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Merkel challenger seeks to move past deflating state vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:11am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's challenger in Germany's September election vowed Monday that his party won't be put off its stride by a deflating result in a state vote, and warned his conservative rivals against celebrating too early.

British, Scottish leaders to meet amid independence dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:01am

British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting Scotland's leader 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.

2 remain in custody in Britain attack, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:00am

British police say that two people remain in custody following last week's attack in London as messaging services face criticism for encrypted networks that allow attackers to communicate in secret.

Bulgaria near final results give pro-EU party clear victory

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:51am

A center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in Bulgaria's parliamentary election, according to near final results Monday.

Bahrain alleges Iran-backed group planned assassinations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:51am

Bahrain is alleging a 14-member group backed by Iran planned assassinations in the island kingdom.

Russian opposition leader Navalny in Moscow court

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:41am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared in court on Monday, a day after being detained at a major opposition rally that he led the previous day.

Expat Turks begin voting in referendum on president's powers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:40am

Turkish citizens living abroad have started casting ballots for Turkey's April 16 referendum on ushering in a system that would boost the president's powers.

8 students feared dead in Japan avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:31am

Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities and media said.

South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted president

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:22am

South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power.

More Iranians seeking to run in municipal elections in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:20am

Iran's state TV says a significantly higher number of Iranians are seeking to run in the municipal elections next month.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:12am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

EU calls for privacy-security balance on message encryption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:10am

The European Union's presidency says people's privacy must be protected following British calls for police access to encrypted messages in case of attacks.

The Latest: EU calls on Russia to release demonstrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:30am

The Latest on Russian opposition protests (all times local):

More Syrian rebels, families leave city of Homs under deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:00am

Syrian state TV says another group of rebels with their families are leaving the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs under a Russia-brokered deal with the Damascus government.

Avalanche leaves 6 students unconscious in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:12pm

Authorities say six Japanese high school students have been found unconscious after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort Monday morning.

South Korean media say prosecutors have decided to request an arrest warrant for ex-President Park Geun-hye

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 8:32pm

South Korean media say prosecutors have decided to request an arrest warrant for ex-President Park Geun-hye.

Brother seeks retrial for China ex-police chief facing death

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 8:13pm

At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy.

Australian residents begin evacuating ahead of cyclone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:41pm

Thousands of people began evacuating low-lying areas of Australia's tropical northeast on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast.

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Howard Amos and Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:24pm

Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protest across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic.