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US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:11am

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday said the U.N. is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo, and she supports a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission there.

The Latest: Israel official: Arab summit reflects challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:00am

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

Hungary: Soros-founded university vows resistance to new law

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

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

The Latest: UN says up to 146 may have died in shipwreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:57am

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

Palestinian woman killed after attacking Israeli police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:47am

Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian woman who attacked officers on duty with a pair of scissors near Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:46am

Spain's foreign minister says his country "regrets, but also respects the United Kingdom's decision" to leave the European Union. Speaking at a parliamentary committee hearing to analyze the fallout of Brexit, Alfonso Dastis said Spain is looking to prioritize agreements on the rights of EU citizens and the financial relationship between Britain and the remaining EU countries.

Ukrainian president condemns attack on Polish Consulate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:26am

Ukraine's president on Wednesday condemned the overnight shelling of the Polish Consulate in a western city and vowed to track down those responsible.

Congo to investigate deaths of American, Swedish UN experts

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:26am

Congo's government said Wednesday it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave Monday after the team disappeared more than two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Sweden said it was opening a murder investigation.

Mexico to appeal ruling on sex assault suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:16am

Prosecutors in southern Mexico say they are appealing a court ruling that dismissed pederasty charges because there was no proof the suspect acted "with lascivious intent."

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.