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French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was given preliminary charges Tuesday over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

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.

Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:40pm

Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities .

Bodies of 2 UN experts, interpreter found in Congo

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:40pm

Congolese authorities say the bodies of an American and a Swedish U.N. expert and their interpreter have been found in the Central Kasai region where they recently disappeared.

Police killing exposes anger, fear of Chinese in France

Thomas Adamson and Chris Den Hond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:33pm

Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community.

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 .

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.