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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:53am

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.

Pakistan halts extradition of US man accused of terror plot

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

A Pakistani court has temporarily barred the extradition of a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin accused of planning a terror attack in New York with help from the Islamic State group, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

Germany's foreign minister predicts a bumpy road for the negotiations between Britain and the EU over the United Kingdom's decision to leave the bloc. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says: "The negotiations certainly won't be easy for either side." Gabriel told reporters in Berlin that "we will certainly see a whole row of points of conflict" in the upcoming talks over the so-called Brexit.

A look at issues now that Britain has started to leave EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:35am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's exit from the European Union is an opportunity to build an "independent, self-governing, global Britain." As Britain officially starts the two-year leaving process, here's a look at some of the challenges ahead:

Serbian presidential candidates: how dirty can it get?

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:25am

Sasa Jankovic and Vuk Jeremic differ on many things, but they agree on one: the campaign for Serbia's presidential election is the dirtiest since the votes that kept strongman Slobodan Milosevic in power in the 1990s.

The Latest: Fishing boat carrying 91 makes it to Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:15am

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

The Latest: Yemen's president denounces Iran at Arab summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:10am

The Latest on the Arab summit being held in Jordan (all times local):

US ambassador: Tillerson counting on meeting Putin soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:54am

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.

Hungary: Soros-founded university vows resistance to new law

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:25am

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

Israel: Palestinian woman killed after attacking police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:17am

Israeli police say officers have shot and killed a Palestinian woman who attacked them with a knife in Jerusalem.

Bahrain sentences 2 people to death on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:15am

A court in Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced two people to death on terror charges and handed down lengthy sentences to 11 others, including a former lawmaker who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a statement from the public prosecutor.

Slain man's daughter disputes police account of Paris raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:15am

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.

2 dead, 13 injured in Mexico prison riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:15am

State officials say inmates rioted at a psychiatric block in a prison in northern Mexico, broke into a prison pharmacy and took drugs that caused the deaths of two of them.

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"

French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:47am

French centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, a high-profile yet embarrassing supporter for the independent candidate who tries to distance himself from the traditional political parties.