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Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk The Associated Press
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union officials received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May requesting a Brexit extension and they hope to have more clarity about her intentions by Thursday.
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Ministers' Questions session, at parliament in London, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction. United Nations appeals judges will on Wednesday rule whether to uphold or overturn Karadzic's 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as his 40-year sentence.
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A tribute for mosque shooting victim Tariq Omar is placed at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack on Friday March 15.
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Mourners arrive for a burial service of a victim from the March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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Firefighters and police officers stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. (Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP)
Recep Tayyip Erdogan The Associated Press
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in front of a model dinosaur during the inauguration of a theme park in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Erdogan has sparked a diplomatic spat with New Zealand and Australia as he campaigns for votes in local elections this month and portrays the mosque shooting in New Zealand and a World War I battle as targeting Islam.
Santiago Abascal The Associated Press
Santiago Abascal the national president of VOX, center, applauds during a rally of the fledgling far-right party VOX in Madrid, Spain. The far-right party is making political waves ahead of a contested general election by advocating looser self-defense and firearm control laws and recruiting candidates among the retired generals of the country's armed forces. In an eye-grabbing move on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Abascal said that Spaniards should be allowed to possess a firearm at home and use it to face “real life-threatening situations” without legal consequences
Viktor Orban The Associated Press
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives at a news conference following an European People's Party meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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Marip Lu sits in her family's shelter in a refugee camp in northern Kachin State, Myanmar. Marip Lu, 24, claims she was kidnapped by traffickers and suffered six years of captivity, rape and abuse deep in China. A human rights group says the governments in Myanmar and China are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery.
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Marip Lu sits in her family's shelter in a refugee camp in northern Kachin State, Myanmar. Marip Lu, 24, claims she was kidnapped by traffickers and suffered six years of captivity, rape and abuse deep in China. A human rights group says the governments in Myanmar and China are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery.
Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe The Associated Press
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, left, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attend a special session held to mark the country's seventieth anniversary of the first parliament of democracy, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sirisena has kept his country’s internal political rift from spilling over to a UN human rights council meeting this week by abandoning plans to oppose his prime minister’s decision to co-sponsor a resolution that would give the island nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its long civil war. The co-resolution to be adopted on March 21, 2019 would give Sri Lanka two more years to investigate and prosecute suspects of rights violations.
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after making a statement, at 10 Downing Street, in London, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. May says it's a matter of "great personal regret" that U.K. won't leave the EU with a deal on March 29. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement, at 10 Downing Street, in London, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. May says it's a matter of "great personal regret" that U.K. won't leave the EU with a deal on March 29. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Shares in Asia are mostly higher after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year.
Abhisit Vejjajiva The Associated Press
The leader of Thailand's Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva talks to The Associated Press during an interview Wednesday, March 20, 2019. in Bangkok, Thailand. Abhisit says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday’s election, he’ll make careful but forceful efforts to undo undemocratic constitutional clauses imposed by the military government that took power in 2014.