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Long after grisly end, Túpac Amaru still fascinates in Peru

May. 18, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roads and schools in Peru carry the name of Túpac Amaru. A framed depiction of him — stern gaze, flowing hair, wide-brimmed hat — hangs in the government palace in Lima. He inspired a comic book superhero, Tupaqman. A historical drama series to be released this year...

GOP Leader McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission ahead of vote

May. 18, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that he won’t support a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, almost certainly eroding GOP support ahead of a vote and positioning his party...

Senior US diplomat in Libya to support interim government

May. 18, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top American diplomat arrived Tuesday in Libya's capital, marking the first visit by a senior U.S. official since the U.N.-backed election of an interim government in February. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood...

Sudan fires top judge, accepts prosecutor’s resignation

May. 17, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan announced the resignation of the country’s chief prosecutor and the firing of the top judge Monday, without giving any reasons for the changes. The development came amid growing criticism by activists of the justice system for purported delays in...

France holds global talks to offer debt relief for Sudan

May. 17, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced the cancellation of Sudan's $5 billion debt to France in an effort to support the country's transitional leadership and help its crippled economy recovering, at a Paris conference gathering African leaders and international creditors. ...

Mexican president apologizes for 1911 massacre of Chinese

May. 17, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president presented an apology Monday for a 1911 massacre in which over 300 Chinese people were slaughtered by revolutionary troops in the northern city of Torreón. The apology is the latest in a series of ceremonies in which President...

Today in History

May. 16, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 16, the 136th day of 2021. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1939, the federal government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New...

Protesters in major US cities decry airstrikes over Gaza

May. 15, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and other U.S. cities on Saturday to demand an end to Israeli airstrikes over the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people shut down traffic on a major...

As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances

May. 13, 2021 02:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As rockets from Gaza streaked overhead, Arabs and Jews fought each other on the streets below and rioters torched vehicles, a restaurant and a synagogue in one of the worst spasms of communal violence Israel has seen in years. The mayor of the mixed...

As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances

May. 12, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As rockets from Gaza streaked overhead, Arabs and Jews fought each other on the streets below and rioters torched vehicles, a restaurant and a synagogue in one of the worst spasms of communal violence Israel has seen in years. The mayor of the mixed...