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AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

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The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were "clear similarities" between this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air crash last October. More>>

The Latest: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

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Boeing's CEO says the airliner maker is taking actions to ensure the safety of its 737 Max jets in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people. More>>

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speakingh at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to enga... (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speakingh at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to enga...
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President Vladimir Putin is marking the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula. More>>

UK speaker stymies PM May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). A European flag and a British Union flag hang outside Europe House, the European Parliament's British offices in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win supp... (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). A European flag and a British Union flag hang outside Europe House, the European Parliament's British offices in London, Monday, March 18, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a last-minute push Monday to win supp...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-minute push to win support for her European Union divorce deal, with attention focused on wooing Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. More>>

Brother's teasing proved prophetic before NZ mosque shooting

(Aya Al-Umari via AP). This photo provided by Aya Al-Umari shows Hussein Al-Umari and his sister, Aya Al-Umari, in early 2018. Hussein, left, 35, was killed in the Al Noor mosque attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Aya Al-Umari via AP). This photo provided by Aya Al-Umari shows Hussein Al-Umari and his sister, Aya Al-Umari, in early 2018. Hussein, left, 35, was killed in the Al Noor mosque attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, March 15, 2019.
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Aya Al-Umari never got the chance to say goodbye to her brother Hussein before he was killed in a mass shooting at Al Noor mosque. More>>

France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). A barricade burns on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demo... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). A barricade burns on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demo...
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French President Emmanuel Macron has summoned top security officials after police failed to contain resurgent rioting during yellow vest protests that transformed a luxurious Paris avenue into a battle scene. More>>

New Zealand's darkest day: 36 minutes of terror

(Abdi Ibrahim via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows his 3-year-old brother, Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest known victim of the March 15, 2019, mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Mucaad Ibrahim had big brow... (Abdi Ibrahim via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows his 3-year-old brother, Mucaad Ibrahim, the youngest known victim of the March 15, 2019, mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Mucaad Ibrahim had big brow...
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The attack on two mosques in New Zealand was 36 minutes of terror, telegraphed by a chilling email sent by Brenton Tarrant. More>>

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

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The Red Cross says that as much as 90 percent of Mozambique's central port city of Beira has been damaged or destroyed by tropical Cyclone Idai. More>>

Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Mourners pray near the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Christchurch was beginning to return to a semblance of normalcy Tuesday. Streets near the hospital that had been closed for four days... (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Mourners pray near the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Christchurch was beginning to return to a semblance of normalcy Tuesday. Streets near the hospital that had been closed for four days...
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New Zealand's prime minister is vowing to block any attempt at self-promotion by the white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings, after he dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself in court. More>>

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

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Police in the central city of Utrecht say on Twitter that "multiple" people have been injured as a result of a shooting in a tram in a residential neighborhood. More>>

NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners hug after paying their respects to the victims near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. A steady stream of mourners paid tribute at makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by...
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Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reeled from the unprecedented tragedy. More>>

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police stand outside a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers.
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Internet companies scramble to remove New Zealand mosque shooting video. More>>

China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. China says on Monday, March 18, 2019 it has arrested nearly 13,000 people it d... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File). FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. China says on Monday, March 18, 2019 it has arrested nearly 13,000 people it d...
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China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region. More>>

Rights activist gets 4-year sentence in Russia's Chechnya

(AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev). Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial, stands behind bars in court before a hearing in Shali, Russia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Oyub Titiyev was detained in January 2018 and cha... (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev). Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial, stands behind bars in court before a hearing in Shali, Russia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Oyub Titiyev was detained in January 2018 and cha...
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A court in Russia's province of Chechnya has sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years in prison on drug charges widely seen as an effort by the authorities to stifle a critical voice. More>>

The Latest: Turkey condemns Dutch tram attack

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Police in the central Dutch city of Utrecht say they are investigating a shooting in a tram that left "multiple" people injured and are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive.". More>>

The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Religious representatives perform a special blessing ceremony on the site of Friday's shooting outside the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. Three days after Friday's attack, New Zealand's de... (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Religious representatives perform a special blessing ceremony on the site of Friday's shooting outside the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, March 18, 2019. Three days after Friday's attack, New Zealand's de...
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The owner of a Christchurch gun store says it sold 4 weapons via a police-verified mail order process to the man charged in the mosque attacks. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). File - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, Presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo, of the political party Peru Possible, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru. Authorities say a former Peruvian president... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). File - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, Presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo, of the political party Peru Possible, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru. Authorities say a former Peruvian president...
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Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview. More>>

Escaped lion spends night in jail cell in South Africa

(AP Photo). In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a darted captured lion is seen in a police cell at the Sutherland, South Africa. The lion had escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West, some 320km away, a month ago after he r... (AP Photo). In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a darted captured lion is seen in a police cell at the Sutherland, South Africa. The lion had escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West, some 320km away, a month ago after he r...
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Escaped lion spends night in jail cell in South Africa, awaiting transport back to park. More>>

Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). A female polar bear baby walks with its mother Tonja through their enclosure at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, March 15, 2019. The still unnamed bear, born Dec. 1, 2018 at the Tierpark, is presented to the public for t... (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). A female polar bear baby walks with its mother Tonja through their enclosure at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, March 15, 2019. The still unnamed bear, born Dec. 1, 2018 at the Tierpark, is presented to the public for t...
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The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity. More>>

Tel Aviv deploys 'zombie lights' for mobile-obsessed walkers

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Tel Aviv has taken its first steps toward assisting pedestrians distracted by their smartphones by embedding LED stoplights at crosswalks. More>>

Germany: Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down

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German police say a high-speed train from Frankfurt to Paris was halted after a drunken man smashed his way into the cab with a fire extinguisher and demanded the driver slow down. More>>

La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira, right, and La Scala conductor Riccardo Chailly attend a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under ... (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). La Scala theater general manager Alexander Pereira, right, and La Scala conductor Riccardo Chailly attend a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Monday, March 11, 2019. Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under ...
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Directors of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, were meeting to decide whether to accept controversial funding from Saudi Arabia. More>>

Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File). FILE - In this Friday, April 6, 2018, file photo, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's pauses while delivering a speech during the final electoral rally of his Fidesz party in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. As the Hungarian prime m... (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File). FILE - In this Friday, April 6, 2018, file photo, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's pauses while delivering a speech during the final electoral rally of his Fidesz party in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. As the Hungarian prime m...
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As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of EU funds. More>>

