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Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:08pm

Bolivia made an emotional appeal Monday for the International Court of Justice to order Chile to enter talks over granting its landlocked neighbor access to the Pacific Ocean, saying the dispute will remain a source of conflict if it's not resolved.

Palestinian leader calls US ambassador a 'son of a dog'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:59pm

The Palestinian president has called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog," in an angry rant against the Trump administration.

The Latest: UN looks to aid Syrians from Ghouta, Afrin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:42pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

UN aid chief: Humanitarian needs have doubled in Congo

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:30pm

Humanitarian needs in Congo have doubled over the last year as a result of worsening conflict, with 13 million people needing aid and over 2 million children suffering from "severe acute malnutrition," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.

AP Explains: What's next after Turkey seizes Syria's Afrin

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:24pm

Turkey's seizure of the town of Afrin in northern Syria is a significant military achievement for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that gives him control over a large chunk of Syrian territory but also entrenches his troops as an occupying force in a crowded terrain packed with adversaries.

French diplomat thanks Polish mountaineer who saved climber

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:09pm

France's ambassador to Poland greeted a group of Polish mountain climbers returning from a three-month expedition Monday, including one who helped rescue a French climber who was stranded with her Polish partner in the Himalayas.

The Latest: White House 'not surprised' by Putin re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:08pm

The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's re-election victory (all times local):

Spanish aid group fears migrant trafficking charges in Italy

Frances D'Emilio and Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:02pm

The head of a Spanish aid group said Monday he fears that human trafficking charges may be brought against his staff after they refused to hand over rescued migrants to the Libyan coast guard during a tense high-seas standoff and then took them to Italy.

EU reluctant to amend Iran nuclear pact, sees security risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:00pm

The European Union's foreign policy chief says the EU is reluctant to change the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran even as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to walk away from the pact.

Putin's dilemma: Scrap term limits or choose a successor

Angela Charlton and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:51am

With his best election showing ever, President Vladimir Putin is shifting comfortably into his next six-year term, but the gnawing question of what comes next already looms on Russia's horizon.

UN: Philippines' pullout from ICC is effective in 1 year

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:51am

The United Nations said Monday it received official notification of the Philippines' decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a move that follows the tribunal's announcement of a preliminary probe of drug suspect killings under the president.

Finland: Coast guard gives unsteady fawn a hand off ice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:50am

A fawn that became stranded on a patch of ice in Finland's Inkoo archipelago has gotten a hand from members of the Finnish coast guard.

Videos show an assured Assad driving himself to Syria battle

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:32am

Smoothly and confidently, Syrian President Bashar Assad merged into traffic at a large roundabout in Damascus before driving himself to the suburbs where his forces are battling rebels.

Yemeni officials: UAE-backed force expanding reach in south

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:00am

Yemeni security officials say local forces backed by the United Arab Emirates are expanding their reach in the country's south, where they have clashed with forces loyal to the internationally recognized president.

Finnish FM: North, South Korean envoys in talks in Finland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:56am

Finland's foreign minister says representatives from North and South Korea are holding diplomatic talks in the Nordic country and describes Finland's role as a "facilitator."

Police: 4 dead in road accident in southern Netherlands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:47am

Dutch police say four people have been killed in a collision between a minibus and a truck in the southern town of Helmond.

Slovaks want joint team with Italy for slain reporter probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:42am

Slovakia's prosecutor general asked Italian authorities on Monday to create a joint team with Slovakia to investigate the slayings of a journalist and his fiancee that have triggered a serious political crisis.

Canada announces peacekeeping mission in Mali

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:32am

Canada has announced a peacekeeping effort in the West African country of Mali that includes six helicopters and some support troops.

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:16am

Now that President Vladimir Putin has overwhelmingly won re-election for another six years, some are wondering whether he will try to stay in power in Russia for life.