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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, second from right, greets an airman as he boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster for a day trip to a U.S. military base in Djibouti from Doha, Qatar, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US baseU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that's home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones
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A Femen activists wearing the mask of Marine le Pen is detained as they demonstrate in Henin Beaumont, northern France, where far-right leader and presidential candidate Le Pen will vote, during the first round of the French presidential election, Sunday April 23, 2017. French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
The Latest: Voter turnout in France so far similar to 2012France's Interior Ministry says the voter turnout so far in the first round of the presidential election is about the same as it was in 2012, when turnout was high
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
CORRECTS NAME OF THE MAN - Far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen casts her vote for the first-round presidential election while National Front Henin-Beaumont's mayor Steeve Briois, right, looks on, in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, Sunday, April 23, 2017.  French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by concerns about jobs and immigration and clouded by security fears following a recent attack on police guarding the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
France begins presidential vote in test for populismAmid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police sayRoadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say; al-Shabab claims responsibility
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Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with TrumpSaudi Arabia's King Salman has named one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in KenyaNovelist and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya as suspicion falls on herders
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Visitors listen to a guide during a tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Israel is marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day beginning at sunset Sunday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews fallsA report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. campuses
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
A supporter of conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon glues a campaign poster in Bayonne, southwestern France, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes raceFrom far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal
The Associated Press2 hours ago
French expats wait in line to vote in Montreal, Saturday, April 22, 2017. France goes to the polls on Sunday, April 23, for the first round of the 2017 French presidential election. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Security tight as France prepares for presidential voteFrances heads into Sunday's first-round presidential ballot amid heavy security, with 4 of the 11 candidates in a tight race for the two spots in a May 7 runoff that will pick the next head of state
The Associated Press10 hours ago
People hold signs of poineering women in science in front the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the March for Science in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
Advocates fan out in global show of support for sciencePeople around the globe have turned out in huge numbers to celebrate Earth Day and support scientific research and funding
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Freedom. Peace." during a silent march to the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference in homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Saturday's protest is the latest mass gathering in a wave of tumult that has rocked the nation over the last three weeks as demonstrators continue to press for new elections. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrestThousands of Venezuelans dressed in white march in the capital to pay homage to 20 people killed in anti-government unrest
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A youth holds a sign that reads in Spanish "No more dictatorship" during a silent protest in homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed, during a march to the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Saturday's protest is the latest mass gathering in a wave of tumult that has rocked the nation over the last three weeks as demonstrators continue to press for new elections. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The Latest: Venezuelan protesters cross into western CaracasThe Latest: For the first time in three weeks of protest, demonstrators in Venezuela have crossed from the wealthier eastern side of the nation's capital to the west without encountering resistance from state security
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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