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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Ga., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Wright was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in an ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger Force. U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to Africa in his first year in office has been one largely of neglect - and then suddenly one of shocking insult. The killings of the four U.S. soldiers in the West African nation of Niger set off outrage, along with questions about why the U.S. military was there at all.  (Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidencyIn his first year in office, President Donald Trump has made sharp departures from years and even decades of US foreign policy
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President Donald Trump, joined by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, speaks to the media as he arrives at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Pentagon: China, Russia outpace terrorism threatThe Pentagon says that countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, which has long gripped America and its allies.
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France: Unions approve 1,300 job cuts at Peugeot maker PSAUnions at Peugeot maker PSA Group have agreed to 1,300 job cuts made possible by new French labor rules imposed by President Emmanuel Macron
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This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. Rigorous testing of prototypes of President Donald.  A U.S. official says recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their heights should stop border crossers. U.S. tactical teams spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the models in San Diego. An official with direct knowledge of the results said they point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best design. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information is not authorized for release.  (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)
APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in testsAPNewsBreak: Recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicates their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment tells The Associated Press
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Deputy Roger Torrent, center, is congratulated after being elected as the new president of the Catalan parliament after a parliamentary session where elected lawmakers meet for the first time after regional elections in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Catalonia's new parliament has begun meeting amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority and the future regional government  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to DenmarkCatalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont is taking his campaign to recover his old job from Belgium to Denmark, in a bid to step up the pressure on Spanish authorities who have said that a fugitive abroad can't be the region's president
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FILE - This July 6, 2016, file photo, shows Jennifer Carnahan, chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party, who was a delegate pledged to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in Maple Grove. The party's Executive Committee voted Thursday night, Jan. 18, 2018, to let Carnahan take a 10 percent commission on large donations, retroactive to the final quarter of 2017, in addition to her salary of $67,000. (Brian Bakst/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File)
Minnesota GOP leaders award chairwoman donation commissionsMinnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to let the party chairwoman take a 10 percent cut of large donations
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French President Emmanuel Macron reviews an honor guard upon his arrival on board the the Dixmude, an amphibious assault ship, docked in the French Navy base of Toulon, southern France, before delivering a speech to present his New Year's wishes to the French Army, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, Pool)
France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budgetFrench President Emmanuel Macron has pledged an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending in the coming years to guarantee France's security within its borders and fight extremism abroad
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Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis attends a parliament session in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have agreed to lift the immunity from prosecution for billionaire Andrej Babis over an alleged fraud involving EU subsidies. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Czech lawmakers lift immunity for PM Babis over fraud claimsLawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have agreed to lift the immunity from prosecution for billionaire Andrej Babis over an alleged fraud involving EU subsidies
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the German parliament Bundestag prior to a debate about refugee policy in Germany, in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany halts further arms exports to parties in Yemen warGermany won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdownA bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported
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Court in Chicago to hear arguments on sanctuary citiesAppeals court in Chicago to hear arguments on Trump administration request to reverse a lower-court freeze on its policy of withholding safety grants from sanctuary cities that don't fully enforce immigration laws
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China police take away lawyer who wrote letter urging reformThe wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer says her husband was taken into police custody while taking their son to school
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