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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/File Photo

Iran said on Monday U.S. cyber attacks on its military had failed, as Washington sought to rally support in the Middle East and Europe for a hardline stance that has brought it to the verge of conflict with its long-time foe.

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Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), greets supporters at a rally of in Beylikduzu district, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his ever tighter grip on power.

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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest against Bahrain's workshop for U.S. peace plan, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain.

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Belgian police have arrested and charged a man with planning a terrorism attack against the U.S. embassy in Brussels, prosecutors said on Monday.

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An Ethiopian man reads a newspaper with the pictures of Amhara state President Ambachew Mekonnen, killed in the region's main city Bahir Dar, and of Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen, who was shot by his bodyguard, on a street in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia's northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday, a senior government official said, and a number of other plotters have been arrested.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Logar province, Afghanistan Aug. 7, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won't plot attacks from Afghan soil, sources said on Monday.

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Paul Ceglia is shown in this U.S. Marshals photo released on March 10, 2015.  REUTERS/U.S. Dept. of Justice/Handout

U.S. prosecutors on Monday said the New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of that company is again a fugitive, after Ecuador's president turned down a U.S. extradition request.

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FILE PHOTO: A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018.    REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo

Turkey has purchased Russian missile defenses and is discussing a delivery date irrespective of any U.S. sanctions, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding the United States is isolated as it also squeezes Turkey on F-35 jets.

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FILE PHOTO: A man rides an electric scooter on the sidewalk in Paris, France, March 27, 2019.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

If you're spending time in Paris this summer and decide to check out one of the 20,000 electric scooters buzzing along its boulevards, you might want to be careful how you ride and where you end up parking.

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Silivri Prison complex is pictured in Silivri near Istanbul, Turkey, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Prominent Turkish businessman Osman Kavala and 15 other civil society figures went on trial on Monday accused of trying to overthrow then-Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government by organizing nationwide protests six years ago.

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France, Britain and Germany have sent an official diplomatic warning to Iran about the serious consequences Tehran faces if it scales back its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, two European diplomats said on Monday.

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A forest offcial stands next do debris after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed after a mid-air collision near the village of Jabel in northeastern Germany June 24, 2019  REUTERS/Petra Konermann/Nordkurier

One pilot was killed after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed over northeastern Germany, n-tv television reported, while the pilot of the other jet was reported as having parachuted to safety.

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An examiner was run over and killed by a 68-year-old woman taking her driving test in the southern Polish city of Rybnik on Monday, police said.

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FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Sudanese authorities must let in human rights monitors, end repression of protesters and restore the internet connection, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

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A blackout of mobile phone data in nine townships in Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin states may be covering up human rights abuses, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, chairwoman of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), delivers a speech during a festivity to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the German Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) in Munich, Germany, June 6, 2019.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday ruled out any form of cooperation with Alternative for Germany (AfD), saying the far-right party's anti-immigrant rhetoric was contributing to an atmosphere of hate that encourages political violence.

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FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, United States, April 30, 2019.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

There is "absolutely no evidence" that outside forces such as Russia used Facebook to target users and influence Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the world's biggest social network said on Monday.

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Russian guided missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov enters Havana's bay, Cuba, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

The U.S. deployment of land-based missile systems near Russia's borders could lead to a stand-off comparable to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: A man holds the flags of India and the U.S. while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

India and the United States are closing in on an industrial security agreement that will allow the transfer of defense technology, sources said on Monday, ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's talks in New Delhi this week to promote strategic ties.

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FILE PHOTO - Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is seen in an undated photograph handed out by her family. Ratcliffe Family Handout via REUTERS

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will serve out her five-year prison sentence, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, dismissing a call for her release by a British minister visiting Tehran.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/File Photo

Iran said on Monday U.S. cyber attacks on its military had failed, as Washington sought to rally support in the Middle East and Europe for a hardline stance that has brought it to the verge of conflict with its long-time foe.

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Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), greets supporters at a rally of in Beylikduzu district, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his ever tighter grip on power.

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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest against Bahrain's workshop for U.S. peace plan, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain.

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Belgian police have arrested and charged a man with planning a terrorism attack against the U.S. embassy in Brussels, prosecutors said on Monday.

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An Ethiopian man reads a newspaper with the pictures of Amhara state President Ambachew Mekonnen, killed in the region's main city Bahir Dar, and of Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen, who was shot by his bodyguard, on a street in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia's northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday, a senior government official said, and a number of other plotters have been arrested.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Logar province, Afghanistan Aug. 7, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won't plot attacks from Afghan soil, sources said on Monday.

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Paul Ceglia is shown in this U.S. Marshals photo released on March 10, 2015.  REUTERS/U.S. Dept. of Justice/Handout

U.S. prosecutors on Monday said the New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of that company is again a fugitive, after Ecuador's president turned down a U.S. extradition request.

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FILE PHOTO: A Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft is seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018.    REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo

Turkey has purchased Russian missile defenses and is discussing a delivery date irrespective of any U.S. sanctions, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding the United States is isolated as it also squeezes Turkey on F-35 jets.

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FILE PHOTO: A man rides an electric scooter on the sidewalk in Paris, France, March 27, 2019.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

If you're spending time in Paris this summer and decide to check out one of the 20,000 electric scooters buzzing along its boulevards, you might want to be careful how you ride and where you end up parking.

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Silivri Prison complex is pictured in Silivri near Istanbul, Turkey, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Prominent Turkish businessman Osman Kavala and 15 other civil society figures went on trial on Monday accused of trying to overthrow then-Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government by organizing nationwide protests six years ago.

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France, Britain and Germany have sent an official diplomatic warning to Iran about the serious consequences Tehran faces if it scales back its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, two European diplomats said on Monday.

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A forest offcial stands next do debris after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed after a mid-air collision near the village of Jabel in northeastern Germany June 24, 2019  REUTERS/Petra Konermann/Nordkurier

One pilot was killed after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed over northeastern Germany, n-tv television reported, while the pilot of the other jet was reported as having parachuted to safety.

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An examiner was run over and killed by a 68-year-old woman taking her driving test in the southern Polish city of Rybnik on Monday, police said.

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FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Sudanese authorities must let in human rights monitors, end repression of protesters and restore the internet connection, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

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A blackout of mobile phone data in nine townships in Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin states may be covering up human rights abuses, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, chairwoman of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), delivers a speech during a festivity to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the German Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) in Munich, Germany, June 6, 2019.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday ruled out any form of cooperation with Alternative for Germany (AfD), saying the far-right party's anti-immigrant rhetoric was contributing to an atmosphere of hate that encourages political violence.

ESG28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, United States, April 30, 2019.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam

There is "absolutely no evidence" that outside forces such as Russia used Facebook to target users and influence Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the world's biggest social network said on Monday.

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Russian guided missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov enters Havana's bay, Cuba, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

The U.S. deployment of land-based missile systems near Russia's borders could lead to a stand-off comparable to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: A man holds the flags of India and the U.S. while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

India and the United States are closing in on an industrial security agreement that will allow the transfer of defense technology, sources said on Monday, ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's talks in New Delhi this week to promote strategic ties.

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FILE PHOTO - Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is seen in an undated photograph handed out by her family. Ratcliffe Family Handout via REUTERS

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will serve out her five-year prison sentence, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, dismissing a call for her release by a British minister visiting Tehran.

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