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Mutinous soldiers take over Burkina Faso military barracks

Jan. 23, 2022 11:46 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Mutinous soldiers seized control of a military base in Burkina Faso's capital Sunday, raising fears of a coup attempt in the West African nation as gunfire rang out for hours amid growing frustration with the government's handling of the Islamic insurgency. ...

UK lawmaker says he'll go to police with 'blackmail' claims

Jan. 22, 2022 10:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British politician who accuses the government of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will take his allegations to the police. William Wragg, a lawmaker from the governing Conservative Party, said legislators calling for a challenge to...

Rhode Island governor picks search team for health director

Jan. 22, 2022 09:15 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is using a committee of Rhode Island health professionals to lead the search for the state's next top public health official, who will continue to guide the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Dan McKee announced Jan. 13 that...

Burkina Faso forces fire tear gas at anti-govt protests

Jan. 22, 2022 08:19 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at protesters barricading the streets and throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as anger grows at the government’s inability to stop jihadist attacks spreading across the country. Several hundred...

FIU president resigns citing health issues

Jan. 21, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The president of Florida International University resigned Friday after working at the South Florida school for about 45 years. Mark Rosenberg cited personal health issues and the deteriorating health of his wife as the reason for his departure in an email to the...

Lawmaker who made anti-Asian slur is resigning, cites health

Jan. 21, 2022 15:46 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers is resigning, House Democratic officials said Friday. Rep. Gerald Brady’s resignation will be effective Feb. 4, according to a press release from the...

Mali holds funeral for ex-president deposed in 2020 coup

Jan. 21, 2022 13:24 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's military government paid a final tribute Friday to former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who died less than 18 months after being overthrown in a coup and as the junta that ousted him faces growing international isolation over election delays. Among...

Oklahoma lawmaker resigning, cites inappropriate action

Jan. 20, 2022 13:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker from Oklahoma City has announced his resignation for what he calls inappropriate actions on New Year’s Eve. In a statement provided by his political consultant, Democrat Jose Cruz did not provide details of his actions or the event, but said...

UK's Johnson defies calls to quit as ouster bid gathers pace

Jan. 19, 2022 12:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defied calls to resign in a feisty performance Wednesday in Parliament — but it may be too little to prevent a push by his Conservative Party's lawmakers to oust him over a series of lockdown-flouting government parties. Pressure...

Under-fire Boris Johnson denies lying about lockdown parties

Jan. 18, 2022 17:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday denied misleading Parliament about lockdown-breaching parties, and confirmed he has given an account of events to an inquiry probing alleged violations of coronavirus rules by the government. Senior ministers in...