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Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware

Mar. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday. The Toronto-based Citizen Lab said the attempt to place Pegasus spy software targeted Griselda Triana,...

Press groups condemn killing of Honduras journalist

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Press groups are condemning the weekend slaying of a Honduran television journalist. The InterAmerican Press Association says Gabriel Hernandez was shot to death Sunday in the southern province of Valle. The 54-yer-old Hernandez hosted the "The People Speak" program on Canal Valle TV and...

German journalist released in Venezuela headed home

Mar. 17, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign ministry says a German freelance journalist freed in Venezuela months after he was jailed as a suspected spy is on his way home. A Caracas court ordered the conditional release of Billy Six on Friday. Six was ordered to report to the court every 15 days and not to speak to...

Taliban kill 22 Afghan forces in attack on checkpoints

Mar. 17, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An overnight Taliban assault on checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed 22 troops, after some 100 Afghan forces fled heavy fighting in the country's west last week and tried to cross into neighboring Turkmenistan, officials said Sunday. The two battles mark the latest setbacks...

Lawyer: German journalist detained in Venezuela set free

Mar. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A German freelance journalist jailed in Venezuela since November on espionage charges was released Friday within weeks of two other reporters being expelled from the tumultuous South American nation, his parents and a human rights attorney confirmed. A court in the capital of...

Local TV journalist killed in eastern Afghanistan

Mar. 15, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police say a local TV journalist was shot and killed in eastern Afghanistan, less than a week after a journalist in the southern Helmand province was wounded by a sticky bomb attached to his car. Abdul Rahman, a police officer in the eastern Khost province, says Sultan Mahmoud...

News organizations to highlight most threatened journalists

Mar. 15, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

A coalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world's most threatened journalists in a new freedom of speech initiative, the group announced Friday in New York. Members of the One Free Press Coalition will publish on...

Suspect charged with ordering killing of Slovak reporter

Mar. 14, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A suspect has been charged in Slovakia with ordering the slaying last year of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, police and prosecutors announced Thursday. Two special prosecutors identified the suspect at a news conference...

US report faults Saudi Arabia in killing of journalist

Mar. 13, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration used an annual human rights report to call out Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over the October killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The State Department annual global human rights report said The Washington Post columnist was killed by agents of the...

Friendly fire kills 5 Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan

Mar. 13, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five Afghan troops were killed by friendly fire in what was supposed to be a precision airstrike by U.S. forces supporting troops battling insurgents in the country's south, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The mishap during the Tuesday night operation near the city...