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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military exercise at Ayeyarwaddy delta region in Myanmar, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lynn Bo Bo/Pool/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

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FILE PHOTO: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, New Zealand December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that recovery teams were hoping to access the volcanic island on Wednesday where eight people are missing and feared dead, two days after an eruption killed six people.

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Social democrats minister Sanna Marin speaks to the media after she was elected as the new Prime Minister of Finland in the session of the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki, Finland, December 10, 2019. Lehtikuva/Heikki Saukkomaa via REUTERS

Social Democrat Sanna Marin said on Tuesday she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media - but with care - after being sworn in as the world's youngest prime minister at the helm of a government led by women.

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Saudi Arabia Defense Attache Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz and his Embassy staff and other officials arrive to meet with the Saudi students who remain restricted to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola base by their Saudi commanding officer, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 9, 2019.  FBI Jacksonville/Handout via REUTERS

More than 300 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a "safety stand-down" after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a U.S. Navy base in Florida, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau looks at a poster of his late father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, during a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Sainte-Therese, Quebec, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an unusual challenge as he seeks to charm angry westerners who fear he will destroy the region's oil and gas industry - the legacy of his father, who was reviled in much of the west for his energy policies.

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the imprisonment of two French nationals in Iran was unbearable and demanded their immediate release, in a case that complicates French efforts to defuse tension between Washington and Tehran.

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Reporters are escorted out of the room as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take their seats to hold talks with their delegations at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Russian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, but that the United States has blocked their release.

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hold a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The United States and Russia appeared no closer on Tuesday to settling their disagreements on nuclear arms control as Moscow again proposed extending their New START treaty and Washington insisted China must be brought into the framework.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a joint news conference with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the Trump administration was "hopeful" North Korea will continue to work toward denuclearization and refrain from long-range missile tests, as Pyongyang's deadline for Washington to reconsider its approach to talks looms.

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Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against French government's pensions reform plans in Marseille as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France, December 10, 2019. The slogan reads "work, shop and shut up". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Strikes against pension reforms shut schools and caused transport chaos around France on Tuesday, but the number of people taking to the streets dropped by more than half from last week, strengthening President Emmanuel Macron's hand.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, New Zealand December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that recovery teams were hoping to access the volcanic island on Wednesday where eight people are missing and feared dead, two days after an eruption killed six people.

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People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS

Tourists caught in the deadly blast at New Zealand's White Island were there despite a recent increase in volcanic activity, although experts said precise predictions on eruptions were all but impossible.

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FILE PHOTO: Mexico's Public Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna attends a meeting with the Human Rights commission at the Senate in Mexico City November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICOPOLITICS - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)/File Photo

A former Mexican government official responsible for public security has been charged with accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa drug cartel once run by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to help it operate with "impunity" in Mexico, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez poses at the Presidential Desk at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace, in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 10, 2019. Esteban Collazo/Frente de Todos/Handout via REUTERS

Argentina's Peronist leader, Alberto Fernandez, was sworn in as president on Tuesday, marking a shift to the left for Latin America's No. 3 economy as the country fights rampant inflation, credit default fears and rising poverty.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the workers as he visits a JCB factory during his general election campaign in Uttoxeter, Britain, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Three environmental campaigners glued themselves to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's campaign bus on Tuesday after he held an election event at a factory in central England, two days before voters go to the polls.

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Demonstrators march during a protest rally demanding the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in Prague, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/David W Cerny

Tens of thousands of Czechs protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Tuesday after prosecutors reopened a case into alleged subsidy fraud by the leader and Brussels declared a conflict of interest between his businesses and political role.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a general election campaign event at the Globus Group warehouse in Manchester, Britain, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on track for a 24-seat majority after Thursday's general election, polling company Focaldata forecast on Tuesday, down sharply from its forecast last month of an 82-seat majority.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the opening ceremony of the Workers Party (PT) Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazil's Senate took a step on Tuesday toward restoring mandatory imprisonment for convicts after they lose their first appeal, a move that could return former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to jail for corruption.

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An ambulance carrying an injured person from an attack by Al Shabaab gunmen on a hotel near the presidential residence arrives to the Shaafi hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside.

