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Cameroon tribunal sentences separatist leader to life

Aug. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon military tribunal sentenced to life in prison a leader of the country's English-speaking separatist movement and 9 supporters on Tuesday, after finding them guilty of charges including secession, terrorism and hostility against the state. The tribunal sentenced Julius...

Lebanese daily publishes blank edition to protest crisis

Aug. 8, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's only English-language daily protested the country's deteriorating economic and political conditions by publishing a blank edition Thursday, calling it an "alarm bell." Each page of The Daily Star's Thursday edition bore a single phrase referring to one of the country's problems,...

Alabama community opposing 'Festival Latino' event

Aug. 8, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some residents of a rural Alabama community are complaining about a Spanish-language event planned for this weekend featuring live music and bull riding, but a local official said he worries such comments appear "anti-Latino." News outlets reported that people from the Snowdoun area...

The Latest: Iran shows seized fuel tanker matches UAE ship

Jul. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between U.S and Iran (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Iran's state TV English-language channel has released video of a ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces accused of smuggling fuel out of the country. The Press TV report showed...

Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city

Jul. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus to eastern Congo's largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus. During his trip to Goma, the 46-year-old preacher managed to pass through three...

Spain arrests suspect sought by Venezuela for deadly arson

Jul. 11, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish National Court spokesman says that a man sought by Venezuela for allegedly burning a 22-year-old man during anti-government protests two years ago has been jailed in Madrid. Enzo Franchini Oliveros' arrest was first announced on Wednesday by Venezuela's top prosecutor, Tarek William...

US-England game averaged just over 7 million viewers on Fox

Jul. 3, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

The Americans' 2-1 victory over England in Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinal averaged nearly 8 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. The match averaged 7.025 million viewers on Fox, according to the network and Nielsen, and peaked at more than 9 million over the late stages of the...

Democrats' use of Spanish in debate evokes praise, eye rolls

Jun. 27, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke answered a question about marginal tax rates in Spanish. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed off his Spanish skills while discussing his ideas on immigration reform. Former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who is Mexican American,...