Latest Assassinations News

Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans

Apr. 22, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a...

Brazil farmer arrested again in American missionary's murder

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Brazil have again arrested a farmer convicted of ordering the 2005 assassination of American missionary Dorothy Stang. Regivaldo Pereira Galvão was detained this week after Brazil's supreme court overruled a May 2018 injunction that had blocked him from serving his...

Guatemalan presidential candidate arrested on drug charges

Apr. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan presidential candidate was arrested Wednesday in Miami on drug and weapons charges, accused of plotting to assassinate political rivals and to let drug dealers use Guatemala's ports and airports. The candidate, Mario Amilcar Estrada Orellana, 58, and an alleged accomplice, Juan...

India's Congress party chief files election nomination

Apr. 10, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

AMETHI, India (AP) — Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous modern political dynasty, filed nomination papers in the family stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state, hoping to hold onto a key seat for a fourth consecutive time in national elections that begin Thursday....

25 years after genocide, Rwanda's Kagame is praised, feared

Apr. 9, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary leadership and loathed by others who see a firm authoritarian with a malicious streak. Kagame is so...

Lawyer: Crime figure charged in Russian lawmaker's killing

Apr. 7, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The lawyer for an imprisoned Russian organized crime figure says the man has been charged in the 1998 assassination of reformist lawmaker Galina Starovoitova. Starovoitova, a prominent liberal member of the national parliament, was gunned down outside her St. Petersburg residence. Four people...

Bernie Sanders calls Trump a racist before Apollo event

Apr. 5, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders made a trip to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to pay tribute to Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but along the way slammed President Donald Trump as a racist. The Democratic presidential contender was at the Jazz Foundation's...

Bennett and Belafonte among those honored at Apollo gala

Apr. 5, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing. Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America. Introduced by Ben Stiller to a capacity audience at the Apollo Theater, Bennett didn't have a...

Detailed and public, Kim Jong Nam murder may never be solved

Apr. 1, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

KUAL LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother at an airport in Malaysia was brazen, intricately orchestrated and, thanks to scores of security cameras, witnessed by millions around the world. The real masterminds behind the killing, however, may never...

Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido's top aide

Mar. 23, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government is laying out accusations against a jailed top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez went on state television Saturday alleging that Roberto Marrero was the ringleader of a plot to bring hitmen from Central America to...