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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi walks off the stage after delivering a speech to the nation on the Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a news conference in London, Britain December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the Brexit offensive on Friday, seeking to hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's main campaign message as they both prepared for a final TV showdown ahead of next week's election.

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People shout slogans as they celebrate after police shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in Telangana, in a residential area in Ahmedabad, India, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city, an action applauded by her family and many citizens outraged over sexual violence against women.

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Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi and EEAS Secretary General Helga Schmid attend a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria December 6, 2019.    REUTERS/Francois Murphy

European powers will demand at talks on Friday that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or risk renewed U.N. sanctions, but with Tehran angry over a lack of European protection from U.S. sanctions, there appeared to be scant scope for compromise.

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Commuters run to catch a RATP tramway as a strike by French SNCF railway and Paris transport network (RATP) workers continue to protest against French government's pensions reform plans, in Paris, France, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

France faced a second day of travel chaos and understaffed schools and hospitals on Friday as unions said there would be no let-up in a strike against Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms until the president backed down.

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Anti-government protesters attend a "Say no to tear gas" rally in Hong Kong, China, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Hong Kong's police chief urged people to demonstrate peacefully on Sunday, when organizers expect a large turnout for a pro-democracy march intended to show the movement still has strong momentum.

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Climate change activist Greta Thunberg talks with participants at the COP25 in Madrid, Spain, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Greeted by a group of singing young activists and the massed ranks of the world's media, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg arrived at the U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Friday, having taken a catamaran, train and electric car to reach the venue.

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FILE PHOTO: People walk near a burnt bank, after protests against increased fuel prices, in Tehran, Iran November 20, 2019. Picture taken November 20, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File Photo

Iranian security forces have shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and have aimed at peoples' heads in using "severe violence" to quell anti-government unrest last month, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

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Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Peter Handke reacts during a news conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden December 6, 2019. Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN.

A member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel literature prize, said on Friday he would boycott this year's celebrations in protest at the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke, a supporter of Serbia's late president.

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An Israeli soldier pushes back Palestinian journalists during a protest demanding freedom of the press, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli police on Friday detained four journalists from the Palestinian Authority's official television station in Jerusalem, drawing protest from Palestinians who say their activities in the holy city are increasingly restricted.

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People shout slogans as they gather at the site where police shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian, in Chatanpally on the outskirts of Shadnagar town, Telangana, India, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Swarat Ghosh

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city, drawing applause from her family and hundreds of citizens outraged over sexual violence against women.

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Burundi's ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year's election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.

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Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric said on Friday that a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian dominance in the country a week after incumbent Adel Abdul Mahdi said he would resign.

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Russian student and political blogger Yegor Zhukov, who was charged with public appeals for extremist activity and received a three-year suspended sentence, reacts outside a court building in Moscow, Russia December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian court unexpectedly freed a prominent student protester on Friday after handing him a three-year suspended jail sentence on extremism charges in a case that has caused outcry among the Kremlin's critics.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn shows a document during a news conference in London, Britain December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal to leave the European Union will be "highly disruptive" to Northern Ireland's economy and threaten its exporters, according to a confidential government document published by the opposition Labour Party on Friday.

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A dog searches for survivors during a life-saving exercise after avalanche at the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Doctors and search dogs took to the skies in a helicopter on Friday to practice rescuing hikers and skiers in the build-up to the Swiss Alps' deadly avalanche season.

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Novel Baswedan, Senior Investigator of Indonesia's anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, reacts during an interview at Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

An Indonesian anti-corruption investigator, who was partially blinded in an acid attack in 2017, said on Friday a new law governing the country's anti-graft agency could unleash a spike in corruption in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

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Protesters hold a banner during a demonstration against French government's pensions reform plans in Paris as part of a day of national strike and protests in France, December 5, 2019. The slogan reads "Fight together or suffer alone".  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French unions have called for a new day of strikes and demonstrations against the government's pension reform plans on Tuesday, Dec. 10, a representative of CGT union said on Friday.

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France's fuel stocks are good and supplies continue as normal, the Environment Ministry said on Friday, as the country experienced a second day of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

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Nairobi's Governor Mike Sonko is escorted by police officers after his arrest, at the Wilson airport in Nairobi, Kenya December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government's much trumpeted anti-graft push.

