July 29, 2015

Dominican Republic rejects OAS offer to plan meeting to ease citizenship dispute with Haiti

WASHINGTON(AP) _ The Dominican Republic has rejected an offer by the Organization of American States to organize talks with Haiti on resolving a tense dispute over […]
July 29, 2015

White House Notebook: Third term? Ribbing African leaders, Obama says thanks, but no thanks

By Julie Pace And Elias Meseret THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia _ Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He’s convinced that […]
July 25, 2015

Opening trip to Kenya, Obama urges good governance, says ‘Africa is on the move’

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent “on the move” Saturday as he opened a U.S.-sponsored […]
July 25, 2015

1 policeman, 1 inmate dead after violent prison breakout in Trinidad

By Tony Fraser THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ A police officer and an inmate were killed Friday following a violent prison breakout in the eastern […]
July 25, 2015

Obama’s visit to Kenya, Ethiopia sparks concerns over human rights and governance issues

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia is drawing fresh criticism that the two countries are heavy-handed […]
July 24, 2015

Jamaica to retire $3 billion in oil debt to Venezuela thanks to bond sales, negotiated deal

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica says it has forged a deal to retire $3 billion in oil debts to Venezuela thanks to bond sales. The Caribbean island […]
July 23, 2015

First lady Michelle Obama, rapper Wale team up help college bound teens succeed in college

By Nancy Benac THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ First lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with rapper Wale (WAH’-lay) to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and […]
July 23, 2015

Jury weighs defamation claim against Mainer who accused orphanage founder of molesting boys

By David Sharp THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine _ A lawyer for a Haiti orphanage founder on Thursday likened a Maine activist to a cyberbully and […]
July 23, 2015

Obama mania strong in Africa ahead of visit by first US pres with African roots

JOHANNESBURG (AP)_ Barack Obama, the United States’ first African-American president, has captured the imagination of people across the continent where his face shows up on billboards, […]
July 23, 2015

Public comments sharply divided over Smithsonian’s exhibition of Bill Cosby’s art collection

By Brett Zongker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection, the public has […]
July 22, 2015

Nigerian leader says multination forces soon ready to fight Boko Haram

By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Nigeria’s president says a multinational African force will be in place within 10 days to take the fight […]
July 22, 2015

Kenya prepares to welcome President Obama to the country where his father was born

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIROBI, Kenya _ Karibu Kenya, President Obama. Welcome to Kenya. For many Kenyans, the Swahili-language slogan will be more than […]