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A teacher holds up chalk and an eraser during a protest to demand higher wages in Tunis, Tunisia December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Thousands of high school teachers took to the streets of Tunis on Wednesday to demand better pay and conditions, at a time when the government is under pressure from international donors to cut spending.

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FILE PHOTO: Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, Syria November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

The United States is considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria as it winds up its campaign to retake all of the territory once held by Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A man holds a sign calling for China to release Wang Bingzhang and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained in China on Monday night, at the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

A third Canadian has been detained in China but the incident does not appear to be linked to the arrest of two other citizens over the last week, a Canadian government official in Ottawa said on Wednesday.

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Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, reacts during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Britain, December 19, 2018. Parliament TV handout via REUTERS

Britain's House of Commons erupted in anger on Wednesday when Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to mouth the words "stupid woman" after a lively exchange with Prime Minister Theresa May.

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A union flag is seen for sale at a kiosk on Westminster Bridge opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

With just 100 days until Brexit, the EU's executive cautioned that most banking, insurance and other financial firms in Britain would be cut off from the European Union if there is no divorce deal.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

The number of journalists killed around the world in reprisal for their work nearly doubled in 2018 to at least 34 people, reflecting an increase in deliberate attacks on journalists in Afghanistan, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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Cows are seen in a farm in the southern Gaza Strip December 17, 2018. Picture taken December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

The World Food Programme (WFP) is to cut food aid next year to about 190,000 poor Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank due a shortage of funds, the WFP's senior official for the Palestinian Territories said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (not in picture) meets Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov at the President's Official Residence Mantyniemi, Helsinki, Finland September 12, 2017. Lehtikuva/Martti Kainulainen/via REUTERS/File Photo

Russia said on Wednesday it would not let the United States inspect a new nuclear-capable cruise missile at the heart of a dispute between Washington and Moscow that risks unraveling a landmark arms control treaty.

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FILE PHOTO: Cattle graze in a field in Paiko, Niger State, Nigeria  November 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

MAKURDI, Nigeria - A Reuters analysis of land use data shows how a massive expansion of farming in Nigeria's Middle Belt has cut access to grazing land for nomadic herders and fueled persistent violence.

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Armed Houthi followers attend a gathering to show support for their movement in Sanaa, Yemen December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's warring parties blamed each other for violations of a U.N.-mediated ceasefire in Hodeidah meant to avert an all-out battle for a port city vital for emergency aid supplies and pave the way to peace negotiations.

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A man looks at the monument of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito in Podgorica, Montenegro, December 18, 2018. Picture taken December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

In a nostalgic homage to a now-defunct nation, a bronze statue of former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito was unveiled on Wednesday in Montenegro's capital Podgorica.

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The United States has started bringing home troops from Syria as it moves to a new phase in the campaign against Islamic State, the White House said on Wednesday, claiming that the militant Islamist group's "territorial caliphate" has been defeated.

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Mexican authorities are investigating the deaths of two Honduran teenagers killed in the border city of Tijuana last weekend after joining a migrant caravan in October headed for the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said on Wednesday.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that a disorderly Brexit would be an "absolute catastrophe".

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Detective chief superintendent John Boshier of Surrey police speaks after the coroner ruled that Russian businessman Alexander Perepilichnyy probably died of natural causes outside his home in 2012, after the inquest concluded at the Old Bailey, in London, Britain, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A Russian mafia whistleblower, who was found dead after going out for a run near his home in southern England six years ago, probably died of natural causes, a British coroner found on Wednesday.   

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FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace look on after addressing a news conference at his private residence nicknamed "Blue Roof" in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe over the alleged assault of a model in a luxury Johannesburg hotel in 2017, police said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Silhouette of mobile device user is seen next to a screen projection of binary code are seen in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The European Union is investigating a cyber hack of its diplomatic communications, allegedly by Chinese hackers, that revealed EU concern about U.S. Donald Trump, Russia and Iran, the bloc said on Wednesday.

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attend a debate at the Senate in Rome, Italy, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte heralded on Wednesday a budget deal with the European Commission, saying the long-awaited accord allowed his government to honor its main commitments and boost the economy.

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FILE PHOTO: European commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis at a news conference with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File Photo

The European Commission on Wednesday reached a deal with Italy over its 2019 budget, avoiding disciplinary steps against Rome, ending months of verbal sparring and buoying Italian bonds and shares.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil speaks during a meeting in Beirut, Lebanon June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Lebanon's finance and foreign ministers will keep their posts in the new national unity government, sources said on Wednesday, with the country close to forming the cabinet after seven months of political wrangling.

