May 25, 2015

Suriname president bets general elections will keep his party in power for another 5 years

PARAMARIBO, Suriname _ Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country’s next Parliament will keep him and his […]
May 22, 2015

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reaches out to blacks in his new book, says GOP willing to change

By Steve Peoples THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new […]
May 22, 2015

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted near Garissa, scene of recent college attack

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) _ Kenyan authorities say they have foiled an attempted attack by suspected Somali militants on a village in the same northeastern county where militants […]
May 22, 2015

Obama signs into law bill giving US Congress the right to review Iran nuclear deal

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Though he once vigorously opposed its involvement, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that gives the U.S. Congress […]
May 22, 2015

Honduran government says son of former president arrested in Haiti in anti drug operation

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) _ The son of former President Porfirio Lobo was arrested in Haiti in an apparent anti-drug operation carried out by the U.S. Drug Enforcement […]
May 22, 2015

Indictments against 6 police officers means prosecution in Freddie Gray case can proceed

By Juliet Linderman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ A grand jury’s decision to indict all six officers charged in the case of an African-American whose death […]
May 21, 2015

Spain grants temporary residence to African boy found in suitcase by police at border crossing

MADRID (AP)_ The Spanish government has granted a temporary residence permit to an 8-year-old Ivory Coast boy that a woman tried to smuggle into Spain in […]
May 21, 2015

Civil rights activists see differences between responses to violence in Waco and Baltimore

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were […]
May 21, 2015

Plane from Venezuela carrying more than a ton of cocaine crashes off Colombia’s coast

By Joshua Goodman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOGOTA _ A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board crashed into […]
May 21, 2015

Former Haiti prime minister submits paperwork to run for president shortly before deadline

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has submitted papers to run for president shortly before the election office’s […]
May 20, 2015

Recent anti immigrant attacks to be discussed as South African and Mozambican presidents meet

By Emmanuel Camillo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAPUTO, Mozambique _ Mozambique’s president on Wednesday welcomed his South African counterpart on a state visit, with the two leaders […]
May 20, 2015

Correction: Spain Boy in Suitcase story

MADRID(AP) _ In a story May 8 about Spanish police discovering a boy hidden in a suitcase at a North African border crossing, The Associated Press […]