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Turkish court hands down life sentences in coup trial

Jun. 20, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a court in Ankara has sentenced several people accused of being the ringleaders of the 2016 failed military coup to life terms in prison. Anadolu Agency says those sentenced on Thursday include Akin Ozturk, a former air force commander and Ali...

Serbian court acquits ex-US Marine citing lack of evidence

Jun. 18, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court on Tuesday acquitted a former U.S. Marine charged with illegal possession and distribution of weapons, saying there was not enough evidence. The case of Daniel Corbett, reportedly a U.S. Navy SEAL reservist, has made headlines in Serbia since he was arrested in a...

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Jun. 17, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the...

Egyptian court sentences 296 to prison on terror charges

Jun. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military court has sentenced 32 people to life in prison on terror charges including plotting to assassinate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The court in Cairo Wednesday said the defendants attempted the president's assassination twice, including when he was on pilgrimage in Saudi...

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

Jun. 12, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi's guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the Dominican business and...

Trump says he wouldn't allow US to use Kim family as assets

Jun. 11, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would not approve of U.S. intelligence agencies using family members of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as assets, a day after a report that Kim's half brother had traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before being assassinated there in...

Pakistani ex-president arrested in money laundering case

Jun. 10, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's anti-graft body on Monday arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country. The development came hours after a court in Islamabad rejected a request by...

The Latest: Pakistan arrests ex-President Zardari

Jun. 10, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistani politics (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Pakistan's anti-graft body has arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case. Monday's development came hours after...

Pakistan arrests ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, in money laundering case

Jun. 10, 2019 8:18 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan arrests ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, in money laundering case.

Trump praises Powell and wife, and humorist Mark Russell

Jun. 2, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. Colin Powell and his wife, Alma, are "two people to really look up to," President Donald Trump said Sunday. Trump congratulated the Powells at the close of an annual gala at Ford's Theater during which they received the Lincoln Medal, along with American political humorist...