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Congo to investigate deaths of American, Swedish UN experts

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:26am

Congo's government said Wednesday it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave Monday after the team disappeared more than two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Sweden said it was opening a murder investigation.

Palestinian woman killed after attacking Israeli police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:16am

Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian woman who attacked officers on duty with a pair of scissors near Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

Mexico to appeal ruling on sex assault suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:16am

Prosecutors in southern Mexico say they are appealing a court ruling that dismissed pederasty charges because there was no proof the suspect acted "with lascivious intent."

Romania: ex-prison chief gets 20 years for detainee deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:53am

A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld the 20-year sentence of a former prison commander for the deaths of 103 political prisoners while he was in charge of a communist-era labor camp.

Joy, sorrow: People in UK, Europe react to Brexit triggering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:53am

Across the United Kingdom and throughout Europe, there was joy and sorrow Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year process that will end with Britain exiting the European Union. The country voted 52 to 48 percent to leave in a June referendum.

Pakistan halts extradition of US man accused of terror plot

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

A Pakistani court has temporarily barred the extradition of a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin accused of planning a terror attack in New York with help from the Islamic State group, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

Germany's foreign minister predicts a bumpy road for the negotiations between Britain and the EU over the United Kingdom's decision to leave the bloc. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says: "The negotiations certainly won't be easy for either side." Gabriel told reporters in Berlin that "we will certainly see a whole row of points of conflict" in the upcoming talks over the so-called Brexit.

A look at issues now that Britain has started to leave EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:35am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's exit from the European Union is an opportunity to build an "independent, self-governing, global Britain." As Britain officially starts the two-year leaving process, here's a look at some of the challenges ahead:

Serbian presidential candidates: how dirty can it get?

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:25am

Sasa Jankovic and Vuk Jeremic differ on many things, but they agree on one: the campaign for Serbia's presidential election is the dirtiest since the votes that kept strongman Slobodan Milosevic in power in the 1990s.

The Latest: Fishing boat carrying 91 makes it to Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:15am

The Latest on the large number of migrants from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach Europe (all times local):

The Latest: Yemen's president denounces Iran at Arab summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:10am

The Latest on the Arab summit being held in Jordan (all times local):

US ambassador: Tillerson counting on meeting Putin soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:54am

The U.S. ambassador to Russia says that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is counting on meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin during an upcoming visit to Moscow.

Hungary: Soros-founded university vows resistance to new law

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:25am

The rector of Central European University said Wednesday that the institution will resist legal amendments proposed by the Hungarian government, regarding them as discriminatory.

Bahrain sentences 2 people to death on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:15am

A court in Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced two people to death on terror charges and handed down lengthy sentences to 11 others, including a former lawmaker who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a statement from the public prosecutor.

Slain man's daughter disputes police account of Paris raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:15am

The adult daughter of a Chinese man killed in a police raid in Paris says her father never had a chance against the officers who broke down their door and shot him.

2 dead, 13 injured in Mexico prison riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:15am

State officials say inmates rioted at a psychiatric block in a prison in northern Mexico, broke into a prison pharmacy and took drugs that caused the deaths of two of them.

Kosovo Albanians block roads to prevent Serb rally

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Albanians in Kosovo blocked roads Wednesday to prevent the local Serb minority and people coming from Serbia from holding an electoral rally.

Germany's Merkel: talks on British divorce terms first, then 'hopefully soon' on future relationship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Germany's Merkel: talks on British divorce terms first, then 'hopefully soon' on future relationship.

Merkel: Germany will strive to make Brexit impact on EU citizens in UK 'as small as possible'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Merkel: Germany will strive to make Brexit impact on EU citizens in UK 'as small as possible'