December 28, 2015

Burundi’s political rivals gather in Uganda to try to negotiate an end to violence

ENTEBBE, Uganda _ Representatives of Burundi’s government and the opposition are in Uganda for negotiations aimed at ending political violence. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose decision […]
December 28, 2015

Chicago police shooting of grandmother, teen draws criticism from community

By Michael Tarm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ Bettie Jones, known in her Chicago neighbourhood for her work with anti-violence community groups, was killed by police […]
December 28, 2015

A 5.6 strong earthquake hits near Martinique; no damage reported

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has struck off the west coast of the French Caribbean island of Martinique, but no damage has been reported. Authorities […]
December 28, 2015
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Severed head of escaped prisoner found in Jamaica; police hunt for body, other escapees

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Jamaican officials say the severed head of a murder suspect who escaped from jail has been found along railroad tracks in […]
December 24, 2015

Tapped by president, little known businessman stands chance of becoming next Haiti leader

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A decision to postpone a presidential runoff in Haiti could help the leading candidate address what may […]
December 24, 2015

Haiti review panel has a week to review much criticized electoral process

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A five-member commission has been installed to evaluate Haiti’s electoral process and recommend ways out of an impasse that has postponed presidential and […]
December 24, 2015

Terminal, traffic blocked at Minneapolis airport by Black Lives Matter protest; arrests made

By Kyle Potter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS _ Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on […]
December 24, 2015

South Africa’s lion hunting industry to be hit by new US protections which may reduce clients

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s lion hunting industry faces new restrictions as a result of the decision this week by the […]
December 23, 2015

South Africa: North Korean diplomat expelled after arrest for illegal trade in rhino horn

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ A North Korean diplomat was expelled after he was arrested for illegal rhino horn trading, a spokesman for […]
December 22, 2015

Panama’s Supreme Court orders the detention of former President Martinelli in spying case

PANAMA CITY _ Panama’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the detention of former President Ricardo Martinelli to face charges that he illegally spied on opponents. The […]
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 […]