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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is pictured during a wreathlaying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing U.S. troops from being shelled, a statement from the premier's office said.

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FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping applauds to Russian President Vladimir Putin as they talk via a video link, from the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 2, 2019.  Noel Celis/Pool via REUTERS

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday, praising her courage in governing the Chinese-ruled financial hub in these "most difficult" times after months of often violent anti-government protests.

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FILE PHOTO: 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

The laws needed to enact Britain's exit from the European Union will be put before parliament on Friday, Prime Minster Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Tamara Ecclestone arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London February 18, 2013.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, has had an estimated 50 million pounds ($64 million)-worth of jewelry stolen from her home on a London street known as Billionaire Row.

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FILE PHOTO: Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a legislator of Uttar Pradesh state from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reacts as he leaves a court after he was arrested on Friday in connection with the rape of a teenager, in Lucknow, India, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/File Photo

An Indian court found a former state lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party guilty on Monday of raping a teenager, the politician's lawyer said, in a high profile case that had helped fuel public anger over sexual violence against women.

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Students of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, an Islamic university, are stopped by police during a protest against a new citizenship law, in Lucknow, India, December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses on Monday as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the country's founding as a secular republic.

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A backpack with a logo of English soccer club Arsenal is seen at an Adidas store in Beijing, China December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Stores in China said on Monday they were still selling Arsenal kit even after Mesut Ozil's Uighur comments, in a sign the soccer club may not be as heavily punished commercially as the National Basketball Association was over a pro-Hong Kong tweet.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and fellow politicians observe a minute of silence, to mark one week since the deadly eruption of White Island, in Wellington, New Zealand, December 16, 2019, in this still image taken from video. TVNZ via REUTERS TV

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that official inquiries into last week's fatal volcano eruption could take up to a year, and will carry potential criminal penalties of up to five years in jail.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags are arranged during the third annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the State Department in Washington May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

China has lodged stern representations with the United States over the expelling of Chinese officials, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular briefing in Beijing on Monday.

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US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun (L) attends a media briefing with South Korea's 'special representative for Korean peninsula peace and security affairs' Lee Do-hoon (R) at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea December 16, 2019.  Ed Jones/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to discuss "all issues of interest".

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pictured after delivering a statement at Downing Street after winning the general election, in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, promising to honor his election-winning pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding for the state health service.

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FILE PHOTO: French High Commissioner for Pension Reform Jean-Paul Delevoye is pictured as France faces a second day of strike protests against the government's pension reform plans, in Paris, France December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The French government's High Commissioner for Pensions Jean-Paul Delevoye resigned on Monday after local media reported that he had failed to publicly declare posts that he had held in parallel to his cabinet position.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting in Beijing, China December 16, 2019. Hong Kong Information Services Department/Handout via REUTERS.

China's Premier Li Keqiang says the Hong Kong government must speed up research and resolution of deep-rooted economic problems, according to state radio.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at a news conference at the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government office in Beijing, China  December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday she had briefed China's leader Xi Jinping on the city's protests, and said China would continue to support and offer favorable economic policies for the financial hub.

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FILE PHOTO: Families of tsunami victims light candles during a vigil as part of a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand December 26, 2005. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Fifteen years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people on Boxing Day, 2004, a cargo container at a police station in southern Thailand bears witness to the hundreds of victims whose remains were never identified.

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FILE PHOTO: Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File Photo

Qatar's foreign minister said recent talks have broken a protracted stalemate with Saudi Arabia and that Doha would studying demands by its Gulf rivals but not turn its back on ally Turkey.

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A Turkish drone meant to help seek hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean landed at an airport on the divided island of Cyprus on Monday, a Turkish official said, in a move that could further stoke tensions between Turkey and Greece.

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Arsenal - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - December 1, 2019  Arsenal's Mesut Ozil  REUTERS/Chris Radburn

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said Arsenal's Mesut Ozil "had been completely deceived by fake news and false statements" after the midfielder criticized the country’s policy toward its Muslim Uighur minority.

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Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos takes the witness stand at the anti-corruption court Sandiganbayan in Quezon City, Metro Manila, in Philippines November 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A Philippine court threw out a high-profile, 32-year-old forfeiture case on Monday involving the family of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, citing insufficient evidence to order the return of $3.9 billion of allegedly ill-gotten wealth.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk after Lam took her oath, during the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, China, July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday where he said he recognized her courage to govern the Asian financial hub in "exceptional times" and supported the city's police to uphold the law.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is pictured during a wreathlaying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing U.S. troops from being shelled, a statement from the premier's office said.

