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WASHINGTON  | Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the president looks to prepare his White House for the twin challenges of securing … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

SANAA, Yemen | Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen — Fighting has escalated around Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday. Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea costal city, where government backed-troops are launching a major ground assault in … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

CAIRO | EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

CAIRO — Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore. They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop printing more copies of the October issue of the magazine, … Continue reading CAIRO | EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

TORONTO | Trudeau calls meeting as Canada, US near free trade deal

TORONTO— Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a meeting with his Cabinet late Sunday after Canada and the U.S. made substantial progress in free trade talks. Two senior government officials confirmed the meeting. One of the officials said the discussions between Canada and the U.S. were ongoing, but progress was being made. The officials spoke … Continue reading TORONTO | Trudeau calls meeting as Canada, US near free trade deal

PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems

PARIS — The Latest on a knife attack in France (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The French interior minister says a man who killed his mother and sister in a knife attack west of Paris had “serious psychiatric problems.” Gerard Collomb said the attack in the town of Trappes on Thursday is not being treated … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems

WASHINGTON | Trump’s military parade delayed until at least 2019

WASHINGTON— The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s military parade delayed until at least 2019