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EU leaders open to Brexit delay but demand UK approval

Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday were grudgingly leaning toward giving the U.K. a bit more time to ease itself out of the bloc, but they warned that if Britain’s Parliament spurns the offer, a chaotic exit would happen in just over a week.
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New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns after mosque attacks

UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that killed 50 people.
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UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday as United Nations appeals judges upheld his convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country of 5.5 million has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe for a balanced life not simply dependent on economic and material wealth.
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UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc – due in nine days – until June 30. But an exasperated EU said Britain would have to accept either a shorter delay or a much longer one.
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Mourners begin to bury those killed in New Zealand shootings

Relatives of those killed in last week’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand began to bury the dead Wednesday, as the country’s prime minister renewed her call to remember the 50 victims rather than the white supremacist accused of slaughtering them.