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Members of a dive squad conduct a search during a recovery operation around White Island, which is also known by its Maori name of Whakaari, a volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in New Zealand, December 13, 2019 in this handout photo supplied by the New Zealand Police. New Zealand Police/via REUTERS

New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island on Saturday in an attempt to retrieve two remaining bodies, following a fatal eruption earlier this week, said police.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media in a weekly news briefing after local elections in Hong Kong, China, November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team.

World News4 hours ago

Police in southern Taiwan shot a man on Saturday suspected of planting a possible explosive device outside a campaign office for the island's main opposition party, the Kuomintang, the official Central News Agency reported.

World News5 hours ago

EU Executive Vice-President in charge of the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans poses with  ministers and envoys from the High Ambition Coalition during the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations to show serious commitment to fighting climate change as negotiators battled into the early hours of Saturday to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid.

Brexit5 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he arrives at Downing Street after meeting with the Queen at the Buckingham Palace to ask for permission to form a government, in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for "closure" over the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, saying his election victory provided an overwhelming mandate to take Britain out of the European Union on Jan. 31.

World News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Blair Gable

Canada's Agriculture Ministry should move more quickly to help farmers harmed by protectionist measures imposed by other nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

World News9 hours ago

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin during an interview with Reuters after a European leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

She may be the world's youngest-serving head of government, but Finland's newly appointed prime minister does not feel like a role model, 34-year-old Sanna Marin told Reuters on Friday.

World News10 hours ago

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a Fridays for Future protest in Turin, Italy December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Tireless teenage activist Greta Thunberg has been crisscrossing the globe by car, train and boat - but not plane - to demand action on climate change. But now even she needs a rest.

World News12 hours ago

Palestinian man George Salameh, 59, owner of Afteem restaurant, works at his restaurant in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

George Salameh's family has lived in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem for 70 years. Still, he prefers his family be called "al-Yafawi", meaning "of Jaffa", an ode to the Mediterranean coastal town his family left in 1948 and still considers home.

Brexit14 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.”

World News2 hours ago

Demonstrators run during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Chilean police and soldiers used excessive or unnecessary force to quell recent demonstrations, committing serious human rights violations including unlawful killings and torture that should be prosecuted, the United Nations said on Friday.

World News4 hours ago

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.

World News5 hours ago

A photographer takes a picture of a painting by artist Fabian Chairez showing Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata nude while wearing high heels and riding a horse, at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City, Mexico December 10, 2019. Picture taken December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

A painting depicting Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for high heels and a pink sombrero, astride an aroused white horse, has sparked controversy in socially conservative Mexico, prompting protests that briefly flared into violence.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun attends as U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Korea’s President Moon Jae-in in New York, U.S. September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denucleazisation talks, Seoul and Washington said on Friday.

World News8 hours ago

Protesters demonstrate at Downing Street following the result of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Several hundred noisy protesters marched through central London on Friday to protest against Britain's election result, chanting "Boris Johnson: Not My Prime Minister" and "Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out".

World News8 hours ago

The breakaway Turkish Cypriot cabinet has designated an airport on the disputed island as a base for Turkish drones escorting ships seeking hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean, a news agency said, a move likely to increase tension with the European Union.

World News8 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31.

World News8 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a statement at Downing Street after winning the general election, in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in a landslide election victory, results showed on Friday.

World News9 hours ago

Newly elected president Abdelmadjid Tebboune attends a news conference in Algiers, Algeria December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

A former prime minister was elected Algeria's new president in a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but protesters who toppled his predecessor marched again on Friday, vowing their movement would not stop.

World News10 hours ago

U.S. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf speaks next to Honduran Minister of Security Julian Pacheco and Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart during a meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration program have mostly preferred to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the Central American nation, Guatemala's Interior Minister said on Thursday.

World Newsan hour ago

Members of a dive squad conduct a search during a recovery operation around White Island, which is also known by its Maori name of Whakaari, a volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in New Zealand, December 13, 2019 in this handout photo supplied by the New Zealand Police. New Zealand Police/via REUTERS

New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island on Saturday in an attempt to retrieve two remaining bodies, following a fatal eruption earlier this week, said police.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media in a weekly news briefing after local elections in Hong Kong, China, November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team.

World News4 hours ago

Police in southern Taiwan shot a man on Saturday suspected of planting a possible explosive device outside a campaign office for the island's main opposition party, the Kuomintang, the official Central News Agency reported.

World News5 hours ago

EU Executive Vice-President in charge of the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans poses with  ministers and envoys from the High Ambition Coalition during the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations to show serious commitment to fighting climate change as negotiators battled into the early hours of Saturday to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid.

Brexit5 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he arrives at Downing Street after meeting with the Queen at the Buckingham Palace to ask for permission to form a government, in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for "closure" over the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, saying his election victory provided an overwhelming mandate to take Britain out of the European Union on Jan. 31.

World News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Blair Gable

Canada's Agriculture Ministry should move more quickly to help farmers harmed by protectionist measures imposed by other nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

World News9 hours ago

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin during an interview with Reuters after a European leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

She may be the world's youngest-serving head of government, but Finland's newly appointed prime minister does not feel like a role model, 34-year-old Sanna Marin told Reuters on Friday.

World News10 hours ago

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a Fridays for Future protest in Turin, Italy December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Tireless teenage activist Greta Thunberg has been crisscrossing the globe by car, train and boat - but not plane - to demand action on climate change. But now even she needs a rest.

World News12 hours ago

Palestinian man George Salameh, 59, owner of Afteem restaurant, works at his restaurant in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

George Salameh's family has lived in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem for 70 years. Still, he prefers his family be called "al-Yafawi", meaning "of Jaffa", an ode to the Mediterranean coastal town his family left in 1948 and still considers home.

Brexit14 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party's headquarters following the general election in London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.”

World News2 hours ago

Demonstrators run during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Chilean police and soldiers used excessive or unnecessary force to quell recent demonstrations, committing serious human rights violations including unlawful killings and torture that should be prosecuted, the United Nations said on Friday.

World News4 hours ago

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday.

World News5 hours ago

A photographer takes a picture of a painting by artist Fabian Chairez showing Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata nude while wearing high heels and riding a horse, at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City, Mexico December 10, 2019. Picture taken December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

A painting depicting Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for high heels and a pink sombrero, astride an aroused white horse, has sparked controversy in socially conservative Mexico, prompting protests that briefly flared into violence.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun attends as U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Korea’s President Moon Jae-in in New York, U.S. September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to soften its approach to stalled denucleazisation talks, Seoul and Washington said on Friday.

World News8 hours ago

Protesters demonstrate at Downing Street following the result of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Several hundred noisy protesters marched through central London on Friday to protest against Britain's election result, chanting "Boris Johnson: Not My Prime Minister" and "Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out".

World News8 hours ago

The breakaway Turkish Cypriot cabinet has designated an airport on the disputed island as a base for Turkish drones escorting ships seeking hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean, a news agency said, a move likely to increase tension with the European Union.

World News8 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31.

World News8 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a statement at Downing Street after winning the general election, in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in a landslide election victory, results showed on Friday.

World News9 hours ago

Newly elected president Abdelmadjid Tebboune attends a news conference in Algiers, Algeria December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

A former prime minister was elected Algeria's new president in a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but protesters who toppled his predecessor marched again on Friday, vowing their movement would not stop.

World News10 hours ago

U.S. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf speaks next to Honduran Minister of Security Julian Pacheco and Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart during a meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration program have mostly preferred to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the Central American nation, Guatemala's Interior Minister said on Thursday.

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