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20 April 2017

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PARIS — A gunman wielding an assault rifle on Thursday night killed a police officer on the city’s most iconic …
Former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, but …
An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of …
General Motors said Wednesday it has been forced to stop operating in Venezuela after one of its plants was illegally seized by local authorities. The seizure, in the country’s industrial hub of Valencia, …
An exclusive report putting perspective on the week’s most important developments. April 20 (UPI) –China continues to conduct training exercises near the Korean peninsula, according to state media. …
(CNN)At the age of just 4, Stbark finds soldiers and rockets more normal than classrooms and schoolmates. Stbark meanders the alleyways in the Old City of Mosul, a place that is both her home …
He has long been viewed as a future president of a Palestinian state, even as he is reviled by Israelis as a terrorist who is serving multiple life terms in prison for murder. This week, Marwan Barghouti …
South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in is pulling ahead in the polls as a May 9 election looms. The 64-year-old civil rights lawyer is viewed as a moderate willing to pursue diplomatic …
Washington (CNN)US defense officials are calling recent sightings of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast “nothing out of the ordinary” — itself an indication that both nations are toeing the line between …
President Trump has met secretly with two former Colombian presidents before holding any face-to-face talks with one of their political enemies: the sitting president, Juan Manuel Santos. The unusual …
A military court in Cameroon has convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale’s (RFI) Hausa service, on charges of “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering of the proceeds of …
Protesters in Venezuela have renewed nationwide anti-government rallies to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to step down, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations dubbed by the …
BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors say a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the Borussia Dortmund soccer …
(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday. A new survey found …
PARIS –The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack on police in Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees shopping district Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously …
April 20 (UPI) –French authorities said a police officer was shot dead Thursday on one of the best-known streets in downtown Paris — an attack that also left the gunman dead and has investigators working …
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration flew Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, home to the United States on Thursday evening after negotiating her release from three years of captivity in …
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States will conduct a “comprehensive review” of its policy toward Iran, including the 2016 nuclear deal, which he said had merely delayed …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A watchdog group says South Korea’s army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet …
ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on police officers on the Champs-Élysées in Paris this evening that left one officer dead and two others injured. The terrorist group released a message through …
South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid …
An attacker opened fire on police in Paris’ iconic Champs-Élysées shopping district Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding two others and a bystander before police shot and killed him. The …
The French go to the polls Sunday to cast ballots in the first round of a political race like no other in France’s recent history: Entrenched politicians have been swept aside, with fringe candidates and …
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the EU executive’s winter economic forecasts during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters …
MADISON, Wis. — Authorities say a man was driving drunk and had a packet of methamphetamine in his pocket when he struck and killed a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student from China. …
On a grey, drizzly day in early February, a small cortège made its way through the streets of Villers-Cotterêts, a town an hour north-east of Paris. The mayor Franck Briffaut, tricolour sash draped across …
PARIS—The scene of the murder was well chosen: the most famous boulevard in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, the prestigious address of Cartier and Louis Vuitton, the Lido nightclub, even the Disney …
KACHIN STATE, Myanmar — In early March, Myanmar’s government sat down with a coalition of ethnic rebel groups, including the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), trying to jump-start peace negotiations …
A gunman shot and killed one police officer and wounded two others after getting out of a car at the …

April 19, 2017 Beijing—The Trump administration has portrayed the US missile strike on a Syrian air field earlier this month as a sign its willingness to make tough decisions. In other words, North Korea …
U.S. multinationals with plants in Venezuela are likely on edge Thursday, after American automaker General Motors (GM) pulled the plug on its operations in the poverty-stricken country, following a …
PARIS — A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him when he tried to escape …
Marine Le Pen’s National Front party has tapped into new and diverse layers of the electorate and become the choice of “unhappy France”. A new paper from Sciences Po and Cepremap, shared with …
Just after 10 a.m. on the morning of Turkey’s constitutional referendum, Suat Oztekin arrived with three colleagues to monitor the vote in a remote Kurdish village. He left, he says, after being refused entry …

