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A general view shows the office of Delegation of European Commission in Russia, in central Moscow, Russia March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

European Union member states agreed at a summit in Brussels to take further punitive steps against Russia in the coming days for the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it.

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Police are seen at the scene of a hostage situation in a supermarket in Trebes, Aude, France March 23, 2018 in this picture obtained from a social media video. LA VIE A TREBES/via REUTERS

At least one person was killed when a man took hostages in a supermarket in the southwestern French town of Trebes on Friday, the mayor told BFM TV. The station reported that the hostage-taker has claimed allegiance to Islamic State.

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A girl looks at the camera during evacuations from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

A Syrian rebel group in one besieged eastern Ghouta pocket said on Friday it would try to negotiate an end to an army assault there, while insurgents in another nearby enclave withdrew.

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European Council President Donald Tusk attends the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2018. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via Reuters

British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed on Friday the approval by European Union leaders of a 21-month transition period to help business adapt after Brexit, telling the bloc to ride the "new dynamic" in looming trade talks.

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Catalan politicians Josep Rull (L) and Jordi Turull arrive together to the Supreme Court after being summoned and facing investigation for their part in Catalonia's bid for independence in Madrid, Spain, March 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Susana Vera

Twenty-five Catalan leaders will be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state, Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday, in a sharp escalation of legal action against separatists in the northeastern region.

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FILE PHOTO: The warship USS Mustin sails near the port in Sihanoukville, 223 km (139 miles) west of Phnom Penh, October 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Stringer

A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation" operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with candidates who participated in the last presidential election, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 19, 2018.  Yuri Kadobnov/POOL via Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would repay the trust voters had placed in him by working toward creating jobs, raising incomes, improving healthcare and building new  infra-structure.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy enters his car as he leaves his house in Paris, France, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Nicolas Sarkozy will challenge a barring order that forbids him from meeting key accusers and allies or traveling to countries such as Libya pending a judicial investigation into allegations that Muammar Gaddafi bankrolled his 2007 election campaign.

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Ukrainian lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko, who was detained on charges of planning a military-style coup on March 22, attends a court hearing in Kiev, Ukraine March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko began a hunger strike on Friday to protest her detention on charges of planning a coup against the government, less than two years after being welcomed home as a national hero.

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FILE PHOTO: Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli security personnel at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo

Britain called on Israel to improve the treatment of Palestinian children in military detention on Friday and said Israel should do more to safeguard vulnerable people in its care.

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Syrian state television on Friday said rebel groups in the eastern Ghouta towns of Zamalka, Jobar, Arbin and Ein Terma had agreed to withdraw for northwestern Idlib province along with family members.

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Two people were killed in southern France during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in the town of Trebes, a source at the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A boy looks for plastic bottles at the polluted Bagmati River in Kathmandu March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo

Human activities are causing an alarming decline in the variety of plant and animal life on Earth and jeopardizing food, clean water and energy supplies, a U.N.-backed study of biodiversity said on Friday.

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General view of the Senate during the first session since the March 4 national election in Rome, Italy March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italy's parliament met for the first time on Friday after a national election earlier this month left no group with any clear majority and as talks between political rivals stalled.

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A hostage taker in southern France has asked for the release of Paris November 2015 attacker Salah Abdeslam, BFM TV said, citing an anonymous source.

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A spokesman for the French interior ministry said on Thursday that he cannot confirm the number of victims in an ongoing hostage situation in a supermarket in southern France.

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Police briefly closed roads and underground railway exits as they investigated a suspicious vehicle near the Westfield shopping center in west London on Friday.

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China and the United States clashed on Friday at the United Nations, where the U.S. delegation rejected a resolution brought by Beijing that it said sought to glorify Xi Jinping's "win-win" agenda and subordinated human rights to development or trade.

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Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The Czech Republic will "probably" kick out Russian diplomats, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday after the European Union backed Britain in blaming the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England on Moscow.

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The mayor of the town in southern France where a hostage taker held several people in a supermarket, told LCI TV that the man entered the shop screaming "Allahu Akbar, (God is greatest) I'll kill you all".

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