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A still image from a video footage shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, in central London, Britain November 14, 2018. Parbul TV/Handout via REUTERS TV

British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday but must convince ministers to back her plan amid open hostility from some of her own members of parliament who say it threatens the United Kingdom's unity.

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Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman delivers a statement to the media following his party, Yisrael Beitenu, faction meting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a "capitulation to terror", weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

A senior Turkish official proposed on Wednesday that suspects in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi be tried in a Turkish court observed by international human rights groups.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a presentation of the Hasso Plattner Institute as part of a two-day retreat of the German government in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany November 14, 2018. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS

Angela Merkel's decision to give up the leadership of her Christian Democrats while staying on as German chancellor is a risk and an experiment, her protege and would-be successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Wednesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Suresnes American Cemetery as part of the Paris commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, France, November 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

U.S. President Donald Trump, who attacked his French counterpart in a series of tweets on Tuesday, should have shown "common decency" instead since the country was mourning the anniversary of deadly attacks in Paris, a French government spokesman said.

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A Rohingya refugee girl collects water from a tube-well at the Balikhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

COX'Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them want to return, humanitarian officials said.

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Cars are seen inside the Saipa Syria Factory in the industrial city of Hassia in Homs, Syria September 9, 2018. Picture taken September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran's economic ambitions in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting at Superior Labor Court in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro urged state governors on Wednesday to back the approval of reforms his team is preparing, saying some "bitter" austerity measures are needed to avoid a fiscal crisis such as the one Greece went through.

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Afghan families fleeing from the districts of Malistan and Jaghori, because of the conflict between Taliban and Afghan forces, arrive in Ghazni, Afghanistan November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mustafa Andaleb

Thousands of members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara ethnic minority have fled their homes in the central province of Ghazni as the Taliban have pressed into two previously safe districts, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.

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A vendor sells bananas to a customer at her grocery shop in downtown Asmara, Eritrea in this photo taken on February 21, 2016. Picture taken February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The U. N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

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Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to make a statement at around 12.00 p.m. ET on Wednesday outside her office after meeting senior ministers to discuss her Brexit deal, a Downing Street official said.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends a cabinet meeting at the Roslin Innovation Centre at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland November 5, 2018.  Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS

Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be offered to Northern Ireland in Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might foster resentment and boost the cause of Scottish independence.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, arrives in Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The British government bowed to increasing pressure from lawmakers on Wednesday by bringing forward a planned reform of gambling regulations by six months.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

There is a "very strong chance" that Scotland Secretary David Mundell will resign over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, the editor of PoliticsHome.com said on Wednesday without citing sources.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski enters a court in Skopje, Macedonia, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo

Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski has submitted a an asylum request to the Hungarian immigration office asking for refugee status, the office of Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists vandalize a police vehicle during clashes in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Novemver 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at opposition party supporters in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday as tension soared weeks before a general election.

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Malnourished Ferial Elias, 2, gestures as she is being weighed at a malnutrition treatment ward at al-Thawra hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen November 3, 2018. Picture taken November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

Lying on a dust-covered bed in a hospital ward in the Yemeni city of Taiz, 10-year-old Ghazi Mohammed barely has enough energy to watch doctors and nurses examine his emaciated body.

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FILE PHOTO: A trader inspects a diamond during a show at the trading floor of Israel's Diamond Exchange (IDE) in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo

(The Nov. 6 story officially corrects to delete reference to one of the suspects in the case, in accordance with court order)

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FILE PHOTO: Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his home in the Christian village of Maarab in the mountains overlooking the seaside town of Jounieh, October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Christian rivals from the Lebanese civil war Samir Geagea and Suleiman Frangieh shook hands with each other on Wednesday, marking a formal reconciliation to end a more than four decades-long enmity.

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A court sentenced Turkish journalist Ali Unal to 19 years in jail on Wednesday on a charge of being a leader in the network accused of carrying out a failed coup in July 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

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A still image from a video footage shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, in central London, Britain November 14, 2018. Parbul TV/Handout via REUTERS TV

British Prime Minister Theresa May hailed her draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday but must convince ministers to back her plan amid open hostility from some of her own members of parliament who say it threatens the United Kingdom's unity.

