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Scottish lawmakers to vote on independence referendum call

David Keyton and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:12am

Scotland's parliament is set to vote Tuesday on a call by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a referendum on Scottish independence within two years.

Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Carley Petesch and Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:12am

Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, have been found in Congo's Central Kasai province two weeks after two U.N. experts and their colleagues disappeared there, the government said Tuesday.

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:12am

A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the virus were found in the city's sewage system.

Romania: ex-minister sentenced to 6 years for bribes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:10am

A court has handed a former Romanian tourism minister a six-year sentence for bribery and abuse of office connected to a boxing gala that she organized.

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London attack: Khalid Masood's wife condemns his actions

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:05am

The wife of Khalid Masood, who killed four people and injured dozens in an attack outside the British parliament last week, has described her shock at his actions and condemned the outrage.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:43am

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is asking whether an open congressional hearing on the Russia probe was canceled because the White House did not want former acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify and assert executive privilege. Rep. Adam Schiff of California says Yates was poised to testify Tuesday about the events leading up to the firing of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

UK authorities to review suspended sentencing abuse case

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:40am

Britain's Crown Prosecution Service is considering its options Tuesday in a case in which a man was spared jail for beating his wife after a judge deemed that she was not a vulnerable person.

German police: Thieves stole huge gold coin with wheelbarrow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:34am

Berlin police say suspects used a wheelbarrow to make off with a 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions.

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:28am

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.

3 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

Three civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.

EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules.

The Latest: Central Europe leaders reject migrant plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:05am

The Latest on the flow of migrants and asylum-seekers into Europe (all times local):

Scottish lawmakers set to back call for independence vote

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:45am

Scottish lawmakers were poised to vote for an independence referendum Tuesday, setting Edinburgh on a collision course with the UK government.

Jailing in Russia of Navalny staff 'attempt to disrupt'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:41am

The jailing of a dozen people working for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was "an obvious attempt to disrupt" his anti-corruption work following major nationwide protests, a spokeswoman for his organization said Tuesday.

Complaints as UK paper focuses on leaders' legs, not policy

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31am

Britain's Daily Mail tabloid has sparked complaints with a front page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Biggest EU group warns Brexit time to talk too tight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31am

The European Parliament's biggest group says it will not be possible to negotiate Britain's divorce proceedings and a new relationship at the same time, and warns that the two-year negotiation timeframe will be too short to have a full Brexit resolution.

Kosovo allows Serb premier's visit ahead of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:20am

Kosovo's foreign minister says Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic can visit the country this week to meet with the ethnic Serb minority there.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:12am

Authorities say a prized 2nd-century B.C. coffin in sculpted marble depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to return to Turkey.

Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing US soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:12am

German prosecutors say they've had a 30-year-old Afghan man arrested on suspicion he commanded a Taliban unit responsible for an attack on a convoy that killed 16 American and Afghan soldiers.