Nat’l/World Headlines from the Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A ship carrying a black box detector is expected to take a few days to reach the current Indian Ocean area where the search for a missing Malaysian airliner continues.

 

Ships have recovered some debris but none has been confirmed as part of the missing aircraft. In Malaysia relatives of Chinese passengers today demanded an apology and more information from the government.

 

PARIS (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way home from the Middle East and on a fuel stop in Ireland when he ordered a course change back to Paris. He’s to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Russian ambassador’s residence to again discuss the Ukraine crisis. The leaders of the U.S. and Russia agreed on the talks during a Friday phone call.

 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A massive complex of Brazilian slums dominated by drug dealers is the target of a police raid in the capital, Rio de Janeiro today. About 1,000 Brazilian police officers waded in using armored personnel carriers. It’s part of a government “pacification program begun in 2008 and is meant to help secure Rio before this year’s soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

 

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A United Nations climate change panel says global warming will be part of a mix that could make it more complicated to tackle existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees. The Nobel Prize-winning panel meeting in Japan is to present an authoritative climate change report tomorrow.

 

PARIS (AP) — Voters in Paris and across France are expected to use local elections today to administer a major spanking to the ruling Socialist party of embattled President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH’ oh-LAWND’). In the process, the far-right, anti-immigration National Front sees an opening it hopes will build on its surprisingly strong finish in the first round of voting last week.

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