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Paris Orly Airport attacker wanted to kill, die for Allah

March 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

ORLY, France (AP) — Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on her patrol shot and killed the man before he could fire the military-grade weapon [&hellip...

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German FM: Turkey ‘further away than ever’ from joining EU

March 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BERLIN (AP) — Senior German officials cast doubt Saturday on Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union, amid growing tensions with Ankara over human rights and Turkey’s claim that it’s being treated unfairly by countries in western...

Small Brazil city on edge after man dies from yellow fever

March 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

CASIMIRO DE ABREU, Brazil (AP) — This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and said they were investigating several other possible cases. Health authorities this week...

UN: Rebels turn in first 140 weapons in Colombia peace deal

March 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement. Under the accord, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia agreed to turn over 30 percent of its...

New Zealand says US invokes immunity for embassy staffer

March 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities say they’re unable to investigate an incident involving a U.S. Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the U.S. government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity. Police said...

Injured Indian flight attendant keen to resume flying

March 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian flight attendant who was injured in the Brussels airport blasts last year said she has recovered 70 percent of her previous fitness level and would like to resume her passion, flying. Nidhi Chaphekar suffered burns and a broken...

French school shooting: 4 shot, 10 hurt, student arrested

March 16, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — A 16-year-old student who had troubled relations with his peers opened fire at a high school in southern France on Thursday, wounding three other students and the principal who tried to intervene, officials said. Police moved into the Alexis de...

Syrian activists say airstrike on mosque kills at least 35

March 16, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike on a mosque in a rebel-held area of northern Syria on Thursday killed at least 35 people, first responders and activists said. The Syrian Civil Defense, volunteer paramedics known as the White Helmets, said first responders were...

South Korea finds a home for 2 puppies Park left behind

March 16, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s presidential office has found a home for two of the nine dogs former President Park Geun-hye left behind when she was forced out of office over a corruption scandal. Park’s decision to leave the dogs upset...

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

March 15, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tin, her husband and five children have cleared years of refugee hurdles to come to the U.S.: blood tests, interviews, DNA and fingerprints, background checks. She has her one must-bring possession within reach, a well-worn...