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Attorney for widow of slain Haitian president rejects indictment and says it's politically motivated

Feb. 21, 2024 16:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s widow, who was indicted in his assassination, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believes the accusations against her are politically motivated. U.S.-based attorney Paul Turner said he was...

A widow and 2 powerful officials indicted: Takeaways from the probe into Haiti president's slaying

Feb. 20, 2024 22:56 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge who investigated the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has indicted some 50 suspects in the case, including the slain president's widow, the former prime minister and the former head of Haiti's national police force. The...

The widow and aides of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse are indicted in his killing

Feb. 20, 2024 16:02 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A judge in Haiti responsible for investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has indicted his widow, Martine Moïse, ex-prime minister Claude Joseph and the former chief of Haiti’s National Police, Léon Charles, among others, according to...

Judge investigating assassination of Haiti’s president indicts his widow, an ex-prime minister and a former police chief

Feb. 19, 2024 17:56 PM EST
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Judge investigating assassination of Haiti’s president indicts his widow, an ex-prime minister and a former police chief.

Nerve agents, poison and window falls. Kremlin foes have been attacked or killed over the years

Feb. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The attacks range from the exotic — poisoned by drinking polonium-laced tea or touching a deadly nerve agent — to the more mundane of getting shot at close range. Some take a fatal plunge from an open window. Over the years, Kremlin political critics,...

Super Bowl ad for RFK Jr. stirs Democratic and family tension over his independent White House bid

Feb. 12, 2024 13:01 PM EST

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s presidential ambitions resulted in public family drama after a political action committee aired a Super Bowl ad invoking the Democratic family’s legacy to implicitly compare the independent candidate to his assassinated uncle, President John F. Kennedy. The...

Haitian judge seeks to interview widow of slain president in leaked arrest warrant obtained by AP

Jan. 30, 2024 01:36 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian judge investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse issued an arrest warrant for his wife late last year for failing to meet with him so he could interrogate her about the case, according to a legal document leaked late Monday that...

Pakistan accuses Indian agents of orchestrating the killing of 2 citizens on its soil

Jan. 25, 2024 10:49 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday accused neighboring India's intelligence agency of involvement in the extrajudicial killings of its citizens, saying it had credible evidence linking two Indian agents to the deaths of two Pakistanis in Pakistan last year. “We have...

An apparent Israeli strike killed a top Hamas commander. How might it impact the Gaza conflict?

Jan. 03, 2024 15:45 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The killing of a top Hamas commander in an apparent Israeli airstrike on a Beirut apartment has given Israel an important symbolic achievement in its 3-month-old war against the Islamic militant group. But history has shown the benefits of such dramatic...

A look at killings of militant leaders believed targeted by Israel

Jan. 03, 2024 15:23 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Hamas and Hezbollah have accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike that killed a top Hamas leader in Beirut. While Israel has not claimed responsibility, Tuesday's airstrike had the hallmarks of an Israeli attack. Prime Minister Benjamin...