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Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser

Mar. 23, 2018 8:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering an administration facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea....

Spain charges 13 Catalan leaders with rebellion

Mar. 23, 2018 8:46 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Friday charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians, including fugitive former regional president Carles Puigdemont, with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain. Judge Pablo Llarena's indictment wrapped up the investigation into the events...

The Latest: Germany welcomes chance to negotiate US tariffs

Mar. 23, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union's summit of leaders (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Germany's economy minister says he's "happy and relieved" the European Union has obtained a last-minute temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Peter Altmaier told reporters Friday that...

2 killed, dozen hurt in French supermarket hostage-taking

Mar. 23, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An armed man took hostages in a supermarket in southern France on Friday, killing two and injuring about a dozen others, police said. He had earlier opened fire on officers nearby. A spokesman with the national police service told The Associated Press that the attacker was still in the...

Turkey partially permits flights to Iraqi Kurd region

Mar. 23, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister said Friday his country was partially reopening its airspace to flights to Iraq's Kurdish region, after the central government restored authority at airports in the area. Binali Yildirim said the airspace would be open to commercial and civilian flights to and...

The Latest: France: 2 dead in supermarket hostage-taking

Mar. 23, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France (all times local): 1:30 p.m. French national police say two people have been killed and about a dozen wounded in a shooting and hostage-taking in a super market in southern France. A spokesman with the national police service told...

World markets roiled by fears of US-China trade war

Mar. 23, 2018 8:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets Friday, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat. A day after the Trump administration imposed tariff hikes on Chinese goods, Beijing has threatened import duties on U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel...

Mississippi city denies church proposed by "Father Jesus"

Mar. 23, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Even Father Jesus isn't above the law of man. A Mississippi city has denied a proposal for a church by a man named Father Jesus, saying he failed to have a professional engineer draw up the plans. Jesus said the church he's calling "Saints of the Most High" wouldn't be very big --...

Peru's congress ready to replace scandal-tainted president

Mar. 23, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's congress is expected to vote Friday to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki's resignation and swear in as his replacement a politician who the vast majority of voters never even heard of until recently. Vice President Martin Vizcarra received something of a hero*s welcome shortly...

French police say 2 killed, about a dozen wounded in supermarket hostage-taking in southern France

Mar. 23, 2018 8:27 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French police say 2 killed, about a dozen wounded in supermarket hostage-taking in southern France.