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TV show: Black Cube hired to smear Israeli Cabinet minister

Jun. 6, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli investigative TV show reported on Thursday that one of the country's richest men hired Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube to dig up dirt on a Cabinet minister. Black Cube denied the allegations. Tycoon Idan Ofer hired the firm in 2014 to dig up dirt on then-Finance Minister...

Funeral for Congo's Etienne Tshisekedi, president's father

Jun. 1, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi, whose son is now Congo's president, was laid to rest Saturday in his homeland more than two years after he died during a political stalemate over the country's long-delayed elections. A funeral procession joined by thousands made its way to the...

Congolese finally pay tribute to late opposition leader

May. 31, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners, some of whom camped outside overnight, gathered on Friday to finally say farewell to Etienne Tshisekedi, the Congolese opposition icon whose son was declared president earlier this year. The stadium ceremony came more than two years after the elder...

Congolese finally pay tribute to late opposition leader

May. 31, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners, some of whom camped outside overnight, gathered on Friday to finally say farewell to Etienne Tshisekedi, the Congolese opposition icon whose son was declared president earlier this year. The stadium ceremony came more than two years after the elder...

Congo opposition leader's body returns home for funeral

May. 30, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was returned to home soil Thursday night for burial more than two years after his death, after a political standoff ended. The arrival from Belgium fulfilled one of the first promises his son Felix made after...

Prominent Congolese politician Katumbi returns from exile

May. 20, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Prominent Congolese businessman and onetime presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi returned Monday after three years in political exile to large crowds in his hometown of Lubumbashi, in the country's south. Katumbi, who was at one point viewed as the greatest political threat to former...

Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

May. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey's leader spoke of cooperation with the United States during a White House visit two years ago with President Donald Trump, but by day's end, the warm rhetoric had been overshadowed by a violent brawl outside the Turkish Embassy that left anti-government protesters badly beaten....

Congo political exiles return as new leader brings reforms

May. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo feared being jailed if he returned to his country as an opponent of the longtime president. During his five years in exile, a court convicted him in absentia on charges related to a real estate dispute which he says were...