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Explosives ignite an abandoned car, that were hidden there by protesters, near a barricade above the Tolo Highway next to the Chinese University campus in Hong Kong, China November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during an interview with Reuters, in Mexico City, Mexico November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into turmoil by his resignation.

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Jean Espinoza, 22, poses for a photograph inside Christopher Astudillo's (not pictured) hotel room in Santiago, Chile, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Father-of-three Alex Nunez was returning from work in October during a military curfew imposed to curb violent protests in Chile's capital Santiago when, his family say, he was chased by three police officers who beat him badly.

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People walk in the flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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FILE PHOTO: Marina Litvinenko, widow of former Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko, speaks during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The widow of a Russian dissident murdered in London plans to challenge a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government not to publish a report on alleged Russian meddling in Britain, a lawyer representing the widow said.

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A demonstrator holding a Mapuche flag is detained by a member of the security forces during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old social model has created deep inequality.

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FILE PHOTO: Tibor Nagy, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, speaks during a news conference on the case of Sudan, in the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 20, 2019   Britain's Prince Andrew arrives by horse and carriage on ladies day   REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain's Prince Andrew said in comments broadcast on Friday that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.

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FILE PHOTO: A Libyan man carries a picture of Khalifa Haftar during a demonstration to support Libyan National Army offensive against Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks to the media at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Bolivia's interim government said it had asked Venezuelan and Cuban officials to leave the country, including scores of Cuban doctors, accusing them of instigating unrest in the wake of the resignation of former president Evo Morales.

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Swedish Culture and Democracy Minister Amanda Lind presents Svenska PEN's Tucholsky Prize to detained Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai in Stockholm, Sweden November 15, 2019. TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN.

Sweden's minister for culture defended freedom of speech at a literary award ceremony for detained bookseller Gui Minhai in Stockholm on Friday, after Beijing's ambassador threatened to ban her from entering China if she attended the prize-giving.

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.

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An improvised explosive device went off in Baghdad's Tayaran Square, killing two people and injuring 12, Iraqi security sources said late on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: New Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga speaks during an interview with Reuters in Budapest, Hungary, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Krisztina Than/File Photo

The Hungarian government has proposed legislation that would increase its control over the country's courts and independent schools, raising concerns from rights groups.

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Ukraine's security service said on Friday it had detained the deputy of Abu Omar al-Shishani, the man the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war", after he crossed into Ukraine on a fake passport last year.

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Turkey sent a U.S. citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week.

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda listens to Director of the State Security Department Darius Jauniskis in Vilnius, Lithuania November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrius Sytas

Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.

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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said on Friday.

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French President Emmanuel Macron assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of support during a phone call ahead of a peace summit on eastern Ukraine taking place on Dec. 9 in Paris, Zelenskiy's office said on Friday.

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Explosives ignite an abandoned car, that were hidden there by protesters, near a barricade above the Tolo Highway next to the Chinese University campus in Hong Kong, China November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.

World News3 hours ago

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during an interview with Reuters, in Mexico City, Mexico November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into turmoil by his resignation.

World News4 hours ago

Jean Espinoza, 22, poses for a photograph inside Christopher Astudillo's (not pictured) hotel room in Santiago, Chile, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Father-of-three Alex Nunez was returning from work in October during a military curfew imposed to curb violent protests in Chile's capital Santiago when, his family say, he was chased by three police officers who beat him badly.

World News5 hours ago

People walk in the flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures.

World News6 hours ago

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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FILE PHOTO: Marina Litvinenko, widow of former Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko, speaks during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The widow of a Russian dissident murdered in London plans to challenge a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government not to publish a report on alleged Russian meddling in Britain, a lawyer representing the widow said.

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A demonstrator holding a Mapuche flag is detained by a member of the security forces during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old social model has created deep inequality.

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FILE PHOTO: Tibor Nagy, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, speaks during a news conference on the case of Sudan, in the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official said on Friday.

World News35 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 20, 2019   Britain's Prince Andrew arrives by horse and carriage on ladies day   REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain's Prince Andrew said in comments broadcast on Friday that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.

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FILE PHOTO: A Libyan man carries a picture of Khalifa Haftar during a demonstration to support Libyan National Army offensive against Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference.

World News32 minutes ago

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks to the media at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Bolivia's interim government said it had asked Venezuelan and Cuban officials to leave the country, including scores of Cuban doctors, accusing them of instigating unrest in the wake of the resignation of former president Evo Morales.

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Swedish Culture and Democracy Minister Amanda Lind presents Svenska PEN's Tucholsky Prize to detained Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai in Stockholm, Sweden November 15, 2019. TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN.

Sweden's minister for culture defended freedom of speech at a literary award ceremony for detained bookseller Gui Minhai in Stockholm on Friday, after Beijing's ambassador threatened to ban her from entering China if she attended the prize-giving.

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.

World News2 hours ago

An improvised explosive device went off in Baghdad's Tayaran Square, killing two people and injuring 12, Iraqi security sources said late on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: New Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga speaks during an interview with Reuters in Budapest, Hungary, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Krisztina Than/File Photo

The Hungarian government has proposed legislation that would increase its control over the country's courts and independent schools, raising concerns from rights groups.

World News3 hours ago

Ukraine's security service said on Friday it had detained the deputy of Abu Omar al-Shishani, the man the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war", after he crossed into Ukraine on a fake passport last year.

World News3 hours ago

Turkey sent a U.S. citizen suspected of fighting for Islamic State to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week.

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda listens to Director of the State Security Department Darius Jauniskis in Vilnius, Lithuania November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrius Sytas

Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.

World News4 hours ago

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said on Friday.

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French President Emmanuel Macron assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of support during a phone call ahead of a peace summit on eastern Ukraine taking place on Dec. 9 in Paris, Zelenskiy's office said on Friday.

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