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March 02, 2017 - 4:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested two Syrian nationals who allegedly were members of the extremist Nusra Front — one of them is accused of war crimes involving the murder of dozens of civilians. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that 35-year-old Abdalfatah H...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:55 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations says the fight for Mosul in Iraq is causing higher numbers of displaced people than previously seen in the 4 ½-month-long operation. The U.N. says in a statement that 28,400 people have been forced from their homes since the operation began more than a week ago...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:44 am
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA Sessions responds to allegations WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is responding to allegations that he talked Russia during the presidential campaign. There are revelations that Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States. But during...
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A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones industrial average closing number above 21,000, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 21,000 points for the first time. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 02, 2017 - 4:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in early European trading on Thursday as the momentum from the latest Wall Street rally faded. Investors had bet big on U.S. stocks overnight, pushing the major indexes to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX slipped 0.2 percent to 12,051.01 and the CAC...
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Storm clouds begin to form over the White House in Washington Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The White House counsel’s office has instructed the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, three administration officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 02, 2017 - 4:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House lawyers have instructed the president's aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related investigations, three administration officials said Wednesday. The instructions, which were sent to White House...
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FILE - In this Feb.18, 2009 file photo, a Lafarge plant is pictured in Paris. Cement group LafargeHolcim admitted on Thursday March 2, 2017 that "unacceptable" deals with armed groups in northern Syria allowed its activities there to continue. The group said that an internal investigation has established Lafarge's local branch in Syria provided funds to armed groups via middlemen in 2013 and 2014 to guarantee safe passage for company employees and supply the plant it operated.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 02, 2017 - 4:23 am
PARIS (AP) — Cement group LafargeHolcim admitted Thursday that its business in northern Syria had struck "unacceptable" deals with armed groups, providing funds in order to allow its local activities to continue. The group said in a statement that an internal investigation has established Lafarge's...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. rapper known for his hit song "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" has had his passport seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates over a business dispute. State-owned daily The National first reported on the case, saying a court in the city of Al Ain imposed...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:08 am
PARIS (AP) — Cement group LafargeHolcim admitted Thursday that its business in northern Syria had struck "unacceptable" deals with armed groups, providing funds in order to allow its local activities to continue. The group said in a statement that an internal investigation has established Lafarge's...
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun, applauds as Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, lights an oil lamp to inaugurate the Nepal Investment Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Nepal has gathered investors from some 30 countries hoping to reel in foreign investment for development of the nation still recovering from devastating earthquake and struggling with political instability. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
March 02, 2017 - 4:06 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has gathered investors from some 30 countries hoping to attract foreign investment to support its recovery from a devastating earthquake in 2015. The government hopes to attract at least $1 billion in new foreign investment during the two-day conference in the capital...
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President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., hosts a meeting with House and Senate leadership, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 02, 2017 - 3:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to meet with sailors and shipbuilders on an aircraft carrier in Virginia as he promotes his plans for a major buildup of the nation's military. Trump is traveling Thursday to Newport News to deliver a speech aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9...
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