• Dutch prosecutors investigate terrorist motive in Utrecht shooting
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    Dutch prosecutors investigate terrorist motive in Utrecht shooting

    A Turkish-born man, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, was arrested after a seven-hour manhunt on Monday by security forces and remained in custody. Prosecutors said he is suspected of three fatal shootings, possibly with terrorist intent. "Up to this point, a terrorist motive is seriously being considered

  • 'Our darkest of days': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief
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    'Our darkest of days': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

    As preparations for the first burials were underway for the 50 people killed last Friday in the Christchurch mosques mass shooting, Ardern singled out three worshippers, including one of the first killed in the attack. Hati Mohemmed Daoud Nabi, 71, opened the door to the Al Noor mosque. Ardern said

  • Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings
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    Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings

    The U.S. program, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), turns people seeking protection in the United States around to await pending U.S. court dates in Mexican border towns. Some 240 people - including families - have been returned to Mexico since late January, according to U.S. officials

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Lonely life in the middle for Britain’s newest political movement

    It’s mid-afternoon on another long day of Brexit debate, and the chamber’s green leather benches are mostly empty, including the backbench whence Ms. Ryan has just returned after supporting an amendment calling for a second referendum to be held. The amendment was the latest move in the three-dimensional

  • Christian Science Monitor

    AOC is the right’s new villain. And in Queens, they love her for it

    Mystery novelist Radha Vatsal was playing detective. The Queens resident had recently heard about an upstart young woman who was taking on the district’s longtime Democratic congressman, Joe Crowley. Ms. Vatsal wanted to learn more about her, but couldn’t recall her name.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Building both trust and safety into automated travel

    The recent crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners provide a reminder of the difficult choices the world faces as it moves even faster toward “intelligent” transportation systems. Whether in the air, on highways and railways, or on the water, the transportation industry is undergoing a revolutionary

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Kabul repository for memories of war speaks to need for peace

    A veteran of Afghanistan’s endless wars, Kabal Shah can only wipe away his tears when he frees his hand from one of his crutches, holding the metal support steady with the stump of his amputated leg. Wearing a thick beard on his grizzled face and a wool shawl over his shoulder to ward off the late winter

  • Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp
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    Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp

    England captain Harry Kane insists the Three Lions' squad are too united to be divided by the tension surrounding the Premier League title race and upcoming Champions League ties. Four English sides have reached the last eight of Europe's premier club competition for the first time in a decade

  • US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome
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    US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

    ROME (AP) — The Trump administration's envoy to Venezuela says the U.S. and Russia remain split on how to resolve the Latin American country's crisis after talks in Italy.

  • Trump says strongly considering NATO membership for Brazil
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    Trump says strongly considering NATO membership for Brazil

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was strongly considering NATO membership for Brazil as he welcomed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to the White House. "We're going to look at that very very strongly in terms of - whether it's NATO or it's something having to do with

  • Reuters

    What does the speaker of Britain's parliament do, and who is John Bercow?

    Below is an explanation of the speaker's role in parliament, and information on the current speaker, John Bercow. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE SPEAKER? The speaker of parliament's lower chamber, the House of Commons, chairs debates, calling members of parliament to speak and keeping order.

  • Norway's Norsk Hydro hit by ransom cyber-attack
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    Norway's Norsk Hydro hit by ransom cyber-attack

    One of the world's biggest aluminium producers, Norway's Norsk Hydro, said Tuesday it had been hit by a ransom cyber-attack of unknown origin, with hackers demanding a ransom. "The situation is quite grave," Norsk Hydro's chief financial officer Eivind Kallevik said. "This

  • Germany's SPD wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi
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    Germany's SPD wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi

    Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, party sources said, setting the stage for a row with their conservative coalition partners. Under pressure from European allies, many of Chancellor

  • UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind
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    UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan has been derailed in Parliament. Now she is at the mercy of an exasperated European Union.

  • Germany, Belgium propose new tool to police EU democracies
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    Germany, Belgium propose new tool to police EU democracies

    EU member states should be empowered to scrutinize each other's democratic track record, Germany and Belgium said on Tuesday, in an attempt to beef up the bloc's defenses against nationalist, populist governments flouting its key principles. The proposal, made at a meeting of EU ministers, coincides

  • Reuters

    U.S. investor jailed by Russia tells Washington to keep distance: prison monitor

    The detention last month of Michael Calvey, founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, has strained U.S.-Russia ties and stoked talk of a possible U.S. boycott of an annual economic forum in June attended by President Vladimir Putin. Calvey was detained along with three other executives from

  • Third suspect in Brazil school shooting is arrested
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    Third suspect in Brazil school shooting is arrested

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say they've arrested a teenager allegedly involved in planning a school shooting in which eight people and two attackers died.

  • Associated Press

    PSG condemns Patrice Evra for anti-gay slurs aimed at club

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has condemned anti-gay insults aimed at the club by former France and Manchester United captain Patrice Evra in an online video.

  • Associated Press

    Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.

  • EU must weigh cost and benefit of any Brexit delay: Barnier
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    EU must weigh cost and benefit of any Brexit delay: Barnier

    Barnier spoke ahead of an EU leaders' summit on Thursday and Friday where they could decide on postponing Brexit beyond the current date of March 29, should British Prime Minister Theresa May request that. "EU leaders will need a concrete plan from the UK in order to be able to make an informed

  • Associated Press

    The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending March 17, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :

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    German court hands partial victory to critics of U.S. drone deaths in Yemen

    The German government must ensure any support provided by a U.S. military base in Germany for U.S. drone strikes in Yemen complies with international law, a German court ruled on Tuesday, handing a partial victory to critics of such strikes. An administrative appeals court in Muenster upheld an earlier

  • Associated Press

    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending March 17, 2019:

  • Cyclone hit millions across Africa in record disaster: U.N.
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    Cyclone hit millions across Africa in record disaster: U.N.

    MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) - Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday. Rescue crews are still struggling to reach

  • The Latest: Dutch PM leaves flowers for Utrecht victims
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    The Latest: Dutch PM leaves flowers for Utrecht victims

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the tram attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands (all times local):