Customers shopped for pork at a supermarket in Beijing on Friday, the day China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and s

China's volley in trade war may first hit hog farmers in Minnesota, Midwest

China's retaliatory moves to penalize pork, ethanol will have outsized impact in the state.

Koreas to hold high-level talks next week to set up summit

FILE - In this March 7, 2018, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon J
The rival Koreas agreed to hold high-level talks next week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Saturday.

Extremist slain, 3 dead after rampage in southern France

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In this image taken from La Depeche Du Midi, police attend an incident in Trebes, southern France, Friday March 23, 2018. French counterterrorism pros
A gun-wielding extremist went on a rampage Friday in a quiet corner of southern France, killing three people as he hijacked a car, opened fire on police and took hostages in a supermarket, where panicked shoppers hid in a meat locker or ran through the aisles.
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Egypt Interior Ministry says explosion in Alexandria kills 1

Egypt's Interior Ministry says an explosion in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed at least one policeman and wounded four others.
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The Latest: French supermarket manager praises dead officer

The Latest on the extremist attack in southern France (all times local):
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Thousands expected to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta

Syrian state media is reporting that some 7,000 members of a rebel group and their relatives are getting ready to leave eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus to opposition-held areas north of the country.
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UK watchdog assessing evidence from Cambridge Analytica raid

Britain's information regulator says it is assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data firm Cambridge Analytica, carried out as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies.
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French hero officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of "exceptional courage and selflessness."

Egypt deports British reporter as media crackdown escalates

Egyptian authorities have arrested a British journalist and expelled her as part of an escalating crackdown on media ahead of this month's presidential elections.

Indian court jails powerful politician for embezzling funds

A powerful Indian politician was sentenced Saturday to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from a state government's treasury while he was the state's top elected official.

Police suspect mother strangled 3 kids in Pakistan

Pakistani police say a woman was depressed when she allegedly strangled her three children in the eastern city of Lahore.
Vice Premier Liu He attends a press conference after the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People i

China's economic czar tells US Beijing will defend interests

China's newly-appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion Chinese imports.

2 Chinese rescued more than 50 hours after dredger capsized

Two Chinese sailors have been rescued more than 50 hours after their sand dredger capsized off Malaysia's southern coast, a maritime official said Saturday.

Big-time cricket returns to Karachi for 1st time in 9 years

Pakistan's biggest city will witness a high-profile cricket match for the first time in nine years on Sunday when the Pakistan Super League final is staged amid heavy security at a newly renovated National Stadium in Karachi.

In Egypt, wall-to-wall el-Sissi banners inspire satire

In a surreal scene from the 2001 film "Vanilla Sky," Tom Cruise runs through a deserted Times Square before screaming in despair. In a satirical version widely shared in Egypt, the square is filled with campaign billboards for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
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Joint Chiefs chair sees signs of progress in Afghan war

In fits and starts, for nearly a decade, the U.S. has talked about and struggled to make progress on building an Afghan military that can take control of its own nation's security and lay the groundwork for a stable government.
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Argentina pays homage to Brit who recovered Falklands dead

They looked eye-to-eye and shed tears together: On one side the families of Argentine soldiers killed in the 1982 war with Britain, across the table the former British army officer who helped recover and rebury their loved ones.
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FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018 file photo, keeper Zachariah Mutai attends to Fatu, one of only two female northern white rhinos left in the worl

UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity.
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Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants

Elephants are Thailand's national animal, so it's only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of a friendship that has endured 200 years.
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Supplied image of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales who became beached at Hamelin Bay, in Western Australia's south, Friday, March 23, 2018.

Australian volunteers save 5 of over 150 stranded whales

Volunteers in western Australia have managed to rescue only five of 150 short-finned pilot whales that became stranded on a beach.
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Peru's new president vows to tackle endemic corruption

New President Martin Vizcarra promised to fight Peru's corruption head on as he assumed the office Friday vowing to heal the wounds left by a vote-buying scandal that abruptly forced his predecessor from office.
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Chief Executive of Cambridge Analytica (CA) Alexander Nix, leaves the offices in central London, Tuesday March 20, 2018.

UK data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica office in London

Officers from Britain's information regulator are raiding the London offices of data firm Cambridge Analytica after being granted a warrant as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information.
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Chris Cream, left, and Police Lt. Zsakhiem James helped Albert Reeder, who said: ā€œIā€™m trying to change my whole life.ā€

Nonprofit 100 Suits for 100 Men on a mission to help needy dress for success

The New Jersey nonprofit aims to fit men who are struggling with unemployment or re-entry after prison with business attire.