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French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe’s future
The front-running candidates for the presidency of France range from an ex-Trotskyist campaigner who wants to impose a maximum income to a hard-edged, anti-immigrant firebrand who wants to split from the European Union and reorient toward Russia.


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North Korea detains American at airport
The man, who was reportedly involved in aid work, was arrested at Pyongyang’s international airport Friday. He is the third U.S. citizen being held by North Korean authorities.


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Evicted Israeli settlers wait and wait for Netanyahu’s promised new home
Israel’s government has approved plans for a new settlement as compensation for a West Bank outpost it demolished two months ago.


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Casualty toll exceeds 100 in Taliban attack on army base
The attack on the 209th Corps base in Afghanistan’s Balkh province included a suicide bombing and an hours-long gun battle, officials said.


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Paris gunman named as small-time criminal apparently inspired by Islamic State
President Trump predicted that Thursday’s attack on French police would help far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in a crucial presidential election Sunday.


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Sicily prosecutor probes possible NGOs-smuggler ‘contacts’
A prosecutor in Sicily says that an investigation has found “evidence” of contacts between rescue boats run by some humanitarian groups and Libya-based migrant smugglers.



Officials: Suspected US strike kills 3 al-Qaida operatives
Yemeni tribal and security officials say a suspected U.S. airstrike has killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen’s southern coast.



Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya
The Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was shot at her Kenyan ranch and airlifted for treatment after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought, officials said Sunday.


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OSCE monitor killed in Ukraine when mine blows up vehicle
A member of the OSCE’s arms monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine has died and two others have been wounded after their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the separatist Luhansk region.






Israel-China construction deal reportedly bans settlements
Israel and China have signed a deal to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel, but the workers will reportedly be barred from building in West Bank settlements at China’s insistence.