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Police: 2 killed when train hits car on rail crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:50am

Police say two people have been killed when a train hit a car at a rail crossing in the northern Netherlands.

Russian protest leader hit with comparatively light fine

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:43am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was fined 20,000 rubles ($340) by a Moscow court on Monday.

The Latest: Family honors American killed in London attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:30am

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Germany renews call for access to journalist held in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:30am

Germany says it will keep calling for access to a German-Turkish journalist detained in Istanbul since January on charges of terrorist propaganda and incitement to hatred.

US-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria dam

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24am

U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria said Monday they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability.

Poland questions legality of Tusk's EU re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24am

Poland's foreign minister on Monday challenged the legality of Donald Tusk's re-election to a top European Union job, saying the vote was "fake" and that it exposed the EU as having "double standards."

The Latest: Greece: man carrying asylum papers found hanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24am

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Swiss, Turks open probes over 'Kill Erdogan' protest banner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24am

Swiss and Turkish prosecutors have opened investigations after protesters against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Switzerland's capital hoisted a banner showing a gun pointed an image of his face next to the words "Kill Erdogan."

The Latest: Russian opposition leader fined over protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:20am

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Russia opposition leader Navalny fined $340 on one charge; still awaiting ruling on other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:12am

Russia opposition leader Navalny fined $340 on one charge; still awaiting ruling on other charges.

Italian police investigate body found in floating suitcase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:12am

Italian police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body stuffed in a suitcase that was found floating at a marina in the Adriatic port of Rimini.

Activists: Hong Kong to arrest democracy protest leaders

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:02am

A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests, activists said Monday.

UK faces government decision on deadlocked Northern Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:41am

The British government faces a deadline on whether to extend negotiations on Northern Ireland's political future or renew direct control from London.

Sudan's al-Bashir to attend Jordan summit despite warrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:20am

Sudan's official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir will attend Wednesday's Arab Summit in Jordan, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide.

Russian president's spokesman criticizes anti-corruption protests, accuses opposition of provoking violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:10am

Russian president's spokesman criticizes anti-corruption protests, accuses opposition of provoking violence.

8 students presumed dead in Japan avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:00am

Eight Japanese high school students were presumed dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday while being trained in mountain climbing at a ski resort, authorities and media said.

Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue case against Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:50am

A Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants.

Merkel challenger seeks to move past deflating state vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:11am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in Germany's September election vowed Monday that his party won't be put off its stride by a deflating result in a state vote, and warned his conservative rivals against celebrating too early.

British, Scottish leaders to meet amid independence dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:01am

British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Scotland's leader for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. leaves the European Union.