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FILE PHOTO: St. Stephen's cathedral (Stephansdom) is pictured in Vienna, Austria, November 28, 2016.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Austria's capital Vienna once again defended its position as the city offering the best quality of life in the world, while Iraq's capital Baghdad remains the worst in an annual survey from consulting firm Mercer.

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FILE PHOTO: The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman arrives at Lambeth Palace, London, Britain, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool

Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a "flawed agreement" on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and U.S. President Donald Trump who have both been highly critical of Iran.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank March 19, 2018. Palestinian President Office (PPO)/Handout via REUTERS

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

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A man gestures as people are evacuated in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Some rebels in eastern Ghouta may soon agree to withdraw from the opposition enclave or accept rule by the Syrian state after big advances by the army into the area, a Syrian government minister said on Monday.

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General Secretary of the European Commission Martin Selmayr (R), sits European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a debate on the guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, March 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The European Parliament's budgetary control committee wants a senior EU Commission official to clarify the sudden promotion of its president's chief aide to the top of the EU civil service, underlining the continuing unease among lawmakers over the move.

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hold a joint news conference after their meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Britain's foreign minister won further support from the European Union and NATO on Monday over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent as he denounced Moscow's denials of involvement as "increasingly absurd".

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Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a rally and concert marking the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the Crimea region, at Manezhnaya Square in central Moscow, Russia March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone towards the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Tehran, Iran, March 5, 2018. via REUTERS

France urged the European Union on Monday to consider new sanctions on Iran over its involvement in Syria's civil war and its ballistic missile programme, as Paris tries to persuade Washington to preserve a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

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A girl waits with her family before crossing the US-Canada border into Canada in Champlain, New York, U.S., February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Buffered by three oceans and the United States to the south, Canada has for decades had the luxury of being able to pick and choose its newcomers. So few asylum seekers crossed the U.S. border illegally over the years that Canada didn’t consistently track the numbers.

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FILE PHOTO: A fishing boat makes its way along the coast of the Island of Uist in the Outer Hebrides September 16, 2014.   REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo

Politicians on both sides of the divide in Scotland criticised a Brexit transition deal which failed to deliver full control over fishing rights, with Conservatives suggesting they could not support a final agreement unless it did so.

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The mother of one of the abducted girls poses in Dapchi in the northeastern state of Yobe, Nigeria March 1, 2018.  Amnesty International/Handout via REUTERS

Nigerian security forces were warned about the presence of Boko Haram fighters near the town of Dapchi, but failed to respond, allowing insurgents to kidnap 110 schoolgirls almost unharrassed, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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The Canary Wharf financial district is seen during early morning mist from Greenwich Park in London, Britain, January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

One in seven businesses from European Union countries with a presence in Britain have moved parts of their business out of the country because of concerns about disruption after Brexit, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

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People watch police standing outside a footwear shop after a man shot a woman in the abdomen there before shooting himself in the head according to the police statement in Mexico City, Mexico March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A 75-year-old Spanish businessman has died after being shot in the head in Mexico City, while two people were seriously wounded on Monday when a custody dispute turned violent at a shopping center in an upscale part of the city, authorities said.

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The United Nations' human rights chief slammed the Security Council on Monday for failing to "defend human rights and prevent further loss of life" as the war in Syria that has killed nearly half a million people enters its eighth year.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales leaves the courtroom after the opening of hearings at the World Court in The Hague, the Netherlands March 19, 2018. REUTERS/David Morales

Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in The Hague on Monday to petition the World Court to force Chile to grant his land-locked country direct access to the Pacific Ocean, in a dispute between the Andean neighbors that dates back decades.

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Venezuela has arrested the former refining boss of state oil company PDVSA for alleged corruption, two sources told Reuters on Monday, extending a crackdown on the OPEC nation's ailing oil sector.

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South Africa suspended the head of its revenue service (SARS), Tom Moyane, on Monday with immediate effect pending disciplinary action, the presidency said.

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Russia on Monday blocked a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the human rights situation in Syria.

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Spanish police freed the wife of the honorary consul of Mali after a man held her prisoner inside its Barcelona consulate, a Catalan regional police spokeswoman said.

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Soldiers patrol after a military operation near the Libyan border, at the town of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A militant blew himself up as Tunisian security forces surrounded him and another fighter in a house near the Libyan border on Monday, the interior ministry said.

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