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Sturgeon urges Scottish parliament to back referendum call

March 21, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon makes a speech during the SNP Spring Conference, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Saturday March 18, 2017. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP) LONDON (AP) — First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asked the Edinburgh-based Scottish parliament on Tuesday to back her demand for a referendum on...

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Thailand’s coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

March 21, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, March 3, 2017 photo, the female green green turtle nicknamed “Bank” swims in a pool at Sea Turtle Conservation Center n Chonburi Province, Thailand. The 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins...

Lawyers: Attackers shoot at motorcade carrying Aristide

March 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least two people were wounded Monday when shots were fired at a motorcade carrying former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, lawyers for the ex-leader and a close political associate said. Yvon Feuille, a senior executive of...

S. Korea’s Park says ‘sorry’ as she undergoes questioning

March 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s just-ousted president said Tuesday she was “sorry” to the people as she underwent questioning by prosecutors over a corruption scandal that led to her removal from office. The questioning of Park...

Death toll rises to 3 from inmate riot at Guatemala prison

March 20, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Another guard died Monday from injuries sustained when gang members rioted at a Guatemalan prison for juveniles and adults, raising the death toll to three, officials said. President Jimmy Morales tweeted that four hostages had been...

Paris Orly Airport attacker wanted to kill, die for Allah

March 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

ORLY, France (AP) — Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on her...

German FM: Turkey ‘further away than ever’ from joining EU

March 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BERLIN (AP) — Senior German officials cast doubt Saturday on Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union, amid growing tensions with Ankara over human rights and Turkey’s claim that it’s being treated unfairly by countries in western...

Small Brazil city on edge after man dies from yellow fever

March 18, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

CASIMIRO DE ABREU, Brazil (AP) — This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and said they were investigating several other possible cases. Health authorities this week...

UN: Rebels turn in first 140 weapons in Colombia peace deal

March 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement. Under the accord, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia agreed to turn over 30 percent of its...

New Zealand says US invokes immunity for embassy staffer

March 17, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities say they’re unable to investigate an incident involving a U.S. Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the U.S. government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity. Police said...