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Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced the future reduction of France’s military presence fighting Islamic extremism in Africa’s Sahel region.
French man gets 4-month prison sentence for slapping Macron

French man gets 4-month prison sentence for slapping Macron

VALENCE, France (AP) — A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the face.

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire.
Pope rejects German cardinal's resignation, urges reform

Pope rejects German cardinal's resignation, urges reform

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis refused Thursday to accept the resignation offered by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx over the sex abuse scandal in the church, but said a process of reform was necessary and that every bishop must take responsibility for the “
Myanmar military plane crash kills 12, including senior monk

Myanmar military plane crash kills 12, including senior monk

BANGKOK (AP) — A well-known senior Buddhist monk was among at least 12 people who died when a plane belonging to Myanmar’s military crashed Thursday in the country’s central Mandalay region, state media reported.
Bear found stuck on power pole in southern Arizona city

Bear found stuck on power pole in southern Arizona city

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A bear in Arizona emerged unscathed from quite the power trip when it became stuck on a utility pole.
Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny's groups

Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny's groups

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parli
Biden opens overseas trip declaring 'United States is back'

Biden opens overseas trip declaring 'United States is back'

MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by
San Antonio base locked down for hour after gunfire reported

San Antonio base locked down for hour after gunfire reported

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force base in San Antonio was placed on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday after military officials said gunfire was reported near a base gate.

Military relieves general of duties, cites tank sinking

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps is relieving a general of his duties for failing to properly train Marines and sailors and evaluate the platoon before an exercise last summer when their seafaring tank sank off the Southern California coast, killing