Peru’s congress approves impeachment trial against president

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski waves upon his arrival to the Academia Diplomatica de Chile to meet with President-elect Sebastian Pinera, in Santiago, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Kuczynski is in Chile to attend Sunday's presidential inauguration for Pinera, who led Chile from 2010-2014. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s congress voted by a wide margin Thursday to reopen impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, thrusting the Andean nation into renewed political turmoil as it prepares to host President Donald Trump at a regional summit less than a month away.

Austin bomber blows self up; fears of more explosives remain

Officials work at the scene where the suspect in a spate of bombing attacks that have terrorized Austin over the past month blew himself up with an explosive device as authorities closed in, the police said early Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The suspect in a series of bombing attacks that terrorized Austin over the past few weeks blew himself up early Wednesday as law enforcement closed in on him. Authorities warned of concern that more explosives might still be out there.

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi financing claims

FILE - In this Dec. 10 2007 file photo, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, greets Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday March 20, 2018as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Sheriff: 1 student dead, 2 wounded in Md. high school

Deputies, federal agents and rescue personnel, converge on Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. The shooting left at least three people injured including the shooter. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon )

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said.

Authorities hunting clues ask Austin bomber to talk to them

Federal investigators work near the site of Sunday's explosion, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Multiple people were injured in the explosion Sunday night, and police warned nearby residents to remain indoors overnight as investigators looked for possible links to other package bombings elsewhere in the city this month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NEW YORK (AP) — In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us.

Northern Brazil overwhelmed by desperate, hungry Venezuelans

In this March 8, 2018 photo, Venezuelan Charlie Ivan Delgado shows his country's currency as he talks about the economic crisis at a migrant shelter that offers three meals a day where he brought his family of five, inside the Tancredo Neves Gymnasium in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil. The soccer referee has only been able to officiate a handful of games in rural areas outside the city, the kids are not in school and it's hard to imagine how the family might leave the shelter. "It's like Tarzan being in New York," said Delgado. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

PACARAIMA, Brazil (AP) — Hungry and destitute, tens of thousands of victims of Venezuela’s unrelenting political and economic crisis are trying their luck in Brazil — a country where they do not speak the language, conditions are often poor and there are few border towns to receive them.

Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, downed power lines and debris are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Exactly six months after being hit by the hurricane the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired.

On marathon tour, crown prince seeks Saudi image makeover

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince is opening a marathon tour of the United States with a first stop in Washington, where he plans to meet March 20 with President Donald Trump. The visit comes as the United States and much of the West are still trying to figure out Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose sweeping program of social changes at home and increased Saudi assertiveness abroad has upended decades of traditional rule in Saudi Arabia.(Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran’s hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country’s image in the eyes of Americans.

GOP leaders have yet to move to protect special counsel

President Donald Trump speaks about his plan to combat opioid drug addiction at Manchester Community College, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Manchester, N.H., even as more Republicans are telling Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller from possibly being fired, embracing a familiar strategy with the president _ simply waiting out the storm. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president — simply waiting out the storm.

Emboldened Xi lays out vision for China, warning for Taiwan

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a big screen as he delivers a speech at the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to protect “every inch” of China’s territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely.



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