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FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech in front of the House of Terror during the celebrations of the 62nd anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, in Budapest, Hungary, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo

Hungary passed a law on Wednesday to set up courts overseen directly by the justice minister, a move critics said would allow political interference in judicial matters and further undermine the rule of law.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street after it was announced that the Conservative Party will hold a vote of no confidence in her leadership, in London, Britain, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a change could jeopardise Britain's divorce from the European Union.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the Turkish Defense Industry Summit in Ankara, Turkey December 12, 2018. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey will start a new military operation in Syria east of the Euphrates river "in a few days", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, a move that could further complicate relations with the United States.

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French soldiers patrol past the traditional Christmas market in Nice, France, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Security forces searched through eastern France on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing three people in an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalized while in jail.

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Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute.

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FILE PHOTO: Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday he will call for a vote of confidence in the government to ensure it has a mandate for its reforms before this week's summit of European Union leaders.

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Airbus is pictured at the Airbus A330 final assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Colomiers, near Toulouse, France, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

The fatal crash of a German armed forces helicopter in Mali last year was caused by the failure of mechanics from manufacturer Airbus to correctly set the aircraft's rotor controls after repairs, a defense official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Soldiers from North and South Korea verify the removal of guard posts on each side of the Demilitarized Zone, December 12, 2018.   South Korean Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarized border on Wednesday, checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels, despite scant progress on persuading the North to give up nuclear arms.

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Michael Kovrig, an employee with the International Crisis Group and former Canadian diplomat appears in this photo provided by the International Crisis Group in Brussels, Belgium, December 11, 2018. Courtesy CRISISGROUP/Julie David de Lossy/Handout via REUTERS

The International Crisis Group (ICG) on Wednesday said it had received no information from Chinese officials about the detention of its employee, former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, and that it was seeking consular access to him.

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) and Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, named TIME's Person of the Year 2018, are seen in this combination image of the covers which also named Maria Ressa, a Filipina journalist, and the staff of the Capital Gazette newspaper, as its "Person of the Year," in this image released from New York, U.S., December 11, 2018.  Courtesy Time Magazine/Handout via REUTERS

Time on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and two Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as "Person of the Year" and warned the idea of truth as critical to democracy is under assault.

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Lebanon will definitely form a new government despite the obstacles, its caretaker foreign minister said on Wednesday, after President Michel Aoun intervened in the stalled process and warned of a "catastrophe" if his efforts failed.

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Germany has no information indicating that a man suspected of killing three people in an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg has an Islamist background, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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People watch a monument where the former head of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Sammad, and his body guards are buried after their death during an April 2018 Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa, Yemen December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's warring parties are being pressed to agree thorny confidence-building measures, including the status of a strategic Red Sea port, in consultations on Wednesday before the close of the first U.N.-led peace talks in two years.

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The regional Supreme Electoral Court building in Bolivia's biggest city was burned down on Tuesday night during a protest against President Evo Morales' bid to seek a fourth term.

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The French man suspected of killing two people and wounding 12 others at a French Christmas market had been imprisoned in Germany in 2016 and 2017 on theft charges, and was deported to France in 2017, a spokeswoman for Germany's BKA criminal police said.

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Airbus on Wednesday said a German military investigation had identified an improper setting of controls as "one of the factors in chain of events" that led to a fatal crash of German Tiger helicopter in Mali last year.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would fight a leadership challenge launched by lawmakers in her Conservative Party who are angry at her plans for Brexit.

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At least 75 Conservative Party lawmakers have expressed support for Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of a confidence vote in her leadership on Wednesday, based on public statements in the media and social media.

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If International Crisis Group (ICG) employee Michael Kovrig was carrying out "relevant activities" for the group in China without it being registered, then he may have broken China's foreign NGO law, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Police in Vietnam have issued an arrest warrant for an activist accused of trying to overthrow the state by posting pro-democracy materials on Facebook.

