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China calls for explanation after Paris police shoot dead Chinese man

PARIS/BEIJING French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a sharp reaction from Beijing.

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Austria says wants exemption from EU migrant relocation system

VIENNA Austria will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers under an EU relocation system, it said on Tuesday, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis.

Euro Zone 8:21am EDT

Wary of Trump, China launches EU charm offensive: diplomats

BRUSSELS/BEIJING China has launched a charm offensive with the European Union since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, shifting its stance on trade negotiations and signaling closer cooperation on a range of other issues, European diplomats say.

Davos, China, United Nations 11:10am EDT

Guns silent as engineers work to ease pressure on Syrian dam

TABQA DAM, Syria Syrian engineers worked on Tuesday to open spillways and ease pressure on a major dam across the Euphrates River, amid a pause in a U.S.-backed assault to capture it from Islamic State, a Reuters witness said.

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U.N. may use other Yemen ports to ensure food pipeline, avert famine

GENEVA The United Nations is considering using other ports in Yemen or land convoys to deliver food for 17 million hungry people in case the main port of Hodeida is attacked, the chief U.N. humanitarian official there said on Tuesday.

United Nations, Yemen 11:10am EDT

Generation born under Putin finds its voice in Russian protests

MOSCOW Protests across Russia on Sunday marked the coming of age of a new adversary for the Kremlin: a generation of young people driven not by the need for stability that preoccupies their parents but by a yearning for change.

Russia 11:28am EDT

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