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Police officers detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration inside a mall in Hong Kong, China December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Small groups of anti-government protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Sunday amid sporadic scuffles with riot police, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam away on a visit to Beijing.

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U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, December 15, 2019.    REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks ahead of a year-end deadline.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks during Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The top priority of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to leave the European Union on Jan. 31 and secure a new trade deal with the EU by the end of next year, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.

ESGan hour ago

Carolina Schmidt, COP25 President and Chile's Minister of Environment, speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A U.N. climate summit ground toward a delayed close on Sunday with major economies reluctant to issue a bold new call for action to combat global warming, prompting sharp criticism from smaller states and environmental activists.

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Rescue crew members look for trapped victims at collapsed building at Padada market, in Padada  Philippines December 15, 2019 in this still image obtained from social media video. VINCENT YAJ MAKIPUTIN/via REUTERS

A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries, officials said, the latest in a series of tremors to strike the southern part of the country in recent months.

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FILE PHOTO: A man looks at a memorial at the harbour in Whakatane, following the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospital, but after a harrowing week he knows his town's adventure tourism industry faces an uncertain future.

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FILE PHOTO: John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his parliamentary seat in the general election, in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

John McDonnell, Labour's finance policy chief, accepted the blame on Sunday for the main opposition party's election "disaster" last week when many traditional supporters switched to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally recognized government late on Saturday when a bilateral deal was sent to parliament that includes provisions for launching a "quick reaction force" if requested by Tripoli.

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Around 54,000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War Two bomb, authorities said.

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Contestants, who are mostly housewives, react to the camera as they participate in a shouting competition at Betawi traditional festival in Jakarta, Indonesia December 14, 2019. Picture taken December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Yuddy Cahya Budiman

Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, given five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education and child protection to a crowd below.

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The Conservatives' Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain December 15, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to bring back Brexit legislation to parliament before Christmas, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday, adding that shortly thereafter the government would present a new budget.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appears via TV link on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain December 15, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingdom against the country's will.

World News29 minutes ago

New Zealand Police Search and Rescue and Disaster Victim Identification staff return to Whakatane Airport after conducting a search for bodies in the aftermath of the eruption of White Island volcano, which is also known by its Maori name Whakaari, December 15, 2019. New Zealand Police/Handout via REUTERS

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police said.

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FILE PHOTO: Labour Party MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Richard Burgon, speaks during the Labour Party annual conference in Brighton, Britain, September 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Efforts by the opposition Labour Party to bring Britain together over Brexit failed at last week's national election, when the decision to leave the European Union tore up traditional political loyalties, its justice policy chief said on Sunday.

World News3 hours ago

A six-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed on her during a powerful earthquake on Sunday, Vincent Fernandez, the mayor of Matanao town in the southern Philippines told local radio.

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Ethnic Uighur boys hold placards with the images of English soccer club Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil during a protest against China in Istanbul, Turkey December 14, 2019. The placard reads: "Thank you, Mesut Ozil, on behalf of 35 million oppressed".  REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of China's policies toward its Muslim Uighur minority.

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Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia's Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was forced to turn around.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales looks on during an interview with Reuters, in Mexico City, Mexico November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday.

World News10 hours ago

Climate change activists of Extinction Rebellion hold banners after unloading a truck filled with horse excrements in front of U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, airing their frustration at the failure of world leaders to take meaningful action against global warming.

World News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People grab lettuce during a farmers' protest against low prices outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo

Argentina's new government has hiked export levies on soy, wheat and corn, according to an official decree on Saturday, hitting farmers in the grains exporting nation to raise revenue needed to avoid default on a mountain of looming sovereign debt.

World Newsan hour ago

Police officers detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration inside a mall in Hong Kong, China December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Small groups of anti-government protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Sunday amid sporadic scuffles with riot police, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam away on a visit to Beijing.

World News3 hours ago

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, December 15, 2019.    REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks ahead of a year-end deadline.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove speaks during Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The top priority of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to leave the European Union on Jan. 31 and secure a new trade deal with the EU by the end of next year, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.

ESGan hour ago

Carolina Schmidt, COP25 President and Chile's Minister of Environment, speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A U.N. climate summit ground toward a delayed close on Sunday with major economies reluctant to issue a bold new call for action to combat global warming, prompting sharp criticism from smaller states and environmental activists.

World News2 hours ago

Rescue crew members look for trapped victims at collapsed building at Padada market, in Padada  Philippines December 15, 2019 in this still image obtained from social media video. VINCENT YAJ MAKIPUTIN/via REUTERS

A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries, officials said, the latest in a series of tremors to strike the southern part of the country in recent months.

World News29 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A man looks at a memorial at the harbour in Whakatane, following the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospital, but after a harrowing week he knows his town's adventure tourism industry faces an uncertain future.

World News25 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, reacts after retaining his parliamentary seat in the general election, in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

John McDonnell, Labour's finance policy chief, accepted the blame on Sunday for the main opposition party's election "disaster" last week when many traditional supporters switched to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

World News32 minutes ago

Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally recognized government late on Saturday when a bilateral deal was sent to parliament that includes provisions for launching a "quick reaction force" if requested by Tripoli.

World News27 minutes ago

Around 54,000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War Two bomb, authorities said.

World News3 hours ago

Contestants, who are mostly housewives, react to the camera as they participate in a shouting competition at Betawi traditional festival in Jakarta, Indonesia December 14, 2019. Picture taken December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Yuddy Cahya Budiman

Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, given five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education and child protection to a crowd below.

World News22 minutes ago

The Conservatives' Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain December 15, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to bring back Brexit legislation to parliament before Christmas, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday, adding that shortly thereafter the government would present a new budget.

World News22 minutes ago

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appears via TV link on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain December 15, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingdom against the country's will.

World News29 minutes ago

New Zealand Police Search and Rescue and Disaster Victim Identification staff return to Whakatane Airport after conducting a search for bodies in the aftermath of the eruption of White Island volcano, which is also known by its Maori name Whakaari, December 15, 2019. New Zealand Police/Handout via REUTERS

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police said.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Labour Party MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Richard Burgon, speaks during the Labour Party annual conference in Brighton, Britain, September 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Efforts by the opposition Labour Party to bring Britain together over Brexit failed at last week's national election, when the decision to leave the European Union tore up traditional political loyalties, its justice policy chief said on Sunday.

World News3 hours ago

A six-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed on her during a powerful earthquake on Sunday, Vincent Fernandez, the mayor of Matanao town in the southern Philippines told local radio.

World News8 hours ago

Ethnic Uighur boys hold placards with the images of English soccer club Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil during a protest against China in Istanbul, Turkey December 14, 2019. The placard reads: "Thank you, Mesut Ozil, on behalf of 35 million oppressed".  REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of China's policies toward its Muslim Uighur minority.

World News8 hours ago

Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia's Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was forced to turn around.

World News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales looks on during an interview with Reuters, in Mexico City, Mexico November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday.

World News10 hours ago

Climate change activists of Extinction Rebellion hold banners after unloading a truck filled with horse excrements in front of U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, airing their frustration at the failure of world leaders to take meaningful action against global warming.

World News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: People grab lettuce during a farmers' protest against low prices outside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo

Argentina's new government has hiked export levies on soy, wheat and corn, according to an official decree on Saturday, hitting farmers in the grains exporting nation to raise revenue needed to avoid default on a mountain of looming sovereign debt.

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