May 12, 2015

Criticizing trade deals, GOP tactics, Senate Democrats block action on Obama’s trade agenda

By Charles Babington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown […]
May 12, 2015

Pilot, co pilot in hospital as small plane crashes on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

(AP) Authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines say a small plane crashed on the island Monday but that both people on board have survived. The […]
May 12, 2015

President of France to make rare visit to its former colony of Haiti

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ French leader Francois Hollande on Tuesday will make the second visit ever by a sitting president of […]
May 8, 2015

Dover police officer charged with assault in 2013 arrest, dashcam video shows man kicked

By Randall Chase THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOVER, Del. _ A police dashcam video released Thursday shows a black suspect being kicked in the face by a […]
May 8, 2015

Ambassadors from Philippines, Norway among 7 killed in Pakistan helicopter crash

By Munir Ahmed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD _ The ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and […]
May 8, 2015

Divers in Madagascar find silver bar they say belonged to pirate Captain Kidd’s stash

SAINTE MARIE ISLAND, Madagascar (AP)_ Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the […]
May 8, 2015

South Africa says new helicopters and sniffer dogs help counter poacher threat in Kruger park

  JOHANNESBURG  (AP)_ South African officials say 28 suspected poachers were arrested in April in the country’s main wildlife park, a sharp increase over the detention […]
May 8, 2015

Belize offshore oil proposal has environmentalists worried about reefs, fisheries, tourism

By Patrick E. Jones And Peter Orsi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BELIZE CITY, Belize _ Belize is considering new offshore drilling regulations that could open up nearly […]
May 7, 2015

French authorities upgrade investigation into whether soldiers raped Central African children

PARIS (AP) _ French authorities have opened a formal judicial inquiry into alleged sexual abuse of children by French troops in the Central African Republic. The move hands […]
May 7, 2015

US Navy ship brings free medical care to Jamaica as part of regional goodwill mission

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ (AP)  U.S. Navy hospital ship is bringing state-of-the-art medical care to Jamaica as part of this year’s goodwill mission in the Caribbean and Latin […]
May 7, 2015

Dominican Republic considers allowing presidents to run for second straight term

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic  (AP) _ Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic are considering amending the Constitution to allow presidents to run for a second consecutive term. […]
May 6, 2015

Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba in decades; unclear if Cuba to allow

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, […]