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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign chair and convention manager Paul Manafort appears at a press conference at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, July 19, 2016.

New documents say Trump aide hid payments from pro-Moscow Ukraine party

By Andrew Roth, Washington Post on March 21, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
A Ukrainian lawmaker Tuesday released new financial documents allegedly showing that a former campaign manager to President Trump laundered payments from the party of a disgraced ex-leader of Ukraine using offshore accounts in Belize and Kyrgyzstan.

Germany rejects Trump’s claim it owes NATO ‘vast sums’ for defense

By Reuters on March 19, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States “vast sums” of money for defense.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) arrrive for a joint press conference at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, March 18, 2017.

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi

By Yeganeh Torbati and Michael Martina, Reuters on March 19, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
Despite a long list of potential pitfalls, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to China, the first by a senior member of the Trump administration, passed off relatively smoothly, although there were no tangible gains to show.
A departure gate is seen in Orly airport near Paris, April 14, 2016. A man was fatally shot early Saturday by soldiers stationed at the airport after he attempted to steal a soldier’s gun. Authorities believe the attacker, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was suspected of “Islamist radicalism.”

Paris airport attacker previously suspected of ‘Islamist radicalism’

By James McAuley, The Washington Post on March 19, 2017, at 8:16 a.m.
The suspect, whom authorities identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem told the officers he attacked in Orly Airport that he wanted to die “in the name of Allah” and that “whatever happens, there will be deaths.”

Brits still waiting for full Brexit comedy dividend

By Robin Pomeroy, Reuters on March 17, 2017, at 5:47 a.m.
They were the two stories that rocked the Western world last year. But while Donald Trump’s election injected new life into U.S. political comedy, the British are still waiting for Brexit to usher in their new golden age of satire.

Research for drought-resistant crops gets boost as US joins seeds treaty

By Umberto Bacchi, Reuters on March 15, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.
Scientists’ efforts to develop new crops able to resist climate change, droughts and other shocks have been boosted by the United States joining an international seeds treaty, a research group said on Tuesday.

Poland accuses 98-year-old Minnesota man of ordering a Nazi massacre

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post on March 14, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addresses supporters during a political rally on Turkey's upcoming referendum, in Metz, France, March 12, 2017.

Turkey promises harsh retaliation after Netherlands bars ministers

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Thomas Escritt, Reuters on March 12, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Netherlands was the “capital of fascism” as it joined other European countries in stopping Turkish politicians holding rallies due to fears that tensions in Turkey might spill over into their communities.
A Federal Police member flashes a victory sign during a battle with Islamic State militants in the Mansour district of Mosul, Iraq, March 12, 2017.

Iraqi general says 30% of west Mosul recaptured from Islamic State

By John Davison, Reuters on March 12, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
“The enemy has lost its fighting power and its resolve has weakened. It has begun to lose command and control,” Maj. Gen. Maan al-Saadi told reporters in Mosul
Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter arrives to bring soldiers on a military hospital during gunfire and blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 8, 2017.

Gunmen disguised as doctors assault Kabul hospital, leaving 30 dead

By Sayed Salahuddin and Pamela Constable, Washington Post on March 08, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
Gunmen disguised as doctors stormed a military hospital in the Afghan capital Wednesday morning, leaving at least 30 people dead and scores injured after a bombing and a six-hour gun battle. The assault was claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

A revered sea turtle was offered coins as a blessing. She ate them all and nearly died.

By Avi Selk, The Washington Post on March 08, 2017, at 7:23 a.m.
We don’t know how or when Omsin first came to the pond in Sri Racha, but she would hardly be the first turtle to undergo a ritual that long predates the best of advice of modern wildlife experts.

North Korea fires ballistic missiles into sea near Japan, Abe says

By Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko, Reuters on March 06, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
Japanese officials described the launches as a grave threat and said they lodged “strong protests” with nuclear-armed North Korea.

Bad laws foster global ‘rape epidemic,’ report says

By Emma Batha, Reuters on March 06, 2017, at 6:48 a.m.
A survey of laws in 73 countries found rapists could avoid punishment if they married their victim in at least nine jurisdictions.

Turkey’s Erdogan compares German behavior with Nazi period

By Ralph Boulton, Ece Toksabay and Andrea Shalal, Reuters on March 06, 2017, at 6:43 a.m.
The row has further soured relations between the two NATO members amid mounting public outrage in Germany over the arrest in Turkey of a Turkish-German journalist.

Rene Preval, two-time president of Haiti, dies at 74

By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald on March 05, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Former Haitian President Rene Preval died March 3, his wife Elisabeth Delatour Preval confirmed to the Miami Herald. He was 74.

David Rubinger, Israeli photographer who captured ‘nation in the making,’ dies at 92

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on March 05, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
David Rubinger, a photojournalist whose image of Israeli paratroopers at the freshly captured Western Wall in 1967 came to represent, for many of his countrymen, the spirit of modern Israel, died March 2 in Jerusalem. He was 92.

Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use

By Maayan Lubell, Reuters on March 05, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
The Israeli government voted Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining several U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

Analysis: The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia

By Philip Bump, Washington Post on March 04, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
The broad question at stake is the extent to which Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 election and, if it did, the extent to which it may have leveraged relationships with Trump’s team to that end. That much-bigger question is much harder to evaluate.
North Korean heir-apparent Kim Jong Nam takes a look around as he boards a plane upon his deportation from Japan at Tokyo's Narita international airport May 4, 2001.

Malaysia prepares to deport N. Korean linked to murder; condemns attack

By Rozanna Latiff and Emily Chow, Reuters on March 03, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
A North Korean diplomat said Thursday that Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of ruler Kim Jong Un, probably died of a heart attack, despite Malaysia’s finding last week that he was killed by VX nerve agent, one of the world’s most toxic substances.

Senior al-Qaida leader killed by CIA drone strike

By Reuters on March 02, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
A Hellfire missile fired by a CIA drone killed al-Qaida leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri late on Sunday while he was riding in a car near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, a U.S. intelligence official said on Wednesday.