Austrian town claims tallest bonfire after 3 months' work

(AP Photo). In this image made from video on Saturday, March 16, 2019, a bonfire burns in Lustenau, Austria. An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world’s tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet). The local bonfire ... (AP Photo). In this image made from video on Saturday, March 16, 2019, a bonfire burns in Lustenau, Austria. An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world’s tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet). The local bonfire ...
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An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world's tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet). More>>

Mali's army says 23 soldiers are killed in attack in village

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Mali's army says heavily armed men attacked a camp in central Mali on Sunday, killing at least 23 soldiers. More>>

Congo president suspends installing senators after violence

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Congo's president has suspended the installation of newly elected senators after weekend protests led to violence that killed at least one person. More>>

US bristles at Germany's reduced defense budget plans

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The United States is bristling at the suggestion Germany might miss its own defense spending targets, already short of the 2 percent of gross domestic product target agreed by NATO allies. More>>

The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

(UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor via AP). In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Speaker of the House John Bercow, centre, talks, during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Thursday March 14, 2019. Britain's Parliament has voted t... (UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor via AP). In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Speaker of the House John Bercow, centre, talks, during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Thursday March 14, 2019. Britain's Parliament has voted t...
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The speaker of Britain's House of Commons says the government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on its twice-rejected Brexit deal unless it is substantially changed. More>>

Serbian students rally over anti-govt protest detentions

(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic). A woman sits in front of a riot police cordon after a standoff in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Supporters of the Serbian opposition clashed with police on Saturday and Sunday in Belgrade, the capital, were th... (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic). A woman sits in front of a riot police cordon after a standoff in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Supporters of the Serbian opposition clashed with police on Saturday and Sunday in Belgrade, the capital, were th...
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Dozens of Serbian high school students have staged a sit-down protest demanding that authorities release a fellow student who was jailed during weekend anti-government protests in Serbia. More>>

US, Russia to hold talks on Venezuela in Rome

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U.S. and Russian officials are meeting in Rome this week to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. More>>

The Latest: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

(Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron flanked by Elysee general secretary Alexis Kohler, left, holds a meeting at the Elysee presidential Palace, in Paris, Monday, March 18, 2019. Macron summoned top security officials Mon... (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP). French President Emmanuel Macron flanked by Elysee general secretary Alexis Kohler, left, holds a meeting at the Elysee presidential Palace, in Paris, Monday, March 18, 2019. Macron summoned top security officials Mon...
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France's prime minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue and in two other French cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires. More>>

UN hosts powers to discuss preventing an arms race in space

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Government experts from 25 countries have opened off a meeting to look at ways of preventing an arms race in space, amid uncertainty whether some of the world's biggest powers will actually find it in their national interest. More>>

The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to ... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to ...
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In India's capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on climate change as well as rising air pollution levels that often far exceed World Health Organization limits. More>>

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

(Marit Hommedal/ NTB scanpix via AP). Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Students in more than 1,000 cities worldwide are planning to skip class Friday in protest over their gover... (Marit Hommedal/ NTB scanpix via AP). Several thousand schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Bergen, Norway, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Students in more than 1,000 cities worldwide are planning to skip class Friday in protest over their gover...
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Students in more than 1,000 cities worldwide are planning to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. More>>

Russian-US crew arrives at International Space Station

(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). U.S. astronauts Christina Hammock Koch, left, Nick Hague, right, and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), pose near a bus prior to the launch of the Soyuz FG r... (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). U.S. astronauts Christina Hammock Koch, left, Nick Hague, right, and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), pose near a bus prior to the launch of the Soyuz FG r...
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A Russian-American crew of three has blasted off to the International Space Station, their second attempt to reach the outpost following an aborted launch in October. More>>

Israel's Supreme Court bans Jewish extremist from election

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Israel's Supreme Court has banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections. More>>

Erdogan shows New Zealand attack video in weekend rallies

(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool). In this photo taken on Sunday, March 17, 2019, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Antalya, Turkey. Erdogan has screen... (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool). In this photo taken on Sunday, March 17, 2019, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party during a rally in Antalya, Turkey. Erdogan has screen...
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Turkey's president showed parts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand to comment on what he called rising Islamophobia. More>>

Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80

(AP Photo/Tumbur Gultom). Indonesian police and soldiers search for residents who need assistance at a flooded neighborhood in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpou... (AP Photo/Tumbur Gultom). Indonesian police and soldiers search for residents who need assistance at a flooded neighborhood in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpou...
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Flash floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing at least 58 people and leaving thousands homeless. More>>

Putin signs bill punishing those who insult the state

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills imposing restrictions on online media and criminalizing anyone who insults the state. More>>

NATO, EU condemn Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, speaks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, center, and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, right, during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building... (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, speaks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, center, and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, right, during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building...
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NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. More>>

Germany: Syrian man goes on trial over Chemnitz stabbing

(AP Photo/Jens Meyer). Police Officers stand in front of the court entrance prior the beginning of the trial against Alaa S. of Syria in the higher regional court in Dresden, Germany, Monday, March 18, 2019. The asylum seeker is accused together with n... (AP Photo/Jens Meyer). Police Officers stand in front of the court entrance prior the beginning of the trial against Alaa S. of Syria in the higher regional court in Dresden, Germany, Monday, March 18, 2019. The asylum seeker is accused together with n...
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A Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany over the fatal stabbing in August of a German that touched off far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz. More>>

May to UK lawmakers: Back my Brexit deal or face long delay

(Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday March 12, 2019 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in parliament, London. Britain's love-hate relationship with the rest of Europe goes back decades, bu... (Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday March 12, 2019 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in parliament, London. Britain's love-hate relationship with the rest of Europe goes back decades, bu...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if Brexit were to be delayed by so long that the U.K. has to take part in May's European elections. More>>

EU welcomes Azerbaijan's amnesty for 400 political activists

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The European Union has welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to amnesty a number of political activists and journalists. More>>