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The wreckage of a derailed Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil is seen near Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada, December 9, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. MELANIE LOESSI via REUTERS

Fires are still burning at the site where a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed early Monday while hauling oil, but they are under control, CP and public safety officials said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military exercise at Ayeyarwaddy delta region in Myanmar, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lynn Bo Bo/Pool/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

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FILE PHOTO: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, New Zealand December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that recovery teams were hoping to access the volcanic island on Wednesday where eight people are missing and feared dead, two days after an eruption killed six people.

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Social democrats minister Sanna Marin speaks to the media after she was elected as the new Prime Minister of Finland in the session of the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki, Finland, December 10, 2019. Lehtikuva/Heikki Saukkomaa via REUTERS

Social Democrat Sanna Marin said on Tuesday she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media - but with care - after being sworn in as the world's youngest prime minister at the helm of a government led by women.

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Saudi Arabia Defense Attache Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz and his Embassy staff and other officials arrive to meet with the Saudi students who remain restricted to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola base by their Saudi commanding officer, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 9, 2019.  FBI Jacksonville/Handout via REUTERS

More than 300 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a "safety stand-down" after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a U.S. Navy base in Florida, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau looks at a poster of his late father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, during a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Sainte-Therese, Quebec, October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an unusual challenge as he seeks to charm angry westerners who fear he will destroy the region's oil and gas industry - the legacy of his father, who was reviled in much of the west for his energy policies.

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the imprisonment of two French nationals in Iran was unbearable and demanded their immediate release, in a case that complicates French efforts to defuse tension between Washington and Tehran.

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Reporters are escorted out of the room as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take their seats to hold talks with their delegations at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Russian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, but that the United States has blocked their release.

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hold a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The United States and Russia appeared no closer on Tuesday to settling their disagreements on nuclear arms control as Moscow again proposed extending their New START treaty and Washington insisted China must be brought into the framework.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a joint news conference with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the Trump administration was "hopeful" North Korea will continue to work toward denuclearization and refrain from long-range missile tests, as Pyongyang's deadline for Washington to reconsider its approach to talks looms.

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Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against French government's pensions reform plans in Marseille as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France, December 10, 2019. The slogan reads "work, shop and shut up". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Strikes against pension reforms shut schools and caused transport chaos around France on Tuesday, but the number of people taking to the streets dropped by more than half from last week, strengthening President Emmanuel Macron's hand.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, New Zealand December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that recovery teams were hoping to access the volcanic island on Wednesday where eight people are missing and feared dead, two days after an eruption killed six people.

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People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS

Tourists caught in the deadly blast at New Zealand's White Island were there despite a recent increase in volcanic activity, although experts said precise predictions on eruptions were all but impossible.

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FILE PHOTO: Mexico's Public Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna attends a meeting with the Human Rights commission at the Senate in Mexico City November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICOPOLITICS - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)/File Photo

A former Mexican government official responsible for public security has been charged with accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa drug cartel once run by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to help it operate with "impunity" in Mexico, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez poses at the Presidential Desk at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace, in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 10, 2019. Esteban Collazo/Frente de Todos/Handout via REUTERS

Argentina's Peronist leader, Alberto Fernandez, was sworn in as president on Tuesday, marking a shift to the left for Latin America's No. 3 economy as the country fights rampant inflation, credit default fears and rising poverty.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the workers as he visits a JCB factory during his general election campaign in Uttoxeter, Britain, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Three environmental campaigners glued themselves to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's campaign bus on Tuesday after he held an election event at a factory in central England, two days before voters go to the polls.

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Demonstrators march during a protest rally demanding the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in Prague, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/David W Cerny

Tens of thousands of Czechs protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Tuesday after prosecutors reopened a case into alleged subsidy fraud by the leader and Brussels declared a conflict of interest between his businesses and political role.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a general election campaign event at the Globus Group warehouse in Manchester, Britain, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on track for a 24-seat majority after Thursday's general election, polling company Focaldata forecast on Tuesday, down sharply from its forecast last month of an 82-seat majority.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the opening ceremony of the Workers Party (PT) Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazil's Senate took a step on Tuesday toward restoring mandatory imprisonment for convicts after they lose their first appeal, a move that could return former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to jail for corruption.

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An ambulance carrying an injured person from an attack by Al Shabaab gunmen on a hotel near the presidential residence arrives to the Shaafi hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside.

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The wreckage of a derailed Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil is seen near Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada, December 9, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. MELANIE LOESSI via REUTERS

Fires are still burning at the site where a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed early Monday while hauling oil, but they are under control, CP and public safety officials said on Tuesday.

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