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Conservatives' British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after winning his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on the cusp of a commanding election victory on Friday that he cast as a historic mandate to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, Britain's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years.

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FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London's Canary Wharf financial centre, London, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/File Photo

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.

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U.S. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf speaks next to Honduran Minister of Security Julian Pacheco and Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart during a meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration program have mostly preferred to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the Central American nation, Guatemala's Interior Minister said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Joy Luk prepares her megaphone as fellow protesters prepare to march in Hong Kong, China, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest, many streets have lost their beat.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at an annual symposium on international situation and China's diplomacy in Beijing, China December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticizing Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

U.S. negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban after the militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S. base outside Kabul killing two civilians, Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Friday.

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A Salvadoran man seeking asylum in the United States was kidnapped and murdered in the Mexican border city of Tijuana where he was sent to wait for his asylum court hearing under a migrant protection program instated by President Donald Trump.

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The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru promised on Friday to always stand beside Taiwan as their hearts are "linked as one", as he visited Taipei amid a growing tussle for influence in the region between Beijing and Washington.

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FILE PHOTO: A view shows the old city of Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 2, 2019. Picture taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.

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Members of a rescue crew are seen at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. New Zealand Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS

A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting on the mainland.

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Labour Party MP Dennis Skinner attends his party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Veteran Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner lost the seat he had held since 1970 on Friday, as another brick in the "Red Wall" of traditional Labour support fell to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives and their pledge to deliver Brexit.

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Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon cheers with supporters at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Glasgow, Britain, December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on Friday.

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Conservatives' British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on after winning his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

It was a portentous moment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had led his party to a thumping election victory, making Britain's divorce from the EU all but certain.

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A poster supporting Aung San Suu Kyi as she attends a hearing at the International Court of Justice is seen in a road in Yangon, Myanmar, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court in The Hague.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a general election campaign event at the Globus Group warehouse in Manchester, Britain, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives have won an outright majority in parliament, according to a tally of seats won so far by broadcaster ITV.

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A military helicopter flies in direction to the airport during the rescue mission following the White Island volcano eruptions in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A dive team will be redeployed on Saturday to search for a body that is believed to be in the waters off New Zealand's volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week, New Zealand's Police Commissioner said.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks after the General Election results of the Islington North constituency were announced at a counting centre in Islington during Britain's general election, London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

U.S President Donald Trump said it was looking like "a big win" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British election.

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Nigel Dodds of the DUP, the losing candidate in the Belfast North seat, speaks at the count centre after the result was announced, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds lost his seat in the British parliament on Friday, increasing the chances of Northern Ireland electing more Irish nationalists than pro-British unionists for the first time on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon attends a "Lock Boris Out" photo opportunity as she campaigns in Coatbridge, Scotland, Britain, December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

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Conservatives' British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after winning his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on the cusp of a commanding election victory on Friday that he cast as a historic mandate to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, Britain's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years.

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FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London's Canary Wharf financial centre, London, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/File Photo

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.

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U.S. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf speaks next to Honduran Minister of Security Julian Pacheco and Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart during a meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration program have mostly preferred to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the Central American nation, Guatemala's Interior Minister said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Joy Luk prepares her megaphone as fellow protesters prepare to march in Hong Kong, China, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest, many streets have lost their beat.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at an annual symposium on international situation and China's diplomacy in Beijing, China December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticizing Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

U.S. negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban after the militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S. base outside Kabul killing two civilians, Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Friday.

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A Salvadoran man seeking asylum in the United States was kidnapped and murdered in the Mexican border city of Tijuana where he was sent to wait for his asylum court hearing under a migrant protection program instated by President Donald Trump.

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The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru promised on Friday to always stand beside Taiwan as their hearts are "linked as one", as he visited Taipei amid a growing tussle for influence in the region between Beijing and Washington.

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FILE PHOTO: A view shows the old city of Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 2, 2019. Picture taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.

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Members of a rescue crew are seen at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. New Zealand Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS

A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting on the mainland.

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Labour Party MP Dennis Skinner attends his party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Veteran Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner lost the seat he had held since 1970 on Friday, as another brick in the "Red Wall" of traditional Labour support fell to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives and their pledge to deliver Brexit.

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Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon cheers with supporters at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Glasgow, Britain, December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

With a roar and a double fist pump, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon cheered the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson by the nationalists in a clip that went viral on social media early on Friday.

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Conservatives' British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on after winning his seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

It was a portentous moment. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had led his party to a thumping election victory, making Britain's divorce from the EU all but certain.

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A poster supporting Aung San Suu Kyi as she attends a hearing at the International Court of Justice is seen in a road in Yangon, Myanmar, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court in The Hague.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a general election campaign event at the Globus Group warehouse in Manchester, Britain, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives have won an outright majority in parliament, according to a tally of seats won so far by broadcaster ITV.

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A military helicopter flies in direction to the airport during the rescue mission following the White Island volcano eruptions in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A dive team will be redeployed on Saturday to search for a body that is believed to be in the waters off New Zealand's volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week, New Zealand's Police Commissioner said.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks after the General Election results of the Islington North constituency were announced at a counting centre in Islington during Britain's general election, London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

U.S President Donald Trump said it was looking like "a big win" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British election.

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Nigel Dodds of the DUP, the losing candidate in the Belfast North seat, speaks at the count centre after the result was announced, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds lost his seat in the British parliament on Friday, increasing the chances of Northern Ireland electing more Irish nationalists than pro-British unionists for the first time on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon attends a "Lock Boris Out" photo opportunity as she campaigns in Coatbridge, Scotland, Britain, December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

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