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi walks off the stage after delivering a speech to the nation on the Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of military dictatorship.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a news conference in London, Britain December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the Brexit offensive on Friday, seeking to hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's main campaign message as they both prepared for a final TV showdown ahead of next week's election.

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People shout slogans as they celebrate after police shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in Telangana, in a residential area in Ahmedabad, India, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city, an action applauded by her family and many citizens outraged over sexual violence against women.

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Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi and EEAS Secretary General Helga Schmid attend a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria December 6, 2019.    REUTERS/Francois Murphy

European powers will demand at talks on Friday that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or risk renewed U.N. sanctions, but with Tehran angry over a lack of European protection from U.S. sanctions, there appeared to be scant scope for compromise.

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Commuters run to catch a RATP tramway as a strike by French SNCF railway and Paris transport network (RATP) workers continue to protest against French government's pensions reform plans, in Paris, France, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

France faced a second day of travel chaos and understaffed schools and hospitals on Friday as unions said there would be no let-up in a strike against Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms until the president backed down.

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Anti-government protesters attend a "Say no to tear gas" rally in Hong Kong, China, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Hong Kong's police chief urged people to demonstrate peacefully on Sunday, when organizers expect a large turnout for a pro-democracy march intended to show the movement still has strong momentum.

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Climate change activist Greta Thunberg talks with participants at the COP25 in Madrid, Spain, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Greeted by a group of singing young activists and the massed ranks of the world's media, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg arrived at the U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Friday, having taken a catamaran, train and electric car to reach the venue.

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FILE PHOTO: People walk near a burnt bank, after protests against increased fuel prices, in Tehran, Iran November 20, 2019. Picture taken November 20, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File Photo

Iranian security forces have shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and have aimed at peoples' heads in using "severe violence" to quell anti-government unrest last month, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

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Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Peter Handke reacts during a news conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden December 6, 2019. Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN.

A member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel literature prize, said on Friday he would boycott this year's celebrations in protest at the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke, a supporter of Serbia's late president.

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An Israeli soldier pushes back Palestinian journalists during a protest demanding freedom of the press, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli police on Friday detained four journalists from the Palestinian Authority's official television station in Jerusalem, drawing protest from Palestinians who say their activities in the holy city are increasingly restricted.

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People shout slogans as they gather at the site where police shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian, in Chatanpally on the outskirts of Shadnagar town, Telangana, India, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Swarat Ghosh

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city, drawing applause from her family and hundreds of citizens outraged over sexual violence against women.

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Burundi's ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year's election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.

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Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric said on Friday that a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian dominance in the country a week after incumbent Adel Abdul Mahdi said he would resign.

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Russian student and political blogger Yegor Zhukov, who was charged with public appeals for extremist activity and received a three-year suspended sentence, reacts outside a court building in Moscow, Russia December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A Russian court unexpectedly freed a prominent student protester on Friday after handing him a three-year suspended jail sentence on extremism charges in a case that has caused outcry among the Kremlin's critics.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn shows a document during a news conference in London, Britain December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal to leave the European Union will be "highly disruptive" to Northern Ireland's economy and threaten its exporters, according to a confidential government document published by the opposition Labour Party on Friday.

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A dog searches for survivors during a life-saving exercise after avalanche at the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Doctors and search dogs took to the skies in a helicopter on Friday to practice rescuing hikers and skiers in the build-up to the Swiss Alps' deadly avalanche season.

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Novel Baswedan, Senior Investigator of Indonesia's anti-graft agency who had acid flung in his face in 2017, reacts during an interview at Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

An Indonesian anti-corruption investigator, who was partially blinded in an acid attack in 2017, said on Friday a new law governing the country's anti-graft agency could unleash a spike in corruption in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

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Protesters hold a banner during a demonstration against French government's pensions reform plans in Paris as part of a day of national strike and protests in France, December 5, 2019. The slogan reads "Fight together or suffer alone".  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French unions have called for a new day of strikes and demonstrations against the government's pension reform plans on Tuesday, Dec. 10, a representative of CGT union said on Friday.

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France's fuel stocks are good and supplies continue as normal, the Environment Ministry said on Friday, as the country experienced a second day of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

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Nairobi's Governor Mike Sonko is escorted by police officers after his arrest, at the Wilson airport in Nairobi, Kenya December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government's much trumpeted anti-graft push.

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