Ethiopia minister: 'Clear similarities' in Boeing crashes

(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). A priest cries at a mass funeral at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, March 17, 2019. Thousands of Ethiopians have turned out to a mass funeral ceremony in the capital one week after the Ethiopian Ai... (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). A priest cries at a mass funeral at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, March 17, 2019. Thousands of Ethiopians have turned out to a mass funeral ceremony in the capital one week after the Ethiopian Ai...
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Thousands of Ethiopians have turned out to a mass funeral ceremony in the capital one week after the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. More>>

French cardinal convicted in sex abuse scandal to meet pope

(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to... (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to...
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France's senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was meeting with the pope after having been convicted by a French court of failing to report a known pedophilia priest to police. More>>

Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Paris famed restaurant Fouquet's burns on the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. Paris police say more than 100 people have been arrested amid rioting in the French ca... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Paris famed restaurant Fouquet's burns on the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. Paris police say more than 100 people have been arrested amid rioting in the French ca...
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Paris is cleaning up one of the world's most glamorous avenues after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters stunned the nation. More>>

Youngest mosque victim liked playing with iPad, soccer ball

(Abdi Ibrahim via AP). In this undated photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows a photo of his three-year-old brother, Mucaad, who is the youngest known victim of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, March 15, 2019. His older brother,... (Abdi Ibrahim via AP). In this undated photo supplied by Abdi Ibrahim, shows a photo of his three-year-old brother, Mucaad, who is the youngest known victim of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, March 15, 2019. His older brother,...
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The youngest known victim of Friday's deadly mass shooting in New Zealand is being remembered as a bright and bubbly toddler with an old soul. More>>

Fresh rallies against al-Bashir as Sudan secures $300M loans

(AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File). FILE - This June 14, 2015 file photo, shows Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the c... (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File). FILE - This June 14, 2015 file photo, shows Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the c...
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Fresh protests in Sudan as government secures $300M in loans from regional fund. More>>

As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

(AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage holds a U.K. flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2... (AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage holds a U.K. flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2...
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With Britain's departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying. More>>

Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

(Arne Dedert/dpa via AP). File-Picture taken March 11, 2019 shows the head offices of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank, right. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP). File-Picture taken March 11, 2019 shows the head offices of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank, right.
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Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank plan to open talks on a possible merger. More>>

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Cashmere High School principal Mark Wilson, center, speaks with his students at the school in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Three students from the high school were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers... (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Cashmere High School principal Mark Wilson, center, speaks with his students at the school in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Three students from the high school were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers...
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Students hope love will help overcome tragedy at New Zealand high school home to 2 student believed killed in Christchurch terrorist attack. More>>

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ian Britton walks into a gun shop in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Gun ownership in New Zealand is being discussed after a mass shooting at two area mosques. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ian Britton walks into a gun shop in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Gun ownership in New Zealand is being discussed after a mass shooting at two area mosques.
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The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. More>>

Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma

(AP Photo/Martin Hunter, File). FILE- In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011, an excavator works on clearing rubble following the Feb. 2011, quake, in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand. Despite its tranquility and beauty, New Zealand city of Christc... (AP Photo/Martin Hunter, File). FILE- In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011, an excavator works on clearing rubble following the Feb. 2011, quake, in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand. Despite its tranquility and beauty, New Zealand city of Christc...
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Despite its tranquility and beauty, New Zealand city of Christchurch is painfully familiar with trauma and will need to use that experience to recover from terrorist attack. More>>

Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO

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The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic. More>>

Climate protests: First the students, now adults in France

(AP Photo/Francois Mori). High school students demonstrate near the Pantheon monument, seen in background, one carrying the French flag, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Paris. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take to the streets to protest the... (AP Photo/Francois Mori). High school students demonstrate near the Pantheon monument, seen in background, one carrying the French flag, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Paris. Students worldwide are skipping class Friday to take to the streets to protest the...
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A day after worldwide student climate protests, families and activists are marching in France to force faster government action against global warming. More>>

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Men leave the Islamic Cultural Center of New York under increased police security following the shooting in New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Men leave the Islamic Cultural Center of New York under increased police security following the shooting in New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York.
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Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome, but attacks have made people rethink whether they are targets or sanctuaries. More>>

The Latest: New Zealand's biggest gun show is canceled

(New Zealand Prime Minister Office via AP). In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, meets representatives of the Muslim community, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Canterbury Refugee Centre ... (New Zealand Prime Minister Office via AP). In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, meets representatives of the Muslim community, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Canterbury Refugee Centre ...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the bodies of the 50 people killed in Friday's mosque attacks will start being released to family members beginning Sunday evening. More>>

Israel gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

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An Israeli court has set a 60-day deadline for the Jordanian-appointed council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem to respond to its closure of a disputed structure at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. More>>

Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A girl walk to lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Satur... (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). A girl walk to lay flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Satur...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reiterated her promise that there will be changes to the country's gun laws in the wake of a terrorist attack on two mosques and said her Cabinet will discuss the policy details on Monday. More>>

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Vucic has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national... (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic). Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Vucic has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national...
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Serbia's president has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they say is his autocratic rule. More>>

UK police: Stabbing near London is far-right terrorism

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British police say a stabbing west of London in which a man attacked a teenager with a baseball hat and knife while hurling racist abuse is being treated as a terrorist incident "inspired by the far-right.". More>>

Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

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The Israeli military says a Palestinian killed an Israeli and seriously wounded two others in a West Bank shooting and stabbing spree before fleeing and setting off a massive manhunt. More>>

Iran's president inaugurates new gas projects

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 photo, shows a natural gas refinery at the South Pars gas field on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, in Asaluyeh, Iran. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new phase in th... (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 photo, shows a natural gas refinery at the South Pars gas field on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, in Asaluyeh, Iran. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new phase in th...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a new phase in the development of a massive natural gas field. More>>

US-backed forces admit to 'difficulties' beating IS in Syria

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). People walk inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria, Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). People walk inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria, Sunday, March 17, 2019.
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U.S.-backers forces fighting to take back the last Islamic State group outpost in Syria say they are facing difficulties defeating the group. More>>

Syria to UN envoy: Constitution is a 'sovereign' matter

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Syria's foreign minister says the country's constitution is a sovereign matter that would be decided by the Syrians themselves without any foreign intervention. More>>

Leading architects urge Israeli PM to cancel cable car plan

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A cohort of leading international architects is appealing to Israel's government to halt its controversial plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

