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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German leader Angela Merkel ruled out further negotiations on Brexit on Tuesday but said efforts were being made to give Britain reassurances after Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote at home because she faced defeat.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Some lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are confident that enough letters of no-confidence have been submitted to trigger a leadership challenge, the deputy political editor of Sky News said on Tuesday.

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) and Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, named TIME's Person of the Year 2018, are seen in this combination image of the covers which also named Maria Ressa, a Filipina journalist, and the staff of the Capital Gazette newspaper, as its "Person of the Year," in this image released from New York, U.S., December 11, 2018.  Courtesy Time Magazine/Handout via REUTERS

Time magazine on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as its "Person of the Year," in a cover story headlined "The Guardians and the War on Truth."

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A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, and his current employer, the International Crisis Group, said it was seeking his prompt and safe release.

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FILE PHOTO: A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. Picture taken September 27, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS

A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test, to the anger of the United States, the Fars news agency said on Tuesday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the President of the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russian Public Fund Natalia Solzhenitsyn (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia December 11, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday it was unclear to him why a Russian woman, Maria Butina, had been detained in the United States and accused of being a Russian agent because his intelligence chiefs had told him they knew nothing about her.

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At left, Abdelqader al-Murtada and Saelem Mohammed Noman Al-Mughalles, representatives of the Ansar Allah delegation and at right, Askar Zaeil and Hadi al-Hayi representing the delegation of the Government of Yemen gesture at the negotiating table together with representatives from the office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) after lists of prisoners were exchanged, a first step to implement the agreement to release all prisoners by the two parties, during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, near Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 2018. TT News Agency/Claudio Bresciani via REUTERS

Yemen's Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government on Tuesday exchanged lists of some 15,000 prisoners for a swap agreed as a confidence-building measure at the start of U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

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FILE PHOTO: Workers load up recovered debris and belongings believed to be from Lion Air flight JT610 onto a truck at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Bureaucratic wrangling and funding problems have hampered the search for the cockpit voice recorder of a crashed Lion Air jet, prompting investigators to turn to the airline to foot the bill in a rare test of global norms on the probe's independence.

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FILE PHOTO: A World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is pictured on their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Anarchists claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an overnight graffiti attack on the Swiss headquarters of the World Trade Organization that has a history of attracting anti-globalization protests.

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FILE PHOTO: An illegal mine is seen in the southern state of Bolivar near the border with Brazil November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

A member of Venezuela's Pemon indigenous group was killed during a "confrontation" last Saturday with security forces attempting to dislodge an illegal gold mine in southern Bolivar state, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Tuesday.

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Tatjana Bobnar, newly appointed as chief of the Slovenian police, poses for a picture in Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Slovenia has appointed its first female national police chief after naming its first female army head last month, becoming one of the few countries whose police or army are headed by women.

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FILE PHOTO: Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Britain could avoid prospective disruption to trade across the EU by revoking or extending its notice to quit the bloc, as Dublin on Tuesday began enacting its contingency plan for a 'no-deal' Brexit.

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The senior Conservative lawmaker who would oversee any confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May does not yet have enough letters from lawmakers to trigger the process, the Sun political editor said.

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FILE PHOTO: The flags of the European Union and Switzerland flutter in the wind in Blotzheim, France June 27, 2017.     REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The European Commission decided on Tuesday to offer Switzerland six additional months to agree on a new treaty that will govern the country's future relations with the European Union, two EU sources told Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth's weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

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The U.S. military said on Tuesday it successfully tested a key missile defense system, a milestone that demonstrated U.S. capability to knock down an incoming, intermediate-range missile from countries like North Korea.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli vehicles are seen from the village of Kfar Kila, in south Lebanon December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho/File Photo

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an operation by Israel's military to disable cross-border tunnels it says were dug into its territory by Hezbollah guerrillas.

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FILE PHOTO: Farmers march towards the parliament house during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of their produce, in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is likely to announce loan waivers worth billions of dollars to woo millions of farmers ahead of a general election, government sources said, after his ruling party suffered a rural drubbing in state polls.

