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  • Afghan Army Chief, Defense Min. Resign

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.

  • African Countries to Test Malaria Shot

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of...

  • China Urges US Restraint on N. Korea

    Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint in dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that the North could soon carry out a sixth nuclear test.

  • Militants Ambush Off-Duty Iraq Troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants in Iraq ambushed a convoy of off-duty soldiers near a town in the country's sprawling western desert, killing at least 10 and wounding 20, officials said on Monday.

  • Arkansas Prepares for Double Execution

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S.

  • Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel came to a standstill on Monday as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims.

  • GOP Wants to Muzzle Complaint Database

    U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database...

  • French Pres. Vote Seen as Litmus Test

    Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's being seen as a litmus test for the future of Europe and the spread of populism around the world.

  • German Nationalists Pick Top Two

    BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party's best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said she would no longer be available.

  • Palestinian Stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested Sunday, the latest violence in a wave of attacks by Palestinians in the last year and a half, Israeli police said.

  • Calif. Moves Slowly Towards Executions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.

  • Syrian Troops Capture Central Town

    BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have captured a central town and adjacent villages, boosting security in nearby areas loyal to President Bashar Assad, and marched deeper into a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus, Syrian state media and an...

  • Liberation of Nazi Camps Celebrated

    BERLIN (AP) -- Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial sites of former concentration camps Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany and Sachsenhausen near Berlin to commemorate the liberation of the camps 72 years ago.

  • NC Civil Rights Center Faces Ire

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state's...

  • Mattis Visits Key African Base

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones.

  • North Korea Detains US Citizen

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

  • US Carrier Trains With Japan Destroyers

    TOKYO (AP) -- An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea.

  • Scams Push Foreclosure Fraud to Limit

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to...

  • GOP Looks to Fill Lower Courts

    Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships -- and reshape some of the nation's highest courts.

  • 100 Casualties in Afghan Attack

    Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms.

  • Finance Leaders Downplay Trump Disputes

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth.

  • Sanctuary Cities May Lose Fed Grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement...

  • Pence Embraces US-Australia Ties

    SYDNEY (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister swept aside any lingering tensions Saturday over an Obama era agreement on the resettlement of refugees, joining forces to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring...

What DTN Is Watching


Monday's session will continue to see global traders react to the first-round of France's presidential election, with sharp moves seen in equities, metals, and currencies overnight. Grains traders have the usual weekly export inspections (morning) and crop conditions and progress (afternoon) numbers to look forward to.


Dry conditions will cover the majority of the primary U.S. crop areas Monday, allowing for early-week field work and planting progress. Moderate to heavy rain in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast will disrupt activity. We'll also see field work disruption due to rain and snow in the far Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies. The Northwest will have rain as well with disruption to spring field work.