William Barr's nomination to become the next U.S. attorney general brings fresh uncertainty to how the Trump-Russia investigation will be handled — even as Barr looks to tamp down fears he might suppress the probe's findings. Here's what to expect from the hearings.
 
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday encouraged people to express their grievances and propose changes to the country's economy during a "grand debate" aimed at appeasing the yellow vest movement, following weeks of anti-government protests.
 
Longtime Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after saying white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
 
Jayme Closs's 88-day nightmare began in the bathroom of her family home near Barron, Wis. It was there that the teen hid, terrified, with her mother, as they listened to Jayme's father being shot to death.
 

8 killed in Zimbabwe as military quells fuel hike protests

Zimbabwe's police and military patrol the streets of the capital, Harare, as a helicopter fires tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the economically shattered country.
 
Search and rescue teams in California aim to patrol the Lost Coast Trail where Rick Eastep of Waterloo was reported missing on Jan. 9.
 
A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million US bribe to the former president of Mexico so he would call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin.
 
Venezuela's opposition-run congress on Tuesday formally declared President Nicolas Maduro a "usurper" whose actions would be considered null and void, after he was sworn in last week for a disputed second term.
 
Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges have acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of responsibility for crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010, saying the prosecution failed to prove their case.
 
In theory, it should be up to China's top court to decide whether a B.C. man should be sentenced to death after being found guilty of drug smuggling. But it's in the political realm where his ultimate fate may be determined.
 
A federal judge on Tuesday set aside U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire.
 
A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for 6 months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city, the cow's owner said.
 

Activists say dozens arrested in new gay purge in Chechnya

Dozens of gay men were kidnapped and tortured in the Russian region in 2017.
 

The Latest: Poland to observe day of mourning for late mayor

Poland's president says a national day of mourning will be observed when a mayor who was fatally stabbed at a charity event is buried
 
Sean Creighton, who lived in Costa Rica with his wife and children, was kidnapped over three months ago with a ransom demand.
 

WATCH: Deadly explosion in Paris due to gas leak

Raging flames and smoke ravage a street in Paris, France as rescue crew work swiftly to help people trapped in nearby buildings to due a blast from a gas leak.
 
The strange case revolving around 43-year-old Sean Creighton deepens as police raid and arrest a dozen people allegedly linked to the kidnapping and ransom in Costa Rica and in Spain.
 

Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

The move signals new danger for the nuclear deal.
 
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The device could offer insight into the final moments of the fatal flight.
 

Cargo plane crashes in Iran; reports say at least 7 killed

Fire immediately engulfed the aircraft after it skidded off a runway.
 

Doctors fight to save Polish mayor stabbed in heart on stage

A man with a knife rushed on to the stage during the finale of a charity event.
 

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart at age 53

The popular liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday after he was stabbed during a charity event the previous evening by an ex-convict who stormed onstage and said it was revenge against the country's main opposition party
 

Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast

Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman's body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four
 

China denies detained Canadian has diplomatic immunity

China rejected a complaint from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
 

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

Trump threatened to devastate Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurds.
 

2 French policemen go on trial accused of raping tourist

The officers are accused of raping the woman at Paris police headquarters.
 

Mexican fuel shortage stretches into second week

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is urging the country to remain patient.
 

Divers recover recorder from plane that crashed into Java Sea

The device could offer insight into the final moments of the fatal flight.
 

Reports: 2 killed, dozens detained in gay purge in Chechnya

About 40 men and women have been detained on suspicion of being gay.