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Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was...

Iran leader's website showcases Trump drone strike animation

Jan. 13, 2022 07:19 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The website of Iran's supreme leader has showcased an animated video that appears to show a robot calling in a drone strike to assassinate former President Donald Trump. The animated video was part of a contest to mark the Jan. 3, 2020 killing of Iranian Gen....

Haiti honors victims of massive earthquake 12 years later

Jan. 12, 2022 15:10 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flags at half-mast flapped in the wind Wednesday as Haiti honored the estimated 316,000 people who died in a devastating earthquake that hit 12 years ago. Prime Minister Ariel Henry and other government officials clad in black suits visited the monument...

Colombia's government says consul in Haiti received threats

Jan. 11, 2022 21:07 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s foreign minister said Tuesday the country's consul in Haiti has received threats after trying to provide humanitarian assistance to 18 former Colombia soldiers who were arrested last year for allegedly participating in the assassination of Haitian President...

Haiti's Senate reconvenes after 1 year amid instability

Jan. 10, 2022 14:15 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s Senate reconvened Monday for the first time in a year with only a handful of legislators present, a move that highlighted the country’s dysfunctional government as it prepares for elections following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. ...

US arrests, charges suspect in Haitian president slaying

Jan. 04, 2022 15:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it charged one of the main suspects in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse as it unsealed a complaint that revealed federal authorities had interviewed him several months ago while he was hiding in Jamaica. Mario...

Hindu religious leader held for insulting Gandhi in India

Dec. 30, 2021 02:09 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Thursday arrested a Hindu religious leader for allegedly making a derogatory speech against India’s independence leader Mohandas Gandhi and praising his assassin. Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu extremist during a prayer meeting in the...

California governor mulls RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan parole

Dec. 28, 2021 12:23 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor must soon decide whether to free one of America's most notorious assassins, a decision he has said evokes one of the darkest periods in the nation's history. Gov. Gavin Newsom has until sometime next month to allow or block the parole...

Madagascar court jails 2 Frenchmen for plotting failed coup

Dec. 17, 2021 12:28 PM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A court in Madagascar has convicted two French citizens of having plotted a failed coup against President Andry Rajoelina and sentenced them to 10 years and 20 years of forced labor. At the end of a 10-day trial in Antananarivo, the capital, Paul...

Fireball from overturned tanker kills 75 in Haiti: official

Dec. 14, 2021 21:25 PM EST

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — A gasoline tanker overturned and exploded in northern Haiti, unleashing a fireball that swept through homes and businesses on its way to killing at least 75 people Tuesday, according to local authorities, in the latest tragedy to befall the Caribbean nation. ...