UN Mideast envoy condemns Hamas crackdown on street protests

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The U.N. Mideast envoy has condemned Gaza's Hamas rulers for violently cracking down on popular protests over the past few days. More>>

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree,...
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To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon's new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China, China.". More>>

Report: Ex-Putin adviser who died in US had broken neck

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Newly released documents show that a former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin had a complete fracture of his neck "at or near the time of his death" in a Washington hotel room in 2015. More>>

After massacre, New Zealand leader shows resolve, empathy

(TVNZ via AP). In this image made from video, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, hugs and consoles a woman as she visited Kilbirnie Mosque to lay flowers among tributes to Christchurch attack victims, in Wellington, Sunday, March 17, ... (TVNZ via AP). In this image made from video, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center, hugs and consoles a woman as she visited Kilbirnie Mosque to lay flowers among tributes to Christchurch attack victims, in Wellington, Sunday, March 17, ...
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The attributes that helped Jacinda Ardern rise to become New Zealand's leader at age 37 include her optimistic outlook and bright personality. More>>

German journalist released in Venezuela headed home

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Germany's foreign ministry says a German journalist freed in Venezuela months after he was jailed as a suspected spy is on his way home. More>>

4.5-magnitude quake strikes Greek island; no damage reported

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Greek geological experts say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. More>>

Grieving families given earth from Ethiopian crash site

(AP Photo/Yidnek Kirubel). This aerial image made from video shows recovery work continuing at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, south-east of Addis ... (AP Photo/Yidnek Kirubel). This aerial image made from video shows recovery work continuing at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, south-east of Addis ...
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Investigators have started studying the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet. More>>

Taliban kill 22 Afghan forces in attack on checkpoints

(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File). FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army soldiers carry out an exercise during a live firing at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials say around 100 soldiers fled their posts a... (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File). FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army soldiers carry out an exercise during a live firing at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials say around 100 soldiers fled their posts a...
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Afghan officials say around 100 soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban, in the latest setback for the country's battered security forces. More>>

Germany, France to push European industry strategy at summit

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, poses for a group photo with economy leaders prior to talks about Germany's economy in Munich, Germany, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, poses for a group photo with economy leaders prior to talks about Germany's economy in Munich, Germany, Friday, March 15, 2019.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany and France hope to win over other European Union countries to their ideas for a "European industry strategy" at a summit this week. More>>

Man who stood up to mosque gunman probably saved lives

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Abdul Aziz, survivor of mosque shooting speaks to Associated Press during an interview in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Aziz, 48, is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during Friday prayer... (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). Abdul Aziz, survivor of mosque shooting speaks to Associated Press during an interview in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Aziz, 48, is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during Friday prayer...
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When the gunman advanced toward the mosque killing those in his path, Abdul Aziz didn't hide. More>>

'RUN!': NZ shooting victims recount horror, mourn the lost

(AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau). Yasir Amin, 35-year-old, describes his run-in with the gunman in Friday's mass shootings Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau). Yasir Amin, 35-year-old, describes his run-in with the gunman in Friday's mass shootings Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Yasir Amin and his father had walked the path toward the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch too many times to count. More>>

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Backdropped by the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, demonstrators chant slogans against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemna... (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). Backdropped by the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, demonstrators chant slogans against the mosque attacks in New Zealand during a protest in Istanbul, Saturday, March 16, 2019. World leaders expressed condolences and condemna...
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The 28-year-old white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire. More>>

EU official floats 2-stage delay to Brexit

(AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). European Union's Frans Timmermans, first vice president of the Commission, center, delivers his speech with European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, at right, and Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) le... (AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). European Union's Frans Timmermans, first vice president of the Commission, center, delivers his speech with European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, at right, and Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) le...
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A senior European Union official is floating the possibility of a two-step delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, currently scheduled for March 29. More>>

The Latest: Portugal launches new tourism bid for Britons

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage joins the start of the first leg of March to Leave the European Union, in Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader ... (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage joins the start of the first leg of March to Leave the European Union, in Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader ...
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Between 100 and 200 pro-Brexit protesters have started to march from northeast England to London, accusing politicians of "betrayal" by failing to take Britain out of the European Union. More>>

Italy probes possible poisoning of anti-Berlusconi witness

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, Imane Fadil smiles as she leaves the court in Milan, Italy. Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a Moroccan model who testified in one of the inqui... (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 file photo, Imane Fadil smiles as she leaves the court in Milan, Italy. Italy prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a Moroccan model who testified in one of the inqui...
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Italy prosecutors open probe into death of Moroccan model who testified in 'bunga bunga' inquiry. More>>

French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of "hot air"

(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrializ... (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi). France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrializ...
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French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. More>>

Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years

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A Washington-based lawyer says a U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran, the first American known to be detained since President Donald Trump took office, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. More>>

Venezuelan opposition leader takes campaign to northern city

(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, leaps on to a vehicle to speak to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tu... (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, leaps on to a vehicle to speak to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tu...
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Large crowds have gathered in the northern Venezuelan city of Valencia to greet opposition leader Juan Guaido, who plans to tour the country as part of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. More>>

New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, following a mass shooting. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, following a mass shooting.
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People across New Zealand are reaching out to Muslims in their communities and around the country as mosque shooter appears before a judge. More>>

The Latest: Death toll in mosque attacks rises to 50

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners paying their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque, Saturday, March 16, 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of the two mass shootings occurred. The white supremacist gunman appeared in co... (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Mourners paying their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque, Saturday, March 16, 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of the two mass shootings occurred. The white supremacist gunman appeared in co...
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The Saudi-owned satellite news channel Al-Arabiya is reporting one of two citizens of the kingdom wounded in the New Zealand mosque attack has died. More>>

Slovak president race: upstart vs. EU official in runoff

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). A man walks past a campaign poster for Zuzana Caputova in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, March 15, 2019. Caputova is one of the favorite candidates to succeed Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska in the upcoming election. Slova... (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). A man walks past a campaign poster for Zuzana Caputova in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, March 15, 2019. Caputova is one of the favorite candidates to succeed Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska in the upcoming election. Slova...
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Voters in Slovakia are selecting a new head of state in an election that could give the country its first female president. More>>

