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Park arrives at Seoul court for hearing on arrest request

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:32pm

South Korea's former president has arrived at a court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption.

The Latest: Security Council decries killing of 2 UN experts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:30pm

The latest on the deaths of an American and a Swedish investigator for the United Nations in Congo (all times local):

Former South Korean president arrives for court hearing into prosecutors' request for her arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:30pm

Former South Korean president arrives for court hearing into prosecutors' request for her arrest.

Outrage over sex assault ruling in Mexico, judge suspended

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:23pm

Prosecutors are appealing a court ruling that dismissed sex crime charges because there was no proof the suspect acted "with lascivious intent," and judicial authorities announced Wednesday that the judge in the case had been suspended.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:43pm

A Texas state trooper says 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas. Sgt. Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety also said three others were injured and taken to hospitals after the head-on collision that happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park, about 75 miles west of San Antonio.

US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:36pm

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday the United Nations is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo and she called for a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission in the troubled African nation.

Israel slashes dues to UN following anti-Israel votes

Ian Deitch and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Israel announced Wednesday it is reducing its required payment to the United Nations by $2 million following recent "anti-Israel" votes.

11 arrested in killing of Puerto Rico police sergeant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:40pm

Puerto Rico's justice secretary says 11 people have been arrested in the killing of a police sergeant at a public housing project last year.

Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:06pm

A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials.

France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:57pm

France's efforts to combat homegrown terrorism are in turmoil: A group home intended to turn young people away from Islamic extremism sits empty. A move to segregate prison inmates suspected of jihadi sympathies has been abandoned. And the head of a program to prevent radicalization has been convicted of misusing funds.

4 dead, 21 injured in Mexico prison riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:55pm

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

US official calls on Kosovo to retract law on creating army

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:46pm

A senior United States official called on Kosovo leaders Wednesday to retract a draft law on the transformation of its security force into a regular army and to continue consultations on the issue with the country's ethnic minorities.

Iraqi officials say a suicide truck bomb has targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:24pm

Iraqi officials say a suicide truck bomb has targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing 15.

Shooting wounds Mexican journalist; 2nd attack in 2 days

Lev Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:15pm

A reporter in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz was reported in serious condition after being shot outside his home early Wednesday in a region plagued by drug cartel violence. It adds to a string of attacks on reporters in a country considered one of the most dangerous places to practice journalism

Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:15pm

Arab leaders on Wednesday relaunched a peace plan that offers Israel full ties in exchange for Palestinian statehood, signaling to President Donald Trump that they are ready to engage if he tries to broker a broader Mideast peace.

The Latest: US envoy at Arab summit: Mideast peace possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:28pm

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

South Africa activist's funeral exposes divide over future

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:35pm

The funeral of one of South Africa's leading anti-apartheid activists on Wednesday exposed the angry divide over the fate of a country he fought decades to see exist. President Jacob Zuma said he wouldn't attend after Ahmed Kathrada's family asked him to stay away, while funeral-goers rose in a standing ovation for Kathrada's recent call for the scandal-ridden Zuma to step aside.

Mobs attack Africans in India after a local boy went missing

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

Mobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb in recent days after rumors that a local boy had been kidnapped by Nigerians.

Syrian experts visit critical dam spillway near main IS base

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

Syrian engineers and Red Crescent officials on Wednesday visited a spillway of a key dam west of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, opening the gates and relieving pressure, according to the aid organization and Syrian Kurdish media.