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Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Security was high around Brussels rail facilities Wednesday the morning after a man blew up an explosive device at the city's Central Station in yet another attack this week in a European capital. The man was shot by soldiers after detonating a small device there late Tuesday
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure
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DETROIT (AP) — Travis Kalanick, the combative and troubled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, resigned under pressure from investors. The company's board confirmed the move early Wednesday, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his mother in a boating
2 French government ministers step down amid investigations
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PARIS (AP) — Two French government ministers, including the new defense chief, announced Tuesday that they are stepping down as President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles the Cabinet and works to fulfill a campaign pledge to put more ethics into politics. Defense minister Sylvie Goulard, the most
Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession. In
Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies
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PARIS (AP) — A man on the radar of French authorities for extremism was killed Monday after ramming a car carrying arms and explosives into a police convoy on Paris' famed Champs-Elysees Avenue, setting off a fiery blast and a cloud of orange smoke, officials said. France's anti-terrorism
Report: Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group's investigation published Monday. Titled "Reckless Exploit," the report by Citizen Lab at the
Colombian rebels believed to be holding 3 Dutch journalists
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels are believed to be holding captive two Dutch journalists who went missing in a conflict-ridden area of northeastern Colombia. The Colombian military said that Eugenio Ernest Marie, 68, and Derk Johannes, 52, were seized Monday by members of the National
US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at age 22
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old "has completed his journey home," relatives said in a statement. They did not cite a
France puts Equatorial Guinea vice president on trial
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PARIS (AP) — France put the elusive son of Equatorial Guinea's president on trial Monday for spending and investing tens of millions of dollars in France with funds allegedly stemming from corruption, embezzlement and extortion in his country. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who was named vice
Gunmen attack resort in Mali's capital, killing 2
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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Jihadis attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. More than 30 people managed to escape though at least two people were killed, authorities said. Moussa Ag Infahi, director of the national police,
UN: Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year
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GENEVA (AP) — The number of people displaced from their homes across the world due to war and persecution climbed slightly to a record 65.6 million last year, with the escalating conflict in South Sudan largely accounting for the rise, the United Nations refugee agency said Monday. The figure
President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote
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PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron's party, including untested novices, will be sweeping into the lower house of the French parliament, hogging a clear majority of seats after winning an overwhelming victory in Sunday's elections and clinching the young leader's hold on power. Macron
Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal; search on for more bodies
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PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (AP) — A raging forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 62 people as they desperately tried to flee, charring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The disaster — the worst tragedy Portugal has experienced in decades — shook the nation, with the president
Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime
Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide guilty of manslaughter
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TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions about whether words can kill. The judge found that Michelle Carter caused