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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected accusations of genocide committed against her country's Muslim Rohingya minority as "incomplete and misleading", and said the case should not be heard by the U.N.'s highest court.

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Time cover features Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg named the magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 in this undated handout. TIME via REUTERS

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.

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Saudi Arabia Defense Attache Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz and his Embassy staff and other officials arrive to meet with the Saudi students who remain restricted to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola base by their Saudi commanding officer, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 9, 2019.  FBI Jacksonville/Handout via REUTERS

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.

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A view of White Island, New Zealand after a volcanic eruption December 9, 2019, in this picture obtained from social media. AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST /via REUTERS

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday heightened the risk of another massive eruption, preventing the recovery of bodies two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash.

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A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the inauguration of new Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and work meetings planned for Wednesday, unhappy with the presence of officials from the government of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the United States and the Taliban.

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe unveils the details of a pensions reform plan before the CESE (Economic, Social and Environmental Council) in Paris, France December 11, 2019. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defied striking workers on Wednesday with plans for an overhaul of France's byzantine pension system that he said would be fairer and encourage people to work longer.

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FILE PHOTO: Austrian author Peter Handke addresses the media following the announcement that he had won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, in Chaville, near Paris, France October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

The Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Wednesday declared Nobel Prize-winning Austrian author Peter Handke "persona non grata" over his support for late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and denial of the 1995 genocide in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

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Chile's former interior minister, Andres Chadwick, attends a session at the congress in Valparaiso, Chile  December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chile's Senate began to vote Wednesday on whether to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office over allegations he failed to prevent abuses by security forces during days of violent protests.

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during an extraordinary session to present a Green Deal plan, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Union's new executive launched a Green Deal policy package to tackle climate change on Wednesday, trumpeting it as the bloc's "man on the moon moment" - but fossil fuel-reliant eastern European states looked set to stall the initiative.

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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the media briefing after the first meeting of her new college of commissioners in Brussels, Belgium, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Union's executive Commission, laid out the details of her "European Green Deal" on Wednesday, coinciding with a U.N. summit on the climate.

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FILE PHOTO: An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code including cyrillic words around the shadow of a man, taken in Warsaw October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

North Korean state-backed hackers appear to be cooperating with Eastern European cybercriminals, a report https://labs.sentinelone.com/the-deadly-planeswalker-how-the-trickbot-group-united-high-tech-crimeware-apt said on Wednesday, a finding that suggests digital gangsters and state-backed spies are finding common ground online.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares a pie at the Red Olive kitchen in Derby, Britain on December 11, 2019 on the final day of campaigning before a general election. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on course to win Thursday's election though the race has tightened markedly and he can no longer be sure of a majority, according to opinion polls published on the eve of the vote.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacts to reporter's question after making a statement to the press at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The United States wants to work with Russia to end the conflict in Libya, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, adding that he told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov a day ago of the arms embargo that is in place on Libya.

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Danish police have conducted several operations throughout the country on Wednesday related to suspected preparations of a terrorist attack with a militant Islamist motive, the police said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: A portion of a motorway bridge linking Savona to Turin is seen after it collapsed due to a landslide near Savona, Italy, November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca/File Photo

Italian tax police said on Wednesday they seized documents from units of motorway operator SIAS, following the collapse last month of a bridge after a massive landslide caused by heavy rains in the northwestern region of Liguria.

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Iran dismissed as interference in its state matters French President Emmanuel Macron's call for the release of two French nationals jailed in the Islamic Republic since June, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday to a suit brought by Gambia alleging her country committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia's legal team as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.'s highest court on Tuesday.

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People gather to rally in support of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi before she attends a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in Yangon, Myanmar December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Myat Thu Kyaw

Hearings are underway at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where Myanmar is accused of genocide against its minority Muslim Rohingya population during a 2017 military crackdown.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected accusations of genocide committed against her country's Muslim Rohingya minority as "incomplete and misleading", and said the case should not be heard by the U.N.'s highest court.

World Newsan hour ago

Time cover features Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg named the magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 in this undated handout. TIME via REUTERS

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.

World News3 hours ago

Saudi Arabia Defense Attache Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz and his Embassy staff and other officials arrive to meet with the Saudi students who remain restricted to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola base by their Saudi commanding officer, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 9, 2019.  FBI Jacksonville/Handout via REUTERS

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.

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A view of White Island, New Zealand after a volcanic eruption December 9, 2019, in this picture obtained from social media. AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST /via REUTERS

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday heightened the risk of another massive eruption, preventing the recovery of bodies two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash.

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A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the inauguration of new Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and work meetings planned for Wednesday, unhappy with the presence of officials from the government of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the United States and the Taliban.

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe unveils the details of a pensions reform plan before the CESE (Economic, Social and Environmental Council) in Paris, France December 11, 2019. Thomas Samson/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defied striking workers on Wednesday with plans for an overhaul of France's byzantine pension system that he said would be fairer and encourage people to work longer.

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FILE PHOTO: Austrian author Peter Handke addresses the media following the announcement that he had won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, in Chaville, near Paris, France October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

The Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Wednesday declared Nobel Prize-winning Austrian author Peter Handke "persona non grata" over his support for late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and denial of the 1995 genocide in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

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Chile's former interior minister, Andres Chadwick, attends a session at the congress in Valparaiso, Chile  December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chile's Senate began to vote Wednesday on whether to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office over allegations he failed to prevent abuses by security forces during days of violent protests.

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during an extraordinary session to present a Green Deal plan, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The European Union's new executive launched a Green Deal policy package to tackle climate change on Wednesday, trumpeting it as the bloc's "man on the moon moment" - but fossil fuel-reliant eastern European states looked set to stall the initiative.

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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the media briefing after the first meeting of her new college of commissioners in Brussels, Belgium, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Union's executive Commission, laid out the details of her "European Green Deal" on Wednesday, coinciding with a U.N. summit on the climate.

World News29 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code including cyrillic words around the shadow of a man, taken in Warsaw October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

North Korean state-backed hackers appear to be cooperating with Eastern European cybercriminals, a report https://labs.sentinelone.com/the-deadly-planeswalker-how-the-trickbot-group-united-high-tech-crimeware-apt said on Wednesday, a finding that suggests digital gangsters and state-backed spies are finding common ground online.

World News34 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares a pie at the Red Olive kitchen in Derby, Britain on December 11, 2019 on the final day of campaigning before a general election. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on course to win Thursday's election though the race has tightened markedly and he can no longer be sure of a majority, according to opinion polls published on the eve of the vote.

World News37 minutes ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacts to reporter's question after making a statement to the press at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The United States wants to work with Russia to end the conflict in Libya, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, adding that he told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov a day ago of the arms embargo that is in place on Libya.

World News38 minutes ago

Danish police have conducted several operations throughout the country on Wednesday related to suspected preparations of a terrorist attack with a militant Islamist motive, the police said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: A portion of a motorway bridge linking Savona to Turin is seen after it collapsed due to a landslide near Savona, Italy, November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca/File Photo

Italian tax police said on Wednesday they seized documents from units of motorway operator SIAS, following the collapse last month of a bridge after a massive landslide caused by heavy rains in the northwestern region of Liguria.

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Iran dismissed as interference in its state matters French President Emmanuel Macron's call for the release of two French nationals jailed in the Islamic Republic since June, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday to a suit brought by Gambia alleging her country committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia's legal team as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.'s highest court on Tuesday.

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People gather to rally in support of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi before she attends a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in Yangon, Myanmar December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Myat Thu Kyaw

Hearings are underway at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where Myanmar is accused of genocide against its minority Muslim Rohingya population during a 2017 military crackdown.

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