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U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to U.S. President Donald Trump for a joint investigation of former U.S. officials sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities," including a U.S. ambassador to Russia, is just the latest effort in a years-long campaign to undermine a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions on Putin's officials.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she holds the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite challenges at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.

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Russia's Federal Security Service has searched a research facility controlled by the country's space agency Roskosmos over the suspected leaking of secrets about new hypersonic weapons to Western spies, the TASS news agency reported on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) visit Belleek Pottery, in St Belleek, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her 'white paper' plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.

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An Israel man rides his horse as he herds cattle at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel  July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a witness and a war monitor group said, leaving for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores President Bashar al-Assad's control of the frontier.

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U.S. President Donald Trump  at the White House in Washington, July 17, 2018.   REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday, saying they got along well but their conversations were "not always conciliatory."

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gestures during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Relevant authorities are working to prevent Turkey from being negatively impacted by U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara on upcoming sanctions.

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Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a joint news conference in Beijing, China June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to normalize ties, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday, restoring relations that have been strained since a 2017 diplomatic row.

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An explosion in an Iran oil storage in the central industrial zone of Khomein injured two people, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Japan casino school is seen as a dealer puts cards on a mock black jack casino table during a photo opportunity at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo, Japan September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo

Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.

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Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday reaction from EU capitals to British Prime minister Theresa May's Brexit white paper was lukewarm but said there was agreement it formed the basis for negotiations.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Vienna, Austria March 8, 2018.   REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Turkey and the Netherlands will reappoint ambassadors in the next couple of months, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after the NATO allies agreed to normalize ties following more than a year of diplomatic tensions.

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FILE PHOTO: Paramilitary soldiers walk past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan January 16, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

Pakistan's election authorities have granted broad judicial powers to the powerful military at polling stations during next week's general election, a rare move that has fanned concern among political parties and human rights groups.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that social media platforms needed to take responsibility for the content on their networks.

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A general view shows the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel  July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The evacuation of Syrian rebels and civilians from the border area with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights began on Friday as buses started to depart the area, according to a witness and the war monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen ahead of the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Europe must work over coming years and decades to harmonize the many different weapons systems its armed forces deploy, both to use military budgets more efficiently and strengthen the continent's military contractors, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it had summoned Greece's ambassador in Moscow to register its protest over "anti-Russian" statements made by Athens amid a diplomatic row that has strained relations.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Transatlantic relations are going through a rocky patch, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, but she added that it was not the first difficult period they had experienced and she expressed the hope that they would yet recover.

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Artists paint as they work on The Heroes giant painting project, in Art Bride gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Memorabilia featuring a young Thai soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave is flying off the shelves, said Suwit Jaipom, who heads an art gallery in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where the boys live.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to U.S. President Donald Trump for a joint investigation of former U.S. officials sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities," including a U.S. ambassador to Russia, is just the latest effort in a years-long campaign to undermine a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions on Putin's officials.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she holds the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite challenges at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.

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Russia's Federal Security Service has searched a research facility controlled by the country's space agency Roskosmos over the suspected leaking of secrets about new hypersonic weapons to Western spies, the TASS news agency reported on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) visit Belleek Pottery, in St Belleek, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her 'white paper' plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.

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An Israel man rides his horse as he herds cattle at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel  July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Syrian rebels began evacuating the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a witness and a war monitor group said, leaving for the rebel-held north in a surrender deal that restores President Bashar al-Assad's control of the frontier.

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U.S. President Donald Trump  at the White House in Washington, July 17, 2018.   REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in an interview broadcast on Friday, saying they got along well but their conversations were "not always conciliatory."

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gestures during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Relevant authorities are working to prevent Turkey from being negatively impacted by U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday after a U.S. delegation held talks in Ankara on upcoming sanctions.

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Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a joint news conference in Beijing, China June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to normalize ties, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday, restoring relations that have been strained since a 2017 diplomatic row.

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An explosion in an Iran oil storage in the central industrial zone of Khomein injured two people, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Japan casino school is seen as a dealer puts cards on a mock black jack casino table during a photo opportunity at an international tourism promotion symposium in Tokyo, Japan September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo

Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.

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Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday reaction from EU capitals to British Prime minister Theresa May's Brexit white paper was lukewarm but said there was agreement it formed the basis for negotiations.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Vienna, Austria March 8, 2018.   REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Turkey and the Netherlands will reappoint ambassadors in the next couple of months, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after the NATO allies agreed to normalize ties following more than a year of diplomatic tensions.

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FILE PHOTO: Paramilitary soldiers walk past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan January 16, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

Pakistan's election authorities have granted broad judicial powers to the powerful military at polling stations during next week's general election, a rare move that has fanned concern among political parties and human rights groups.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that social media platforms needed to take responsibility for the content on their networks.

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A general view shows the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel  July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The evacuation of Syrian rebels and civilians from the border area with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights began on Friday as buses started to depart the area, according to a witness and the war monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen ahead of the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Europe must work over coming years and decades to harmonize the many different weapons systems its armed forces deploy, both to use military budgets more efficiently and strengthen the continent's military contractors, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it had summoned Greece's ambassador in Moscow to register its protest over "anti-Russian" statements made by Athens amid a diplomatic row that has strained relations.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Transatlantic relations are going through a rocky patch, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, but she added that it was not the first difficult period they had experienced and she expressed the hope that they would yet recover.

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Artists paint as they work on The Heroes giant painting project, in Art Bride gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Memorabilia featuring a young Thai soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave is flying off the shelves, said Suwit Jaipom, who heads an art gallery in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where the boys live.

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