July 1, 2015

Fire breaks out at South Carolina church previously burned down by KKK; cause unknown

By Jeffrey Collins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. _ An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan […]
June 26, 2015

In South Carolina, Obama again called to comfort a community grieving after deadly shooting

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ For President Barack Obama, it’s become an all-too-frequent ritual: honouring the victims of mass shootings in communities across […]
June 26, 2015

No place like home: Africans finish epic journey to Europe, wonder if goal was worth such toil

By Dalton Bennett And Shawn Pogatchnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CREIL, France _ Against the odds, Hamed Kouyate has achieved his childhood dream of escaping African poverty […]
June 26, 2015

Thousands expected for President Obama’s tribute to victims of Charleston church massacre

By Meg Kinnard And Jonathan Drew THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. _ The first black president of the United States is coming to Charleston to eulogize […]
June 26, 2015

Haitian prime minister says Dominican Republic’s deportations causing ‘humanitarian crisis’

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti‘s prime minister warned Thursday that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14,000 people […]
June 25, 2015

South Africa says it will withdraw from ICC as a ‘last resort’ after Sudanese leader visits

JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa says it will consider withdrawing from the International Criminal Court as a “last resort” following a dispute over Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, […]
June 25, 2015

With Congress set to finish Obama’s trade bills, eyes turn to proposed pacts in Asia, beyond

By Charles Babington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Congress is wrapping up President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, one day after handing him the big prize of […]
June 25, 2015

Congo’s president opens new terminal building, control tower at airport in capital

KINSHASA, Congo _ Congo’s president has inaugurated a new airport terminal building and control tower at the capital’s airport, nearly 60 years after it first opened. […]
June 25, 2015

Church resumes Bible study in space where 9 were shot to death in Charleston

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. _ The site of a massacre a week ago, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is being […]
June 25, 2015

Cuba’s popularity concerns Caribbean tourism officials, prompts them to seek US help

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) _ Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. […]
June 24, 2015

The Latest on Charleston shooting: ‘I send you my love,’ say letters of support for church

(AP) Representatives of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence brought several boxes holding about 10,000 messages of support from people around the country to the […]
June 24, 2015

In policy change, Obama clears way for US hostages’ families to pay ransom to terrorist groups

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama cleared the way Wednesday for families of American hostages to pay ransom to secure their […]