Serbian protesters enter state TV headquarters in Belgrade

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Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia and Montenegro to demand the resignations of their autocratic leaders over allegations of corruption and the lack of democratic freedoms. More>>

Chinese lawmakers endorse technology law amid US pressure

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A military band conductor rehearses the band before the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A military band conductor rehearses the band before the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019.
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Chinese lawmakers endorse law meant to help end a costly tariff with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. More>>

Alleged Christchurch gunman's actions stun hometown

(TRT World via AP). This image taken from CCTV video obtained by the state-run Turkish broadcaster TRT World and made available on Saturday, March 16, 2016, shows the arrival of who it says is Brenton Tarrant, the suspect in the New Zealand mosque atta... (TRT World via AP). This image taken from CCTV video obtained by the state-run Turkish broadcaster TRT World and made available on Saturday, March 16, 2016, shows the arrival of who it says is Brenton Tarrant, the suspect in the New Zealand mosque atta...
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Those who watched Brenton Tarrant growing up in the sleepy Australian country town of Grafton say they had no inkling of the potential evil he allegedly unleashed in merciless gunfire at two New Zealand mosques that claimed at least 49 lives. More>>

Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attack

(AP Photo). In this image made from video, a teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne, New Zealand. Following the mass shootings on Friday, Anning came under s... (AP Photo). In this image made from video, a teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne, New Zealand. Following the mass shootings on Friday, Anning came under s...
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An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings. More>>

Vatican pushes back about work conditions at UN mission

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Vatican pushes back against reports about work conditions at UN mission. More>>

'I am not planning to heal': A crash leaves suspended grief

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'I am not planning to heal:' Plane crash leaves Kenyan victim's family in suspended grief. More>>

Marchers in Madrid back Catalan separatists on trial

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Catalan pro-independence demonstrators hold "estelada," or separatist flags, as they arrive to Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Demonstrators made their way to Spain's capital to show support for former regional pol... (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Catalan pro-independence demonstrators hold "estelada," or separatist flags, as they arrive to Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Demonstrators made their way to Spain's capital to show support for former regional pol...
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Tens of thousands are marching Madrid in support of Catalan politicians and activists standing trial for an attempt to secede from Spain. More>>

Poland's ruling chief speaks strongly against LGBT rights

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The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party has used hostile language while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. More>>

Albanian anti-govt protesters try to storm parliament

(AP Photo/ Hektor Pustina). Protesters gather outside the Prime Minister's office during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Thousands of supporters of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition have gathered on... (AP Photo/ Hektor Pustina). Protesters gather outside the Prime Minister's office during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Thousands of supporters of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition have gathered on...
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Albanian opposition supporters are holding a protest against the government which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime. More>>

The Latest: French protesters slam Macron's 'empty words'

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Yellow vests protesters set a burricade afire on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 1... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). Yellow vests protesters set a burricade afire on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 1...
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A bank has been set ablaze as French yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris and firefighters had to rescue a mother and child as the fire threatened to engulf their floor. More>>

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 150

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Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit vicious cyclone that has killed more than 140 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas. More>>

Croatians demand more action against domestic violence

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Thousands of people have rallied in Croatia demanding state action on domestic violence after a man recently threw his four small children from a balcony. More>>

10 arrested in nationalist protest against Ukraine's leader

(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Far-right demonstrators throw toy pigs and shout "Poroshenko's pigs to jail" during a rally against corruption in front of the Presidential administration's building in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). Far-right demonstrators throw toy pigs and shout "Poroshenko's pigs to jail" during a rally against corruption in front of the Presidential administration's building in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 16, 2019.
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Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people in an attempt by nationalist demonstrators to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro Poroshenko. More>>

Iraq begins exhuming mass grave in Sinjar region

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Iraq has started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Islamic State group in the northwestern Sinjar region in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, whose slain relatives are believed to have been buried in the area. More>>

After massacre, Trump downplays white nationalism threat

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). A police vehicle is parked outside the Islamic Center of Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). A police vehicle is parked outside the Islamic Center of Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019 in Washington.
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President Donald Trump sent condolences to the victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre and the White House issued a statement denouncing the "vicious act of hate.". More>>

Protests erupt in Congo over local election results

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Witnesses say at least one person is dead after protests over local elections turned violent in Congo's capital. More>>

New Zealand's history of gun ownership could be upended

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Flower rest at a road block, as a Police officer stands guard near the Linwood mosque, site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Flower rest at a road block, as a Police officer stands guard near the Linwood mosque, site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019.
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New Zealand's history of hunting, farming and sports shooting has led to a high rate of gun ownership. More>>

Pope still hopes to visit South Sudan to promote peace

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool). Pope Francis meets South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool). Pope Francis meets South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019.
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Pope tells South Sudan he wants to visit to encourage people, promote peace. More>>

For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana). In this Feb. 18, 2019 photo, Dia Hassakeh, 45, a fighter in the Kurdish-led U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, looks out of a building in Baghouz, Syria. Eight years of war have left their mark on Dia. In the early days of the... (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). In this Feb. 18, 2019 photo, Dia Hassakeh, 45, a fighter in the Kurdish-led U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, looks out of a building in Baghouz, Syria. Eight years of war have left their mark on Dia. In the early days of the...
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Syria is marking the eighth anniversary of its grinding war, and while the Islamic State group's territorial defeat will close one of its bloody conflicts, others are still burning. More>>

Foreigners among those targeted in New Zealand mosque attack

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police block the road near the shooting at a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police block the road near the shooting at a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed during shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers.
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Initial reports indicate that several of those killed or wounded in the shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques were from the Middle East or South Asia. More>>

Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoid mosque shootings

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). A man rests on the ground as he speaks on his mobile phone across the road from mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says a number of people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosqu... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). A man rests on the ground as he speaks on his mobile phone across the road from mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says a number of people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosqu...
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Bangladesh team escapes mosque shooting in Christchurch; players reported shaken but unhurt. More>>

US eliminates coveted 5-year tourist visa for Cubans

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The U.S. State Department said it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families. More>>

Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge Video included

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.  Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the...
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New Zealand mosque shooter who livestreamed attack says he is an Australian white nationalist. More>>

