December 22, 2015

AP Interview: Haiti leader defends elections that opposition, civil groups say were rigged

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian President Michel Martelly is defending much-criticized elections in his divided country and asserts that the opposition […]
December 22, 2015

Central African Republic overwhelmingly votes yes on constitutional referendum

BANGUI, Central African Republic _ Central African Republic’s National Election Authority says final results show citizens have voted yes on a constitutional referendum meant to bring […]
December 20, 2015

Churches, mosques, synagogues boost security amid alarm over mass shootings and extremism

By Jay Reeves And Rachel Zoll THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police […]
December 20, 2015

Violent protests paralyze several Haiti towns after release of legislative election results

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Several government buildings have been set ablaze in scattered sections of Haiti and one demonstrator was killed […]
December 20, 2015

Jamaican authorities hunt for 4 men who escaped from jail

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Jamaican authorities said they were searching Sunday for four male prisoners who escaped from a Spanish Town jail. Police said a […]
December 20, 2015

Longtime civil rights activist Ozell Sutton, who marched with Martin Luther King, dies at 90

ATLANTA _ Ozell Sutton, a longtime civil rights activist who was associated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 90. His daughter, […]
December 18, 2015

New Orleans City Council votes 6 1 in favour of removing prominent Confederate monuments

By Cain Burdeau THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Orleans’ leaders on Thursday made a sweeping move to break with the city’s Confederate past when the City Council […]
December 18, 2015

Black parents, civil rights activists to prosecutor: Drop charge against teen tossed from desk

By Jeffrey Collins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. _ A group of black parents and civil rights activists presented a petition Thursday calling for officials to […]
December 15, 2015

Burkina Faso high court releases final election results, confirms Kabore won presidency

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso _ Burkina Faso’s high court has released final election results, declaring Roch Marc Christian Kabore the president of the West African nation. constitutional […]
December 15, 2015

C.African Republic rebel leader declares autonomous state amid vote: govt denounces move

By Hippolyte Marboua THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGUI, Central African Republic _ A Muslim rebel leader in Central African Republic proclaimed an autonomous state in the country’s […]
December 15, 2015

Lawyer seeks dismissal of charges in United Nations bribery case against Dominican diplomat

NEW YORK _ A Dominican Republic diplomat has asked a judge to toss out charges against him in a United Nations bribery scandal, saying he’s entitled […]
December 14, 2015

Haiti council insists Dec. 27 runoff will take place regardless of fraud allegations

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A late December presidential runoff in Haiti is expected to be held as scheduled regardless of the […]
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