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Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:34:36 GMT2017-03-28T00:34:36Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families....



Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:53:32 GMT2017-03-27T19:53:32Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia's long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation's painful two-year recession....



Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:16:54 GMT2017-03-27T17:16:54Z

TORONTO (AP) -- Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday....



AP Exclusive: Colombia 'panic buttons' expose activists

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:06:54 GMT2017-03-28T00:06:54Z

It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled "panic button" that Colombia's government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril....



Montenegro's bid to join NATO clears US Senate hurdle

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:13:51 GMT2017-03-27T22:13:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Montenegro is on the verge of becoming NATO's newest member after ratification of the tiny Balkan nation's admission into the alliance cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate....



Navalny: a savvy and determined Kremlin foe

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:32:18 GMT2017-03-27T16:32:18Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- The 15-day jail sentence imposed Monday on Alexei Navalny is nothing new for the Kremlin's most visible domestic foe, and is unlikely to be more than a brief interruption of his campaign against what he calls "the party of crooks and thieves." He's repeatedly been jailed, endured a year of house arrest and three convictions that could have brought him significant prison time....



Turks in Germany sharply divided over Turkey's referendum

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:20:39 GMT2017-03-27T10:20:39Z

BERLIN (AP) -- As polling stations opened Monday in Germany, acrimony has been rising among the Turks here whose votes are crucial in the tight race over whether to expand the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan....



US-backed fighters pause military action near Syria dam

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:56 GMT2017-03-27T17:45:56Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria paused military operations near a dam held by the Islamic State group on Monday to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability....



Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civilians

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:17:12 GMT2017-03-27T23:17:12Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday....



Nuclear arms ban talks begin at UN, but US, others boycott

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:14:09 GMT2017-03-27T23:14:09Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical....