Xinhua world news summary at 0130 GMT, Dec. 17

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday on bilateral ties, said the White House.

The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening cooperation on a range of issues, including the negotiation of a U.S.-Britain free trade agreement, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a tweet. (U.S.-Britain-Ties)

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BANGKOK -- Thai police on Monday revealed to the press that three South Korean fugitives had been nabbed in Thailand after fleeing their home country and running a gambling website.

The three men entered Thailand in October last year on tourist visas, and were apprehended inside an upscale apartment in Bangkok where they were hiding, said an Immigration Bureau official on Monday. (Thailand-S.Korea-Arrests)

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GENEVA -- The three-day Global Refugee Forum, first-ever of its kind to transform the way the world responds to refugee situations, kicked off here on Monday.

The event brings together refugees, heads of state and government, UN leaders, international institutions, development organizations, business leaders and civil society representatives, among others, at the Palais des Nations here. (UN-Refugee-Forum)

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NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakhstan has celebrated its 28th Independence Day with fireworks and cultural events across the country, and received congratulatory letters from a number of heads of states and international organizations.

"December 16, 1991 opened a new era in the history of Kazakhstan, bringing unprecedented opportunities for progress and innovation. Our country has gained international recognition, built an effective management system and a strong economy," Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev tweeted on Monday. (Kazakhstan-Independence-Anniversary) Enditem

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