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Swiss, Turks open probes over 'Kill Erdogan' protest banner

Jamey Keaten and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:06am

Swiss and Turkish prosecutors announced separate investigations Monday after protesters hoisted a banner in Switzerland's capital showing a gun pointed at an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to the words, "Kill Erdogan."

Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

A bid by the opposition to wrest control of the Maldives' Parliament has failed after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system.

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7 students, teacher feared dead in Japan avalanche

Junko Ogura CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:00am

Seven high school students and a teacher are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche at a Japanese ski resort Monday, according to local police.

Austrian national found guilty of terror-related crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:57am

An Austrian court has found a man guilty of terrorism-linked charges for spreading Islamic State group propaganda, and sentenced him to prison.

EU denies it proposed banned drugs for Filipino addicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:42am

The European Union has denied allegations by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it proposed solving the country's drug problem by creating treatment clinics where illegal drugs such as methamphetamine or cocaine would be dispensed.

Avalanche kills 7 students, instructor in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:32am

An avalanche killed seven Japanese high school students and an instructor Monday during a mountaineering field trip at a ski resort north of Tokyo, authorities said.

US-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria dam

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:32am

U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria said Monday they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability.

Father of slain Hamas militant says Israel warned his son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:30am

The father of a slain Hamas militant says Israeli officers raided his West Bank house three times in 2014 and 2015 to press his son to stop planning deadly attacks from Gaza.

Foreign labs help Poland probe 2010 president's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:30am

Polish prosecutors investigating the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others say they are seeking help from foreign laboratories in testing the evidence.

Family of US man killed in London attack thanks well-wishers

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:06am

The family of an American slain in last week's attack in London expressed gratitude Monday for the kindness of strangers as they insisted some good would come from the tragedy.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:06am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders.

Spain court opens 1st criminal case against Syrian officials

Ciaran Giles and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:53am

A Spanish National Court judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the alleged role of nine Syrian intelligence and security officials in the disappearance and execution of a man in 2013, in what is the first criminal case accepted by a foreign court against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:02am

The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died.

Merkel celebrates German election win, challenger deflated

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:55am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday celebrated an encouraging win for her conservatives in a state election, declaring that her party has "every chance" in upcoming votes. Her center-left challenger in Germany's national election later this year vowed not to be put off his stride by a deflating result.

British, Scottish leaders to meet amid independence dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:55am

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with Scotland's leader Monday for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. leaves the European Union.

Parody politician is new star in Serbia's presidential race

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:45am

Ahead of Serbia's presidential election on Sunday, a political parody has emerged as a true star.

Poland questions legality of Tusk's EU re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:45am

Poland's foreign minister on Monday challenged the legality of Donald Tusk's re-election to a top European Union job, saying the vote was "fake" and that it exposed the EU as having "double standards."

The Latest: Greece: man carrying asylum papers found hanged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:45am

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The Latest: Saudi king arrives in Jordan for Arab Summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:40am

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