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It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years:

March 29th, 2017

LONDON (AP) -- Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism - or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain future as "global Britain."...


The Latest: May says EU's bill for Brexit hasn't come due:

March 29th, 2017

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Brexit (all times local):...


Feuds and fault-lines loom in UK-EU showdown over Brexit:

March 29th, 2017

LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit is an opportunity to build an "independent, self-governing, global Britain." European Parliament chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt says it's "a tragedy, a disaster, a catastrophe."...


Essay: Britain strikes historic blow to EU; will go it alone:

March 29th, 2017

LONDON (AP) -- Britain will go it alone - turning its back on decades of integration to control its own borders and free itself from the European Union's spider web of rules and regulations....


IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city:

March 29th, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) -- Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State's de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group's last major urban stronghold....


In Russia's once-quiet provinces, young people lead protest:

March 29th, 2017

TAMBOV, Russia (AP) -- The city of Tambov in southern Russia is one of those sleepy, provincial centers that have in the past been the heartland of support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Not anymore....


France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures:

March 29th, 2017

LENS, France (AP) -- France's attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and plans to segregate prison inmates suspected of harboring jihadi ideas abandoned....


First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women:

March 29th, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group she praised a "true heroes."...


Syrian experts visit critical dam spillway near main IS base:

March 29th, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian engineers and Red Crescent officials on Wednesday visited a spillway of a key dam west of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, opening the gates and relieving pressure, according to the aid organization and Syrian Kurdish media....


South Africa activist's funeral exposes divide over future:

March 29th, 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The funeral of one of South Africa's leading anti-apartheid activists on Wednesday exposed the angry divide over the fate of a country he fought decades to see exist. President Jacob Zuma said he wouldn't attend after Ahmed Kathrada's family asked him to stay away, while funeral-goers rose in a standing ovation for Kathrada's recent call for the scandal-ridden Zuma to step aside....


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