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FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

U.S. lawmakers pushed for more aggressive steps to counteract the Russian "menace" on Tuesday, despite Trump administration officials insisting current sanctions were having an effect and vowing to impose more economic pain if Moscow does not change its behavior.

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A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on U.S. political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.

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An Iraqi worker unloads a truck from Iran, loaded with cosmetics, in Baghdad, Iraq August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.

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A view of the newly unveiled Iranian fighter jet in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also showcased a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

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A man waits to visit the Taiwan embassy a day after the Salvadoran government announced that it has broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan, in San Salvador, El Salvador August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

El Salvador said on Tuesday it hoped its economy would get a lift from China after it broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of Beijing, reducing the dwindling group of allies the Asian island has in Latin America.

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Venezuelan migrants walk along the Ecuadorean highway to Peru before new rules requiring they hold a valid passport kick in, at Tulcan, Ecuador August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Rojas

Ecuador's government on Tuesday said it wanted to host a regional summit to discuss a worsening exodus of migrants fleeing devastated Venezuela and overwhelming South America.

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Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party, and Richard Leonard, leader of Scottish Labour Party, visit the Alexander Dennis Bus Factory in Falkirk, Scotland, Britain August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, on a four day trip to boost his party's fortunes in Scotland, will meet asylum seekers in Glasgow on Wednesday amid a row about the treatment of would-be immigrants.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for a party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 21, 2018.  AAP/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the resignations of seven cabinet members despite them backing a rival for leadership, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as Turnbull seeks to quell the threat of a renewed leadership challenge.

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People gather in the street after an earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the northern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday and shook buildings as far away as the capital, Caracas, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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A man walks next to closed shops at a municipal market in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, as a currency devaluation and package of economic measures by socialist President Nicolas Maduro went into effect, and the opposition asked storekeepers to shut up shop in protest.

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People evacuate an office building after an earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Two witnesses in Venezuela's eastern city of Cumana, some 190 kilometers (118 miles) from the poor coastal area near where a 7.3 magnitude quake struck on Tuesday, said the tremor made residents nauseous and caused lamps to swing.

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There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage following an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 that struck the northern coast of the Caribbean country, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said in an internet broadcast on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences.

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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan, during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

More than 2 million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Tuesday, the riskiest stage of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia where hundreds died in a crush three years ago.

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Jakiw Palij, a 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, is pictured in his 1949 visa photo.   U.S. Department of Justice/via REUTERS

A 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has arrived in Germany after being arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

India said Facebook-owned WhatsApp had pledged on Tuesday to develop tools that would combat fake messages, to help the country crack down on people whipping up public anger through mass message forwards on social media.

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FILE PHOTO:    Nigerian refugee claimants Abimbola Ogunyemi (L) and Esther Ogunyemi (R) shop for groceries with their four-year-old daughter Nifemi at the Welcome Hall Mission food bank in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, February 13, 2018. Picture taken February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling, calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months.

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A Ugandan lawmaker whose arrest sparked two days of anti-government demonstrations has been left unable to stand after being beaten while in detention, his lawyer said on Tuesday, citing relatives who visited him.

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FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related activities.

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Flanked by fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to Capitol Hill reporters following the Republicans' weekly policy luncheon in Washington, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Shelley

Legislation warning Russia it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it were found interfering in November's congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, although he cited his strong interest in such a bill.

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FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

U.S. lawmakers pushed for more aggressive steps to counteract the Russian "menace" on Tuesday, despite Trump administration officials insisting current sanctions were having an effect and vowing to impose more economic pain if Moscow does not change its behavior.

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A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on U.S. political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.

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An Iraqi worker unloads a truck from Iran, loaded with cosmetics, in Baghdad, Iraq August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some U.S. sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank officials said.

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A view of the newly unveiled Iranian fighter jet in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also showcased a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

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A man waits to visit the Taiwan embassy a day after the Salvadoran government announced that it has broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan, in San Salvador, El Salvador August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

El Salvador said on Tuesday it hoped its economy would get a lift from China after it broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of Beijing, reducing the dwindling group of allies the Asian island has in Latin America.

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Venezuelan migrants walk along the Ecuadorean highway to Peru before new rules requiring they hold a valid passport kick in, at Tulcan, Ecuador August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Rojas

Ecuador's government on Tuesday said it wanted to host a regional summit to discuss a worsening exodus of migrants fleeing devastated Venezuela and overwhelming South America.

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Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party, and Richard Leonard, leader of Scottish Labour Party, visit the Alexander Dennis Bus Factory in Falkirk, Scotland, Britain August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, on a four day trip to boost his party's fortunes in Scotland, will meet asylum seekers in Glasgow on Wednesday amid a row about the treatment of would-be immigrants.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for a party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 21, 2018.  AAP/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected the resignations of seven cabinet members despite them backing a rival for leadership, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday, as Turnbull seeks to quell the threat of a renewed leadership challenge.

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People gather in the street after an earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the northern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday and shook buildings as far away as the capital, Caracas, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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A man walks next to closed shops at a municipal market in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, as a currency devaluation and package of economic measures by socialist President Nicolas Maduro went into effect, and the opposition asked storekeepers to shut up shop in protest.

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People evacuate an office building after an earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Two witnesses in Venezuela's eastern city of Cumana, some 190 kilometers (118 miles) from the poor coastal area near where a 7.3 magnitude quake struck on Tuesday, said the tremor made residents nauseous and caused lamps to swing.

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There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage following an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 that struck the northern coast of the Caribbean country, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said in an internet broadcast on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences.

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Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan, during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mena, Saudi Arabia August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

More than 2 million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Tuesday, the riskiest stage of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia where hundreds died in a crush three years ago.

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Jakiw Palij, a 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, is pictured in his 1949 visa photo.   U.S. Department of Justice/via REUTERS

A 95-year old New York City man believed to be a former guard at a labor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has arrived in Germany after being arrested and deported by U.S. immigration authorities, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

India said Facebook-owned WhatsApp had pledged on Tuesday to develop tools that would combat fake messages, to help the country crack down on people whipping up public anger through mass message forwards on social media.

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FILE PHOTO:    Nigerian refugee claimants Abimbola Ogunyemi (L) and Esther Ogunyemi (R) shop for groceries with their four-year-old daughter Nifemi at the Welcome Hall Mission food bank in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, February 13, 2018. Picture taken February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling, calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months.

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A Ugandan lawmaker whose arrest sparked two days of anti-government demonstrations has been left unable to stand after being beaten while in detention, his lawyer said on Tuesday, citing relatives who visited him.

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FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian company for what Washington said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions over the country's malicious cyber-related activities.

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Flanked by fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to Capitol Hill reporters following the Republicans' weekly policy luncheon in Washington, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Shelley

Legislation warning Russia it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it were found interfering in November's congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, although he cited his strong interest in such a bill.

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