Brexit will damage the U.K.’s political and economic influence, with fresh trade deals likely to prove …
(Repeats story, text unchanged) * Residents complain of marginalisation by Shi’ite-led government * Water, power not running in Mosul areas retaken by military * Some Sunnis supported Islamic State …
South Korea’s government on Thursday sought to correct President Trump, publicly declaring it was never part of China. “It’s a clear fact acknowledged by the international community that, for …
The Islamic State claimed that it had carried out Thursday’s attack on the Champs-Elysees. The Islamist terror group made the announcement via its Amaq news site, according to the French newspaper Le …

Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Indonesia Thursday marked a sign of change …
A twice-convicted Russian pedophile imprisoned in a heavily forested gulag some 500 miles from Moscow appears to be the man a controversial dossier says helped hack into Democratic National …
Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Saturday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced big changes in the country’s immigration process. For one thing, migrants will be required …

Venezuela faces shortages of food, water, medicine, electricity and money. But its state-run oil company — through a subsidiary — donated $500,000 to President Trump’s inauguration committee on …
A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in a shooting in central Paris on Thursday night before the gunman himself was killed by officers, police and the Interior Ministry said. …
President Trump didn’t sugar-coat it Thursday when contradicting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni’s argument that the U.S. should play a “very critical role” in stabilizing Libya after the defeat of the …

Aaron Hernandez’s family announced through a family lawyer Thursday that they will donate Hernandez’s brain to the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE. Aaron Hernandez’s …
The al-Qaida-affiliated militant group al-Shabab is trying to improve its reputation by delivering food to parts of Somalia that are suffering from drought. Al-Shabab blocked food aid and killed some …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad’s weapons …
Decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin were “justified” and successfully stabilized his nation, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in Time magazine, but have proven costly in …
Two policemen were shot and killed and another wounded during a shooting on The Champs-Élysées in Paris Thursday evening. Local authorities confirmed that one gunman has been killed, but at least …
TOKYO — Japanese officials are indicating Tokyo intends to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement. In comments reported by the national …
CLEVELAND, Ohio — President Donald Trump has recently used or invoked the threat of using the …
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president dashed to the airport to greet a planeload of deportees. The education minister rushed to the Texas border to meet Mexicans being kicked out of the United …
Don’t expect to see Ivanka Trump promoting her forthcoming book in the coming weeks. As the First …
Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were sentenced last year. Prosecutors have asked the Spanish Supreme Court to review the suspended 21-month prison sentences given to Lionel Messi and his …
Not everyone thinks Starbucks’ new Unicorn Frappuccinos are magical. The limited-edition offering, which launched this week and is available until Sunday, is a pink and blue concoction made with …
This originally appeared on ProPublica. As the French prepare to vote Sunday in a presidential election marked by acrimonious debate about Russian influence in Europe, there’s little doubt about which …
It is not just in the U.S. that the big-budget TV is grabbing the momentum from feature film. In China, a big-budget drama, “In The Name of the People” has become a smash hit on broadcast TV and online. …
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The son of a woman believed to be the oldest person in the world died at their home Wednesday in Jamaica at the ripe old age of 97. Harland Fairweather, who had recently been ill …
Speaking outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to hold a snap general election on June 8. Her decision, she says, was motivated by the need to secure …
The policy was raised as a possible solution to Australia’s housing affordability crisis, which would have seen first home buyers able to access their superannuation in order to scrape together a deposit. The …
A wildlife group filed a lawsuit against Canada’s environment ministry on Thursday over its alleged failure to protect critical caribou habitats. In it, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) says …
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s return of a Chinese asylum seeker this week is a likely bid by President Tsai Ing-wen to stabilize relations with Beijing that have been in sharp decline since her …
Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district.