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FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech in front of the House of Terror during the celebrations of the 62nd anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, in Budapest, Hungary, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo

Hungary passed a law on Wednesday to set up courts overseen directly by the justice minister, a move critics said would allow political interference in judicial matters and further undermine the rule of law.

Brexit11 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street after it was announced that the Conservative Party will hold a vote of no confidence in her leadership, in London, Britain, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a change could jeopardise Britain's divorce from the European Union.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the Turkish Defense Industry Summit in Ankara, Turkey December 12, 2018. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey will start a new military operation in Syria east of the Euphrates river "in a few days", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, a move that could further complicate relations with the United States.

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French soldiers patrol past the traditional Christmas market in Nice, France, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Security forces searched through eastern France on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing three people in an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalized while in jail.

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Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute.

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FILE PHOTO: Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday he will call for a vote of confidence in the government to ensure it has a mandate for its reforms before this week's summit of European Union leaders.

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Airbus is pictured at the Airbus A330 final assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Colomiers, near Toulouse, France, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

The fatal crash of a German armed forces helicopter in Mali last year was caused by the failure of mechanics from manufacturer Airbus to correctly set the aircraft's rotor controls after repairs, a defense official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Soldiers from North and South Korea verify the removal of guard posts on each side of the Demilitarized Zone, December 12, 2018.   South Korean Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarized border on Wednesday, checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels, despite scant progress on persuading the North to give up nuclear arms.

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Michael Kovrig, an employee with the International Crisis Group and former Canadian diplomat appears in this photo provided by the International Crisis Group in Brussels, Belgium, December 11, 2018. Courtesy CRISISGROUP/Julie David de Lossy/Handout via REUTERS

The International Crisis Group (ICG) on Wednesday said it had received no information from Chinese officials about the detention of its employee, former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, and that it was seeking consular access to him.

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) and Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, named TIME's Person of the Year 2018, are seen in this combination image of the covers which also named Maria Ressa, a Filipina journalist, and the staff of the Capital Gazette newspaper, as its "Person of the Year," in this image released from New York, U.S., December 11, 2018.  Courtesy Time Magazine/Handout via REUTERS

Time on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and two Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as "Person of the Year" and warned the idea of truth as critical to democracy is under assault.

World News33 minutes ago

Lebanon will definitely form a new government despite the obstacles, its caretaker foreign minister said on Wednesday, after President Michel Aoun intervened in the stalled process and warned of a "catastrophe" if his efforts failed.

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Germany has no information indicating that a man suspected of killing three people in an attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg has an Islamist background, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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People watch a monument where the former head of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Sammad, and his body guards are buried after their death during an April 2018 Saudi-led air strike, in Sanaa, Yemen December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's warring parties are being pressed to agree thorny confidence-building measures, including the status of a strategic Red Sea port, in consultations on Wednesday before the close of the first U.N.-led peace talks in two years.

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The regional Supreme Electoral Court building in Bolivia's biggest city was burned down on Tuesday night during a protest against President Evo Morales' bid to seek a fourth term.

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The French man suspected of killing two people and wounding 12 others at a French Christmas market had been imprisoned in Germany in 2016 and 2017 on theft charges, and was deported to France in 2017, a spokeswoman for Germany's BKA criminal police said.

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Airbus on Wednesday said a German military investigation had identified an improper setting of controls as "one of the factors in chain of events" that led to a fatal crash of German Tiger helicopter in Mali last year.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would fight a leadership challenge launched by lawmakers in her Conservative Party who are angry at her plans for Brexit.

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At least 75 Conservative Party lawmakers have expressed support for Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of a confidence vote in her leadership on Wednesday, based on public statements in the media and social media.

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If International Crisis Group (ICG) employee Michael Kovrig was carrying out "relevant activities" for the group in China without it being registered, then he may have broken China's foreign NGO law, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Police in Vietnam have issued an arrest warrant for an activist accused of trying to overthrow the state by posting pro-democracy materials on Facebook.

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