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Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

Dec. 11, 2019 11:09 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non-grata in the Bosnian capital and in Kosovo for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during the wars in the 1990s. Sarajevo's regional parliament also denounced the Swedish Academy...

US considers sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

Dec. 5, 2019 9:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region. John Rood, defense undersecretary for...

Relatives of massacred Americans say Mexico needs help

Dec. 3, 2019 9:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of nine U.S. dual citizens slaughtered in northern Mexico last month said Tuesday that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador prayed with them for the safety of the country and pledged to visit the region. Julian LeBaron said that during the family’s Monday...

Mexican border town gripped by fear after gunbattle kills 22

Dec. 2, 2019 5:14 PM EST

VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — A small town near the U.S.-Mexico border began cleaning up Monday, gripped by fear after the killing of 22 people in a ferocious weekend gunbattle between drug cartel members and security forces. A 72-year-old woman living near Villa Union’s city hall recounted how she...

Colombia church massacre victims ID’d with DNA put to rest

Nov. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Relatives of those killed in a Colombia massacre put their loved ones to rest Monday nearly two decades after the attack – while also warning that the government hasn’t done enough to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. Family members held a memorial...

Tribes say sacred site at risk in Vegas water pipeline fight

Nov. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For most drivers on U.S. Highway 50 in northeastern Nevada, the Spring Valley is a blur of open road, trees and windmills between Ely and Great Basin National Park. For Rupert Steele, it’s a place to slow down and sing the songs Shoshone people have passed person-to-person across...

Stay or go? US residents of Mexico town torn after 9 killed

Nov. 8, 2019 8:42 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — U.S. citizens living in a small Mexican farming community established by their Mormon ancestors are trying to decide whether they should stay or leave after burying some of the nine American women and children slaughtered this week in a drug cartel ambush. What had been a...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

Slayings of Americans show drug war worse this time around

Nov. 7, 2019 12:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There was a time when the violence of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like everything else about the country's renewed cartel conflict — it's worse. The slaughter of three U.S. women and six of their children, some...

The Latest: 5 kids are stable after surviving Mexico attack

Nov. 5, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of U.S. citizens in northern Mexico (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A relative of the extended family members killed in a drug cartel ambush in northern Mexico says five children who survived the shooting are in stable condition at an Arizona hospital. Aaron...