Every week, a little league team in El Paso, Texas, practices late at night under piercing lights. In the distance looms a large, illuminated red “X,” marking the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border. The …
Destroyer escorts were the econo-warships of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Designed to be smaller and cheaper alternatives to Navy destroyers, destroyer escorts weren’t designed to slug it out in a

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Paris Shootout Leaves Police Officer and Gunman Dead

New York Times  – ?4 hours ago?
PARIS – A gunman wielding an assault rifle on Thursday night killed a police officer on the city’s most iconic boulevard, the Champs-Élysées, stirring France’s worst fears of a terrorist attack, which could tip voting in a hotly contested presidential

US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on ‘high alert’

CNN  – ?10 hours ago?
Washington (CNN) Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put “on high alert” on Wednesday as the US sees evidence that the Chinese military is preparing to respond to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defense

Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses, Calling It an Extremist Group

New York Times  – ?11 hours ago?
Jehovahs Witnesses gathered last month in a house in the village of Vorokhobino, north of Moscow, where they meet for services. Credit James Hill for The New York Times.

France’s elections are just the latest in Russia’s shadow war in a wary Europe

Salon  – ?16 hours ago?
ProPublica As the French prepare to vote Sunday in a presidential election marked by acrimonious debate about Russian influence in Europe, there’s little doubt about which candidate Moscow backs.

Venezuela opposition plans silent procession, road sit-ins

Washington Post  – ?2 hours ago?
CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s energized opposition is planning sit-ins on roads, silent marches in white to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent street demonstrations against

Marine Le Pen wants to be France’s future. But can she escape the past?

Washington Post  – ?1 hour ago?
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Jeff Sessions Marvels At How A Judge ‘On An Island In The Pacific’ Could Stall Travel Ban

Huffington Post  – ?8 hours ago?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed skepticism that a federal judge who serves in Hawaii had the power to block President Donald Trump’s retooled travel ban, which has been stuck in the courts since last month.

George HW Bush gets special visitor at hospital

Fox News  – ?5 hours ago?
Former President George H.W. Bush remains under care at a Houston hospital, but got a special visitor on Thursday. Bush, 92, received a visit from his son George W. Bush, the nation’s 43rd president.

Iran election: Rouhani set for showdown with rival Raisi

BBC News  – ?7 hours ago?
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and leading hardliner Ebrahim Raisi have both been approved to run in elections next month, state media has reported.

Trump’s day in tweets: Thursday, April 20

Los Angeles Times  – ?55 minutes ago?
President Trump with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House. (Andrew Harnik President Trump with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House.

Henry Kissinger’s lukewarm non-endorsement of Jared Kushner is even more damning than it seems

Washington Post  – ?11 hours ago?
Time magazine has named top White House adviser Jared Kushner as one of its 100 most influential people. Usually, when you’re given that distinction, a magazine like Time will reach out to someone who knows you and can vouch for your superior …

American Aid Worker, Release Secured by Trump Officials, Leaves Egypt

New York Times  – ?25 minutes ago?
Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, in Cairo on Sunday. Her case had become an international symbol of Egypt’s treatment of aid workers.

Trump says Iran has not ‘lived up to the spirit’ of the nuclear agreement

Washington Post  – ?8 hours ago?
President Trump on Thursday criticized the nuclear deal with Iran just day after his secretary of state certified that Iran was complying with the terms of the agreement, calling it “terrible” and “as bad as I’ve ever seen negotiated.

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

Washington Post  – ?1 hour ago?
SYDNEY – More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings.

Trump administration defends how it described ship movements amid North Korean tensions

Washington Post  – ?Apr 19, 2017?
Trump administration officials on Wednesday denied misleading the public about the location of an aircraft carrier and whether it was redeployed as a show of strength against North Korea.

Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure

Washington Post  – ?1 hour ago?
NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton told an audience of LGBT advocates Thursday night that the progress they’ve achieved in recent years may not be secure under the Donald Trump administration, and urged them to keep fighting.

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