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Trump considering laptop ban on some European flights

The United States is considering a ban on large electronic devices in airplane cabins on flights originating from some European countries. This would be an extension of the ban on these devices on flights from some Middle East airports.

Laughter as Ivanka defends Trump at women's summit

Berlin - Ivanka Trump, making her overseas debut as the US "First Daughter" at a women's summit in Berlin, drew groans and laughter on Tuesday as she defended her father's attitude towards women.

Slain French policeman's companion expresses 'no hatred'

Paris - The gay companion of the French policeman killed by a jihadist in Paris said Tuesday he felt "no hatred", in a moving eulogy at a remembrance ceremony led by President Francois Hollande.

Eager for 100-day wins, Trump eyes govt funding, border, taxes

Washington - Donald Trump appeared determined Tuesday to score key victories to mark his first 100 days as president, as he seeks to boost border security, unveil tax reform plans and avert a government shutdown.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

Trump's first 100 days: a chaotic discovery of power

Washington - From the resounding setbacks in Congress to the stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has certainly been confronted with a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House.

Chad's Hissene Habre awaits appeal verdict for war crimes

Dakar - Chad's former president Hissene Habre will Thursday hear the final decision on an appeal against a life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape, following his landmark conviction last year.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

Hitler's Aphrodite 'gift' back on display in Austria

Vienna - The Austrian city of Linz, where Adolf Hitler spent several years as a teenager, will once again display an Aphrodite sculpture offered by the Fuehrer after keeping it in storage for years.

Remembering the Holocaust and why 1.3 million names are missing

Six million people being put to death is hard to fathom, but it's a number that will never be forgotten. Of the six million Jews murdered in the Jewish Holocaust, we know the names of only 4.7 million. There are still 1.3 million names to find.

Venezuela opposition defiant as protesters shot dead

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition Tuesday vowed no let-up in its bid to remove leftist President Nicolas Maduro from power even as more protesters were shot dead in an increasingly violent political crisis.

Groups sue UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter appearance

Los Angeles - Two conservative groups filed a lawsuit against the University of California at Berkeley claiming that a decision to cancel an appearance by the firebrand pundit Ann Coulter violated their right to free speech.

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Erdem - Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

France's defeated Fillon left battling 'Penelopegate'

Paris - Francois Fillon's exit from the French presidential race leaves the conservative mired in the fake jobs scandal that wrecked his reputation and torpedoed his campaign.

20 dead after boat capsizes in Senegal: firefighters

Dakar - At least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday.

Philippine allows 'photobomber' building to go up

Manila - A high-rise condominium dubbed "the national photobomber" will continue to loom over a historic Philippine monument after the Supreme Court struck down a bid by conservationists to have it torn down.

Yemen funds desperately needed to avert famine: UN chief

Geneva - UN chief Antonio Guterres urged countries Tuesday to pitch in to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen, warning that children especially were already dying at an alarming rate.

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Moscow - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Paris - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday.
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