McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

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President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, a...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2018. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army at the draft board in Memphis, Tennessee, before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee, Arkansas....


A youth movement touches down in the nation's capital

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Students, teachers, parents and survivors of mass shootings have been streaming into the Washington area ahead of the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence demonstration that could draw hundreds of thousands of protesters Saturday. They’re arriving in...


The Latest: France mourns police officer slain in attack

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TREBES, France (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack in southern France (all times local): 1:30 p.m. France is mourning the death of a courageous police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage during an attack on a supermarket. Lt. Col. Arnaud...


Koreas to hold high-level talks to set up Kim-Moon summit

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks this coming week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Saturday. The summit aims to improve relations and resolve the standoff...


Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants

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BANGKOK (AP) — The elephant is Thailand’s national animal, so it’s only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of the friendship between the two countries. President Abraham Lincoln, likely bemused and relieved at the distraction from America’s then-...


Buhari's trump card for Nigeria's 2019 vote: weak opposition

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Samuel Okunola shares the frustration of many Nigerians with the man he voted for three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari. The 52-year-old tailor no longer feels he can support him in elections next year, but he doesn’t see an alternative. “I can’t vote for Buhari in 2019,”...


Egypt Interior Ministry says explosion in Alexandria kills 1

CAIRO (AP) — A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief’s convoy passed by, killing at least one policeman and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said. Local media reports said Gen. Mostafa al-Nimr survived the explosion...


China tells US it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s newly appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion in Chinese imports. Vice Premier Liu He told Mnuchin in a...


French hero officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

France Shooting

TREBES, France (AP) — A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of “exceptional courage and selflessness.” Lt....


Brexit bankers may call Luxembourg's red-light district home

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Luxembourg’s red-light district could soon be a home for bankers escaping Brexit. As the Grand Duchy prepares to welcome financiers relocating from the U.K., a lack of housing has pushed the price of relatively modest family homes beyond the 1 million-euro mark ($1.2 million)....

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