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Mexico rights agency: Police were complicit in 2011 killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:25pm

Mexico's governmental human rights agency says municipal police were complicit in at least 38 abductions and killings in the town of Allende in northern Coahuila state, near the U.S. border.

A Bermuda police spokesman says authorities have found a body amid search for US college student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:20pm

The Latest on the American student reported missing in Bermuda (all times local):

ISIS-linked suspect arrested in Colombia showed hate online

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:00pm

Spanish police say the man suspected of plotting an ISIS-inspired attack in Colombia appeared on their radar for hate-filled messages online toward the United States, a country where he had lived and was allegedly trying to get to.

Macedonia overturns terror convictions of ethnic Albanians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:57pm

A Macedonian court has overturned the more than decade-old terrorism convictions of 10 ethnic Albanian men, many of whom served long prison terms over a mine attack on a NATO vehicle.

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

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:52pm

The Palestinian president on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" in an angry rant against the Trump administration, signaling new trouble ahead for an expected U.S. peace proposal.

Longtime leader in Montenegro to run for presidency in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:16pm

Montenegro's ruling party on Monday nominated its leader, who defied Russia to oversee the tiny Balkan country's entry into NATO last year, to be its candidate in next month's presidential election.

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.

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 that he fears several staff members could be charged with human trafficking after they refused to hand over rescued migrants to the Libyan coast guard and took them to Italy instead.

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."