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Jurors on Thursday began deliberating in the U.S. drug trafficking case of Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of the Central American country's current president, following a two-week trial in federal court in Manhattan.

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FILE PHOTO: A passenger bus passes a pro-Brexit demonstration in Westminster, London, Britain, September 30, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

European Union leaders gave their unanimous backing to a Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, putting the onus on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to secure the British parliament's approval for the deal in a vote in two days' time.

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FILE PHOTO: A combination image of satellite photos shows Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China on October 3, 2018, April 17, 2019 and September 18, 2019. Mandatory credit CSIS/ChinaPower/Maxar Technologies and Airbus 2019/Handout via REUTERS

High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday on a mission to persuade him to halt an offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, but Turkish officials said the action would continue regardless.

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U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a joint news conference with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump will be hosting next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday.

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European Union leaders attend a round table meeting at the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS

European Union leaders will seek a common front against their NATO ally Turkey at a summit on Thursday and condemn Ankara's offensive in northern Syria, while considering further ways to pressure it to pull back.

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A woman waves an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a protest after Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine separatist leaders, triggering violent protests in the region, in Barcelona, Spain, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters.

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FILE PHOTO: A protester gestures in front of a Kurdish flag during a rally against the Turkish military operation in Syria, in Berlin, Germany, October 14, 2019.     REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made conflicting demands of Berlin on how to respond.

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A lawmaker (top) shouts at Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam (in white) as she leaves the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hong Kong's parliament descended into chaos on Thursday, with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent human rights activist ahead of a major rally.

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FILE PHOTO: Ecuadorean indigenous leader Jaime Vargas (3rd R) gestures with fellow leaders from different ethnic communities during a news conference in Quito, Ecuador, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia

Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population, infighting and struggles with campaign finance.

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A staff member hangs a Union Jack next to an EU flag ahead of a meeting of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the sidelines of the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain will be on course for more distant economic ties with the European Union, making the country poorer, if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins parliamentary backing for the Brexit deal he clinched with Brussels on Thursday.

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Former South Korean Army sergeant, first class, Ha Jae-hun, who lost both his legs in 2015 when he stepped on a North Korean landmine while on a patrol in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), competes in Men's Single Sculls during the 39th National Para Games in Hanam, South Korea, October 17, 2019.   Yonhap via REUTERS

Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21 rounds of surgery to find this peace.

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A Turkish offensive into northeast Syria has led to the death of 224 from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and 183 Turkish-backed rebels after the first eight days of fighting, the Syrian Observatory reported on Thursday.

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The 93-year-old German Bruno D. arrives for his trial in Hamburg court, Germany, October 17, 2019, accused of being an SS guard and involved in killings between August 1944 and April 1945, helping to murder thousands of prisoners, many of them Jewish, in the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp near Gdansk, Poland. Daniel Bockwoldt/Pool via REUTERS

A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard arrived in court in a wheelchair on Thursday, in what could be one of Germany's last trials of Nazi war crimes.

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U.S. senators on Thursday announced legislation carrying wide-ranging sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria.

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People look at Extinction Rebellion protesters glued onto the train at the Shadwell DLR station in London, Britain in this still image obtained from social media video dated October 17, 2019. TWITTER @MAXIMUS3005/via REUTERS

Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour.

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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a joint news conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar at the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were "very close to the final stretch" of Brexit, with approval by the British parliament and the European Parliament the last steps to take.

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Pedestrians walk along a deserted verandah where black market forex dealers operated before a currency market crackdown in Bujumbura, Burundi, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

More than 40 people have been arrested in Burundi since the penalties for black market trading were increased last month, the ministry of public security has said.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Republican President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria withdrawal and showed no signs of having a plan to deal with a crisis there.

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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant."

World News6 minutes ago

Jurors on Thursday began deliberating in the U.S. drug trafficking case of Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of the Central American country's current president, following a two-week trial in federal court in Manhattan.

