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Police in Scotland warn lawmakers over suspicious packages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

Police in Scotland have issued safety guidance to all elected representatives in the country after a series of suspicious packages containing powder was sent to politicians.

Police raid Moscow office of group founded by Putin foe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:52am

Police raided the Moscow office Thursday of an organization founded by a top foe of President Vladimir Putin that helps opposition candidates and political prisoners.

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:43am

An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial pursued by victims for more than 16 years.

British teen admits planning London bomb attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:43am

A British teenager accused of planning a bombing in London pleaded guilty Thursday to preparing terrorist acts.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:43am

Documents released Thursday show that President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned by authorities when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign government-sourced money without "advance approval" from the Pentagon. Flynn was later paid tens of thousands of dollars for his work on behalf of foreign interests, including Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and a Turkish-owned company linked to Turkey's government.

Berlin police shoot man who threatened officer

Jona Kallgren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:25am

A German man was shot in the leg by police after threatening an officer outside a hospital in Berlin, authorities said Thursday.

UK police arrest man with knives on suspicion of terrorism

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.

EU warns Poland: Stop widespread logging in primeval forest

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

The European Union asked Poland on Thursday to stop massive logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, warning it might take the country to the European Court of Justice if it doesn't reverse course.

Baby penguin chicks make debut at London Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

Two baby penguins are the latest additions to the penguin colony at London Zoo.

Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaper

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:08am

A Turkish court accepted a criminal indictment demanding life imprisonment for 30 people with ties to a newspaper linked to a Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt.

The Latest: Report says 35 migrants caught in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:59am

The Latest on Europe's response to the large number of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent: (all times local):

Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OAS

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

The son of Venezuela's top human rights official has called on his father to prevent further deadly bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes even as officials defied international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States.

Putin, Japan's Abe discuss economy on disputed islands

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday discussed joint economic projects on disputed islands which could pave the way for the countries to finally sign a peace treaty ending World War II.

Polish premier: No regrets about opposing Tusk re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

Poland's prime minister said Thursday she has no regrets about trying to block the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council and would do it again.

The Latest: French candidate Macron visits immigrant suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local):

Sri Lankan protest demands information on civil war missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:37am

Shops, offices and schools were closed and public transport was halted in Sri Lanka's former civil war region on Thursday in support of families who are demanding information from the government about loved ones listed as having disappeared during the conflict.

Macedonian opposition head calls for end to deadlock

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:37am

Macedonian opposition leader has called for an end to a political deadlock that has left parliament unable to elect a speaker for three weeks.

Spain offers to host EU medicines agency after Brexit

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:10am

Competition is heating up among European Union countries hoping to reap some of the benefits of Britain's exit from the EU, with Spain joining the list of nations bidding to host the bloc's medicines oversight body.

Mexico's ruling party, others caught in old tricks

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:03am

The scene was so typical of Mexico's long-dominant ruling party that it could have happened a half-century ago: poor women lined up under a blazing sun, waiting for a politician to show up hours late for a rally they had been obliged to attend under threat of losing benefits from an anti-poverty program.