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A Russian billionaire who is close to President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his former business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort....

A senior State Department official says that Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday....

Amnesty International says a recent spike in civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent deaths among non-combatants as it battles the Islamic State group
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday....

A look at previous U.S. strikes that caused civilian casualties, after residents of Iraq's Mosul say an airstrike last week killed more than 100 civilians
The explosion in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul last week, which residents say killed more than 100 civilians, may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike, making it potentially one of the deadliest attacks on civilians ever carried out by American forces....

Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid; US is world's top emergency donor
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor....

Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities
BENI, Congo (AP) -- Congolese authorities say the bodies of an American and a Swedish U.N. expert and their interpreter have been found in the Central Kasai region where they recently disappeared....

Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community
PARIS (AP) -- Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community....

Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules....

A spokeswoman for the organization of Russia's main opposition leader says that the jailing of a dozen people working for him is "an obvious attempt to disrupt" his anti-corruption work following major nationwide protests
MOSCOW (AP) -- The jailing of a dozen people working for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was "an obvious attempt to disrupt" his anti-corruption work following major nationwide protests, a spokeswoman for his organization said Tuesday....

A senior Russian general has accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria's infrastructure _ including a key dam _ in territory held by the Sunni extremist group
MOSCOW (AP) -- A senior Russian general on Tuesday accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria's infrastructure - including a key dam - in territory held by the Sunni extremist group....

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Africa
Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities

Asia
An armed militant group fighting Myanmar's government on behalf of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group

Europe
The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been given preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico says it has reached an agreement to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. for $2.1 billion

Middle East
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he's waiting to hear from the U.S. on the extent to which Israel is willing to curb settlement construction


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