World News29 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping applauds to Russian President Vladimir Putin as they talk via a video link, from the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 2, 2019.  Noel Celis/Pool via REUTERS

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his support for Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday, praising her courage in governing the Chinese-ruled financial hub in these "most difficult" times after months of often violent anti-government protests.

Brexitan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: 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

The laws needed to enact Britain's exit from the European Union will be put before parliament on Friday, Prime Minster Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Tamara Ecclestone arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London February 18, 2013.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, has had an estimated 50 million pounds ($64 million)-worth of jewelry stolen from her home on a London street known as Billionaire Row.

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FILE PHOTO: Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a legislator of Uttar Pradesh state from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reacts as he leaves a court after he was arrested on Friday in connection with the rape of a teenager, in Lucknow, India, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/File Photo

An Indian court found a former state lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party guilty on Monday of raping a teenager, the politician's lawyer said, in a high profile case that had helped fuel public anger over sexual violence against women.

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Students of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, an Islamic university, are stopped by police during a protest against a new citizenship law, in Lucknow, India, December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses on Monday as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the country's founding as a secular republic.

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A backpack with a logo of English soccer club Arsenal is seen at an Adidas store in Beijing, China December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Stores in China said on Monday they were still selling Arsenal kit even after Mesut Ozil's Uighur comments, in a sign the soccer club may not be as heavily punished commercially as the National Basketball Association was over a pro-Hong Kong tweet.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and fellow politicians observe a minute of silence, to mark one week since the deadly eruption of White Island, in Wellington, New Zealand, December 16, 2019, in this still image taken from video. TVNZ via REUTERS TV

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that official inquiries into last week's fatal volcano eruption could take up to a year, and will carry potential criminal penalties of up to five years in jail.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags are arranged during the third annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the State Department in Washington May 9, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

China has lodged stern representations with the United States over the expelling of Chinese officials, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular briefing in Beijing on Monday.

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US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun (L) attends a media briefing with South Korea's 'special representative for Korean peninsula peace and security affairs' Lee Do-hoon (R) at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea December 16, 2019.  Ed Jones/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to discuss "all issues of interest".

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pictured after delivering a statement at Downing Street after winning the general election, in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, promising to honor his election-winning pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding for the state health service.

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FILE PHOTO: French High Commissioner for Pension Reform Jean-Paul Delevoye is pictured as France faces a second day of strike protests against the government's pension reform plans, in Paris, France December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The French government's High Commissioner for Pensions Jean-Paul Delevoye resigned on Monday after local media reported that he had failed to publicly declare posts that he had held in parallel to his cabinet position.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting in Beijing, China December 16, 2019. Hong Kong Information Services Department/Handout via REUTERS.

China's Premier Li Keqiang says the Hong Kong government must speed up research and resolution of deep-rooted economic problems, according to state radio.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at a news conference at the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government office in Beijing, China  December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday she had briefed China's leader Xi Jinping on the city's protests, and said China would continue to support and offer favorable economic policies for the financial hub.

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FILE PHOTO: Families of tsunami victims light candles during a vigil as part of a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand December 26, 2005. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Fifteen years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people on Boxing Day, 2004, a cargo container at a police station in southern Thailand bears witness to the hundreds of victims whose remains were never identified.

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FILE PHOTO: Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File Photo

Qatar's foreign minister said recent talks have broken a protracted stalemate with Saudi Arabia and that Doha would studying demands by its Gulf rivals but not turn its back on ally Turkey.

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A Turkish drone meant to help seek hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean landed at an airport on the divided island of Cyprus on Monday, a Turkish official said, in a move that could further stoke tensions between Turkey and Greece.

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Norwich City v Arsenal - Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain - December 1, 2019  Arsenal's Mesut Ozil  REUTERS/Chris Radburn

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said Arsenal's Mesut Ozil "had been completely deceived by fake news and false statements" after the midfielder criticized the country’s policy toward its Muslim Uighur minority.

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Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos takes the witness stand at the anti-corruption court Sandiganbayan in Quezon City, Metro Manila, in Philippines November 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A Philippine court threw out a high-profile, 32-year-old forfeiture case on Monday involving the family of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, citing insufficient evidence to order the return of $3.9 billion of allegedly ill-gotten wealth.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk after Lam took her oath, during the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule, in Hong Kong, China, July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday where he said he recognized her courage to govern the Asian financial hub in "exceptional times" and supported the city's police to uphold the law.

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