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Police say militants kill 4 women instructors in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Suspected militants on motorcycles ambushed a vehicle carrying instructors from a private vocational school in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing four women and wounding the driver before fleeing, police said.
Angry youths rattle Spain in support of jailed rap artist

Angry youths rattle Spain in support of jailed rap artist

BARCELONA, Spain — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music and tweets praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage this week in the southern European country.
In 'Minari,' harvesting an American dream

In 'Minari,' harvesting an American dream

NEW YORK — The riverbed, more than anything else, needed to be exactly right. In Lee Isaac Chung’s Arkansas-set family drama, “Minari,” land is something more than a setting. It’s a future. It’s a dream.

Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad, no casualties

BAGHDAD — Three rockets were fired at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing any casualties, Iraq’s army said. Security officials said the U.S. Embassy was the target.
Podcast odd couple: Obama, Springsteen in Spotify series

Podcast odd couple: Obama, Springsteen in Spotify series

NEW YORK — Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are teaming up for an eight-episode Spotify podcast series, swapping stories about their upbringings and even a White House singalong around a piano.
EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny

EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose new sanctions against Russian officials linked to the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and expressed concern that the government in Moscow appears to see the 27-nation bl
Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of colour .
UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

UN human rights body opens session as Myanmar concerns loom

GENEVA — The U.N.

Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Canada's airline fleets are not affected by Boeing's recommendation to ground its 777 aircraft after a dramatic incident during a U.S. flight over the weekend, as the type of engine involved is not in use by Canadian carriers. The U.S.
Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records

Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records

WASHINGTON — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor.