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Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties

Aug. 10, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday in an apparent bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church over its ties to the assassinated leader Shinzo Abe and senior ruling party members. The reshuffle,...

Official: Gang kills, burns former Haitian senator, nephew

Aug. 07, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti's capital and his body set on fire along with his nephew, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told The Associated Press on Sunday. ...

Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

Aug. 06, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine's military and local officials said. ...

Lawyers say church caused suffering for Abe's alleged killer

Jul. 29, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A group of lawyers said Friday that the alleged assassin of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was one of many victims of the Unification Church, which has long cultivated ties with high-level Japanese politicians. The church, founded in South Korea in the 1950s, has...

Feds: Kavanaugh plotter sought to alter court 'for decades'

Jul. 28, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The California man accused of plotting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had an expansive goal to change the makeup of the Supreme Court “for decades to come,” according to a recent court filing that cites discussions the man had online. Nicholas...

Myanmar executes ex-lawmaker, 3 other political prisoners

Jul. 25, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's government confirmed Monday it had carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former lawmaker, a democracy activist and two other political prisoners who had been accused of a targeted killing after the country's military takeover last year. ...

Alleged Abe assassin to undergo mental evaluation until Nov

Jul. 25, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The alleged assassin of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be detained until late November for mental evaluation so prosecutors can determine whether to formally press charges and send him to trial for murder, officials said Monday. The suspect, Tetsuya...

Iran media: Gunmen kill brother of collapsed tower’s owner

Jul. 23, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A pair of gunmen opened machinegun fire on Saturday in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, killing the brother of the owner of a tower that collapsed there earlier this year, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The May 23 collapse at the Metropol...

Japan Cabinet sets Abe state funeral amid mixed public view

Jul. 22, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet on Friday formally decided to hold a state funeral on Sept. 27 for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid national debate over the plan, which some criticize as an attempt to glorify a divisive political figure. Abe was gunned down earlier...

Protests in Myanmar mark founder's 75th death anniversary

Jul. 19, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Scattered pro-democracy rallies were held across military-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the assassination of the independence hero and father of the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted in last year’s military takeover. ...