madrid fell as threatened no-confidence motions against Spain's prime minister exacerbated a sell-off provoked by growing political risk in Italy.

World News12 minutes ago

A police forensic investigator gets out of a van to collect evidence at Bombay Bhel restaurant, where two unidentified men set off a bomb late Thursday night, wounding fifteen people, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada May 25, 2018.    REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Canadian police were looking for two suspects who walked into a crowded restaurant and detonated a bomb, injuring 15 people, and said on Friday the incident did not appear to be a hate crime or linked to international terror.

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Cars line at a gasoline station as they wait to fuel up, in Manaus, Brazil May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

South America's biggest city and main business hub declared a state of emergency on Friday, suspending non-essential administrative services to save fuel amid a trucking protest that has blockaded major Brazilian highways for five days.

World News22 minutes ago

The United States said on Friday it was "alarmed" by a Houthi missile strike on a Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen this month and urged the Shi'ite group to work with the United Nations to alleviate Yemenis suffering.

World News27 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Yevgeny Roizman, who resigned as mayor oF Russia's fourth largest city Yekaterinburg on Tuesday, attends City Day celebrations there on August 19, 2017.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

Russia's fourth largest city abolished direct mayoral elections on Friday and accepted the resignation of its outspoken mayor, bringing an end to Yekaterinburg's unusual dalliance with the liberal opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron attend a signing ceremony after the talks in St. Petersburg, Russia May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said European Union sanctions on Russia would not be lifted unless there was progress on Ukraine.

World News38 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (L), UN envoy Matthew Nimetz (C) and Foreign Minister of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov speak to the media after their meeting in Sounion, Greece, May 12, 2018. John Liakos/Intimenews via REUTERS

Talks to resolve a decades-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the name of the former Yugoslav Republic have narrowed, and ministers will continue negotiations in Brussels, United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz said on Friday.

World News40 minutes ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a screen at the stand of Russian state oil major Rosneft during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he would not serve more than two presidential terms in a row, as the Russian constitution states.

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Barbados elected its first female prime minister as the opposition inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), winning all the seats in the Caribbean island's parliament, election results showed on Friday.

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