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Women attend Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's public speech in the city of Khoy, West Azerbaijan province, Iran November 19, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. sanctions, which are part of a psychological war doomed to failure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.

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A pro-Brexit campaigner holds a placard as a tourist bus passes by in Westminster London, Britain, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to win support from business leaders for her contentious draft European Union divorce deal on Monday as dissenters in her own party scrambled to trigger a leadership challenge.

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U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, talks with local reporters at the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan November 18, 2018. U.S embassy/Handout via Reuters

A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to attend the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition crisis eased on Monday when a coalition partner backed off a demand to be given the defense ministry, making an early election less likely.

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The Maldives' new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation to strike such a pact with the world's second biggest economy, the head of the largest party in the ruling alliance said.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Singapore November 15, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Russia had nothing to do with meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, Interfax reported on Monday, during discussions about an upcoming meeting between Putin and President Donald Trump.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as they attend the welcome ceremony at Yanqi Lake during the Belt and Road Forum, in Beijing, China, May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Roman Pilipey/Pool

Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it.

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FILE PHOTO - Soldiers escort head of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel Hector Beltran Leyva in Mexico City, in this handout picture taken October 1, 2014 and released to Reuters on October 2, 2014 by the Attorney General's Office. REUTERS/Attorney General's Office/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

Hector Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug lord whose cartel earned a reputation as one of the country's most vengeful and ruthless, died late on Sunday in hospital of cardiac arrest after being transferred from jail with chest pain, Mexican authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration.  REUTERS/Edgar Su/Illustration/File Photo

A Chinese court's 10-year jail term for an author of a homoerotic book found guilty of profiting from selling "obscene" literature has been met with disbelief among some internet users who question how the crime could warrant so severe a punishment.

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FILE PHOTO: Flags in support of the referendum on whether the island should participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics under the name "Taiwan" rather than "Chinese Taipei", are seen during a rally in Taipei, Taiwan July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File photo

All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches.

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FILE PHOTO: Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, attends the national convention of Nigeria's opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), in the southern city of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, Nigeria October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tife Owolabi/File Photo

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the oil sector if he becomes president next year, according to a draft copy of his manifesto.

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FILE PHOTO: Hundreds of Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they protest against their repatriation at the Unchiprang camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo

COX'Bangladesh's plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis are set to be stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programs only likely be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official said on Sunday.

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FILE PHOTO: German Economic Affairs and Energy Federal Minister Peter Altmaier addresses the media in Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark arrives in Downing Street, London, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The United Kingdom could ask for a longer Brexit transition period if needed, Business Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday, not ruling out the possibility it could last until 2022.

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Taiwan's director Yue Fu (R) poses backstage after winning Best Documentary for her movie "Our Youth in Taiwan" at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards, has created a sharp political divide between film stars and directors as the annual event becomes a lightning rod for questions about Taiwanese independence.

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German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth attends a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

There will be no new negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union and the draft Brexit deal is better than a no-deal outcome, Germany's European Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo

U.S. sanctions on Iran are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran that will fail, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, adding that the Islamic republic will continue to export its crude.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street via the back exit in London, Britain, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations with Brussels.

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(L-R) Pro-democracy activists Chung Yiu-wa, Cheung Sau-yin, Lee Wing-tat, Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, Tanya Chan, Shiu Ka-chun and  Raphael Wong pose outside a court in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2018.      REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement, which paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for nearly three months, denied public nuisance charges on Monday as international criticism of the erosion of civil liberties grows.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference at Downing Street in London, Britain November 15, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via Reuters

Opponents of British Prime Minister Theresa May are six letters short of the threshold to trigger a no confidence vote, The Sun newspaper reported.

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Women attend Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's public speech in the city of Khoy, West Azerbaijan province, Iran November 19, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. sanctions, which are part of a psychological war doomed to failure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.

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A pro-Brexit campaigner holds a placard as a tourist bus passes by in Westminster London, Britain, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to win support from business leaders for her contentious draft European Union divorce deal on Monday as dissenters in her own party scrambled to trigger a leadership challenge.

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U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, talks with local reporters at the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan November 18, 2018. U.S embassy/Handout via Reuters

A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to attend the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition crisis eased on Monday when a coalition partner backed off a demand to be given the defense ministry, making an early election less likely.

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The Maldives' new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation to strike such a pact with the world's second biggest economy, the head of the largest party in the ruling alliance said.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Singapore November 15, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Russia had nothing to do with meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, Interfax reported on Monday, during discussions about an upcoming meeting between Putin and President Donald Trump.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as they attend the welcome ceremony at Yanqi Lake during the Belt and Road Forum, in Beijing, China, May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Roman Pilipey/Pool

Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it.

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FILE PHOTO - Soldiers escort head of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel Hector Beltran Leyva in Mexico City, in this handout picture taken October 1, 2014 and released to Reuters on October 2, 2014 by the Attorney General's Office. REUTERS/Attorney General's Office/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

Hector Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug lord whose cartel earned a reputation as one of the country's most vengeful and ruthless, died late on Sunday in hospital of cardiac arrest after being transferred from jail with chest pain, Mexican authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in this January 2, 2014 photo illustration.  REUTERS/Edgar Su/Illustration/File Photo

A Chinese court's 10-year jail term for an author of a homoerotic book found guilty of profiting from selling "obscene" literature has been met with disbelief among some internet users who question how the crime could warrant so severe a punishment.

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FILE PHOTO: Flags in support of the referendum on whether the island should participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics under the name "Taiwan" rather than "Chinese Taipei", are seen during a rally in Taipei, Taiwan July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File photo

All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches.

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FILE PHOTO: Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, attends the national convention of Nigeria's opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), in the southern city of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, Nigeria October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tife Owolabi/File Photo

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the oil sector if he becomes president next year, according to a draft copy of his manifesto.

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FILE PHOTO: Hundreds of Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they protest against their repatriation at the Unchiprang camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/File Photo

COX'Bangladesh's plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis are set to be stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programs only likely be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official said on Sunday.

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FILE PHOTO: German Economic Affairs and Energy Federal Minister Peter Altmaier addresses the media in Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark arrives in Downing Street, London, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The United Kingdom could ask for a longer Brexit transition period if needed, Business Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday, not ruling out the possibility it could last until 2022.

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Taiwan's director Yue Fu (R) poses backstage after winning Best Documentary for her movie "Our Youth in Taiwan" at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards, has created a sharp political divide between film stars and directors as the annual event becomes a lightning rod for questions about Taiwanese independence.

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German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth attends a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

There will be no new negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union and the draft Brexit deal is better than a no-deal outcome, Germany's European Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo

U.S. sanctions on Iran are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran that will fail, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, adding that the Islamic republic will continue to export its crude.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street via the back exit in London, Britain, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations with Brussels.

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(L-R) Pro-democracy activists Chung Yiu-wa, Cheung Sau-yin, Lee Wing-tat, Chu Yiu-ming, Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, Tanya Chan, Shiu Ka-chun and  Raphael Wong pose outside a court in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2018.      REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy "Occupy" movement, which paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for nearly three months, denied public nuisance charges on Monday as international criticism of the erosion of civil liberties grows.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference at Downing Street in London, Britain November 15, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via Reuters

Opponents of British Prime Minister Theresa May are six letters short of the threshold to trigger a no confidence vote, The Sun newspaper reported.

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