The Latest: New Zealand rugby match canceled for mourning

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police and ambulance staff help a wounded man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.  A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police and ambulance staff help a wounded man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city...
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New Zealand media say a shooting has occurred in a second mosque in the city of Christchurch. More>>

New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook Video included

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.  A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
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A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch; police urge people to stay indoors. More>>

Darkness lingers for Venezuela's most vulnerable

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). 72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman Espitia holds a candle in herwindowless room she calls her “little cave” during a blackout in the Santa Cruz of the East neighborhood, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. I’ve never ... (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). 72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman Espitia holds a candle in herwindowless room she calls her “little cave” during a blackout in the Santa Cruz of the East neighborhood, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. I’ve never ...
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Some of Venezuela's most vulnerable residents are losing hope that they'll ever have lights again, even as the power has surged back to life across most of country. More>>

NZ manifesto resembles Norway mass murderer's text

(Lise Aaserud/NTB Scanpix via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Anders Behring Breivik raises his right hand at the start of his appeal case in Borgarting Court of Appeal at Telemark prison in Skien, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10,... (Lise Aaserud/NTB Scanpix via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Anders Behring Breivik raises his right hand at the start of his appeal case in Borgarting Court of Appeal at Telemark prison in Skien, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10,...
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The manifesto that the presumed New Zealand shooter published is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by a Norwegian right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, but expresses similar sentiments, a Swedish terror expert says. More>>

Chinese envoy calls Muslim detention centers 'campuses'

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A top Chinese diplomat says detention centers for Muslims in western Xinjiang province are "campuses, not camps" and insists they are set to be closed as a "training program" for the ethnic Uighurs is downsized. More>>

Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

(BEA via AP). This photo provided by by the French air accident investigation authority BEA on Thursday, March 14, 2019, shows one of the black box flight recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet, in le Bourget, north of Paris. The French air a... (BEA via AP). This photo provided by by the French air accident investigation authority BEA on Thursday, March 14, 2019, shows one of the black box flight recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet, in le Bourget, north of Paris. The French air a...
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Pilot 'in a panicky voice' quickly called in Ethiopia plane emergency, New York Times reports. More>>

Crowds throng Algerian cities to demand president step down

(AP Photo/Anis Belghoul). Algeria's new prime minister Noureddine Bedoui gives a press conference, in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Algeria's new prime minister is promising to create a government within days as the country faces mass pro... (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul). Algeria's new prime minister Noureddine Bedoui gives a press conference, in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Algeria's new prime minister is promising to create a government within days as the country faces mass pro...
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Riot police vans line streets around Algeria's capital and a helicopter is circling as the country braces for what could be decisive protests against longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika. More>>

Engineer: Satellite suggests fire caused Venezuela outage

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). 72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman Espitia holds a candle in herwindowless room she calls her “little cave” during a blackout in the Santa Cruz of the East neighborhood, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. I’ve never ... (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). 72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman Espitia holds a candle in herwindowless room she calls her “little cave” during a blackout in the Santa Cruz of the East neighborhood, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. I’ve never ...
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In the week since a massive blackout left millions in Venezuela without power, both the government and opposition have put forward disputing theories on what caused the outage without providing any evidence. More>>

IS suicide attacks highlight perils of Syria campaign

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). Women, children, and an injured man who left the besieged Islamic State-held village of Baghouz, Syria, scramble over a rocky hillside to be checked by U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). Women, children, and an injured man who left the besieged Islamic State-held village of Baghouz, Syria, scramble over a rocky hillside to be checked by U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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U.S.-backed Syrian forces say their push to defeat the Islamic State group in its last, tiny bastion in Syria has been slowed by the presence of civilians and scores of prisoners held by the extremists. More>>

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police attempt to move people away from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on w... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police attempt to move people away from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on w...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch calling it the "latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia.". More>>

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators Video included

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. More>>

Spain seeks to exhume former dictator Franco in June

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Spain's Socialist government has set June 10 as the date for relocating the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a self-aggrandizing mausoleum to a more discreet grave in a public cemetery in Madrid. More>>

Ringleader in London's Hatton Garden heist gets 10 years

(Metropolitan Police via AP). This undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Hatton Garden ringleader Michael Seed, known as "Basil". The ringleader of a gang that stole millions in jewelry from a London safe-deposit storehouse has ... (Metropolitan Police via AP). This undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Hatton Garden ringleader Michael Seed, known as "Basil". The ringleader of a gang that stole millions in jewelry from a London safe-deposit storehouse has ...
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The ringleader of a gang that stole millions in jewelry from a London safe-deposit storehouse has been sentenced to 10 years in prison _ four years after the audacious heist. More>>

Mosque shooter brandished white supremacist iconography

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The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque conducting Friday prayers during an assault that killed 49 people opened fire with rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. More>>

The Latest: UN chief lays wreath for plane crash victims

(BEA via AP). This photo provided by by the French air accident investigation authority BEA on Thursday, March 14, 2019, shows one of the black box flight recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet, in le Bourget, north of Paris. The French air a... (BEA via AP). This photo provided by by the French air accident investigation authority BEA on Thursday, March 14, 2019, shows one of the black box flight recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet, in le Bourget, north of Paris. The French air a...
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The Latest: Ethiopian Airlines says French-led probe into flight recorders begins. More>>

Slovakia could get its first woman president in ballot

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo/File). In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Sefcovic is one of the favorite candida... (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo/File). In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Sefcovic is one of the favorite candida...
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Slovakia could get its first woman president as voters elect a new head of state on Saturday. More>>

Belarusian FM lashes out at Russian ambassador

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The Belarusian Foreign Ministry has lashed out at Russia's ambassador, accusing him of showing disrespect for the country _ the latest sign of tensions between the two neighbors and allies. More>>

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

(Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gestures as she attends a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, March 1, 2019. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gestures as she attends a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, March 1, 2019.
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Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize. More>>

NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

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A top North Korean official says the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at summit between Trump and Kim, who may halt talks and end his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests. More>>

Indian Ocean science mission recovers key underwater drone

(AP Photo/David Keyton). Submersibles sent to recover an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) lost off the coast of the tiny island of Alphonse Seychelles, Wednesday March 13, 2019. The previous day, an accident severed the cable connecting the drone to the... (AP Photo/David Keyton). Submersibles sent to recover an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) lost off the coast of the tiny island of Alphonse Seychelles, Wednesday March 13, 2019. The previous day, an accident severed the cable connecting the drone to the...
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Indian Ocean scientific mission recovers key underwater drone, to the relief of all. More>>

