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Vehicle attacks: Easy success for IS, a challenge for police

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:40pm

In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West, it has suggested a simpler method, encouraging followers to use regular vehicles to kill people on foot.

Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:29pm

Airstrikes hit a women's prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country's worst violence in weeks, opposition activists said.

The Latest: EU chief Juncker uses 1957 pen to sign EU treaty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:20pm

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: Officials

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:02pm

A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in an increasingly violent region where the U.N. is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, a local official said Saturday.

Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 12:00pm

Turkey's president says the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership.

Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beaten

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:45am

Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital — a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten.

Only UKIP lawmaker in British Parliament quits anti-EU party

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:38am

The UK Independence Party is losing its only member of the British Parliament in a blow to the upstart anti-Europe party, which has seen bitter feuding between its top figures.

Hamas vows revenge at slain militant's funeral in Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:33am

Thousands of Hamas supporters waving the movement's green flag marched through the streets of Gaza Saturday for the funeral of a militant leader and high-profile former prisoner who was mysteriously shot dead, as the group's leaders pledged retribution.

Serbian PM to visit Putin ahead of April 2 presidential vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:30am

Serbia's populist prime minister said Saturday he will pay an official visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a trip apparently designed to boost his bid for the Serbian presidency.

Turkish president says country may hold Brexit-like referendum on pursuing European Union membership

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:22am

Turkish president says country may hold Brexit-like referendum on pursuing European Union membership.

Roadside bomb, sniper kill 4 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Ashraf Sweillam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:37am

A pair of attacks by suspected Islamic militants on Saturday killed four policemen and injured six others in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to security officials, bringing to 16 the number of policemen and soldiers known to have been slain in the area in three days.

EU puts pen to paper, signs unity pledge on 60th anniversary

Raf Casert and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:32am

With Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows for continued unity in the face of crises that are increasingly testing the bonds between members.

Somalia's proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:30am

Somalia's parliament speaker is urging the new prime minister to review his proposed cabinet after 105 lawmakers presented a petition calling for changes.

Poles celebrate EU with march on bloc's 60th anniversary

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:26am

Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday, waving European Union flags in a show of support for the troubled European project as leaders in Rome marked the 60th anniversary of its founding treaty.

3 dead as Bangladesh government troops raid militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:20am

Two civilians and a policeman were killed in explosions in Bangladesh on Saturday as troops raided a suspected military hideout in the country's east, police said.

US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:22am

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:17am

Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank.

Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:57am

After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the child was a spark of life.

Dozens arrested in Kyrgyzstan protest over jailed dissident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:45am

Supporters of a jailed former lawmaker tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades. Dozens were arrested.