Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 29th - 2:57pm
France's efforts to combat homegrown terrorism are in turmoil: A group home intended to turn young people away from Islamic extremism sits empty. A move to segregate prison inmates suspected of jihadi sympathies has been abandoned. And the head of a program to prevent radicalization has been convicted of misusing funds.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.