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A leaf falls from a tree in front of EU and Union flags in London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country's prosperity for generations to come.

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An Israeli soldier stands next to an armoured personnel carriers (APC) in a field in southern Israel, near the border with Gaza November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Palestinian militants and Israel held their fire late on Tuesday following an Egyptian mediation effort, bringing a relative calm to the Gaza frontier after the fiercest rocket salvoes and air strikes since the 2014 war.

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A U.S. Marine helps to make a concertina wire barricade at the U.S. Mexico border in preparation for the arrival of a caravan of migrants at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, California, U.S., November 13, 2018.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hundreds of Central American migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States moved toward the country's border with Mexico on Tuesday as U.S. military reinforced security measures, laying barbed wire and erecting barricades.

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U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace with French President Emmanuel Macron 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

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after returning from Paris.

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The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank.

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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo", arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse ahead of the start of the trial of Guzman in New York City, New York, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a "scapegoat" for the real leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor cordon arrival of Greek Minister of Defense Panagiotis Kammenos at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that NATO was the cornerstone for the protection of Europe even as France and Germany called for an integrated European Union military.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council, Kelley E. Currie, speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

The United States was the only country on Tuesday to oppose an annual draft U.N. General Assembly resolution on the work of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) because it said elements of the text ran counter to the Trump administration's sovereign interests.

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FILE PHOTO: A view from outside Taung Pyo Letwe reception camp near the border with Bangladesh, in Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations envoys to the region May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols/File Photo

The United Nations' refugee agency will not provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar if they are interned in camps, according to an internal position paper circulated days before the initial repatriation is due to start.

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U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging the Trump administration to respond to China's crackdown on minority Muslims, amid reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and others in the Xinjiang region.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's five senior ministers Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove and Geoffrey Cox will back the Brexit deal, the Sun newspaper's political editor said https://twitter.com/tnewtondunn/status/1062470005198110720 in a tweet on Tuesday, citing cabinet sources.

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FILE PHOTO: Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York, U.S., January 19, 2017, after his extradition from Mexico. U.S. officials/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

The evidence likely to be presented at the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will paint a picture of a Robin Hood figure, albeit a brutal one, who amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murdering rivals and smuggling huge amounts of drugs.

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At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October.

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Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro arrives to meets authorities in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed retired army General Fernando Azevedo e Silva as defense minister on Tuesday, adding another former military officer to his cabinet while saying that a career foreign service officer may get the top diplomat's job.

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Ireland's cabinet will meet on Wednesday at 0930 GMT to discuss developments on Brexit, a spokesman for Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, after Britain reached a draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of its exit from the bloc.

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A Trump administration envoy on Tuesday urged Syria's ally Russia to push for the release of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria six years ago.

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A pile of one pound coins is seen in a photo illustration shot June 17, 2008.  REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration/File Photo

Michael Spencer, chief executive of Britain's NEX Group, said on Tuesday he expected sterling to "rally quite sharply" if the Brexit deal was supported by parliament and cabinet.

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British Labour party opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to reporters after a meeting with European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

Britain's main opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding a "truly meaningful" parliamentary vote on its withdrawal from the EU, after the government agreed a draft Brexit text with the bloc.

World News2 hours ago

The small Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government warned her on Tuesday that it would oppose any Brexit deal which it believed undermined the union between Britain and Northern Ireland.

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British Member of Parliament, Jo Johnson, leaves the BBC's Broadcasting House, in London, Britain November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Former minister Jo Johnson said that the future of Britain's ruling Conservative Party would be in peril if Prime Minister Theresa May proceeded with Brexit, hours after Britain agreed the draft text for leaving the European Union.

World Newsan hour ago

A leaf falls from a tree in front of EU and Union flags in London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country's prosperity for generations to come.

World News3 hours ago

An Israeli soldier stands next to an armoured personnel carriers (APC) in a field in southern Israel, near the border with Gaza November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Palestinian militants and Israel held their fire late on Tuesday following an Egyptian mediation effort, bringing a relative calm to the Gaza frontier after the fiercest rocket salvoes and air strikes since the 2014 war.

World News3 hours ago

A U.S. Marine helps to make a concertina wire barricade at the U.S. Mexico border in preparation for the arrival of a caravan of migrants at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, California, U.S., November 13, 2018.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hundreds of Central American migrants planning to seek asylum in the United States moved toward the country's border with Mexico on Tuesday as U.S. military reinforced security measures, laying barbed wire and erecting barricades.

World Newsan hour ago

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace with French President Emmanuel Macron 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

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after returning from Paris.

World News5 hours ago

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank.

World Newsan hour ago

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo", arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse ahead of the start of the trial of Guzman in New York City, New York, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a "scapegoat" for the real leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with the media before an enhanced honor cordon arrival of Greek Minister of Defense Panagiotis Kammenos at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that NATO was the cornerstone for the protection of Europe even as France and Germany called for an integrated European Union military.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council, Kelley E. Currie, speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

The United States was the only country on Tuesday to oppose an annual draft U.N. General Assembly resolution on the work of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) because it said elements of the text ran counter to the Trump administration's sovereign interests.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A view from outside Taung Pyo Letwe reception camp near the border with Bangladesh, in Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations envoys to the region May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols/File Photo

The United Nations' refugee agency will not provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar if they are interned in camps, according to an internal position paper circulated days before the initial repatriation is due to start.

World Newsan hour ago

U.S. lawmakers will introduce legislation on Wednesday urging the Trump administration to respond to China's crackdown on minority Muslims, amid reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and others in the Xinjiang region.

World Newsan hour ago

British Prime Minister Theresa May's five senior ministers Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove and Geoffrey Cox will back the Brexit deal, the Sun newspaper's political editor said https://twitter.com/tnewtondunn/status/1062470005198110720 in a tweet on Tuesday, citing cabinet sources.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York, U.S., January 19, 2017, after his extradition from Mexico. U.S. officials/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

The evidence likely to be presented at the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will paint a picture of a Robin Hood figure, albeit a brutal one, who amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murdering rivals and smuggling huge amounts of drugs.

World Newsan hour ago

At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October.

World News2 hours ago

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro arrives to meets authorities in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed retired army General Fernando Azevedo e Silva as defense minister on Tuesday, adding another former military officer to his cabinet while saying that a career foreign service officer may get the top diplomat's job.

World News2 hours ago

Ireland's cabinet will meet on Wednesday at 0930 GMT to discuss developments on Brexit, a spokesman for Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, after Britain reached a draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of its exit from the bloc.

World News2 hours ago

A Trump administration envoy on Tuesday urged Syria's ally Russia to push for the release of Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria six years ago.

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A pile of one pound coins is seen in a photo illustration shot June 17, 2008.  REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration/File Photo

Michael Spencer, chief executive of Britain's NEX Group, said on Tuesday he expected sterling to "rally quite sharply" if the Brexit deal was supported by parliament and cabinet.

World News2 hours ago

British Labour party opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to reporters after a meeting with European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

Britain's main opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding a "truly meaningful" parliamentary vote on its withdrawal from the EU, after the government agreed a draft Brexit text with the bloc.

World News2 hours ago

The small Northern Irish party propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government warned her on Tuesday that it would oppose any Brexit deal which it believed undermined the union between Britain and Northern Ireland.

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British Member of Parliament, Jo Johnson, leaves the BBC's Broadcasting House, in London, Britain November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Former minister Jo Johnson said that the future of Britain's ruling Conservative Party would be in peril if Prime Minister Theresa May proceeded with Brexit, hours after Britain agreed the draft text for leaving the European Union.

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