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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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Le Pen: I will quit office if French reject eurozone exit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:30am

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says that if her plan to pull France from the euro currency is rejected by the French she will resign.

Third life sentence requested for 'Carlos the Jackal'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:30am

A French prosecutor has requested a third life sentence for the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, for a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade.

The Latest: Russian opposition leader Navalny gets jail term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:30am

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:20am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders.

UK faces government decision on deadlocked Northern Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:00am

The British government faces a deadline on whether to extend negotiations on Northern Ireland's political future or renew direct control from London.

Police: 2 killed when train hits car on rail crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:50am

Police say two people have been killed when a train hit a car at a rail crossing in the northern Netherlands.

The Latest: Family honors American killed in London attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:30am

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Germany renews call for access to journalist held in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:30am

Germany says it will keep calling for access to a German-Turkish journalist detained in Istanbul since January on charges of terrorist propaganda and incitement to hatred.

US-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria dam

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24am

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24am

Swiss and Turkish prosecutors have opened investigations after protesters against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Switzerland's capital hoisted a banner showing a gun pointed an image of his face next to the words "Kill Erdogan."