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Champs-Elysees gunman had shot at French police before

By LORI HINNANT and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. ...

Late-night clashes claim 9th victim of Venezuelan unrest

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and FABIOLA SANCHEZ, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A young Venezuelan man returning home late from work was fatally shot when he got caught in the middle of late-night street clashes that engulfed several working-class neighborhoods in Caracas. The death ...

Trump says Paris attack will influence France’s election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on voters there. His tweet Friday comes as he tries to bolster U.S. support for hard-line ...

VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

By KRISTEN GELINEAU and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings. Pence will meet with Australian Prime ...

AP Explains: How Dortmund bus bomber hoped to make millions

By CARLO PIOVANO, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — As get-rich-quick plans go, it wasn't well thought out. The man who bombed the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make millions off an expected slump in the team's share price by using an obscure financial ...

London library makes World War II war crimes searches easier

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Holocaust denial just got a little harder. The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations' files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog ...

US VP Pence warns North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

By KEN THOMAS and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" ...

Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous. Many South Koreans are using those words to describe the president of their most important ally, rather than the leader of their archrival to the North. They worry that President Donald Trump's ...

Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's officialdom is set to come down a notch. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet announced Wednesday that the red beacon lights that announce the presence of a very important person on the road will be taken off the cars of all government officials starting May ...

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday defended her decision to call an early election for June, saying it would strengthen the government's hand in negotiations to leave the European Union. May dismissed criticism of ...