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U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers return to the flight deck of the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge after participating in an exercise with F/A-18E Super Hornets embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 18, 2019. Picture taken May 18, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Handout via REUTERS

President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad's Green Zone.

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North Korea U.N. Ambassador Kim Song speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect "future developments" between the countries.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech on Brexit in London, Britain May 21, 2019. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May set out a "new deal" on Tuesday for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to parliament including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit.

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FILE PHOTO: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 is pictured during its second test-fire in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. KCNA via Reuters

The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an "urgent" issue that the world should take more seriously.

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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak to reporters after briefing senators on Iran in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said.

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FILE PHOTO: A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, July 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries.

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Demonstrators hold a rally demanding resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis in Prague, Czech Republic, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bundas Engler

Thousands of Czechs protested for a fourth week in a row on Tuesday against a justice minister they fear could influence a criminal case against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

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Members of far-right, nationalist groups attend a protest against criminal attacks caused by youth, in Torokszentmiklos, Hungary, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Several hundred radical nationalists, including hard-line extremists, protested in a small town in eastern Hungary on Tuesday against what they call “Roma crime”.

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A police officer stands near a Lamborghini Murcielago 2007, part of the fleet of vehicles seized by the government from politicians and organized crime as part of an auction in Mexico City, Mexico May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Mexico's government will auction a Lamborghini, homes and other assets seized from gangsters and at least one former politician, officials said on Tuesday, part of a "Robin Hood" program to use millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains to aid the poor.

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FILE PHOTO: President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Guillaume Faury attends the Airbus annual general meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo

Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will visit Ireland during their upcoming trip to Britain and France, and plan to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5, the White House said on Tuesday.

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The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the State Department said on Tuesday, warning that Washington and its allies would respond "quickly and appropriately" if this were proven.

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The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday said it welcomed a June 25-26 "Peace to Prosperity" economic workshop hosted in Bahrain in cooperation with the United States.

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FILE PHOTO - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives to testify before a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on the proposed FY2020 budget for the Defense Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region.

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Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks to her lawyer, Carlos Beraldi, in a court room before the start of a corruption trial, in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Argentina's populist ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner passed through a crowd of ardent supporters and into a Buenos Aires courthouse on Tuesday to undergo a graft trial she derided as a "smokescreen," days after kicking off her campaign for vice president on social media.

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CBI President John Allan speaks at the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) annual dinner in London, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Plans by Britain's opposition Labour Party to nationalize utilities including the country's electricity grid will damage investment as well as hurting many small shareholders, one of the country's main business groups warned on Tuesday.

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Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang will be extradited to his home country where he is wanted on charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, South Africa's Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Tuesday.

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Mobile brigade (Brimob) police officers aim tear gas weapons during a clash with locals in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said.

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FILE PHOTO - Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2020 for the State Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East was directed by the Iranian government and the ayatollah.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, Iraq, January 9, 2019.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers return to the flight deck of the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge after participating in an exercise with F/A-18E Super Hornets embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea May 18, 2019. Picture taken May 18, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Handout via REUTERS

President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad's Green Zone.

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North Korea U.N. Ambassador Kim Song speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect "future developments" between the countries.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech on Brexit in London, Britain May 21, 2019. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Theresa May set out a "new deal" on Tuesday for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to parliament including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit.

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FILE PHOTO: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 is pictured during its second test-fire in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. KCNA via Reuters

The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an "urgent" issue that the world should take more seriously.

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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak to reporters after briefing senators on Iran in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said.

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FILE PHOTO: A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, July 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries.

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Demonstrators hold a rally demanding resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis in Prague, Czech Republic, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bundas Engler

Thousands of Czechs protested for a fourth week in a row on Tuesday against a justice minister they fear could influence a criminal case against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

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Members of far-right, nationalist groups attend a protest against criminal attacks caused by youth, in Torokszentmiklos, Hungary, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Several hundred radical nationalists, including hard-line extremists, protested in a small town in eastern Hungary on Tuesday against what they call “Roma crime”.

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A police officer stands near a Lamborghini Murcielago 2007, part of the fleet of vehicles seized by the government from politicians and organized crime as part of an auction in Mexico City, Mexico May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Mexico's government will auction a Lamborghini, homes and other assets seized from gangsters and at least one former politician, officials said on Tuesday, part of a "Robin Hood" program to use millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains to aid the poor.

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FILE PHOTO: President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Guillaume Faury attends the Airbus annual general meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo

Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said on Tuesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will visit Ireland during their upcoming trip to Britain and France, and plan to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5, the White House said on Tuesday.

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The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the State Department said on Tuesday, warning that Washington and its allies would respond "quickly and appropriately" if this were proven.

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The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday said it welcomed a June 25-26 "Peace to Prosperity" economic workshop hosted in Bahrain in cooperation with the United States.

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FILE PHOTO - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives to testify before a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on the proposed FY2020 budget for the Defense Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region.

World Newsin an hour

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks to her lawyer, Carlos Beraldi, in a court room before the start of a corruption trial, in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Argentina's populist ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner passed through a crowd of ardent supporters and into a Buenos Aires courthouse on Tuesday to undergo a graft trial she derided as a "smokescreen," days after kicking off her campaign for vice president on social media.

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CBI President John Allan speaks at the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) annual dinner in London, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Plans by Britain's opposition Labour Party to nationalize utilities including the country's electricity grid will damage investment as well as hurting many small shareholders, one of the country's main business groups warned on Tuesday.

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Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang will be extradited to his home country where he is wanted on charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, South Africa's Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Tuesday.

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Mobile brigade (Brimob) police officers aim tear gas weapons during a clash with locals in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said.

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FILE PHOTO - Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2020 for the State Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East was directed by the Iranian government and the ayatollah.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, Iraq, January 9, 2019.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.

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