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Afghan women weave wools for making carpets at a traditional carpet factory in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 6, 2023. After the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, women have been deprived of many of their basic rights. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Taliban want control of more Afghan diplomatic missions

Associated Press

The Taliban government is trying to take charge of more Afghan embassies abroad, a spokesman said Saturday, amid their continued international isolation because of restrictions on women and girls.

This photo provided by Brazil’s Federal Revenue Department shows jewelry seized by customs authorities at Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the week of March 24, 2023. The jewelry is part of an investigation into gifts received by former Brazilian President Jail Bolsonaro during his presidency. (Brazil's Federal Revenue Department via AP)

Bolsonaro’s legal woes deepen with undeclared diamond gifts

- Associated Press

Undeclared diamond jewelry brought into Brazil from Saudi Arabia has deepened the legal jeopardy of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. An investigation into two sets of jewels reportedly worth millions is only the latest scandal threatening the far-right politician. But an extensive paper trail and even videos could make the case particularly daunting for Bolsonaro.

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FILE - Cars give off exhaust fumes as children head to school in Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023. Germany and the European Union said Saturday, March 25, 2023 that they reached an agreement in their dispute over the future of cars with combustion engines allowing the registration of new vehicles with combustion engines even after 2035 if they use climate-neutral fuel only. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Germany, EU reach agreement in combustion engine row

- Associated Press

Germany and the European Union announced Saturday that they have reached an agreement in their dispute over the future of cars with combustion engines, allowing the registration of new vehicles with such engines even after 2035 provided they use climate-neutral fuel only.

Supporters of Zimbabwe's ruling party sing and cheer while welcoming Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko upon his arrival at Robert Mugabe International airport in Harare, Monday, Jan, 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

In Africa, a powerful name no longer guarantees protection

- The Washington Times

For decades his father was one of the world's most feared dictators. Today, Robert Mugabe Jr. is on bail, pending a return to a Zimbabwean court on a charge of damaging property that could send him to jail.

Tourists visit the Acropolis hill with the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple on the left, and the ancient Erechtheion temple on the right, in Athens , on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Greece is on course to beat its annual record for tourism revenue as southern European Union members made a surprise recovery following a two-year travel slump caused by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

With eye on British Museum, Greece welcomes back ancient art

- Associated Press

Greece on Friday welcomed the return of ancient artifacts from the Acropolis, furthering a campaign to press the British Museum to hand back a collection of sculptures taken from the ancient site in Athens more than 200 years ago.

Haitian migrant Gerson Solay, 28, carries his daughter, Bianca, as he and his family cross into Canada at the non-official Roxham Road border crossing north of Champlain, N.Y., on Friday, March 24, 2023. A new US-Canadian migration agreement closes a loophole that has allowed migrants who enter Canada away from official border posts to stay in the country while awaiting an asylum decision. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

U.S.-Canada migration deal could end walk-around crossings

- Associated Press

The immigration deal expected to be announced Friday by U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would end a process that has enabled tens of thousands of immigrants from across the world to move between the two countries along a back road between New York state and Quebec.

The headquarters of the German banks, Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank are pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, March 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) ** FILE **

Deutsche Bank shares drop amid global jitters over banks

- Associated Press

Shares in Deutsche Bank fell sharply Friday, dragging down other major European banks and leading German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to express confidence in the country's largest lender after fears about the global financial system sent fresh shudders through the market.