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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.

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

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain has not received a multi-billion dollar exit bill from the European Union. EU officials have said Britain will have to pay as much as 50 billion euros ($63 billion) before it leaves to cover EU staff pensions and other obligations. May said in a BBC interview that "there isn't a formal demand. The negotiations haven't started yet." But she says Britain is "a law-abiding nation" and "will meet obligations that we have."

Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:36pm

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

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):

Israel slashes dues to UN following anti-Israel votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:00pm

Israel has announced it's reducing its payments to U.N. institutions following recent "anti-Israel" votes.

Sex assault dismissal causes outrage in Mexico, appeal vowed

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:36pm

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

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.

Doctor who misled over Ebola nurse guilty of misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

A tribunal has found a doctor who misled other medics over the temperature of Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is guilty of serious misconduct.

US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:11am

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday said the U.N. is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission there.

Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:07am

Montenegro officials on Wednesday welcomed the U.S. Senate's decision to ratify its entry into NATO, calling it a great step for the tiny Balkan nation.

Hungary: Soros-founded university vows resistance to new law

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

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

The Latest: UN says up to 146 may have died in shipwreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:57am

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

Palestinian woman killed after attacking Israeli police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:47am

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.

Ukrainian president condemns attack on Polish Consulate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:26am

Ukraine's president on Wednesday condemned the overnight shelling of the Polish Consulate in a western city and vowed to track down those responsible.