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In avocado country, Mexicans not afraid of Trump tariff threats

URUAPAN, Mexico — Avocado farmers in the rolling hillsides of Mexico’s Michoacan state are not worried for now by U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to tear up a trade deal which could make the favorite snack of Super Bowl viewers more expensive.

Suspect in mosque shooting sought money, scouted site

QUEBEC CITY — The suspect in the shooting rampage at a Canadian mosque visited the site before Sunday’s massacre, asking for money and scouting the scene before returning with guns and killing six men as they prayed, a member of the mosque said.

Germany arrests man linked to museum attack

BERLIN — A 36-year-old Tunisian asylum-seeker arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack in Germany is also wanted in his homeland over a deadly 2015 assault on a Tunis museum favored by Western tourists, German officials said.

Rise in calls to trafficking hotline reveals new types of abuse

LONDON — An increase in the number of trafficking victims calling a U.S. helpline has uncovered new types of exploitation, including forced door-to-door sales and forced participation in financial scams, the hotline operators said.

Don’t let Trump embarrass our queen, say 1.3 million Britons

LONDON — Well over a million people in Britain have signed a petition calling for U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned state visit to be canceled to avoid embarrassing Queen Elizabeth, in a grassroots backlash against his immigration policies.

Sparks fly as culprit sought for Chile blazes

SANTIAGO — As Chilean authorities battle the historic blazes that have taken 11 lives, burned over 1,000 homes and wiped an entire town off the map, the theories about who may be to blame have spread as quickly as the wildfires themselves.

Dutch commit $10 million to replace lost U.S. abortion funding

AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands has committed $10 million for an initiative to replace funding for abortion services in developing countries that will be lost due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on financing foreign groups that provide abortions.

Keystone XL: A ‘Canada First’ energy plan?

CALGARY, Alberta — President Donald Trump’s move this week to revive the Keystone XL oil pipeline marked a major step under his “America First” energy plan to boost U.S. drillers and create new U.S. jobs. But the project’s biggest winners may be Canadian.

Jihadists organization battles moderate rebels in northern Syria

BEIRUT — Heavy fighting erupted in northwestern Syria on Tuesday between a powerful jihadist organization and more moderate rebel groups, threatening to further weaken the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in its biggest territorial stronghold.

Canada to Mexico on NAFTA: you might be on your own

CALGARY, Alberta — Canada will focus on preserving its U.S. trade ties during talks to renegotiate NAFTA and may not be able to help Mexico avoid being targeted by the Trump administration, Canadian government sources say.

Teen shoots 4, kills self at Mexico school

MEXICO CITY — A teenage student suffering from depression shot three students and a teacher at a private school in northern Mexico on Wednesday before killing himself in what state officials called an unprecedented attack that was caught on security video.

Search for missing flight ends without a trace

SYDNEY — The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said.

Istanbul club gunman caught

ISTANBUL — The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day has been caught by police in the city’s Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday.

Biden calls for Russia sanctions to stay

KIEV — Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Monday for sanctions on Russia to stay, urging the world to stand up to its “coercion and aggression” after President-elect Donald Trump mooted ending the measures under a possible deal with Moscow.