December 5, 2014

South Africans mark the anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s death

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa _ Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late […]
December 5, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton backs federal probes of NYC chokehold, Ferguson deaths

By Ken Thomas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. criminal justice system is “out of balance” and she supports federal […]
December 4, 2014

Facing drawdown of foreign troops, Afghanistan seeks long term international backing

By Lara Jakes And Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ The United States, Britain and other allies promised Thursday not to abandon Afghanistan’s new government, […]
December 4, 2014

Jamaican phone technician convicted of being part of island’s lucrative lottery scam rings

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican phone technician has been convicted of participating in one of the lottery scams that have swindled mostly elderly Americans out of […]
December 4, 2014

South African inmates crochet blankets for charity to remember late Nelson Mandela

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa _ Ahead of the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s death, inmates at a South African prison have […]
December 4, 2014

Pope says truth must prevail in Dominican Republic sex abuse case against ex ambassador

By Nicole Winfield THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY _ Pope Francis assured Dominican authorities on Wednesday that the truth must prevail in the case of his […]
December 3, 2014

White NYC cop in unarmed black man’s death says he meant no harm; no grand jury indictment

By Tom Hays And Colleen Long THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ A white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the chokehold death […]
December 2, 2014

Obama: Don’t want ‘militarized’ police culture in aftermath of Ferguson

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama asked federal agencies on Monday for concrete recommendations to ensure the U.S. isn’t building a […]
December 1, 2014

In Jamaica, fact finding panel starts work to examine 2010 security operation that killed 76

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A fact-finding panel appointed to examine a bloody 2010 security operation in Jamaica has started its work in the island’s capital. The three-member […]
December 1, 2014

French woman arrested at Jamaican airport, charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Police in Jamaica say a French woman has been arrested at an island airport and charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine. The Jamaica […]
December 1, 2014

Ex Canadian governor general, Michaelle Jean, to head bloc of mostly French speaking countries

DAKAR, Senegal _ A Canadian has been named secretary-general of the International Organization of the Francophonie, a group of mostly French-speaking countries, many of them former […]
December 1, 2014

St. Lucia leader says regional alliance to provide $10 million in grants to create jobs

CASTRIES, St. Lucia _ An alliance of left-leaning Latin American and Caribbean nations is providing $10 million in grants to the small island of St. Lucia […]
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