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Paris and London mayors announce scheme to gauge car emissions

PARIS The mayors of Paris and London announced a new scheme for monitoring emissions from vehicles on Wednesday, aimed at improving air quality in the two capitals. Anne Hidalgo of Paris and London’s Sadiq Khan said the system would set up a scoring system to identify real-life emissions from cars, with the aim of providing consumers with more accurate information. ...

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Police open fire after driver strikes patrol car near U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON U.S. Capitol Police officers opened fire after a woman drove into a police cruiser near the Capitol and then tried to run over officers on Wednesday, and a police spokeswoman said the incident did not appear related to terrorism. There were no injuries in the incident at the base of Capitol Hill, and the driver has been arrested, Capitol ...

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May offers EU fine words, but pushes British interests

By Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Theresa May’s Brexit letter to European Union President Donald Tusk will please EU leaders by sounding constructive and acknowledging Britain must settle obligations before leaving. But the prime minister also made some tougher demands. In the six-page document delivered on Wednesday to the EU summit chair to trigger a two-year countdown to withdrawal, she ...

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Saudi security forces kill two suspected Shi'ite militants

DUBAI Saudi security forces killed two men who opened fire on police during a raid on a farm in eastern Saudi Arabia used by militants to plot and prepare for attacks, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. The Mokhtar Brigades, a little known Shi’ite Muslim militant group based in neighbouring Bahrain, identified the two men as Meqdad al-Nimr and Mohammed ...

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German parliament foiled cyber attack by hackers via Israeli website

BERLIN The German parliament was the target of fresh cyber attacks in January that attempted to piggy-back on an Israeli newspaper site to target politicians in Germany, Berlin’s cyber security watchdog said on Wednesday. Cyber defences installed after a 2015 hack of the parliament helped avert the attempted breaches, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) said in a statement. ...

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Some 146 migrants feared dead after shipwreck, sole survivor says

By Steve Scherer | ROME ROME A rubber boat packed with 147 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and all but one of its passengers drowned, the sole survivor – a 16-year-old Gambian boy – told rescuers, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday. A Spanish frigate, the Canarias, found the boy hanging onto a piece of debris in the ...

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Indian Hindu party crackdown on abattoirs spreads, stoking Muslim unease

By Rajendra Jadhav and Mayank Bhardwaj | MUMBAI/NEW DELHI MUMBAI/NEW DELHI A crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs in India’s most populous state has spread to other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, as Hindu hardliners press a political agenda that risks alienating the country’s Muslim minority. The move started after Modi appointed Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar ...

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China's president to visit Finland next week

HELSINKI China’s President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Finland on April 5, the Finnish president’s office said on Wednesday. Xi will meet his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Juha Sipila in Helsinki. The president’s office said the meetings would cover economic relations between Finland and China and current international affairs. Xi’s visit to Finland would ...

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Bahrain sentences two to death over 2015 bomb attack that killed two policemen

DUBAI A Bahraini court on Wednesday sentenced two citizens to death over a 2015 bomb attack that killed two police officers and wounded six others, the public prosecutor said. The High Criminal Court also sentenced five other people to life in jail and 15 more to prison terms ranging from six months to 10 years, while two more were cleared, ...

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U.S. envoy to UN – Syria's Assad 'hindrance to moving forward'

NEW YORK U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is a “big hindrance in trying to move forward” to find an end to the country’s six-year conflict. “I’m not going to go back into should Assad be in or out, been there, done that, right, in terms of what the U.S. ...

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