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The bodies of 4 men and 2 women were found strangled, piled up in Mexican resort of Acapulco

May. 21, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bodies of four men and two women were found strangled and dumped in a pile in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero said Tuesday. The bodies were found late Monday on a street with their hands tied behind...

At least 40 villagers shot dead in latest violence in Nigeria's conflict-hit north

May. 21, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Armed men attacked remote villages in northcentral Nigeria, killing at least a dozen villagers during a late-night raid, authorities said Tuesday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack which follows a similar pattern to yearslong violence in the...

Politically motivated crimes in Germany reached their highest level in 2023 since tracking began

May. 21, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Politically motivated crime in Germany last year reached its highest level since the government started tracking it more than 20 years ago, with the greatest threat coming from people with far-right motivations, the country's top security official said Tuesday. ...

Slovak Parliament votes to condemn political violence after assassination attempt on prime minister

May. 21, 2024 06:47 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s Parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to condemn politically motivated violence following an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Robert Fico, who is recovering from multiple wounds from last week’s shooting, hospital officials said. ...

French government spokeswoman says President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to violence-hit New Caledonia

May. 21, 2024 05:52 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French government spokeswoman says President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to violence-hit New Caledonia.

Haiti’s main airport reopens nearly 3 months after gang violence forced it closed

May. 20, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s main international airport reopened Monday for the first time in nearly three months after relentless gang violence forced authorities to close it. The reopening of the Toussaint-Louverture airport in the capital of Port-au-Prince is expected...

Judge blocks Biden administration from enforcing new gun sales background check rule in Texas

May. 20, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a new rule in Texas that would require firearms dealers to run background checks on buyers at gun shows or other places outside brick-and-mortar stores. The decision by U.S. District Judge...

Violence intensifies in southwest Colombia as FARC holdout group attacks police and military

May. 20, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Violence intensified in southwestern Colombia on Monday when a bomb blast injured six people in the city of Jamundi and an attack by insurgents on a police station in the rural town of Morales left at least two officers dead, according to police. ...

What's next for a crackdown on Haitian migrants as the Dominican Republic leader enters a new term?

May. 20, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After Dominican President Luis Abinader coasted into a second term over the weekend, he promised in a nationalistic speech that “the best is yet to come.” But as one of the region's most popular leaders spoke of economic prosperity and constitutional reforms,...

Haiti’s main international airport reopens nearly three months after gang violence forced it to close, limiting aid

May. 20, 2024 13:02 PM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s main international airport reopens nearly three months after gang violence forced it to close, limiting aid.