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Brazil's Bolsonaro praises 1973 military coup in Chile

Sep. 4, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday criticized U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, a former Chilean president, by praising the 1973 military coup that led to her father's death. Bolsonaro mentioned Bachelet's father Alberto, an air force officer who opposed Gen....

Thai 'Yellow Shirt' founder jailed for fraud released early

Sep. 4, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The flamboyant media mogul who led an ultimately successful campaign to oust Thailand's prime minister in 2006 has been freed early from a 20-year prison sentence for financial fraud, the country's Corrections Department announced Wednesday. The department said Sondhi Limthongkul was...

Burkina Faso court convicts 2 generals over coup attempt

Sep. 2, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military court on Monday sentenced two generals to 20 and 10 years in jail for masterminding a 2015 coup attempt against the interim government. Gen. Gilbert Diendere was sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of murder and harming state security and...

Thailand mum on Serbia making fugitive ex-PM a citizen

Aug. 9, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's foreign ministry had no immediate reaction Friday to reports that the country's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been granted Serbian citizenship, joining her brother as a fugitive globe-trotting Thai with foreign nationality. Serbia's state news agency Tanjug...

Sudan's army chief among several arrested in new coup plot

Jul. 24, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's army chief was among several people arrested in a coup plot, the country's military said Wednesday, shortly after reports emerged of at least a dozen high-ranking army officers and Islamists being taken into custody in the conspiracy. This was the second coup plot reported this month...