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80 men in South African court on charges of raping 8 women

Aug. 01, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 80 men suspected of the gang rapes of eight women and the armed robbery of a video production crew in the South African town of Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, appeared in court on Monday. The men were arrested at an abandoned mining site following...

Japan's push for UNESCO to list divisive gold mine delayed

Jul. 28, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's push to obtain UNESCO World Heritage recognition for a former gold mine key to the nation's industrialization will be delayed because its application was insufficient, officials said Thursday. The efforts to obtain a UNESCO listing for the Sado Island mine were...

Zimbabwe debuts gold coins as legal tender to stem inflation

Jul. 25, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has launched gold coins to be sold to the public in a bid to tame runaway inflation that has further eroded the country’s unstable currency. The unprecedented move was announced Monday by the country's central bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe,...

Nevada court fights raise caution flags on green energy push

Jul. 24, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Opposition from friends, not foes, is creating potential roadblocks to President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda on federal lands in the blue-leaning, Western swing state of Nevada. Two lithium mines and a geothermal power plant in the works in the biggest U.S....

Preliminary approval given for Black Hills drilling

Jul. 11, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has given preliminary approval to a Minnesota company that wants to do some exploratory drilling for gold in South Dakota's Black Hills. The land involved is near the Pactola Reservoir in the Black Hills National Forest and is owned...

Swiss customs tracks importation of Russian gold worth $200M

Jun. 24, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss customs authorities said Friday that they are tracking about 3 tons of gold of Russian origin that entered Switzerland from Britain last month to watch for potential violations of economic sanctions against Russia following President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine. ...

Colombian voters elect country's first Black vice president

Jun. 20, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia's voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone — electing the country's first Black vice president. When former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro takes office as...

California Negro Bar recreation area to get new name

Jun. 17, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's State Park and Recreation Commission voted on Friday to temporarily rename a lakeside recreation area called Negro Bar while a new name is chosen. The historic park will be called Black Miners Bar, the commission said in a 7-0 vote. ...

US sanctions Nicaraguan gold mining firm over ties to Russia

Jun. 17, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s state-owned gold mining company and the president of its board of directors in part over the Central American nation's ties to Russia. The sanctions were imposed against the Nicaraguan Mining Co., known by the...

Thieves make off with 20 freight containers at Mexican port

Jun. 13, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thieves broke into a freight storage area at the Pacific coast seaport of Manzanillo and stole 20 freight containers loaded with partly refined gold and silver ore and television sets, the Mexican Employers Federation said Monday. José Medina Mora, president of...