Seattle Times headlines - Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

  • EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 08:23

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court has ruled that the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russian companies over the crisis in Ukraine are valid. The EU Court of Justice’s decision Tuesday came in response to a legal challenge by Russian oil and gas giant Rosneft before a British court. Rosneft wants to annul a […]
  • Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man; 3 injured Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 08:16

    PARIS (AP) — Clashes in Paris over the killing of a Chinese man by police have left three officers injured and led to 35 arrests. Police official Agnes Thibault Lecuivre said Tuesday that demonstrators, who were from the Asian community, had gathered Monday night in the 19th district on the French capital’s northeastern edge. They […]
  • Qatar to invest 5 billion pounds in Britain over 3-5 years Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 08:08

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The energy-rich nation of Qatar says it plans to invest 5 billion pounds in the British economy within the next half decade. Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani announced the $6.3 billion investment at an investment forum in London. He said the outlay would come over the next […]
  • Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 08:08

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. If the deep cuts are approved […]
  • Immigrant’s bid to avoid deportation comes to Supreme Court Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 08:03

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer’s bad advice. The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday in an appeal by Jae Lee, who has lived in the United States […]
  • Golden Globe winner Christine Kaufmann dies in Germany Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 08:02

    BERLIN (AP) — Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actor who became the country’s first Golden Globe winner and was married to Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72. Kaufmann died in Munich after a battle with leukemia, her management company told the dpa news agency Tuesday. Born in 1945, Kaufmann made her acting […]
  • French candidate’s wife faces charges over parliament jobs Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 07:43

    PARIS (AP) — The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed. Fillon himself has already been charged in the case, which has deeply damaged the conservative candidate’s chances for the two-round election April 23 and May 7. He is suspected of […]
  • Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986 Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 07:42

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting relationships. The situation facing President Donald Trump features none of those advantages. His party […]
  • Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 07:40

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes acknowledges he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in “incidental” surveillance. The Republican congressman’s revelation Monday prompted the top Democrat on the committee, Rep. […]
  • GOP divided over new course after House health care debacle Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 07:36

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Still reeling from last week’s House health care debacle, Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues but remain riven into factions and all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama’s 2010 overhaul. House Republicans are gathering Tuesday to […]
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