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Brexit21 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: European Council President Donald Tusk looks on during a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo

Britain will lose influence in international affairs and become a "second-rate player" after it leaves the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

World News21 minutes ago

Japan's Emperor Naruhito rides in a car during the royal parade to mark the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan, November 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japanese Emperor Naruhito will be ushered into a dark wooden hall on Thursday night to celebrate his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkey's Pressident Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, describing it a "very serious challenge," although he added that he hoped the NATO allies would be able to resolve that dispute.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator runs while holding an Ecuadorian flag during a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019. Picture taken October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Ecuador on Wednesday said it was investigating the arrival of an unusual number of Cubans carrying a special class of passport in the run-up to October protests in the Andean nation, as part of a probe of possible foreign involvement in the demonstrations.

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Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez reads a statement at the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivia's new interim president on Wednesday said she wanted elections as soon as possible and denied a coup had taken place against former leader and newly-exiled Evo Morales, who hinted he could return to Bolivia.

World News3 hours ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to a woman during a visit following recent flooding in Stainforth, Doncaster, Britain November 13, 2019. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the "unbearable" uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying that political paralysis was affecting investment decisions in the country.

World News3 hours ago

A general view shows the barricades outside the occupied campus of the Chinese University in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A fence surrounds the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington October 5, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Theiler

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday added more than a dozen companies and individuals to its trade blacklist for allegedly providing material support to chemical and biological weapons activity in Syria and diverting U.S. items to Iran without authorization.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen during a visit to Sainsbury's as part of his general election campaign in Hamilton, Britain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

It would have been the right thing to do to capture Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alive if it had been possible, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Wednesday.

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The flooded crypt of St Mark's Basilica is pictured during an exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.

World Newsan hour ago

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fights with an opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporter outside Venezuelan embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing government.

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The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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An injured woman is evacuated to hospital after a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, in Ashkelon, southern Israel November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Israel, saying if these were not met it was prepared to keep up cross-border rocket salvoes indefinitely despite a mounting Gaza death toll.

World Newsan hour ago

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated Gaza ceasefire with Israel, saying that if these were not met it could continue cross-border attacks indefinitely.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore arrives at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo

Nigeria's state security agency on Wednesday denied that its officers opened fire on campaigners calling for the release of a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who remains in detention despite having been granted bail.

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FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sideline of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his country aims to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024, in remarks to leaders at a summit of BRICS major emerging economies on Wednesday.

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and China's President Xi Jinping wave during a meeting before the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to announce a major Brazil port investment.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Guinean President Alpha Conde on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, 24 October, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/File Photo

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the global economy has been suffering from protectionism and sanctions.

Brexit21 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: European Council President Donald Tusk looks on during a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo

Britain will lose influence in international affairs and become a "second-rate player" after it leaves the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

World News21 minutes ago

Japan's Emperor Naruhito rides in a car during the royal parade to mark the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan, November 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japanese Emperor Naruhito will be ushered into a dark wooden hall on Thursday night to celebrate his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.

World News26 minutes ago

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkey's Pressident Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, describing it a "very serious challenge," although he added that he hoped the NATO allies would be able to resolve that dispute.

World News40 minutes ago

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator runs while holding an Ecuadorian flag during a protest against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019. Picture taken October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Ecuador on Wednesday said it was investigating the arrival of an unusual number of Cubans carrying a special class of passport in the run-up to October protests in the Andean nation, as part of a probe of possible foreign involvement in the demonstrations.

World News2 hours ago

Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez reads a statement at the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivia's new interim president on Wednesday said she wanted elections as soon as possible and denied a coup had taken place against former leader and newly-exiled Evo Morales, who hinted he could return to Bolivia.

World News3 hours ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to a woman during a visit following recent flooding in Stainforth, Doncaster, Britain November 13, 2019. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the "unbearable" uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying that political paralysis was affecting investment decisions in the country.

World News3 hours ago

A general view shows the barricades outside the occupied campus of the Chinese University in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A fence surrounds the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington October 5, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Theiler

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday added more than a dozen companies and individuals to its trade blacklist for allegedly providing material support to chemical and biological weapons activity in Syria and diverting U.S. items to Iran without authorization.

World News8 hours ago

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen during a visit to Sainsbury's as part of his general election campaign in Hamilton, Britain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

It would have been the right thing to do to capture Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alive if it had been possible, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Wednesday.

World News15 minutes ago

The flooded crypt of St Mark's Basilica is pictured during an exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

World Newsan hour ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.

World Newsan hour ago

A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fights with an opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporter outside Venezuelan embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing government.

World Newsan hour ago

The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

World Newsan hour ago

An injured woman is evacuated to hospital after a rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, in Ashkelon, southern Israel November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Israel, saying if these were not met it was prepared to keep up cross-border rocket salvoes indefinitely despite a mounting Gaza death toll.

World Newsan hour ago

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated Gaza ceasefire with Israel, saying that if these were not met it could continue cross-border attacks indefinitely.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore arrives at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo

Nigeria's state security agency on Wednesday denied that its officers opened fire on campaigners calling for the release of a Nigerian activist and former presidential candidate who remains in detention despite having been granted bail.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sideline of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his country aims to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024, in remarks to leaders at a summit of BRICS major emerging economies on Wednesday.

World Newsan hour ago

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and China's President Xi Jinping wave during a meeting before the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to announce a major Brazil port investment.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Guinean President Alpha Conde on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, 24 October, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/File Photo

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the global economy has been suffering from protectionism and sanctions.

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