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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to deliver his speech at the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 20, 2018. Picture taken with a slow shutter speed. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Chinese President Xi Jinping told self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory.

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An employee of Prosegur works in the "3117" emergency call centre against sexual harassment on transport at the Saint-Lazare train station, in Paris, France March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

France will announce a series of measures against sexual violence on Wednesday, including on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and extended deadlines for filing rape complaints.

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A man who fled eastern Ghouta gestures as he receives aid from Russian forces at a shelter in Adra, near Damascus, Syria, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A Russian-brokered deal has been reached to evacuate a Syrian rebel group from a town in Eastern Ghouta to opposition-held northwestern Syria in the first such deal in the last remaining rebel bastion near the capital, two opposition sources said on Wednesday.

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Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville - RC1A41866470

A legal attempt by anti-Brexit campaigners to establish that Britain could unilaterally reverse Brexit was given a boost on Tuesday by Scotland's top court, which said it wants to examine the case in greater depth.

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and credited U.S. defense sales to the Saudis with boosting American jobs, even as Riyadh's involvement in Yemen's civil war faced criticism.

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Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale takes part in a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada's Liberal government unveiled proposals on Tuesday to tighten already tough gun control laws to address a spike in crimes involving firearms, including a deadly attack on a mosque last year.

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Expelled diplomats and their family members from Russia's embassy in London walk out of a minibus, which drove out of the territory of Vnukovo airport outside Moscow, Russia March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Twenty three expelled Russian diplomats and their families left London for Moscow on Tuesday as Britain and Russia traded recriminations over a nerve agent attack in England that has plunged relations into their worst crisis since the Cold War.

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), gets into his car after offering a floral tribute to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the expropriation of Mexico's oil industry at Lazaro Cardenas monument in Mexico City, Mexico March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme

After years of denouncing his political opponents in Mexico as stooges of a corrupt "mafia," leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has extended his hand to them in a bid to make it third time lucky in the July 1 presidential election.

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Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

EU governments agreed on Tuesday to offer British banks and airlines hope of good market access after Brexit but kept London waiting for confirmation it will get the transition deal it wants to avoid disrupting business.

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FILE PHOTO: Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

British physicist Stephen Hawking is to take his place among some of the greatest scientists in history when his ashes are interred inside Westminster Abbey, close to the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

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An Iranian who chairs a Maltese bank has been arrested on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the U.S. financial system, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: People inspect damage at the site of a Saudi-led air strike, north of Yemen's capital Sanaa, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday killed a resolution seeking an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen's civil war, the same day President Donald Trump was due to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House.

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A man walks by a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for the upcoming presidential election, in Cairo, Egypt March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview broadcast on Tuesday he had wanted more contenders in next week's presidential election to give voters greater choice, but the country was "not ready".

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A German public broadcaster on Tuesday broadened the scope of allegations of decades of abuse at Germany's most famous Roman Catholic choir school, saying not only teachers but older students were to blame.

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Mexican leftist presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that if he wins office former World Trade Organization economist Jesus Seade would lead NAFTA negotiations with the United States and Canada.

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Swiss prosecutors are charging three Germans with industrial espionage and violating bank secrecy, a media report said on Tuesday, potentially stoking a simmering dispute between Germany and Switzerland.

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Smoke rises after a Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, known as the Red Arrows, plane crashed in Valley, Anglesey, Wales, Britain March 20, 2018 in this image obtained from social media. Policing News Website Policehour/ via REUTERS

Britain's Ministry of Defence said an engineer from the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows Aerobatics Team died when a Hawk jet crashed at RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales, on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: People prepare to sleep on the floor of a sport center, where a community of homeless Venezuelan migrants stays, in Cucuta, Colombia January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The United States will provide $2.5 million in food and medical aid to Venezuelans fleeing their economically-crippled country to neighboring Colombia and is poised to help other countries if the situation worsens, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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Experts with an international chemical weapons watchdog were sent to Britain following an attack on a former Russian spy in Salisbury, and the results of the analysis will take about three weeks, the agency's head said on Tuesday.

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Britain has not asked the European Union to discuss increasing sanctions on Russia over the Salisbury poison attack when the bloc's leaders meet at a summit on Thursday, a senior official said on Tuesday.

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