Turkey convicts Australian-born IS militant on terror charge

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A Turkish court has convicted an Australian-born Islamic State militant of belonging to a terror group and sentenced him to more than seven years in prison. More>>

May tries to save Brexit deal after vote to delay UK exit

(UK Parliament/Mark Duffy via AP). In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, laughs during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Thursday March 14, 2019. Britain's Parliament has voted t... (UK Parliament/Mark Duffy via AP). In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, laughs during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Thursday March 14, 2019. Britain's Parliament has voted t...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is working to pull off an against-the-odds rescue for her European Union divorce deal, after Parliament voted to postpone Brexit to avert a chaotic departure in two weeks. More>>

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

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Israeli military says it struck 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire. More>>

Regulators challenge Boeing to prove its Max jets are safe

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). A worker walks up steps to the right of an avionics truck parked next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Renton, Wash. President Donald ... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). A worker walks up steps to the right of an avionics truck parked next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Renton, Wash. President Donald ...
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Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner ever has turned into its biggest headache. More>>

20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

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20 dead, most of them children, in Nigeria school building collapse; searching halted Thursday. More>>

Brextension: UK lawmakers vote to seek delay of EU departure

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond arrives at Downing Street in London, Thursday, March 14, 2019. In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the coun... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond arrives at Downing Street in London, Thursday, March 14, 2019. In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the coun...
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British lawmakers are set to vote on whether to delay Britain's departure from the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to overcome further erosion of her authority. More>>

France repatriates small children from camps in Syria

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France says it has brought back several French small children held in camps in Syria, as governments debate what do with the Islamic State group's foreign fighters and their families. More>>

Greece backs Bolivian leader's call for Venezuela dialogue

(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). Bolivian President Evo Morales, center, and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, take part in a conference in Athens, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Morales is in Greece on a two-day official visit. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). Bolivian President Evo Morales, center, and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, take part in a conference in Athens, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Morales is in Greece on a two-day official visit.
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Greece's left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is backing calls by Bolivia for a negotiated settlement to the severe political and financial crisis in Venezuela. More>>

The Latest: Israel says Gaza rockets fired by mistake

(AP Photo/Adel Hana). An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen on Gaza City, early Friday, Friday, March 15, 2019. Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the I... (AP Photo/Adel Hana). An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen on Gaza City, early Friday, Friday, March 15, 2019. Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the I...
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A Hamas official says an agreement to restore calm between Gaza militants and Israel has been reached. More>>

The Latest: Iranian minister says bigotry led to attack

(AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police keep watch at a park across the road from a a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.  Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as N... (AP Photo/Mark Baker). Police keep watch at a park across the road from a a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as N...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch calling it the "latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia.". More>>

Premier: China will offer Taiwan 'preferential policies'

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A military band plays the national anthem during the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A military band plays the national anthem during the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019.
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China's premier says more "preferential policies" incoming for Taiwan, stresses "peaceful reunification". More>>

Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file photo, Russian Topol M intercontinental ballistic missile launcher rolls along Red Square during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 72 years since the end of ... (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file photo, Russian Topol M intercontinental ballistic missile launcher rolls along Red Square during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 72 years since the end of ...
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A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States. More>>

Why France is analyzing Ethiopian jet's black boxes

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). The headquarters of the BEA is pictured in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, is now handling the analysis of the so-called ... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). The headquarters of the BEA is pictured in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, is now handling the analysis of the so-called ...
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France doesn't see an unusually large number of aviation disasters, but its plane crash investigators are world famous. More>>

Premier: Telling companies to spy is 'not how China behaves'

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019.
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China's premier says Beijing "will not do that" when asked whether government tells Chinese companies to spy on foreign countries. More>>

The Latest: UK lawmakers vote strongly to delay Brexit

(Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday March 13, 2019. In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesd... (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday March 13, 2019. In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesd...
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Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, says the bloc should be open to granting Britain a long delay to its departure. More>>

Aid worker: Survivors say 45 migrants died in Mediterranean

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A Moroccan official says at least 21 migrants have been rescued at sea by the Royal Marines after their rubber dinghy floundered. More>>

Last remaining US diplomats leave Venezuela

(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Passengers scramble to board a bus in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. With long lines at the stops of public transport and crowds of people at the entrance of some banking agencies, Venezuelans returned to acti... (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Passengers scramble to board a bus in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. With long lines at the stops of public transport and crowds of people at the entrance of some banking agencies, Venezuelans returned to acti...
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Last remaining American diplomats in Venezuela leave the country as ties deteriorate. More>>

Israel strikes Gaza targets following Tel Aviv rocket attack

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Israel's prime minister has convened an urgent meeting with senior military officials following an apparent rocket attack on Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip. More>>

The Latest: Israeli military accuses Hamas of firing rockets

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Israeli military launches airstrikes in southern Gaza in response to rocket attack on Tel Aviv. More>>

Brazil police: school attackers imitating Columbine massacre

(Johnny Morais/Futura Press via AP). A teenager who was injured during a shooting inside the Raul Brasil State School, is carried on a gurney into a hospital, in Suzano, Brazil, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The state government of Sao Paulo said two teen... (Johnny Morais/Futura Press via AP). A teenager who was injured during a shooting inside the Raul Brasil State School, is carried on a gurney into a hospital, in Suzano, Brazil, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The state government of Sao Paulo said two teen...
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A Sao Paulo suburb prepares to bury its dead and look for reasons why two masked former students armed with guns, knives, axes and crossbows killed five teenagers and two adults at a school before killing themselves as police closed in. More>>

Huawei pleads not guilty in US court in Iran sanctions case

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - This March 7, 2019 file photo shows the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. The No. 2 smartphone maker in the world will be arraigned at federal court in New York on Thursday, March 14. Pr... (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - This March 7, 2019 file photo shows the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. The No. 2 smartphone maker in the world will be arraigned at federal court in New York on Thursday, March 14. Pr...
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Lawyers for the Chinese electronics giant Huawei have entered a not-guilty plea in a U.S. case charging the company with violating Iran trade sanctions. More>>

