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A montage of the front page of The Guardian newspapers and the letter written by French president Emmanuel Macron that appeared inside on Tuesday March 5, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron made a plea Tuesday in the publications of 28 nations for a stronger European Union. (AP Photo)
March 05, 2019 - 11:08 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French president's call for a stronger European Union (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis says he is not impressed with French President Emmanuel Macron's push to persuade voters they should support parties that will strengthen the European...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Ky. Papa John’s has reached a settlement agreement with Schnatter that will see him step down from the pizza chain’s board once an independent director that is mutually acceptable replaces him. If a new director isn’t named prior to Papa John’s 2019 annual shareholders meeting, Schnatter’s term will expire at the meeting, according to a regulatory filing. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
March 05, 2019 - 10:29 am
Papa John's has reached a settlement agreement with founder John Schnatter that will see him step down from the pizza chain's board once an independent director that is mutually acceptable replaces him. If a new director isn't named prior to Papa John's 2019 annual shareholders meeting, Schnatter's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Leaders of California's high-speed rail project are telling the Trump administration its plans to withhold or claw back $3.5 billion in federal money for the project is "legally indefensible" and "disastrous policy." Project chief executive Brian Kelly responded Monday, March 4, 2019, to the U.S. Department of Transportation's threat last month to withhold a $929 million federal grant and explore taking back $2.5 billion in federal money the state has already spent. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 04, 2019 - 6:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of California's high-speed rail project told the Trump administration Monday its plans to take back $2.5 billion in federal money and withhold another $1 billion earmarked for the project are "disastrous policy" and "legally indefensible." Terminating the money "...
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March 03, 2019 - 11:24 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Iraq for talks with officials in Baghdad on the latest developments in the region. Abbas, who arrived Sunday, is scheduled to meet with Iraqi leaders including Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Iraqi President Barham Saleh during his one-...
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FILE - This is a Monday Feb. 23, 2015 file handout image of a three image combo of stills taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre and and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport, before they caught their flight to Turkey. The Dutch man who married a British teenager after she ran away to join the Islamic State group says he wants to return home to the Netherlands with Shamima Begum and their newborn son. Yago Riedijk tells the BBC in an interview aired Sunday, March 3, 2019 from a Kurdish-run detention center that he met Begum within days of her arrival in Syria when she was 15. (Metropolitan Police via AP, file)
March 03, 2019 - 9:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The Dutch man who married a British teenager after she ran away to join the Islamic State group says he wants to return home to the Netherlands with Shamima Begum and their newborn son. Yago Riedijk, 27, told the BBC from a Kurdish-run detention center that he met Begum within days of...
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CORRECTION: IT IS THE UMRA, OR MINOR PILGRIMAGE, NOT THE HAJJ - A Palestinian Muslim pilgrim waits for a bus en route to the Rafah border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt before leaving for the umrah, or minor pilgrimage, to the holy city of Mecca, in Gaza City, Saturday, March 2, 2019. Gazan residents resumed the umrah pilgrimage, that can be undertaken at any time of the year, after nearly five years of an Egyptian ban. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 03, 2019 - 9:50 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip resumed a minor pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, known as the "umrah," on Sunday after nearly five years of an Egyptian ban. The first convoy of 800 Palestinians passed into Egypt through Gaza's Rafah crossing. Airplanes will carry...
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March 02, 2019 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Fire officials say they've brought a fire at a Tesla service center near London's Gatwick Airport under control. No one was hurt. The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the service center on Saturday morning, finding the building "well alight." Some 50 firefighters and...
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March 01, 2019 - 1:40 pm
ERBIL, Iraq (AP) — A Yazidi official says 21 freed women and children have returned to Iraq after five years of captivity in the hands of the Islamic State group. Hussam Koro, the head of the Yazidi Women Rescue Office, said the group of 3 Yazidi women and 18 children crossed into Iraq from Syria...
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March 01, 2019 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will help present international courage awards to a group of women for the third straight year. The White House says the first lady will participate in the 2019 International Women of Courage Celebration on March 7 at the State Department. She helped present the...
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March 01, 2019 - 9:44 am
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A delegation of European Union lawmakers is visiting North Macedonia to urge its political leadership and opposition to work together on the country's goal to join the bloc. The seven-member delegation from the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee was in...
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