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Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes

By CHRIS DEN HOND and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press AMIENS, France (AP) — Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground Wednesday for France's blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant ...

US ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable

By RICHARD LARDNER and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of an extraordinary White House briefing for senators, South Korea on Wednesday started installing key parts of a contentious U.S. defense system against missiles from North Korea. And America's Pacific commander ...

Canadian firefighters rescue woman from crane in Toronto

By CHARMAINE NORONHA, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A woman who was stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours was rescued Wednesday after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground. The woman had been perched on a gently swaying ...

Turkey: 1,000 detained over suspected links to Gulen

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police launched simultaneous operations across the country on Wednesday, detaining more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Warrants were issued for the detention of some 2,200 other suspects, the state-run Anadolu Agency ...

France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack

By THOMAS ADAMSON and NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was ...

At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs “eating French”

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country known as the gastronomic center of the Western world. Le Pen, visiting the Rungis wholesale market outside Paris on ...

Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser. Trump pledged to push for "incremental, positive ...

World’s last male rhino getting help from Tinder dating app

By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends ...

3 men convicted in Swedish rape livestreamed on Facebook

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three men aged 18-24 for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group. The Uppsala District Court said one of the men was given a sentence of 27 months for rape and assistance to rape. The ...

Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut ...