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Retired Oakland police captain shot in gas station robbery

Oct. 21, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A retired Oakland police captain was shot Thursday in an exchange of gunfire during an apparent robbery attempt at a gas station that left one of his attackers dead. Ersie Joyner, who once headed the city's Ceasefire anti-violence initiative, was...

Libya conference aims to salvage planned December elections

Oct. 21, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya is hosting an international conference aimed at resolving the country's thorniest issues ahead of general elections planned for December. Western, regional and United Nations representatives are meeting Thursday in the capital, Tripoli. According to...

Youth yearning for independence fuel Western Sahara clashes

Oct. 21, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

MAHBAS REGION, Western Sahara (AP) — As a glowing sun sank behind the sandy barrier that cuts across the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Sidati Ahmed's battalion launched two missiles that sizzled through the air and then followed with an artillery attack. Within...

Central African Republic leader: Cease-fire aims for peace

Oct. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Central African Republic’s leader on Monday called his unilateral cease-fire announcement a new effort to restore peace to his crisis-wracked country. And he and strongly defended his decision to ask Russian instructors and Rwandan forces to help counter rebels...

At UN court, Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of ethnic cleansing

Oct. 18, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Azerbaijan's deputy foreign minister accused Armenia of “ethnic cleansing” and continuing to lay landmines in Nagorno-Karabakh even after a cease-fire ended a six-week war in the disputed region late last year, as a second case related to the conflict...

Central African Republic leader offers cease-fire to rebels

Oct. 15, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — President Faustin Archange Touadera declared a unilateral cease-fire Friday with the armed rebel groups that have threatened to overthrow him once already this year in Central African Republic, though it was not known whether militants would hold...

Elliott eases into Texas following NASCAR-ordered cease fire

Oct. 15, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It only took about a day after Chase Elliott wished Kevin Harvick “a merry offseason and Happy Christmas” for NASCAR's reigning champion to get the zinger on merchandise on his official website. The holiday-themed gear even has its own tab in...

At UN court, Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of ethnic hatred

Oct. 14, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia urged judges at a United Nations court Thursday to order Azerbaijan to release Armenians detained during a six-week war last year and to stop promoting ethnic hatred. Azerbaijan urged judges to reject the requests as the two nations faced off in a Hague...

Independence leader: Wall won't stop Western Sahara fight

Oct. 12, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

DAJLA REFUGEE CAMP, Algeria (AP) — The leader of the Western Sahara independence movement says that fighting with Morocco will continue across a long wall cutting through Africa’s vast desert until the international community delivers on an unfulfilled promise of self-determination for...

Libyan rivals ink initial deal on pullout of mercenaries

Oct. 10, 2021 04:23 AM EDT

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — Libya’s rival sides reached an initial agreement on the withdrawal of foreign fighters and mercenaries from the North African nation, the United Nations said. It is a key step toward unifying the violence-wracked country. The dispute over...