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Shooting at airport investigated..G-20 feeling Trump heat...Syrian fighters withdraw

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 18, 2017 at 4:32 a.m.



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PARIS (AP) — France's Interior Ministry says a man shot and killed after grabbing a soldier's gun at Orly Airport in Paris is the only casualty and there were no other injuries. Explosives experts have finished checking the site, according to a tweet from the regional administration. Thousands of people are being evacuated and flights are being redirected as a precaution. Police are investigating a shooting north of Paris today for any possible connection.

BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade policies are causing a struggle among financial officials from the world's biggest economies as they try to define a common stance in the face of Trump's insistence that cross-border commerce must be "fair" as well as "free." Finance ministers from the Group of 20 countries are talking about replacing the group's longstanding opposition to "all forms" of protectionism with new wording that reflects Trump's fairness concerns.

HOMS, Syria (AP) —A Russian-backed evacuation deal is taking shape today as Syrian opposition fighters and their families begin boarding buses and leaving the last rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs. Reporters saw scores of opposition fighters and their families leaving. Some opposition activists have criticized the deal, saying it aims to displace 12,000 residents, including 2,500 fighters. The evacuation will take place over the coming weeks.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic opponents may be the least of President Donald Trump's worries on Capitol Hill, given what some Republicans are saying. Some call Trump's proposed budget "draconian, careless and counterproductive" and say the health care plan a bailout that won't pass. They also dismiss his recent wiretap allegations as "inexplicable."

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted for a double homicide in Texas is dead after a pursuit in Mississippi. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain tells WLBT-TV that early investigation seems to indicate the man shot and killed himself yesterday after leading state troopers on a high-speed chase. Strain says the man, is suspected of killing two people Wednesday in the Austin area over an apparent business dispute.

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