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Spain wraps up judicial probe into Catalan secession attempt
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish Supreme Court probe into last year's attempt to secede Catalonia from Spain wraps up Friday with the judge expected to charge 28 regional politicians and separatist leaders with offenses that may include rebellion....

China may hike tariffs on US pork, aluminum, other goods
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation in a tariff dispute with President Donald Trump and girded for a bigger battle over technology policy as financial markets sank on fears of disruption to global commerce....

Bolton's appointment comes at sensitive time for China ties
BEIJING (AP) -- Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton's appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump's approval of new tariffs on China and a law encouraging closer relations with Taiwan....

Incoming Peru president a political novice facing tough odds
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The man due to become Peru's next president has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation's recent history....

Activists: Hours before cease-fire, 37 killed in Syrian town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rescuers and a war monitoring group say 37 people were killed in airstrikes in a town in the eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, just hours before a cease-fire went into effect after midnight....

Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Simon Slama and his family are the only Jews left in the Tunisian city of Monastir, once home to a thriving Jewish community. But instead of joining the exodus, he is running for office - as a candidate of Tunisia's Islamist party....

Smoky condo fire in Vietnam kills at least 13, injures 28
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Residents startled awake by loud noise and smoke signaled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a fire Friday at a large condominium complex in southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City. At least 13 people were killed and 28 injured, with police saying it was unclear if anyone was missing....

Peru's congress ready to replace scandal-tainted president
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peru's congress is expected to vote Friday to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki*s resignation and swear in as his replacement a politician who the vast majority of voters never even heard of until recently....

EU recalls Moscow envoy after blaming Russia over spy attack
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is recalling its ambassador from Moscow for consultations over the nerve gas attack against a former spy in Britain earlier this month, reinforcing a united stand with Prime Minister Theresa May against Russia....

Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kaitlynn Willoughby was frustrated by how quickly gun control debates stalled after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history....

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