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 […]
December 11, 2015

St. Vincent governing party narrowly wins fourth term in parliamentary elections

By Duggie Joseph THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent _ The governing party in the tiny eastern Caribbean islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines won […]
December 11, 2015

Police in Grenada find vehicle, search for man in case of missing Canadian woman

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada _ Police in the small Caribbean island of Grenada say they have found a vehicle that may have been involved in the disappearance […]
December 11, 2015

Michelle Obama, Jay Pharoah of ‘SNL’ partner on rap song encouraging youth ‘to go to college’

WASHINGTON _ America is seeing a new side of Michelle Obama, this time as rap artist. The first lady and “Saturday Night Live” actor Jay Pharoah […]
December 10, 2015

Chicago protesters upset about police conduct target quasi independent review agency

By Michael Tarm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Protesters who have been calling for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation also have another target: a much-criticized, quasi-independent […]
December 9, 2015

Emotional Chicago mayor apologizes for 2014 shooting, vows police reforms

By Don Babwin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized for the 2014 shooting of a black teenager Wednesday during a special City Council meeting […]
December 9, 2015

South African president fires finance minister as currency drops

JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s president has fired the country’s finance minister who served less than two years. On Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma said Nhlanhla Nene will […]
December 9, 2015

Clinton says Republican candidates undermining anti terrorism efforts

By Lisa Lerer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WATERLOO, Iowa _ Hillary Clinton accused Republicans of undermining American efforts to fight Islamic terrorism, saying Wednesday that the “hateful” […]
December 9, 2015

Baltimore officer charged in death of black man testifies about why he didn’t call a medic

By Juliet Linderman And David Dishneau THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ A Baltimore officer was poised and calm as he testified in his own defence Wednesday […]