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Algerian senator arrested in anti-corruption sweep

Jul. 7, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian senator close to ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been jailed on accusations of corruption. State television announced that a Supreme Court judge ordered Djamel Ould Abbas incarcerated in Algiers on Sunday after several hours of questioning for alleged wrongdoing...

Algeria's divided democracy uprising seeks end to impasse

Jul. 6, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Prominent Algerians from various walks of life tried Saturday to craft a plan to pull their country out of political crisis and prepare for a presidential election — but faced pressure from authorities and divisions within the country's democratic movement. The participants...

Algerians protest, celebrate independence day amid tensions

Jul. 5, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Tens of thousands of Algerians took to the streets for the 20th straight Friday to demand new democratic leadership and celebrate their country's hard-fought independence from colonial France. Amid extra-high security and resurgent anger at authorities, crowds wearing Algerian flags...

Missing treasure: Delacroix canvas rediscovered, now on sale

Jun. 27, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's been hanging on people's walls for almost 170 years without drawing much attention, but a painting showing a group of women has turned out to be more than meets the eye. The most recent owner of the picture, a Parisian woman, has found out that what she has is a long-forgotten painting by...