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Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing

Nov. 24, 2020 8:50 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassination. Testimony by the two men is central to the trial of the...

Russian peacekeepers' convoy drive through a street in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Ethnic Armenian forces had controlled Nagorno-Karabakh and sizeable adjacent territories since the 1994 end of a separatist war. Fighting resumed in late September and have now ended with an agreement that calls for Azerbaijan to regain control of the outlying territories as well as allowing it to hold on to parts of Nagorno-Karabakh that it seized during the fighting. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Azerbaijan delays takeover, denounces fleeing Armenians

Nov. 15, 2020 2:26 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Azerbaijan on Sunday postponed taking control of a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement, but denounced civilians leaving the area for burning houses and committing what it called “ecological terror.” The cease-fire ended six weeks of intense fighting...

FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020 file photo, CHADEMA party presidential candidate Tundu Lissu smiles as he shows his finger marked with ink after casting his vote at Ntewa Primary School polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania. Escorted by Western diplomats, Tanzania's main opposition candidate Tundu Lissu left the country for Belgium on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 after rejecting a presidential election he asserted had

Escorted by diplomats, Tanzanian opposition leader leaves

Nov. 10, 2020 1:32 PM EST

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Escorted by Western diplomats, Tanzania’s main opposition candidate Tundu Lissu left the country for Belgium on Tuesday after rejecting a presidential election he asserted had “widespread irregularities” and was a “butchery of democracy.” “I...

Belgian police arrest 2 minors suspected of plotting attack

Nov. 5, 2020 9:05 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The office of Belgium's federal prosecutor says two underage people suspected of plotting what it called a terror attack have been arrested. Aged 16 and 17, they were arrested on Oct. 31 following raids in the cities of Eupen and La Calamine, located in the province of Liege. The...

Monument to Civil Rights leaders restored after car crash

Oct. 31, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A monument to two iconic Civil Rights activists in Jackson has been repaired after it was destroyed in a car crash earlier this year. The Freedom Corner monument pays tribute to Medgar Evers and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who were both assassinated in the 1960s during the Civil...

A woman lights memorial candles on the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, at Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel lights candles for Rabin 25 years after assassination

Oct. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israelis lit thousands of candles on Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was shot dead by a Jewish extremist as he pursued peace with the Palestinians. The Yitzhak Rabin Center planned to light 25,000 candles in the central...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan may soon get the most freedom he's had since since the shooting outside a Washington hotel in 1981. A lawyer for Hinckley Jr. and U.S. attorneys are discussing a possible agreement that would substantially reduce the conditions of Hinckley's release from a mental hospital in 2016, according to federal court hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork

Oct. 28, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. John Hinckley has long considered himself to be a musician and an artist. He paints and plays the guitar and has been involved in both pursuits as part of his...

FILE — In this file photo taken Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, is photographed in Johannesburg.  Six years and one day since Meyiwa was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him in an organized

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star's killing

Oct. 27, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him appeared in a courtroom Tuesday only for the case to be beset by confusion and...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 1995, file, photo, Eitan Haber, center, announces outside the death of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was gunned down by a Jewish extremist following a rally in Tel Aviv. Haber, a former journalist and adviser to Rabin,  died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. He was 80. (AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky, File)

Eitan Haber, trusted aide to Yitzhak Rabin, dies at 80

Oct. 7, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eitan Haber, a former journalist and adviser to Yitzhak Rabin who tearfully announced the death of the assassinated Israeli prime minister in 1995, died Wednesday. He was 80. Yediot Ahronot, the Israeli newspaper where Haber spent much of his career, said he died from cancer. Haber...

FILE - In this June 10, 2019 file photo, former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari leaves the High Court building, in Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, a Pakistani court charged Zardari in two corruption cases, escalating the legal challenges facing the now leading opposition lawmaker and widower of assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The development came as Zardari’s party and a key anti-government ally were preparing for a massive rally against Prime Minister Imran Khan later this month. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

Pakistan officially charges ex-president Zardari for graft

Oct. 5, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court Monday officially charged former President Asif Ali Zardari in two corruption cases, escalating the legal challenges facing the now leading opposition lawmaker and widower of assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The development came as Zardari's...