Nigeria halts search a day after school collapses; 8 dead

(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba). A child is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with ... (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba). A child is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with ...
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2nd day of searching at Nigeria school building collapse; unknown number of children missing. More>>

Witness: Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting

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A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch; police urge people to stay indoors. More>>

Afghan official blasts US talks with Taliban

(AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool). FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, Afghanistan national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before proceeding to their meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compo... (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool). FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, Afghanistan national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before proceeding to their meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compo...
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A top Afghan official criticized US talks with the Taliban, saying the Trump administration has alienated the Afghan government, legitimized the militant network and is crafting a deal that will never lead to peace. More>>

British ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings

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A group of former British soldiers are set to learn whether they will be prosecuted in the deaths of 13 civil rights protesters in an event known as Bloody Sunday. More>>

Philippine water shortage forces cuts for 6.8 million people

(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). A man sits beside rows of pails as he waits for water trucks return to their area after several days without water in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Aside from the daily line of resid... (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). A man sits beside rows of pails as he waits for water trucks return to their area after several days without water in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Aside from the daily line of resid...
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About 6.8 million people have been affected by a water shortage in the Philippine capital, with lines forming for rationed water and businesses and some hospitals struggling to cope. More>>

Duterte publicly names 46 officials under drug investigation

(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses congressmen and Government officials during the presentation of Republic Act bills in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Mani... (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses congressmen and Government officials during the presentation of Republic Act bills in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Mani...
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Philippine president publicly names 46 government officials, including 3 congressmen, he says are under criminal investigation for illegal drugs. More>>

S. Korean police questioning 2 K-pop stars in sex scandals Video included

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Two K-pop stars face police questioning over a series of interlocking sex scandals that have roiled South Korea. More>>

3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award

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Three Saudi women's rights activists are being honored by PEN America. More>>

Trump sharply criticizes British leader's handling of Brexit Video included

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump says the debate in Britain over leaving the European Union is "tearing the country apart.". More>>

Argentina exhibit shows dictatorship-era abuses to women

(AP Photo/Daniel Jayo). Graciela Garcia, who was turned into a sex slave when she was in her 20's by a former navy captain during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship, poses for a portrait inside what was once the Naval Mechanics School, ESMA, where she ... (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo). Graciela Garcia, who was turned into a sex slave when she was in her 20's by a former navy captain during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship, poses for a portrait inside what was once the Naval Mechanics School, ESMA, where she ...
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Argentina exhibit sheds light on gender-based violence during the dictatorship. More>>

Poland's Catholic Church: 382 priests abused 625 minors

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Poland's Catholic Church leaders are preparing to publish statistics on the abuse of minors by priests since 1990. More>>

Donors pledge $7B in aid for Syria, refugees

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, and UN Syria envoy Geir Pedersen talk to journalists at the European Parliament on the eve of the Syria donors conference, in Brussels, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.... (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, and UN Syria envoy Geir Pedersen talk to journalists at the European Parliament on the eve of the Syria donors conference, in Brussels, Wednesday, March 13, 2019....
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The European Union's top diplomat says the EU expects "significant pledges" for Syria at a donor conference, as the bloc seeks to keep the 8-year conflict in the international spotlight. More>>

Air raid sirens in Tel Aviv over apparent Gaza rocket attack

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The Israeli military says air raid warning sirens have been triggered in Tel Aviv. More>>

Anguished families of crash victims find nothing to bury

(AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). An Ethiopian relative of a crash victim throws dirt in her own face after realising that there is nothing physical left of her loved one, as she mourns at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortl... (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene). An Ethiopian relative of a crash victim throws dirt in her own face after realising that there is nothing physical left of her loved one, as she mourns at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortl...
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Anguished families of crash victims find nothing to bury; 'they will stay missing'. More>>

Algerian prime minister promises new government in days

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Algeria's new prime minister is promising to create a government within days as the country faces mass protests calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. More>>

'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis leaves hospital

(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis holds a Greek flag waves after his speech at a rally in Athens. "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone sur... (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis holds a Greek flag waves after his speech at a rally in Athens. "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone sur...
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An Athens hospital statement says "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has been discharged after undergoing surgery to have a pacemaker installed. More>>

Mozambique braces for cyclone's landfall, thousands at risk

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Mozambique braces for cyclone's landfall, thousands at risk of displacement. More>>

The Latest: French air agency shares photo of data recorder

(AP Photo). In this image from video taken on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, officials make inspection inside the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is in hangar  at Garuda Maintenance Facility at Soekarno Hatta airport, Jakarta. The Indonesian Transport... (AP Photo). In this image from video taken on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, officials make inspection inside the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is in hangar at Garuda Maintenance Facility at Soekarno Hatta airport, Jakarta. The Indonesian Transport...
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The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, says it will handle the analysis of the black boxes retrieved from the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that left 157 people dead. More>>

US grounding of Boeing jet shows limits of company's clout Video included

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). A worker walks up steps to the right of an avionics truck parked next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Renton, Wash. President Donald ... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). A worker walks up steps to the right of an avionics truck parked next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Renton, Wash. President Donald ...
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Trump administration's decision to follow other countries and ground Boeing 737 Max 8s illustrates the limits of the company's clout. More>>

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown Video included

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SpaceX's slick new crew capsule undocks from International Space Station, heads toward an old-fashioned splashdown. More>>

Senators sharply question Pentagon on budget 'slush fund'

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan talks to media as he meets with and Qatari Minister of Defense Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, at the Pentagon, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan talks to media as he meets with and Qatari Minister of Defense Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, at the Pentagon, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the United States and its partners in Syria have liberated virtually all the territory the Islamic State group once held. More>>

Suspect charged with ordering killing of Slovak reporter

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Slovakia's police say they have charged a suspect with ordering the slaying of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government. More>>

Putin courts Russian business, keeps mum on jailed US exec

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to engag... (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Putin urged the business community to engag...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the government will do more to encourage investments and reduce business risks. More>>

Pedestrian bridge collapses in Mumbai, 5 killed and 36 hurt

(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade). A crane works to remove a pedestrian bridge after a part of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at leas... (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade). A crane works to remove a pedestrian bridge after a part of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at leas...
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An Indian police official says a pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road has collapsed in Mumbai, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30. More>>

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