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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson leaves his office in London, Britain July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe's power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not changing.

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People hold Lithuanian flags during an event to commemorate the anniversary of the Baltic Way on the border with Latvia near Salociai, Lithuania August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

As protesters formed human chains across Hong Kong on Friday, Ramunas Terleckas was out on the streets of Lithuania's capital Vilnius getting ready to commemorate the event which inspired them.

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FILE PHOTO: A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019.  New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims, prosecutor Remy Heitz's office said on Friday.

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Yemen's southern separatists clashed with government forces in the oil-producing province of Shabwa for a second consecutive night, local officials and residents said, with the violence between nominal allies straining an Arab military coalition.

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FILE PHOTO: Rescued migrants rest aboard the Ocean Viking, run by French charities Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee, as it waits in international waters between Malta and the southern Italian island of Linosa for access to a port in this handout picture taken between August 9 and 12, 2019. Ocean Viking/Handout via REUTERS

Six European Union countries have agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel, ending the latest standoff in the bloc over migration across the Mediterranean.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic Party leadership members Nicola Zingaretti, Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio, Paolo Gentiloni and Paola De Micheli meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella for consultations in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

The first day of talks between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new Italian government ended on Friday with both sides reporting progress and 5-Star pushing the agenda.

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Protesters hold hands to form a human chain during a rally to call for political reforms at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong, China, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.

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FILE PHOTO: French gendarmes on a boat patrol the coast next to the Virgin's Rock on the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran, where they have been at odds with the United States, as world powers prepare to discuss tensions on the issue during the G7 leaders' summit.

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FILE PHOTO: Nabil Karoui, businessman and owner of the private channel Nessma arrives at the Financial and Economic Judiciary pole in Tunis, Tunisia July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisian police arrested presidential candidate Nabil Karoui on Friday after a court ordered his detention, the Interior Ministry said, in a case involving charges of money laundering but which Karoui's party said was a politically motivated attempt to exclude him from the election race.

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FILE PHOTO: Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg attends a news conference during the annual informal summer meeting of the Nordic prime ministers in Reykjavik, Iceland August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Norway's Conservative Party Prime Minister Erna Solberg has set a Monday deadline for the three junior partners in her coalition to decide whether they should remain in her government.

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An Indian security personnel stands guard on a deserted road during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Security forces used tear gas against stone-throwing local residents in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Friday, after a third straight week of protests in the restive Soura district despite the imposition of tight restrictions.

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Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest.

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The Amazon needs better management to end the 'ecocide' that is going on in the rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday ahead of a G7 summit at the weekend.

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Zimbabwe's government offered to raise public sector wages by 76% on Friday, an umbrella group for public sector unions said, in a bid to tackle widespread anger over the state of the economy.

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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on environment and social equality to business leaders on the eve of the G7 summit in Paris, France August 23, 2019. Michel Spingler/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he would put pressure on the United States to sign a charter on protecting biodiversity at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France this weekend.

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A view shows the Hotel du Palais summit venue ahead of the G7 Summit in the French coastal resort of Biarritz, France, August 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

World leaders converging on the seaside Basque resort of Biarritz for a summit this weekend are sharply divided on a range of issues but host country France hopes the famed local cuisine can help smooth over the disagreements.

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A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Novo Airao, Amazonas state, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials.

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A damaged military tank is seen in Idlib countryside, Syria in this handout released by SANA on August 22, 2019. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the attempted coup at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said.

Brexit23 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson leaves his office in London, Britain July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe's power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not changing.

World News37 minutes ago

People hold Lithuanian flags during an event to commemorate the anniversary of the Baltic Way on the border with Latvia near Salociai, Lithuania August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

As protesters formed human chains across Hong Kong on Friday, Ramunas Terleckas was out on the streets of Lithuania's capital Vilnius getting ready to commemorate the event which inspired them.

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FILE PHOTO: A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019.  New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims, prosecutor Remy Heitz's office said on Friday.

World News2 hours ago

Yemen's southern separatists clashed with government forces in the oil-producing province of Shabwa for a second consecutive night, local officials and residents said, with the violence between nominal allies straining an Arab military coalition.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Rescued migrants rest aboard the Ocean Viking, run by French charities Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee, as it waits in international waters between Malta and the southern Italian island of Linosa for access to a port in this handout picture taken between August 9 and 12, 2019. Ocean Viking/Handout via REUTERS

Six European Union countries have agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel, ending the latest standoff in the bloc over migration across the Mediterranean.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic Party leadership members Nicola Zingaretti, Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio, Paolo Gentiloni and Paola De Micheli meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella for consultations in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

The first day of talks between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new Italian government ended on Friday with both sides reporting progress and 5-Star pushing the agenda.

World News5 hours ago

Protesters hold hands to form a human chain during a rally to call for political reforms at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong, China, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: French gendarmes on a boat patrol the coast next to the Virgin's Rock on the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran, where they have been at odds with the United States, as world powers prepare to discuss tensions on the issue during the G7 leaders' summit.

World News7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Nabil Karoui, businessman and owner of the private channel Nessma arrives at the Financial and Economic Judiciary pole in Tunis, Tunisia July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisian police arrested presidential candidate Nabil Karoui on Friday after a court ordered his detention, the Interior Ministry said, in a case involving charges of money laundering but which Karoui's party said was a politically motivated attempt to exclude him from the election race.

World News24 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg attends a news conference during the annual informal summer meeting of the Nordic prime ministers in Reykjavik, Iceland August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Norway's Conservative Party Prime Minister Erna Solberg has set a Monday deadline for the three junior partners in her coalition to decide whether they should remain in her government.

World Newsan hour ago

An Indian security personnel stands guard on a deserted road during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Security forces used tear gas against stone-throwing local residents in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Friday, after a third straight week of protests in the restive Soura district despite the imposition of tight restrictions.

World Newsan hour ago

Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest.

World Newsan hour ago

The Amazon needs better management to end the 'ecocide' that is going on in the rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday ahead of a G7 summit at the weekend.

World Newsan hour ago

Zimbabwe's government offered to raise public sector wages by 76% on Friday, an umbrella group for public sector unions said, in a bid to tackle widespread anger over the state of the economy.

World News3 hours ago

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on environment and social equality to business leaders on the eve of the G7 summit in Paris, France August 23, 2019. Michel Spingler/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he would put pressure on the United States to sign a charter on protecting biodiversity at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France this weekend.

World News3 hours ago

A view shows the Hotel du Palais summit venue ahead of the G7 Summit in the French coastal resort of Biarritz, France, August 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

World leaders converging on the seaside Basque resort of Biarritz for a summit this weekend are sharply divided on a range of issues but host country France hopes the famed local cuisine can help smooth over the disagreements.

World News4 hours ago

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Novo Airao, Amazonas state, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials.

World News4 hours ago

A damaged military tank is seen in Idlib countryside, Syria in this handout released by SANA on August 22, 2019. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the attempted coup at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said.

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