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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Italian composer Ennio Morricone directs an ensemble during a concert of his

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Jul. 6, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic...

A soldier and members of the Algerian Republican Guard, guard the remains of 24 Algerians at the Moufdi-Zakaria culture palace in Algiers, Friday, July, 3, 2020. After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. The return of the skulls was the result of years of efforts by Algerian historians, and comes amid a growing global reckoning with the legacy of colonialism. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)

Algeria buries fighters whose skulls were in Paris museum

Jul. 5, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria at last buried the remains of 24 fighters decapitated for resisting French colonial forces in the 19th century, in a ceremony Sunday rich with symbolism marking the country’s 58th anniversary of independence. The fighters’ skulls were taken to Paris as war...

Activist Karim Tabbou holds a Algerian flag is greeted by supporters as he is released from the prison of Kolea, west of Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Activists Karim Tabbou and Amira Bouraoui have been released from the prison of Kolea, west of Algiers, following decisions from Algerian courts. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

Two Algerian major opposition figures released from jail

Jul. 2, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two of the most prominent figures in Algeria's anti-government protest movement were released from prison Thursday following court decisions in their favor. Activists Karim Tabbou and Amira Bouraoui were freed from the prison in Kolea, west of Algiers, and placed under judicial...

Algeria's government shaken up amid oil, virus troubles

Jun. 24, 2020 5:51 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's president has reshuffled the government to try to fix growing economic problems linked to the country's dependence on oil revenues and fallout from virus-related restrictions on production, travel and trade. State news agency APS announced the changes by President...

Algeria recalls envoy to France over public TV documentaries

May. 28, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria has recalled its ambassador to France for consultations after French public television aired documentaries on the North African country’s anti-government protest movement, one of which contained shots of young people kissing and drinking alcohol. The Algerian foreign...