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Ivory Coast ex-president's wife acquitted of war crimes

Alexis Adele and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:33pm

An Ivory Coast court on Tuesday found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity after a trial on her alleged role in postelection abuses that led to the deaths of thousands.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:24pm

Lawyers say a Roman Empire-era coffin depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to go home to Turkey, ending a legal battle over a prized artifact that had mysteriously turned up in Geneva's secretive customs-office warehouse years ago.

Grupo Mexico to buy Florida railroad for $2.1 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:23pm

Mexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. for $2.1 billion.

May vows Brexit deal for all in UK, including EU nationals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:20pm

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will enter European Union exit talks representing everyone in Britain — including millions of EU nationals living in the U.K.

The Latest: Fillon's wife handed preliminary charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:53pm

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

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over allegedly fake jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:50pm

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over allegedly fake jobs .

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:42pm

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says White House meddling in Congress' Russia investigations is not helping to lift the cloud of suspicion that hangs over the Trump administration. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says that if the White House has nothing to hide about its relationship with Russia, there should be no problem with government officials answering questions in public testimony.

The Latest: Abbas awaiting US word on Israel settlements

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:32pm

The Latest on the Arab Summit (all times local):

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:35pm

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

David Keyton and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:05pm

Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.

Man suspected of killing 4 family members in Lithuania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:40pm

Lithuanian police say a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting dead his parents, grandmother and uncle, and wounding his grandfather.

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:33pm

Anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison for opposing South Africa's white minority government — much of that time alongside the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela — died Tuesday at age 87.

Serb leader attacks Kosovo over visit conditions

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

Serbian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday abandoned plans to campaign among the minority Serbs in Kosovo, saying he was not prepared to abide by the conditions set by the Kosovo government.

Serbia: Putin agrees large weapons delivery to Balkans

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:13pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to sign off on a delivery of fighter jets, battle tanks and armored vehicles to Serbia, the Balkan country's defense minister said Tuesday, in what could worsen tensions with neighboring states and trigger an arms race in the war-weary region.

German state warns Gulen followers of Turkish spy efforts

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:53am

German officials on Tuesday warned Turkey against spying on its territory, after Ankara allegedly sought Berlin's help in eavesdropping on hundreds of Turks in Germany thought to be supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria

Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:36am

A senior Russian general on Tuesday accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria's infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.

Puerto Rico man bit off head of girlfriend's dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:10am

A man in Puerto Rico has been sentenced to seven years in prison for biting off the head of a Chihuahua and punching his girlfriend.

Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Carley Petesch and Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:55am

Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, have been found in Congo's Central Kasai province, the government said Tuesday, and are suspected to be those of U.N. experts who disappeared there two weeks ago with colleagues.

South Korea officials: Bones found near ferry not of victims

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:35am

The first government announcement Tuesday was startling: Salvage crews had found bones near the wreckage of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 and killed 304 people.