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FILE PHOTO: A passenger bus passes a pro-Brexit demonstration in Westminster, London, Britain, September 30, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

European Union leaders gave their unanimous backing to a Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, putting the onus on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to secure the British parliament's approval for the deal in a vote in two days' time.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A combination image of satellite photos shows Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China on October 3, 2018, April 17, 2019 and September 18, 2019. Mandatory credit CSIS/ChinaPower/Maxar Technologies and Airbus 2019/Handout via REUTERS

High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.

World News12 minutes ago

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday on a mission to persuade him to halt an offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, but Turkish officials said the action would continue regardless.

World News27 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a joint news conference with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump will be hosting next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday.

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European Union leaders attend a round table meeting at the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS

European Union leaders will seek a common front against their NATO ally Turkey at a summit on Thursday and condemn Ankara's offensive in northern Syria, while considering further ways to pressure it to pull back.

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A woman waves an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a protest after Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine separatist leaders, triggering violent protests in the region, in Barcelona, Spain, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters.

World News42 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A protester gestures in front of a Kurdish flag during a rally against the Turkish military operation in Syria, in Berlin, Germany, October 14, 2019.     REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made conflicting demands of Berlin on how to respond.

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A lawmaker (top) shouts at Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam (in white) as she leaves the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hong Kong's parliament descended into chaos on Thursday, with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent human rights activist ahead of a major rally.

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FILE PHOTO: Ecuadorean indigenous leader Jaime Vargas (3rd R) gestures with fellow leaders from different ethnic communities during a news conference in Quito, Ecuador, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia

Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population, infighting and struggles with campaign finance.

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A staff member hangs a Union Jack next to an EU flag ahead of a meeting of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the sidelines of the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Britain will be on course for more distant economic ties with the European Union, making the country poorer, if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins parliamentary backing for the Brexit deal he clinched with Brussels on Thursday.

World News16 minutes ago

Former South Korean Army sergeant, first class, Ha Jae-hun, who lost both his legs in 2015 when he stepped on a North Korean landmine while on a patrol in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), competes in Men's Single Sculls during the 39th National Para Games in Hanam, South Korea, October 17, 2019.   Yonhap via REUTERS

Pulling with smooth, steady strokes along a rowing course on an artificial lake, South Korean Paralympic hopeful Ha Jae-hun is the picture of calm determination, but it has taken him four years and 21 rounds of surgery to find this peace.

World News18 minutes ago

A Turkish offensive into northeast Syria has led to the death of 224 from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and 183 Turkish-backed rebels after the first eight days of fighting, the Syrian Observatory reported on Thursday.

World News19 minutes ago

The 93-year-old German Bruno D. arrives for his trial in Hamburg court, Germany, October 17, 2019, accused of being an SS guard and involved in killings between August 1944 and April 1945, helping to murder thousands of prisoners, many of them Jewish, in the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp near Gdansk, Poland. Daniel Bockwoldt/Pool via REUTERS

A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard arrived in court in a wheelchair on Thursday, in what could be one of Germany's last trials of Nazi war crimes.

World News20 minutes ago

U.S. senators on Thursday announced legislation carrying wide-ranging sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria.

World News24 minutes ago

People look at Extinction Rebellion protesters glued onto the train at the Shadwell DLR station in London, Britain in this still image obtained from social media video dated October 17, 2019. TWITTER @MAXIMUS3005/via REUTERS

Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour.

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European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a joint news conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar at the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were "very close to the final stretch" of Brexit, with approval by the British parliament and the European Parliament the last steps to take.

World News34 minutes ago

Pedestrians walk along a deserted verandah where black market forex dealers operated before a currency market crackdown in Bujumbura, Burundi, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

More than 40 people have been arrested in Burundi since the penalties for black market trading were increased last month, the ministry of public security has said.

World News35 minutes ago

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Republican President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria withdrawal and showed no signs of having a plan to deal with a crisis there.

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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant."

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