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Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman delivers a statement to the media following his party, Yisrael Beitenu, faction meting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a "capitulation to terror", weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

A senior Turkish official proposed on Wednesday that suspects in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi be tried in a Turkish court observed by international human rights groups.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a presentation of the Hasso Plattner Institute as part of a two-day retreat of the German government in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany November 14, 2018. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS

Angela Merkel's decision to give up the leadership of her Christian Democrats while staying on as German chancellor is a risk and an experiment, her protege and would-be successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Wednesday.

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Suresnes American Cemetery as part of the Paris commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, France, November 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

U.S. President Donald Trump, who attacked his French counterpart in a series of tweets on Tuesday, should have shown "common decency" instead since the country was mourning the anniversary of deadly attacks in Paris, a French government spokesman said.

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A Rohingya refugee girl collects water from a tube-well at the Balikhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

COX'Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them want to return, humanitarian officials said.

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Cars are seen inside the Saipa Syria Factory in the industrial city of Hassia in Homs, Syria September 9, 2018. Picture taken September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran's economic ambitions in Syria.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting at Superior Labor Court in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro urged state governors on Wednesday to back the approval of reforms his team is preparing, saying some "bitter" austerity measures are needed to avoid a fiscal crisis such as the one Greece went through.

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Afghan families fleeing from the districts of Malistan and Jaghori, because of the conflict between Taliban and Afghan forces, arrive in Ghazni, Afghanistan November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mustafa Andaleb

Thousands of members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara ethnic minority have fled their homes in the central province of Ghazni as the Taliban have pressed into two previously safe districts, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.

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A vendor sells bananas to a customer at her grocery shop in downtown Asmara, Eritrea in this photo taken on February 21, 2016. Picture taken February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The U. N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

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Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to make a statement at around 12.00 p.m. ET on Wednesday outside her office after meeting senior ministers to discuss her Brexit deal, a Downing Street official said.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends a cabinet meeting at the Roslin Innovation Centre at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland November 5, 2018.  Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS

Scottish nationalists and their political opponents alike decried the terms expected to be offered to Northern Ireland in Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Wednesday, which some feel might foster resentment and boost the cause of Scottish independence.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, arrives in Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The British government bowed to increasing pressure from lawmakers on Wednesday by bringing forward a planned reform of gambling regulations by six months.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

There is a "very strong chance" that Scotland Secretary David Mundell will resign over Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, the editor of PoliticsHome.com said on Wednesday without citing sources.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski enters a court in Skopje, Macedonia, October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo

Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski has submitted a an asylum request to the Hungarian immigration office asking for refugee status, the office of Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists vandalize a police vehicle during clashes in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Novemver 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at opposition party supporters in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday as tension soared weeks before a general election.

World News44 minutes ago

Malnourished Ferial Elias, 2, gestures as she is being weighed at a malnutrition treatment ward at al-Thawra hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen November 3, 2018. Picture taken November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

Lying on a dust-covered bed in a hospital ward in the Yemeni city of Taiz, 10-year-old Ghazi Mohammed barely has enough energy to watch doctors and nurses examine his emaciated body.

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FILE PHOTO: A trader inspects a diamond during a show at the trading floor of Israel's Diamond Exchange (IDE) in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Israel August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo

(The Nov. 6 story officially corrects to delete reference to one of the suspects in the case, in accordance with court order)

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FILE PHOTO: Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his home in the Christian village of Maarab in the mountains overlooking the seaside town of Jounieh, October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Christian rivals from the Lebanese civil war Samir Geagea and Suleiman Frangieh shook hands with each other on Wednesday, marking a formal reconciliation to end a more than four decades-long enmity.

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A court sentenced Turkish journalist Ali Unal to 19 years in jail on Wednesday on a charge of being a leader in the network accused of carrying out a failed coup in July 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

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