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UK's Cameron praises progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

May. 22, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a U.K.-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration, saying small boat arrivals from Albania to the U.K. fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries fought people smuggling gangs, according to a Foreign Office...

As killings surge, Haitians struggle to bury loved ones and find closure in violent capital

May. 19, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dressed in black and white, the crowd of angry teenagers squeezed into a narrow street in Haiti’s capital. They stopped in front of a cemetery and hoisted a coffin onto their shoulders, tears rolling down some faces. “Viv Ansanm manje...

As Japan's yakuza weakens, police focus shifts to unorganized crime hired via social media

May. 17, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of yakuza was arrested for allegedly stealing Pokemon cards near Tokyo in April, a case seen as an example of Japanese organized crime groups struggling with declining membership. Police agents who were busy dealing with thousands of yakuza members just...

US security alert warns Americans overseas of potential attacks on LGBTQ events

May. 17, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department renewed a global security warning Friday for Americans overseas, adding to it that LGBTQ people and events in particular face an “increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence." The alert is a standard renewal of...

Philippines arrests Australian suspect, reportedly the father of a rugby star, for drugs trafficking

May. 17, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of Indonesia’s most-wanted drug suspects has been arrested in the Philippines after an international manhunt and efforts were underway to have the suspect extradited to Jakarta to face charges, Indonesian and Philippine officials said Friday. ...

Suspected militants bomb a girl's school overnight in northwest Pakistan

May. 17, 2024 03:35 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants bombed a girl's school in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, destroying the structure, police said Friday, although no one was hurt in the overnight attack. The attack happened in South Waziristan, a district in the Khyber...

'The Fly’ has become notorious in France after a brazen escape. What's his criminal history?

May. 15, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A prisoner nicknamed “The Fly” has become notorious in France overnight after a daring and bloody escape from a prison convoy in Normandy in which two guards were killed. Mohamed Amra, 30, has a long and violent criminal history that has now culminated in a...

FBI, Homeland Security warn of possible threats to LGBTQ events, including Pride Month activities

May. 14, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign terrorist organizations or their supporters might target LGBTQ-related events and venues as part of June's Pride Month, federal agencies warned in a recent public announcement. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued the announcement May 10...

3 men charged in Whitey Bulger's 2018 prison killing have plea deals, prosecutors say

May. 13, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men charged in the 2018 prison killing of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have reached plea deals with prosecutors, according to court papers filed Monday. The plea deals for Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon...

Haitians demand the resignation and arrest of the country's police chief after a new gang attack

May. 11, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A growing number of civilians and police officers are demanding the dismissal and arrest of Haiti’s police chief as heavily armed gangs launched a new attack in the capital of Port-au-Prince, seizing control of yet another police station early Saturday. ...