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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation that will allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit, making North Dakota one of about a dozen "constitutional carry" states.
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LONDON (AP) - Britain has been targeted anew by what authorities are calling a terrorist incident. A look at other attacks on the country in recent years:
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PARIS (AP) - Blood tests determined Sunday that a suspected Islamic extremist consumed drugs and alcohol before a frenzied spree of violence that ended when he took a soldier hostage at Paris' Orly Airport and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen.
By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality. The EPA would sustain the biggest cut of any federal agency in the White House 2018 budget, as Trump seeks to clear away regulations he claims are hobbling U.S. oil drillers, coal miners and farmers. The proposal would slash funding for enforcing regulations, fighting water pollution, cleaning up sites contaminated by toxic waste and promoting energy-efficient appliances.
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PARIS (AP) - A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks.
Coastguards in northern Somalia exchanged gunfire Thursday with armed men aboard a boat heading towards a hijacked oil tanker where pirates are holding eight hostages, an official said. Armed attackers seized the Aris 13 tanker on Monday as it made its way from Djibouti to Mogadishu, the first hijacking of a large merchant vessel by Somali pirates since 2012. "There was a brief exchange of gunfire in the coastal area where the boat is being held," said Abdirahman Mohamud Hassan, the director general of the Puntland maritime force.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Thursday strengthened his election win over rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, as with almost all votes counted his party was credited with 33 seats. Wilders celebrated too however as his far-right Freedom Party looked set to emerge the second largest in the 150-seat parliament, with a total of 20 MPs. According to Dutch news agency ANP, with some 97 percent of votes counted, Rutte's Liberal VVD party had moved ahead from the exit polls issued in the immediate hours after Wednesday's ballot.
Senior US lawmakers say they have seen no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped his New York home and office building. "We don't have any evidence that that took place," Devin Nunes, the Republican head of the congressional committee looking into the allegation, said at a press conference Wednesday. "I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," said Nunes, whose House Intelligence Committee is also investigating suspected Russian interference in last year's US presidential election.
Doctors and medical personnel scuffle with riot police during a march in front of the Finance Ministry in Athens, Greece; House Select Committee members speak to the media about the ongoing Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; an ultra-Orthodox Jew gets hit by a police water cannon during a protest against Israeli army conscription, in Jerusalem. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters/Zuma)
At a press conference on investigating Russia ties, the House intelligence committees top members say they've seen no evidence to back Trump's tweeted claim.
OPEC countries are complying with a landmark deal to reduce a worldwide glut in oil, but it will take some time yet before the oil market feels the full impact of the reduction in output and prices stabilise, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday. "The implementation of the OPEC production agreement appears in February to have maintained the solid start seen in January, the IEA said in its latest monthly report. "OPEC kept up robust adherence to its ... supply cut.
Malaysia used a DNA sample from one of Kim Jong-Nam's children to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Wednesday. The 45-year-old was poisoned with the deadly nerve agent VX in a brazen Cold War-style assassination on February 13 in Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The accusation comes from investigative reporter David Cay Johnston, who received Trump's 2005 tax returns documents from an anonymous sender.
A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for joint military exercises, the US Navy said, in the latest show of force against the North. The USS Carl Vinson berthed in the southern port of Busan as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began a tour of the region, where tensions have spiked in recent weeks with missile launches from the nuclear-armed North and the brazen assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother in Malaysia. Pyongyang has long condemned the annual joint drills, which involve tens of thousands of troops, as provocative rehearsals for invasion, while Seoul and Washington insist they are purely defensive in nature.
A sculpture of a courageous young girl installed temporarily in New York to champion gender diversity is so popular that thousands of people have signed a petition demanding it remain permanently. Called "Fearless Girl" and created by US artist Kristen Visbal, the bronze girl stands defiant, hands on hips and chin jutting out, directly challenging the famous "Charging Bull" statue that is a symbol of Wall Street. It was installed on March 7 by investment company State Street Global Advisors on the eve of International Women's Day to create awareness for the need for greater gender diversity on company boards.
By Lin Noueihed and Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in 2011 and the first leader to go on trial in the wake of the Arab Spring, will walk free this week for the first time in six years. Mubarak was initially arrested in April 2011, two months after stepping down, and has since been in prison and military hospitals. "He will go to his home in Heliopolis," Mubarak's lawyer Farid El Deeb said, referring to the Cairo neighborhood where the main presidential palace from which Mubarak governed is also located.
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