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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: A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture February 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

Chinese hackers have breached U.S. Navy contractors to steal a raft of information, including missile plans, through what some officials describe as some of the most debilitating cyber campaigns linked to Beijing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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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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A Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian during stone throwing clashes on Friday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.

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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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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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FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Martin Acosta

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said China's detention of two men from Canada was unacceptable and expressed concern the economy could suffer as bilateral relations deteriorate.

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A protester wearing a yellow vest holds a French flag as the authorities dismantle their shelter at a traffic island near the A2 Paris-Brussels motorway in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France, December 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris on Saturday to handle a fifth weekend of 'yellow vest' protests, although the movement appears to be losing steam after concessions by President Emmanuel Macron.

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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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A British woman who illegally imported and sold fashion accessories made from python skin was convicted on Friday, London police said.

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

President Emmanuel Macron called for a return to calm in France after nearly a month of protests by the 'yellow vest' movement against his government's policies which have hit growth and caused widespread disruption.

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General view of the hall during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018.  Stephane Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

European Union leaders took a step toward deeper euro zone integration on Friday to help prevent future crises, but deep disagreement left key issues like a euro zone budget and a deposit guarantee scheme unresolved.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefly stunned reporters in Brussels on Friday when she appeared to say that she would work against Britain remaining in the European Union after a possible second referendum.

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Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a demonstration calling for reforms in Baghdad, Iraq December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraq's southern city of Basra, but no injuries were reported.

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker take part in a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

British Prime Minister Theresa May remonstrated with Jean-Claude Juncker at a Brussels summit on Friday, and the EU chief executive had to placate her after publicly calling Britain's Brexit demands "nebulous".

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FILE PHOTO: United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is seen during a news conference at Johannesberg Palace, north of Stockholm, Sweden December 10, 2018. TT News Agency/Stina Stjernkvist via REUTERS

A robust monitoring regime is urgently needed in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah to oversee compliance by the warring parties with an agreed ceasefire in the region, United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Hands are seen on a keyboard in front of a displayed cyber code in this picture illustration taken October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illutration

A group of three Russian lawmakers close to the Kremlin has proposed a tightening of state control over the local internet in response to what they view as "aggressive" U.S. cyber security actions, a parliamentary document showed on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A rainbow flag is seen during the annual Gay Pride parade, also called Christopher Street Day parade (CSD), in Berlin, Germany July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The German parliament has approved a third gender option on official documents for "intersex" people who do not identify as either male or female and may be born with untypical sexual anatomy.

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Iraq's foreign ministry on Friday summoned Turkey's ambassador in Baghdad to protest over what it called repeated airspace violations, after Turkish warplanes earlier carried out strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

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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: A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture February 28, 2013.   REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

Chinese hackers have breached U.S. Navy contractors to steal a raft of information, including missile plans, through what some officials describe as some of the most debilitating cyber campaigns linked to Beijing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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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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A Palestinian uses a sling to hurl stones during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian during stone throwing clashes on Friday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.

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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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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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FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Martin Acosta

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said China's detention of two men from Canada was unacceptable and expressed concern the economy could suffer as bilateral relations deteriorate.

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A protester wearing a yellow vest holds a French flag as the authorities dismantle their shelter at a traffic island near the A2 Paris-Brussels motorway in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France, December 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris on Saturday to handle a fifth weekend of 'yellow vest' protests, although the movement appears to be losing steam after concessions by President Emmanuel Macron.

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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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A British woman who illegally imported and sold fashion accessories made from python skin was convicted on Friday, London police said.

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

President Emmanuel Macron called for a return to calm in France after nearly a month of protests by the 'yellow vest' movement against his government's policies which have hit growth and caused widespread disruption.

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General view of the hall during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018.  Stephane Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

European Union leaders took a step toward deeper euro zone integration on Friday to help prevent future crises, but deep disagreement left key issues like a euro zone budget and a deposit guarantee scheme unresolved.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefly stunned reporters in Brussels on Friday when she appeared to say that she would work against Britain remaining in the European Union after a possible second referendum.

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Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a demonstration calling for reforms in Baghdad, Iraq December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraq's southern city of Basra, but no injuries were reported.

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker take part in a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

British Prime Minister Theresa May remonstrated with Jean-Claude Juncker at a Brussels summit on Friday, and the EU chief executive had to placate her after publicly calling Britain's Brexit demands "nebulous".

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FILE PHOTO: United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is seen during a news conference at Johannesberg Palace, north of Stockholm, Sweden December 10, 2018. TT News Agency/Stina Stjernkvist via REUTERS

A robust monitoring regime is urgently needed in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah to oversee compliance by the warring parties with an agreed ceasefire in the region, United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Hands are seen on a keyboard in front of a displayed cyber code in this picture illustration taken October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illutration

A group of three Russian lawmakers close to the Kremlin has proposed a tightening of state control over the local internet in response to what they view as "aggressive" U.S. cyber security actions, a parliamentary document showed on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A rainbow flag is seen during the annual Gay Pride parade, also called Christopher Street Day parade (CSD), in Berlin, Germany July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The German parliament has approved a third gender option on official documents for "intersex" people who do not identify as either male or female and may be born with untypical sexual anatomy.

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Iraq's foreign ministry on Friday summoned Turkey's ambassador in Baghdad to protest over what it called repeated airspace violations, after Turkish warplanes earlier carried out strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

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