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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference after the U.S.-Canada ministerial meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday further assurances on her Brexit deal were possible after European Union leaders told her they would not be renegotiating the treaty and scorned her stilted defense of Britain's departure.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, Sept. 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: General view of El Nacional newspaper main printing press in Caracas, Venezuela June 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper, which has been heavily critical of the ruling Socialist Party, on Friday published its last print edition after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy.

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FILE PHOTO: A Venezuelan migrant waits outside a temporary camp for Venezuelan refugees in Bogota, Colombia November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo

An estimated two million Venezuelans could join the ranks of migrants and refugees next year, swelling the total to 5.3 million as the country's meltdown continues, the United Nations said on Friday.

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Dutch authorities on Friday charged a 23-year-old man in relation to the suspected murder of an American student in the port city of Rotterdam.

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A man dressed as Father Christmas poses with a tourist outside the Cathedral in Strasbourg, France, December 14, 2018.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Strasbourg reopened its traditional Christmas market under heavy security on Friday, the morning after French police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing four people in the heart of the historic city.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc's chief executive rounded on one of the EU chiefs, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as one of the main culprits in spreading disinformation.

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A local photographer takes a photo of journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro's office, which was raided Thursday night by the national police in Managua, Nicaragua December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a prominent journalist often critical of President Daniel Ortega, the latest sign of a broad crackdown on civil society and independent media organizations.

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FILE PHOTO: Colombian singer Shakira reacts during her visit to Tannourine Cedars Reserve, in Tannourine, Lebanon July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Spanish prosecutors filed charges against Colombian singer Shakira on Friday, accusing her of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in tax ($16.3 million) in the country where her Spanish footballer partner plays.

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Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci walks past soldiers of Kosovo Security Force during the army formation ceremony in Pristina, Kosovo, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Laura Hasani

Kosovo's parliament voted on Friday to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after Serbia's premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade.

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FILE PHOTO: A motorcyclist rides near smoke billowing from fire at the independent national electoral commission's (CENI) warehouse in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland

The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called on Congolese authorities to halt violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country's Dec. 23 presidential election, while the government said it was beefing up security for the vote.

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Yemenis in Hodeidah are daring to hope for some respite from the war, as aid floods into the crucial lifeline port. The country's warring parties have agreed a ceasefire in the city at U.N. talks in Sweden.

Fighting broke out on the outskirts of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Friday, residents said, a day after a ceasefire agreement was reached by the warring parties at U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

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The Cathedral of the Nativity is seen in the northern town of Korosten, Ukraine December 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian cathedral in this northwestern town this month, saying it suspected its Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred.

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FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner arrives to attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French Interior minister Christophe Castaner on Friday paid his respects at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, days after 37 of its tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were defaced with Nazi symbols.

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Colombian President, Ivan Duque, signs the financing agreement for public education accompanied by the student leaders in the presidential palace of Bogota, Colombia December 14, 2018. Courtesy of Colombian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

Colombia will spend an additional 4.5 trillion pesos ($1.42 billion) on public higher education during President Ivan Duque's four years in office, he said on Friday, as a student strike protesting the lack of resources stretched to 10 weeks.

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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labour law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Around 2,000 Hungarians protested late on Wednesday outside parliament against new legislation allowing employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime, a reform its critics have dubbed the "slave law".

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An informal woman miner is seen on the outskirts of a mine of the company Fura in Coscuez, Colombia October 3, 2018. Picture taken October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A tiny company is trying to breathe new life into a fabled, four-century-old Colombian emerald mine without triggering unrest among wary locals who fear being shut out of the tunnels where they hunt for gems and make a meager living.

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FILE PHOTO: Italy's Undersecretary for Prime Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti arrives for gala dinner at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy, June 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italy would have to hold new elections if the ruling coalition falls, Italy's Cabinet Undersecretary Giancarlo Giorgetti was quoted as saying on Friday.

