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The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

May. 20, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are entering a new engagement after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the...

Pakistan ups security for ex-PM Khan over deadly plot claims

May. 16, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan beefed up security around former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, the interior ministry said, two days after he had claimed at a rally in eastern Punjab province that there was a plot to assassinate him. The ministry said in a statement that dozens of...

US charges political rival in Haitian president's killing

May. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami federal court, according to court records. The...

New gang fighting in Haiti kills 20, displaces thousands

Apr. 27, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Fighting among gangs in recent days killed at least 20 people, wounded nearly two dozen and caused thousands to flee their homes, Haiti's Civil Protection Agency said Wednesday. Officials said the fighting began Sunday in four neighborhoods in the...

Lee Harvey Oswald life insurance claim sells at auction

Apr. 14, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The life insurance policy on the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy paid out less than $900 to his mother. Now, the death claim she filed to get that sum has sold at auction for almost $80,000. The original Notice of Insurance Claim for Lee Harvey Oswald...

Letizia Battaglia, who shot life and death in Palermo, dies

Apr. 14, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Letizia Battaglia, an Italian photographer who documented the arrests of Mafia bosses and the bodies of their victims, has died in her native Sicilian city of Palermo. She was 87. Among the authorities announcing her death was Palermo Mayor Leoluca Orlando, who stood...

Colombia president: evidence implicates ex-soldiers in Haiti

Apr. 13, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque said Wednesday there is evidence and testimony that seriously implicate “practically all” of the former Colombian soldiers being held in Haiti in the assassination of that country's president, Jovenel Moïse. In an interview with...

Polish panel: Russia behind Polish leader's plane crash

Apr. 11, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish government special commission has reinforced its earlier allegations that the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in Russia was the result of Moscow's assassination plan. The latest of the commission’s reports,...

Burkina Faso tribunal sentences ex-leader Compaore to life

Apr. 06, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military tribunal has sentenced ex-President Blaise Compaore to life imprisonment for complicity in the murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in 1987 and for undermining state security. Compaore was tried in absentia as he has...

Mali's ex-Prime Minister Soumeylou Maiga dies in detention

Mar. 21, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga died on Monday in the capital, Bamako, a close relative of his family announced. Maiga, who served as prime minister of Mali from 2017 until 2019, was 67. He remained an influential figure in...