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Nation/World

Trump plans 3-day state visit to Britain in June

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a three-day state visit to Britain as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II in June, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday — more than two years after Britain extended him an invitation for a pomp-filled ceremonial stay.

Race is on to protect exposed Notre Dame from storms

PARIS (AP) — The man in charge of Notre Dame's restoration is rushing to prevent further damage to the cathedral ahead of expected storms in Paris this week.

Architect-in-chief Philippe Villeneuve said Tuesday he has appointed professional mountain climbers to install temporary tarps over the gutted and exposed building to offset potential rain damage.

Comic who vowed to unite Ukraine wins votes in east, west

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Political mandates don't get much more powerful than the one Ukrainian voters gave comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who as president-elect faces daunting challenges along with an overwhelming directive to produce change.

Israeli troops accused of shooting handcuffed Palestinian

BEIT JALA, West Bank (AP) — A hospitalized Palestinian teen said Monday he was shot in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded — the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers.

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared benefit cuts to the nation's signature retirement programs off limits and many Democratic presidential candidates are calling for expanding Medicare benefits rather than addressing the program's worsening finances.

U.S. says no more sanctions waivers for importing Iranian oil

The Trump administration said Monday that it will no longer exempt any countries from U.S. sanctions if they continue to buy Iranian oil, stepping up pressure on Iran in a move that primarily affects the five remaining major importers: China and India and U.S. treaty allies Japan, South Korea, Turkey.

Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 200 people, the country's health minister said Monday.

Giuliani says 'nothing wrong' with Trump campaign taking info from Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Citizens of at least 9 countries killed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in a series of nine bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.Sri Lankan authorities say 39 foreign tourists died in the attacks. A look at some of the countries whose citizens were among the victims:

High court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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