Police say man opens fire, injuring two, near supermarket west of Paris
PARIS French police officials said on Monday a man had opened fire near a supermarket west of Paris and injured two people.
WASHINGTON Ambassador James Dobbins, the U.S. State Department's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said on Wednesday that Qatar's government had been closely keeping track of five Taliban prisoners exchanged for U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was being held captive in Afghanistan.
"Our experience to date - and obviously it's only been a few weeks - has been that the Qataris are very assiduous in meeting all of those obligations," Dobbins said during a U.S. Senate hearing.
The Obama administration's decision to exchange Bergdahl for five prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay military prison caused a political firestorm, with Republican lawmakers and many of Obama's fellow Democrats angry the White House did not inform Congress.
The five detainees are being held in Qatar for a year. Republican lawmakers who oppose closing the Guantanamo prison have been fiercely questioning whether the Gulf Arab state will keep the prisoners secure.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Peter Cooney)
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a former finance minister and presidential chief of staff in recent Workers Party governments, as a sweeping anti-corruption probe reached ever closer to the heart of the left-leaning party.
CAIRO President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday pledged more jobs for Egyptians to help dissuade them from making dangerous voyages to Europe after more than 160 migrants died when a boat capsized off the country's Mediterranean coast.