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Kosovo Albanians block roads to prevent Serb rally

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Albanians in Kosovo blocked roads Wednesday to prevent the local Serb minority and people coming from Serbia from holding an electoral rally.

Germany's Merkel: talks on British divorce terms first, then 'hopefully soon' on future relationship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Germany's Merkel: talks on British divorce terms first, then 'hopefully soon' on future relationship.

Merkel: Germany will strive to make Brexit impact on EU citizens in UK 'as small as possible'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Merkel: Germany will strive to make Brexit impact on EU citizens in UK 'as small as possible'

Germany's Merkel says EU will take 'fair and constructive' approach in Brexit talks, hopes UK will do same

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Germany's Merkel says EU will take 'fair and constructive' approach in Brexit talks, hopes UK will do same.

Merkel on Brexit: Germany and partners "certainly did not wish for this day"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Merkel on Brexit: Germany and partners "certainly did not wish for this day"

US ambassador: Tillerson counting on meeting Putin soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:56am

The U.S. ambassador to Russia says that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is counting on meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin during an upcoming visit to Moscow.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:47am

Ford Motor Co. has urged both Britain and the European Union to create an ambitious and investment-friendly deal as the U.K. embarks on the process of leaving the 28-nation bloc. The comments by Jim Farley, Ford's president of Europe, are important because the company employs around 14,000 people in the Britain _ and has a supply chain which employs around 90,000. Automakers like Ford are heavily exposed to any new tariffs resulting from Brexit.

Calls for UN, Congo to investigate deaths of American, Swede

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:37am

Sweden's national police said Wednesday it has initiated a murder investigation into the death in Congo of a Swedish expert for the United Nations, two days after the bodies of the woman and an American colleague were found in a shallow grave.

Turkey arrests suspected IS European recruiter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:37am

Turkish authorities arrested a Syrian man who allegedly recruited militants from European countries to fight for the Islamic State group, the state-run news agency reported Wednesday.

Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:27am

Arab leaders held their annual summit on Wednesday, poised to endorse key Palestinian positions in the conflict with Israel — a signal to President Donald Trump that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli-Arab normalization.

Romania: ex-prison chief gets 20 years for detainee deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:27am

A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld the 20-year sentence of a former prison commander for the deaths of 103 political prisoners while he was in charge of a communist-era labor camp.

German court urged to reopen Auschwitz medic trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:26am

A group of Holocaust survivors, historians and others are urging a German court to reopen as soon as possible the trial of an ex-SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp.

Joy, sorrow: People in UK, Europe react to Brexit triggering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:14am

Across the United Kingdom and throughout Europe, there was joy and sorrow Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year process that will end with Britain exiting the European Union. The country voted 52 to 48 percent to leave in a June referendum.

Slain man's daughter disputes police account of Paris raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:14am

The adult daughter of a Chinese man killed in a police raid in Paris says her father never had a chance against the officers who broke down their door and shot him.

Quotes from key players in Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:10am

British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons:

Feuds and fault-lines loom in UK-EU showdown over Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:02am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit is an opportunity to build an "independent, self-governing, global Britain." European Parliament chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt says it's "a tragedy, a disaster, a catastrophe."

Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:51am

A 25-year-old Indonesian man has been swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi, villagers and news reports said.

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in Burundi this year

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:36am

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4,000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations said Wednesday, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.

Italy law gives comprehensive care for solo young migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:36am

Italy's parliament has given final approval to a law outlining comprehensive standards of care for unaccompanied migrant children arriving in Italy, including a strict prohibition of turning them away at the border.