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

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:29pm

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.

The Latest: Bermuda police say body found near fort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:26pm

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

Tunisia: Officials say man blew himself up after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:10pm

Tunisia's Interior Ministry says a suspected extremist blew himself up in the Ben Guerdane area near the border with Libya following a standoff with police.

Turkish leader vows wider offensive against Kurdish militia

Sarah El Deeb and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:54pm

Turkey's president vowed Monday to keep up the pressure against a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia after his troops captured the Syrian town of Afrin, threatening to expand the military offensive into other Kurdish-held areas across northern Syria and even into neighboring Iraq.

Israel arrests French Consulate driver for gun smuggling

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:54pm

A French employee of France's Consulate in Jerusalem is under arrest for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel's domestic security agency said Monday.

Bermuda police confirm they have found the body of missing US student Mark Dombroski, no cause of death announced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:46pm

Bermuda police confirm they have found the body of missing US student Mark Dombroski, no cause of death announced.

Spanish aid group fears migrant trafficking charges in Italy

Frances D'Emilio and Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:40pm

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.

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.

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.

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):

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.