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The submarine "Riachuelo", built by the submarine development program (PROSUB), is seen during the inauguration ceremony in Itaguai, Brazil December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference after the U.S.-Canada ministerial meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday further assurances on her Brexit deal were possible after European Union leaders told her they would not be renegotiating the treaty and scorned her stilted defense of Britain's departure.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, Sept. 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: General view of El Nacional newspaper main printing press in Caracas, Venezuela June 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper, which has been heavily critical of the ruling Socialist Party, on Friday published its last print edition after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy.

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FILE PHOTO: A Venezuelan migrant waits outside a temporary camp for Venezuelan refugees in Bogota, Colombia November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo

An estimated two million Venezuelans could join the ranks of migrants and refugees next year, swelling the total to 5.3 million as the country's meltdown continues, the United Nations said on Friday.

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Dutch authorities on Friday charged a 23-year-old man in relation to the suspected murder of an American student in the port city of Rotterdam.

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A man dressed as Father Christmas poses with a tourist outside the Cathedral in Strasbourg, France, December 14, 2018.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Strasbourg reopened its traditional Christmas market under heavy security on Friday, the morning after French police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing four people in the heart of the historic city.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc's chief executive rounded on one of the EU chiefs, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as one of the main culprits in spreading disinformation.

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A local photographer takes a photo of journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro's office, which was raided Thursday night by the national police in Managua, Nicaragua December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Nicaraguan police raided the offices of a prominent journalist often critical of President Daniel Ortega, the latest sign of a broad crackdown on civil society and independent media organizations.

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FILE PHOTO: Colombian singer Shakira reacts during her visit to Tannourine Cedars Reserve, in Tannourine, Lebanon July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Spanish prosecutors filed charges against Colombian singer Shakira on Friday, accusing her of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in tax ($16.3 million) in the country where her Spanish footballer partner plays.

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Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci walks past soldiers of Kosovo Security Force during the army formation ceremony in Pristina, Kosovo, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Laura Hasani

Kosovo's parliament voted on Friday to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after Serbia's premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade.

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FILE PHOTO: A motorcyclist rides near smoke billowing from fire at the independent national electoral commission's (CENI) warehouse in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland

The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called on Congolese authorities to halt violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country's Dec. 23 presidential election, while the government said it was beefing up security for the vote.

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Yemenis in Hodeidah are daring to hope for some respite from the war, as aid floods into the crucial lifeline port. The country's warring parties have agreed a ceasefire in the city at U.N. talks in Sweden.

Fighting broke out on the outskirts of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Friday, residents said, a day after a ceasefire agreement was reached by the warring parties at U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

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The Cathedral of the Nativity is seen in the northern town of Korosten, Ukraine December 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security service officers raided the Orthodox Christian cathedral in this northwestern town this month, saying it suspected its Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred.

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FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner arrives to attend a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French Interior minister Christophe Castaner on Friday paid his respects at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, days after 37 of its tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were defaced with Nazi symbols.

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Colombian President, Ivan Duque, signs the financing agreement for public education accompanied by the student leaders in the presidential palace of Bogota, Colombia December 14, 2018. Courtesy of Colombian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

Colombia will spend an additional 4.5 trillion pesos ($1.42 billion) on public higher education during President Ivan Duque's four years in office, he said on Friday, as a student strike protesting the lack of resources stretched to 10 weeks.

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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labour law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Around 2,000 Hungarians protested late on Wednesday outside parliament against new legislation allowing employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime, a reform its critics have dubbed the "slave law".

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An informal woman miner is seen on the outskirts of a mine of the company Fura in Coscuez, Colombia October 3, 2018. Picture taken October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A tiny company is trying to breathe new life into a fabled, four-century-old Colombian emerald mine without triggering unrest among wary locals who fear being shut out of the tunnels where they hunt for gems and make a meager living.

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FILE PHOTO: Italy's Undersecretary for Prime Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti arrives for gala dinner at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy, June 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italy would have to hold new elections if the ruling coalition falls, Italy's Cabinet Undersecretary Giancarlo Giorgetti was quoted as saying on Friday.

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The submarine "Riachuelo", built by the submarine development program (PROSUB), is seen during the inauguration ceremony in Itaguai, Brazil December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine.

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