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Three die in French shooting and hostage-taking, attacker killed

TREBES, France Three people were killed in southwestern France on Friday when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming "Allahu Akbar". | Video

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Trump threatens to veto budget, raising risk of government shutdown

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprising threat on Friday to veto Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion (918.66 billion pounds) spending bill, a move that raised the spectre of a government shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline to renew funding for federal agencies. | Video

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Spain to try Catalan separatist leaders for rebellion

MADRID Twenty-five Catalan leaders will be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state, Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday, in a sharp escalation of legal action against separatists in the northeastern region.

Spain 12:27pm GMT

More Syrian rebels agree to leave eastern Ghouta - state TV

BEIRUT Syrian rebels agreed to surrender a second besieged enclave in eastern Ghouta on Friday as their comrades in another insurgent pocket in the area continued their withdrawal after a month-long assault by the army.

Syria, Middle East 5:06pm GMT

Crisscrossing Irish border, locals crave status quo after Brexit

COSHQUIN, Northern Ireland, March 23 Gordon Crockett does not wish to suffer the same fate as his great-great grandfather, who began farming near the northernmost tip of Ireland before a border was ever erected on the island.

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Macron, Merkel back Juncker's under-fire aide

BRUSSELS Jean-Claude Juncker won strong backing from the leaders of France and Germany on Friday as the EU chief executive faces criticism from lawmakers for promoting his top aide to run the bloc's civil service.

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