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Supporters of India's main opposition Congress party celebrate after initial poll results at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's ruling party was set to lose power in three key states on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014 and boosting the opposition ahead of national polls next year.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel leave after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

"Clarify?" - yes. "Reassure?" - sure. "Renegotiate?" - no.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German leader Angela Merkel ruled out further negotiations on Brexit on Tuesday but said efforts were being made to give Britain reassurances after Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote at home because she faced defeat.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Some lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are confident that enough letters of no-confidence have been submitted to trigger a leadership challenge, the deputy political editor of Sky News said on Tuesday.

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) and Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, named TIME's Person of the Year 2018, are seen in this combination image of the covers which also named Maria Ressa, a Filipina journalist, and the staff of the Capital Gazette newspaper, as its "Person of the Year," in this image released from New York, U.S., December 11, 2018.  Courtesy Time Magazine/Handout via REUTERS

Time magazine on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as its "Person of the Year," in a cover story headlined "The Guardians and the War on Truth."

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A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, and his current employer, the International Crisis Group, said it was seeking his prompt and safe release.

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FILE PHOTO: A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. Picture taken September 27, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS

A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test, to the anger of the United States, the Fars news agency said on Tuesday.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the President of the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russian Public Fund Natalia Solzhenitsyn (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia December 11, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday it was unclear to him why a Russian woman, Maria Butina, had been detained in the United States and accused of being a Russian agent because his intelligence chiefs had told him they knew nothing about her.

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At left, Abdelqader al-Murtada and Saelem Mohammed Noman Al-Mughalles, representatives of the Ansar Allah delegation and at right, Askar Zaeil and Hadi al-Hayi representing the delegation of the Government of Yemen gesture at the negotiating table together with representatives from the office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) after lists of prisoners were exchanged, a first step to implement the agreement to release all prisoners by the two parties, during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, near Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 2018. TT News Agency/Claudio Bresciani via REUTERS

Yemen's Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government on Tuesday exchanged lists of some 15,000 prisoners for a swap agreed as a confidence-building measure at the start of U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

World News43 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Workers load up recovered debris and belongings believed to be from Lion Air flight JT610 onto a truck at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Bureaucratic wrangling and funding problems have hampered the search for the cockpit voice recorder of a crashed Lion Air jet, prompting investigators to turn to the airline to foot the bill in a rare test of global norms on the probe's independence.

World News8 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is pictured on their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Anarchists claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an overnight graffiti attack on the Swiss headquarters of the World Trade Organization that has a history of attracting anti-globalization protests.

World News13 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An illegal mine is seen in the southern state of Bolivar near the border with Brazil November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo

A member of Venezuela's Pemon indigenous group was killed during a "confrontation" last Saturday with security forces attempting to dislodge an illegal gold mine in southern Bolivar state, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Tuesday.

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Tatjana Bobnar, newly appointed as chief of the Slovenian police, poses for a picture in Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Slovenia has appointed its first female national police chief after naming its first female army head last month, becoming one of the few countries whose police or army are headed by women.

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FILE PHOTO: Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Britain could avoid prospective disruption to trade across the EU by revoking or extending its notice to quit the bloc, as Dublin on Tuesday began enacting its contingency plan for a 'no-deal' Brexit.

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The senior Conservative lawmaker who would oversee any confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May does not yet have enough letters from lawmakers to trigger the process, the Sun political editor said.

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FILE PHOTO: The flags of the European Union and Switzerland flutter in the wind in Blotzheim, France June 27, 2017.     REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The European Commission decided on Tuesday to offer Switzerland six additional months to agree on a new treaty that will govern the country's future relations with the European Union, two EU sources told Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth's weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

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The U.S. military said on Tuesday it successfully tested a key missile defense system, a milestone that demonstrated U.S. capability to knock down an incoming, intermediate-range missile from countries like North Korea.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli vehicles are seen from the village of Kfar Kila, in south Lebanon December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho/File Photo

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an operation by Israel's military to disable cross-border tunnels it says were dug into its territory by Hezbollah guerrillas.

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FILE PHOTO: Farmers march towards the parliament house during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of their produce, in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is likely to announce loan waivers worth billions of dollars to woo millions of farmers ahead of a general election, government sources said, after his ruling party suffered a rural drubbing in state polls.

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Supporters of India's main opposition Congress party celebrate after initial poll results at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's ruling party was set to lose power in three key states on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014 and boosting the opposition ahead of national polls next year.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel leave after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

"Clarify?" - yes. "Reassure?" - sure. "Renegotiate?" - no.

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