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A teacher holds up chalk and an eraser during a protest to demand higher wages in Tunis, Tunisia December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Thousands of high school teachers took to the streets of Tunis on Wednesday to demand better pay and conditions, at a time when the government is under pressure from international donors to cut spending.

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FILE PHOTO: Syrian Democratic Forces and U.S. troops are seen during a patrol near Turkish border in Hasakah, Syria November 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

The United States is considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria as it winds up its campaign to retake all of the territory once held by Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

World News12 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a sign calling for China to release Wang Bingzhang and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained in China on Monday night, at the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

A third Canadian has been detained in China but the incident does not appear to be linked to the arrest of two other citizens over the last week, a Canadian government official in Ottawa said on Wednesday.

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Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, reacts during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Britain, December 19, 2018. Parliament TV handout via REUTERS

Britain's House of Commons erupted in anger on Wednesday when Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to mouth the words "stupid woman" after a lively exchange with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Brexit26 minutes ago

A union flag is seen for sale at a kiosk on Westminster Bridge opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

With just 100 days until Brexit, the EU's executive cautioned that most banking, insurance and other financial firms in Britain would be cut off from the European Union if there is no divorce deal.

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

The number of journalists killed around the world in reprisal for their work nearly doubled in 2018 to at least 34 people, reflecting an increase in deliberate attacks on journalists in Afghanistan, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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Cows are seen in a farm in the southern Gaza Strip December 17, 2018. Picture taken December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

The World Food Programme (WFP) is to cut food aid next year to about 190,000 poor Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank due a shortage of funds, the WFP's senior official for the Palestinian Territories said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (not in picture) meets Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov at the President's Official Residence Mantyniemi, Helsinki, Finland September 12, 2017. Lehtikuva/Martti Kainulainen/via REUTERS/File Photo

Russia said on Wednesday it would not let the United States inspect a new nuclear-capable cruise missile at the heart of a dispute between Washington and Moscow that risks unraveling a landmark arms control treaty.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Cattle graze in a field in Paiko, Niger State, Nigeria  November 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

MAKURDI, Nigeria - A Reuters analysis of land use data shows how a massive expansion of farming in Nigeria's Middle Belt has cut access to grazing land for nomadic herders and fueled persistent violence.

World News5 hours ago

Armed Houthi followers attend a gathering to show support for their movement in Sanaa, Yemen December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's warring parties blamed each other for violations of a U.N.-mediated ceasefire in Hodeidah meant to avert an all-out battle for a port city vital for emergency aid supplies and pave the way to peace negotiations.

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A man looks at the monument of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito in Podgorica, Montenegro, December 18, 2018. Picture taken December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

In a nostalgic homage to a now-defunct nation, a bronze statue of former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito was unveiled on Wednesday in Montenegro's capital Podgorica.

World News8 minutes ago

The United States has started bringing home troops from Syria as it moves to a new phase in the campaign against Islamic State, the White House said on Wednesday, claiming that the militant Islamist group's "territorial caliphate" has been defeated.

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Mexican authorities are investigating the deaths of two Honduran teenagers killed in the border city of Tijuana last weekend after joining a migrant caravan in October headed for the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said on Wednesday.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that a disorderly Brexit would be an "absolute catastrophe".

World News23 minutes ago

Detective chief superintendent John Boshier of Surrey police speaks after the coroner ruled that Russian businessman Alexander Perepilichnyy probably died of natural causes outside his home in 2012, after the inquest concluded at the Old Bailey, in London, Britain, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A Russian mafia whistleblower, who was found dead after going out for a run near his home in southern England six years ago, probably died of natural causes, a British coroner found on Wednesday.   

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FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace look on after addressing a news conference at his private residence nicknamed "Blue Roof" in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe over the alleged assault of a model in a luxury Johannesburg hotel in 2017, police said on Wednesday.

World News29 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Silhouette of mobile device user is seen next to a screen projection of binary code are seen in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The European Union is investigating a cyber hack of its diplomatic communications, allegedly by Chinese hackers, that revealed EU concern about U.S. Donald Trump, Russia and Iran, the bloc said on Wednesday.

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attend a debate at the Senate in Rome, Italy, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte heralded on Wednesday a budget deal with the European Commission, saying the long-awaited accord allowed his government to honor its main commitments and boost the economy.

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FILE PHOTO: European commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis at a news conference with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File Photo

The European Commission on Wednesday reached a deal with Italy over its 2019 budget, avoiding disciplinary steps against Rome, ending months of verbal sparring and buoying Italian bonds and shares.

World News34 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil speaks during a meeting in Beirut, Lebanon June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Lebanon's finance and foreign ministers will keep their posts in the new national unity government, sources said on Wednesday, with the country close to forming the cabinet after seven months of political wrangling.

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