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Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country's image....

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk
TORONTO (AP) -- Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack....

Business and pleasure on menu for Macron's second day in US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington....

Ahead of summits, US tones down war games with S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Spring on the Korean Peninsula is normally the season of D-Day-style beach landings with big guns thumping in the distance and skies crisscrossed by the contrails of fighter aircraft....

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip....

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country's last shah....

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, policemen
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A new wave of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan killed at least 11 Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a particularly deadly week of assaults by militants....

New Zealand leader triumphs abroad, faces pressures at home
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- As citizens of a small and isolated nation, New Zealanders often seek validation from abroad. By that measure, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned triumphant this week from a trip to Europe....

French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe
PARIS (AP) -- One of France's most powerful businessmen, Vincent Bollore, was detained for questioning Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption during lucrative port deals in Africa....

North Korea's Kim meets Chinese envoy after deadly bus crash
BEIJING (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with China's ambassador and visited a hospital where Chinese tourists were being treated after a deadly bus crash....

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