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BERLIN | Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

BERLIN — Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction. The three separate stabbings took place late Thursday and all the women are still in the hospital being treated for their injuries. Authorities said Sunday … Continue reading BERLIN | Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON  — First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She says the stigma of shame must … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

MUMBAI, India | India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

MUMBAI, India— As Mumbai marked the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India’s financial capital on Monday, the United States made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege. The Pakistani gunmen who waged the attack were killed or captured. But U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that those … Continue reading MUMBAI, India | India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

PARIS — French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife’s claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up. Grace Meng, the wife of Meng Hongwei, detailed the … Continue reading PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

JERUSALEM | Israeli leader criticized for money transfer to Gaza

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Sunday defended his decision to allow the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza’s Hamas rulers, rejecting criticism that the move had strengthened the Islamic militant group. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that it was “the right step” at the moment, and that he was committed to restoring quiet … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli leader criticized for money transfer to Gaza

HELSINKI | EU envoy says ‘much more work’ needed to clinch Brexit deal

HELSINKI — The European Union‘s Brexit negotiator on Thursday said that gaps remain to be bridged in talks on the U.K.’s departure from the bloc as time runs out to secure a deal and have it endorsed. Britain leaves the EU on March 29, but a deal must be sealed in the coming weeks to … Continue reading HELSINKI | EU envoy says ‘much more work’ needed to clinch Brexit deal

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The new acting attorney general says he’s honored that President Donald Trump has confidence in his ability to lead the Justice Department. Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Wednesday that he is committed to “leading a fair department with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored