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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

British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.

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FILE PHOTO : U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe feed carp before their working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country's biggest warship on a state visit as Tokyo seeks to avoid a bust-up over trade.

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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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Workers adjust a European flag outside the EU Parliament ahead of the EU elections in Brussels, Belgium, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain will hold European Parliament elections on Thursday, a vote which is expected to show growing frustration on both sides of the Brexit divide nearly three years after the country voted to leave the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.

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Takuya Yokota, a younger brother of abductee Megumi Yokota, poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 2019. Picture taken May 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Takuya Yokota chokes up as he talks about a photograph of his older sister Megumi, whom he has not seen since she was abducted from a beach by North Korean agents one winter evening 41 years ago.

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People protest in the streets of Tanah Abang area in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Hafidz Mubarak A/ via REUTERS

Demonstrations over the outcome of last month's presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia's capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which Jakarta's governor said six people were killed.

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A woman shouts slogans as she holds up a placard during a protest to demand Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) numbers be tallied with Voter-Verified Paper Audit trail (VVPAT) machines numbers, outside the office of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi, India, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.

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The United Arab Emirates said it welcomes the participation of a number of ''brotherly and friendly states'' in the investigation of the ''sabotage operations'' that targeted four tankers near its territorial waters, the state-news agency WAM reported on Wednesday citing a foreign ministry statement.

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Construction workers dismantle the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, February 8, 2019.   REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Rebuilding work on a bridge that collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa last year killing 43 people is expected to be completed by next April despite demolition works running late, the special commissioner for the reconstruction said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A view shows a new S-400 "Triumph" surface-to-air missile system after its deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk near Kaliningrad, Russia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo

The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase U.S. Patriot missile systems instead.

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The German government on Wednesday said Turkey's decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems raised difficult questions for NATO and that it would welcome Ankara reconsidering the decision.

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FILE PHOTO: Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, is seen at his an event in Nairobi, Kenya in this picture taken September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48.

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European Union and British flags flutter in front of the chancellery ahead of a visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is on course to win Thursday's European parliamentary election in the United Kingdom while pro-European Union parties remain divided.

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country's planned exit from the European Union "closely and patiently", the EU executive's chief spokesman said on Wednesday.

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

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

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing widespread pressure to quit but can her lawmakers actually force her from office?

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President Cyril Ramaphosa takes an oath as he is sworn in as a Member of Parliament  in Cape Town, South Africa, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa's influential deputy David Mabuza, who put off taking up his seat to address accusations he had brought the ruling party into disrepute.

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A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel August 20, 2014. \REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, part of U.S. President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israel-Palestinian peace plan.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church near High Wycombe, Britain May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will agree a timetable for the election of her successor after a fourth and final vote on her Brexit deal in parliament early next month.

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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

British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.

World News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO : U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe feed carp before their working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country's biggest warship on a state visit as Tokyo seeks to avoid a bust-up over trade.

World News8 hours ago

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.

World News21 minutes ago

Workers adjust a European flag outside the EU Parliament ahead of the EU elections in Brussels, Belgium, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Britain will hold European Parliament elections on Thursday, a vote which is expected to show growing frustration on both sides of the Brexit divide nearly three years after the country voted to leave the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defence systems during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.

World News4 hours ago

Takuya Yokota, a younger brother of abductee Megumi Yokota, poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 2019. Picture taken May 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Takuya Yokota chokes up as he talks about a photograph of his older sister Megumi, whom he has not seen since she was abducted from a beach by North Korean agents one winter evening 41 years ago.

World News39 minutes ago

People protest in the streets of Tanah Abang area in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Hafidz Mubarak A/ via REUTERS

Demonstrations over the outcome of last month's presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia's capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which Jakarta's governor said six people were killed.

World News22 minutes ago

A woman shouts slogans as she holds up a placard during a protest to demand Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) numbers be tallied with Voter-Verified Paper Audit trail (VVPAT) machines numbers, outside the office of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi, India, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.

World News36 minutes ago

The United Arab Emirates said it welcomes the participation of a number of ''brotherly and friendly states'' in the investigation of the ''sabotage operations'' that targeted four tankers near its territorial waters, the state-news agency WAM reported on Wednesday citing a foreign ministry statement.

World News8 minutes ago

Construction workers dismantle the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, February 8, 2019.   REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Rebuilding work on a bridge that collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa last year killing 43 people is expected to be completed by next April despite demolition works running late, the special commissioner for the reconstruction said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A view shows a new S-400 "Triumph" surface-to-air missile system after its deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk near Kaliningrad, Russia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo

The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase U.S. Patriot missile systems instead.

World News7 minutes ago

The German government on Wednesday said Turkey's decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems raised difficult questions for NATO and that it would welcome Ankara reconsidering the decision.

World News8 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, is seen at his an event in Nairobi, Kenya in this picture taken September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48.

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European Union and British flags flutter in front of the chancellery ahead of a visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is on course to win Thursday's European parliamentary election in the United Kingdom while pro-European Union parties remain divided.

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country's planned exit from the European Union "closely and patiently", the EU executive's chief spokesman said on Wednesday.

World News2 hours ago

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

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

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing widespread pressure to quit but can her lawmakers actually force her from office?

World News3 hours ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa takes an oath as he is sworn in as a Member of Parliament  in Cape Town, South Africa, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa's influential deputy David Mabuza, who put off taking up his seat to address accusations he had brought the ruling party into disrepute.

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A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel August 20, 2014. \REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, part of U.S. President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israel-Palestinian peace plan.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church near High Wycombe, Britain May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will agree a timetable for the election of her successor after a fourth and final vote on her Brexit deal in parliament early next month.

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