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FILE PHOTO: The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system completes its inaugural cross-country ferry flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, U.S., September 18, 2014. U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a major military confrontation could erupt between Tehran and Washington.

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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

The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, widening the two countries' row over tariffs and trade.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a screen while delivering a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbor, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ignored a Thursday deadline set by some protesters to withdraw an extradition bill that she promoted then postponed, setting the stage for a new wave of demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

When Carrie Lam was selected for Hong Kong's top job two years ago, she pledged to "unite and move forward", a sign she would balance the desires of the city's free-wheeling citizens against the demand for control from the Communist Party in Beijing.

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Venezuela's crisis is spilling across the border into Colombia as Marxist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries recruit migrants to strengthen their ranks, according to five Colombian military commanders. 

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Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Boris Johnson, a former foreign secretary who helped lead the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, is the runaway favorite to win a final pair of ballots on Thursday that will whittle down the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May to two candidates.

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Prospects are fading for a snap election for parliament's lower house in tandem with a summer upper house poll, the leader of Japan's second-biggest opposition party said on Thursday.

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Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said that a U.S. drone shot down on Thursday had turned off its identification transponder, the state broadcaster IRIB reported.

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People smugglers responsible for the deaths of 71 men, women and children whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway in August 2015, listen to judge Erik Mezolakias he announces the final verdict and reasoning in a court in Szeged, Hungary June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas

A Hungarian court jailed four human traffickers for life on Thursday for the deaths of 71 migrants whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway.

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FILE PHOTO: Climate change activist Zayne Cowie walks on the Brooklyn Bridge during a youth climate march in New York City, U.S., May 3, 2019.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A keen reader of graphic novels, nine-year-old Zayne Cowie has a bookshelf laden with tales of the struggles of imaginary superheroes. Now, a real-life role model has inspired him to join a battle for his own planet's future.

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Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who was detained and accused of espionage, speaks inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing to consider an appeal to extend his detention in Moscow, Russia June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying called on U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, Canada and Ireland to help him as he appeared in court at an appeal hearing on Thursday.

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Demonstrators react outside the Court of Appeal after the result in the court case regarding the judgment of a legal battle by campaigners to challenge the UK government’s decision to grant licences for the export of arms to Saudi Arabia in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

The British government broke the law by allowing arms exports to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in the conflict in Yemen, a British court ruled on Thursday.

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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday which the Saudi-led coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties.

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FILE PHOTO: Senior Fidesz lawmaker Gergely Gulyas, who will be Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, speaks to Reuters in an interview in Budapest, Hungary on May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Krisztina Than

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - the so-called "Visegrad Four" countries - will agree a common stance on the European Union's 2050 climate goals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

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A farmer reacts on his field, which was burned by fire, in al-Hamdaniya, near Mosul, Iraq June 12, 2019. Picture taken June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he believed the United Nations will look into the "suspicious" death of Islamist former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi and hold those responsible accountable.

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South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers.

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FILE PHOTO: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets with Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougalos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be among the candidates that East European member states Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia can support to become the next European Commission president, a senior Hungarian official said.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Campaigners in Hong Kong have registered thousands of new voters during mass protests against controversial extradition law reform, pouncing on an opportunity to bolster the democratic opposition's prospects in upcoming elections.

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FILE PHOTO: The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system completes its inaugural cross-country ferry flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, U.S., September 18, 2014. U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a major military confrontation could erupt between Tehran and Washington.

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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

The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, widening the two countries' row over tariffs and trade.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a screen while delivering a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbor, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ignored a Thursday deadline set by some protesters to withdraw an extradition bill that she promoted then postponed, setting the stage for a new wave of demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

When Carrie Lam was selected for Hong Kong's top job two years ago, she pledged to "unite and move forward", a sign she would balance the desires of the city's free-wheeling citizens against the demand for control from the Communist Party in Beijing.

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Venezuela's crisis is spilling across the border into Colombia as Marxist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries recruit migrants to strengthen their ranks, according to five Colombian military commanders. 

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Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Boris Johnson, a former foreign secretary who helped lead the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, is the runaway favorite to win a final pair of ballots on Thursday that will whittle down the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May to two candidates.

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Prospects are fading for a snap election for parliament's lower house in tandem with a summer upper house poll, the leader of Japan's second-biggest opposition party said on Thursday.

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Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said that a U.S. drone shot down on Thursday had turned off its identification transponder, the state broadcaster IRIB reported.

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People smugglers responsible for the deaths of 71 men, women and children whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway in August 2015, listen to judge Erik Mezolakias he announces the final verdict and reasoning in a court in Szeged, Hungary June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tamas Kaszas

A Hungarian court jailed four human traffickers for life on Thursday for the deaths of 71 migrants whose decomposing bodies were found crammed inside a truck dumped on an Austrian motorway.

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FILE PHOTO: Climate change activist Zayne Cowie walks on the Brooklyn Bridge during a youth climate march in New York City, U.S., May 3, 2019.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A keen reader of graphic novels, nine-year-old Zayne Cowie has a bookshelf laden with tales of the struggles of imaginary superheroes. Now, a real-life role model has inspired him to join a battle for his own planet's future.

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Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who was detained and accused of espionage, speaks inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing to consider an appeal to extend his detention in Moscow, Russia June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying called on U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, Canada and Ireland to help him as he appeared in court at an appeal hearing on Thursday.

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Demonstrators react outside the Court of Appeal after the result in the court case regarding the judgment of a legal battle by campaigners to challenge the UK government’s decision to grant licences for the export of arms to Saudi Arabia in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

The British government broke the law by allowing arms exports to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in the conflict in Yemen, a British court ruled on Thursday.

World News27 minutes ago

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis launched a projectile into southern Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday which the Saudi-led coalition said landed near a desalination plant without causing damage or casualties.

ESG30 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Senior Fidesz lawmaker Gergely Gulyas, who will be Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, speaks to Reuters in an interview in Budapest, Hungary on May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Krisztina Than

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - the so-called "Visegrad Four" countries - will agree a common stance on the European Union's 2050 climate goals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said on Thursday.

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A farmer reacts on his field, which was burned by fire, in al-Hamdaniya, near Mosul, Iraq June 12, 2019. Picture taken June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he believed the United Nations will look into the "suspicious" death of Islamist former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi and hold those responsible accountable.

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South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers.

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FILE PHOTO: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets with Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougalos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be among the candidates that East European member states Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia can support to become the next European Commission president, a senior Hungarian official said.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Campaigners in Hong Kong have registered thousands of new voters during mass protests against controversial extradition law reform, pouncing on an opportunity to bolster the democratic opposition's prospects in upcoming elections.

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