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Scottish lawmakers to vote on independence referendum call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:50am

Scotland's parliament is set to vote on a call by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a referendum on independence within two years.


Scottish lawmakers set to back call for independence vote

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:45am

Scottish lawmakers were poised to vote for an independence referendum Tuesday, setting Edinburgh on a collision course with the UK government.

Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Carley Petesch and Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:41am

Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, have been found in Congo's Central Kasai province two weeks after two U.N. experts and their colleagues disappeared there, the government said Tuesday.

Jailing in Russia of Navalny staff 'attempt to disrupt'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:41am

The jailing of a dozen people working for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was "an obvious attempt to disrupt" his anti-corruption work following major nationwide protests, a spokeswoman for his organization said Tuesday.

Complaints as UK paper focuses on leaders' legs, not policy

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31am

Britain's Daily Mail tabloid has sparked complaints with a front page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Biggest EU group warns Brexit time to talk too tight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31am

The European Parliament's biggest group says it will not be possible to negotiate Britain's divorce proceedings and a new relationship at the same time, and warns that the two-year negotiation timeframe will be too short to have a full Brexit resolution.

The Latest: Austria wants exemption from EU migrant plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:20am

The Latest on the flow of migrants and asylum-seekers into Europe (all times local):

Kosovo allows Serb premier's visit ahead of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:20am

Kosovo's foreign minister says Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic can visit the country this week to meet with the ethnic Serb minority there.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:12am

Authorities say a prized 2nd-century B.C. coffin in sculpted marble depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to return to Turkey.

Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing US soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:12am

German prosecutors say they've had a 30-year-old Afghan man arrested on suspicion he commanded a Taliban unit responsible for an attack on a convoy that killed 16 American and Afghan soldiers.

Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria

Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:06am

A senior Russian general on Tuesday criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting Syria's infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.

Colleague: Missing Taiwan activist talked politics on WeChat

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:05am

A Taiwanese pro-democracy activist believed to be in Chinese custody may have attracted the attention of China's security services after he used the social media site WeChat to discuss China-Taiwan relations, a colleague said Tuesday.

S. Korea: bones found near ferry wreckage were from animals

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:54am

Bones found near the wreckage of a South Korean ferry belonged to animals, not missing passengers from the ship's 2014 sinking in which 304 people died, the government announced Tuesday.

China concerned over Paris Asian community clash with police

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:35am

Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters, authorities said Tuesday.

'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:30am

The man known as "Carlos the Jackal" has been convicted in a French court of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced to life in prison for the third time.

French Socialist candidate meets Merkel, assails austerity

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:23am

French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon assailed European austerity policies as he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, arguing that they have helped fuel the rise of the far right.

Extremist known as 'Carlos the Jackal' convicted of 1974 Paris bombing, given 3rd life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:20am

Extremist known as 'Carlos the Jackal' convicted of 1974 Paris bombing, given 3rd life sentence.

Cheney blasts Russia's alleged interference in US election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:12am

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has criticized Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, calling it a hostile act.

UN chief: With US cuts looming, UN to rally other donors

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:12am

The United Nations, faced with the possibility of deep U.S. funding cuts, is trying to mobilize more support from Europe, the Arab Gulf states and elsewhere, the U.N. chief said on Tuesday, adding that a time of growing global need is "not the moment to reduce solidarity."