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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement.

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump after a meeting at the Elysee Palace on the eve of the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, in Paris, France, November 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday two long-time allies like France and America should treat each other with respect and that France was a U.S. ally but not a vassal state, after U.S. President Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

An international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is essential, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, and reiterated Turkish decisiveness to solve the murder.

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Workers build a Rohingya repatriation centre in Gunndum near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

COX'The repatriation of Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar will not begin on Thursday as planned, two sources directly briefed about the matter said late on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting at Superior Labor Court in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado /File Photo

Cuba said on Wednesday it would pull thousands of its doctors from Brazil after the South American nation’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro questioned their training and demanded changes to their contracts.

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The U.S. Department of Justice building is seen in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Three South Korean companies will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $82 million in fines for their role in a long-running conspiracy to fix the price of fuel sold to U.S. military bases in South Korea, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

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Migrants refusing to leave a cargo ship docked in Libya said on Wednesday they would rather die than be returned to land, as the coast guard began disembarking some of those on board.

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A Rohingya refugee girl collects water from a tube-well at the Balikhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

COX'Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them want to return, humanitarian officials said.

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Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman delivers a statement to the media following his party, Yisrael Beitenu, faction meting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a "capitulation to terror", weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a presentation of the Hasso Plattner Institute as part of a two-day retreat of the German government in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany November 14, 2018. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS

Angela Merkel's decision to give up the leadership of her Christian Democrats while staying on as German chancellor is a risk and an experiment, her protege and would-be successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Wednesday.

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The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.   REUTERS/Thomas White

Qatar said on Wednesday it welcomed a recent drive by Twitter to remove millions of automated spam bots from its website, many of which it said were being used to attack it amid a protracted dispute with its neighbors.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she had secured the support of her top cabinet ministers for her Brexit deal.

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The draft Brexit agreement endorsed by the British government on Wednesday will show the British people that remaining in the European Union is their best option, a leading EU lawmaker said on Wednesday.

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Christian Lebanese leaders Suleiman Frangieh and Samir Geagea shake hands accompanied by Patriarch Bechara al-Rai in Bkerki, Lebanon November 14, 2018.  Aldo Ayoub/Handout via REUTERS

Christian rivals from the Lebanese civil war, Samir Geagea and Suleiman Frangieh, shook hands with each other on Wednesday, marking a formal reconciliation to end more than four decades of enmity.

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Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a deal that will give London's vast financial center a basic level of access to the bloc's markets after Brexit.

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No British government ministers will resign over Brexit tonight, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said, according to a Tweet by a BBC reporter on Wednesday evening following a cabinet meeting.

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The draft Brexit agreement endorsed by the British government on Wednesday will allow Britain to leave the European Union while keeping a close relationship with the bloc, the European Parliament's point man on Brexit said.

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will brief reporters on the draft agreement endorsed by the British government on Wednesday at 2000 GMT in Brussels, the European Commission said.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, prepares to make a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that cabinet had backed her Brexit plan, adding it was in the national interest but that there would be difficult days ahead.

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A vendor sells bananas to a customer at her grocery shop in downtown Asmara, Eritrea in this photo taken on February 21, 2016. Picture taken February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

Brexit4 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement.

World News8 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump after a meeting at the Elysee Palace on the eve of the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, in Paris, France, November 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File Photo

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday two long-time allies like France and America should treat each other with respect and that France was a U.S. ally but not a vassal state, after U.S. President Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter.

World News40 minutes ago

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

An international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is essential, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, and reiterated Turkish decisiveness to solve the murder.

World Newsan hour ago

Workers build a Rohingya repatriation centre in Gunndum near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

COX'The repatriation of Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar will not begin on Thursday as planned, two sources directly briefed about the matter said late on Wednesday.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro gestures during a meeting at Superior Labor Court in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado /File Photo

Cuba said on Wednesday it would pull thousands of its doctors from Brazil after the South American nation’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro questioned their training and demanded changes to their contracts.

World Newsan hour ago

The U.S. Department of Justice building is seen in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Three South Korean companies will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $82 million in fines for their role in a long-running conspiracy to fix the price of fuel sold to U.S. military bases in South Korea, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

World Newsan hour ago

Migrants refusing to leave a cargo ship docked in Libya said on Wednesday they would rather die than be returned to land, as the coast guard began disembarking some of those on board.

World Newsan hour ago

A Rohingya refugee girl collects water from a tube-well at the Balikhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

COX'Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them want to return, humanitarian officials said.

World News4 hours ago

Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman delivers a statement to the media following his party, Yisrael Beitenu, faction meting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a "capitulation to terror", weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government.

World News5 hours ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a presentation of the Hasso Plattner Institute as part of a two-day retreat of the German government in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany November 14, 2018. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS

Angela Merkel's decision to give up the leadership of her Christian Democrats while staying on as German chancellor is a risk and an experiment, her protege and would-be successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Wednesday.

World News4 minutes ago

The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.   REUTERS/Thomas White

Qatar said on Wednesday it welcomed a recent drive by Twitter to remove millions of automated spam bots from its website, many of which it said were being used to attack it amid a protracted dispute with its neighbors.

World News5 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she had secured the support of her top cabinet ministers for her Brexit deal.

World News9 minutes ago

The draft Brexit agreement endorsed by the British government on Wednesday will show the British people that remaining in the European Union is their best option, a leading EU lawmaker said on Wednesday.

World News10 minutes ago

Christian Lebanese leaders Suleiman Frangieh and Samir Geagea shake hands accompanied by Patriarch Bechara al-Rai in Bkerki, Lebanon November 14, 2018.  Aldo Ayoub/Handout via REUTERS

Christian rivals from the Lebanese civil war, Samir Geagea and Suleiman Frangieh, shook hands with each other on Wednesday, marking a formal reconciliation to end more than four decades of enmity.

World News10 minutes ago

Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a deal that will give London's vast financial center a basic level of access to the bloc's markets after Brexit.

World News20 minutes ago

No British government ministers will resign over Brexit tonight, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said, according to a Tweet by a BBC reporter on Wednesday evening following a cabinet meeting.

World News26 minutes ago

The draft Brexit agreement endorsed by the British government on Wednesday will allow Britain to leave the European Union while keeping a close relationship with the bloc, the European Parliament's point man on Brexit said.

World News33 minutes ago

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will brief reporters on the draft agreement endorsed by the British government on Wednesday at 2000 GMT in Brussels, the European Commission said.

World News35 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, prepares to make a statement outside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain November 14, 2018.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that cabinet had backed her Brexit plan, adding it was in the national interest but that there would be difficult days ahead.

World News37 minutes ago

A vendor sells bananas to a customer at her grocery shop in downtown Asmara, Eritrea in this photo taken on February 21, 2016. Picture taken February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

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