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South Africa's graft case against Zuma adjourned to July 27

Jun. 8, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — The corruption case against former South African president Jacob Zuma has been delayed until late next month, while Zuma took to a stage near the courthouse on Friday before thousands of cheering supporters and again declared his innocence. "A person is not guilty until the...

Ukrainian journalist convicted on spying charges in Russia

Jun. 4, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court convicted a journalist for Ukraine's state news agency Monday of spying and sentenced him to 12 years in prison. Ukrinform correspondent Roman Sushchenko has been in custody since his 2016 arrest by Russia's top domestic security agency, the FSB. The FSB alleged he was a...

Killings by Belgian inmate treated as terror; IS claims role

May. 30, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian prison inmate who killed four people while on furlough committed "terrorist murder" and likely intended to cause more harm, prosecutors said Wednesday as authorities searched for possible accomplices and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bloodshed. The convict...

Putin meets Macron, says North Korea summit end regrettable

May. 24, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, said Thursday that North Korea fulfilled its promises ahead of the canceled summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. At a joint news conference at the Konstantin Palace...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 22, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 21, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

At Cannes, a #MeToo upheaval up and down the Croisette

May. 21, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Fifty years after filmmakers shut down the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious Cote d'Azur extravaganza was again shook by upheaval. From the start to the finish, the 71st Cannes was dominated by protest and petition for gender equality, culminating in the extraordinary sight at the...

Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

May. 19, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a lawyer for President Donald Trump's eldest son said Saturday....

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

May. 19, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators. At the closing ceremony for the...

Ukrainian court sanctions Russian journalists's arrest

May. 17, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian court has ordered a Russian journalist jailed for two months pending investigation on treason charges. Kirill Vyshinskiy, the head of the Ukrainian office of Russia's RIA Novosti news agency, has been in custody since his detention Tuesday by Ukraine's security agency SBU. The...