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Maldives President Solih to run again after winning primary

Jan. 29, 2023 19:57 PM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won a party primary and will run for a second term in September elections. Solih defeated Mohamed Nasheed, the parliament speaker and a former president, in the Maldivian Democratic Party primary held Saturday night. ...

Republicans confront bitter divide; no clear path forward

Jan. 28, 2023 01:02 AM EST

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Ronna McDaniel has become the longest serving leader of the Republican National Committee since the Civil War. But now, she must confront a modern-day civil war within the GOP. Frustrated Republicans from state capitals to Capitol Hill to the luxury...

Report: Much of Africa less safe, democratic than in 2012

Jan. 25, 2023 06:19 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new report on African governance released Wednesday finds much of the continent is “less safe, secure and democratic” than it was 10 years ago, citing a surge in military coups and armed conflicts. The democratic backsliding now threatens to reverse...

Man who propped feet on Pelosi desk guilty in Jan. 6 case

Jan. 23, 2023 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arkansas man who propped his feet up on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the U.S. Capitol riot was convicted on Monday of joining a mob's attack on the building two years ago. A jury deliberated for approximately two hours before...

396 Haitian migrants detained on 50-foot boat near Bahamas

Jan. 23, 2023 10:40 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has detained a boat carrying 396 Haitian migrants near the Bahamas in one of the biggest human smuggling incidents in the region, Bahamian officials said. The migrants were detained close to the far-flung Cay Sal island located...

Italy's FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, Libya

Jan. 22, 2023 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said he raised with Egypt's...

She made history as Chicago mayor. Reelection may be harder

Jan. 21, 2023 21:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Lori Lightfoot made history as the first Black woman and first openly gay person to serve as Chicago mayor, sailing to victory four years ago as an outsider who vowed to rid City Hall of corruption and deliver a safer, more equitable city. But her bid for a second...

Study: Non-infectious diseases cause early death in Pakistan

Jan. 19, 2023 07:00 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has considerable control over infectious diseases but now struggles against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer as causes of early deaths, according to a new study published Thursday. The Lancet Global Health, a prestigious British-based medical...

64 police officers fatally shot while on the job in 2022

Jan. 11, 2023 14:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far fewer U.S. police officers died while on the job in 2022 than a year earlier, due mostly to a drop in COVID-19 deaths, though the number killed by gunfire remained relatively high, according to a report released Wednesday. Sixty-four of the 226 officers who...

Indonesian president acknowledges past human rights abuses

Jan. 11, 2023 06:14 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday admitted serious human rights violations had occurred across the country in recent decades and vowed to compensate victims and prevent such abuses from happening again in the future. In televised comments,...