January 23, 2015

Prince Andrew publicly denies allegations he had sex with an underage teenager

DAVOS, Switzerland _ Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, the […]
January 22, 2015

US, Cuba address barriers to resuming full diplomatic relations after five decade interruption

By Bradley Klapper And Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the […]
January 22, 2015

Large blast at Mogadishu hotel as suicide car bomber hits

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel frequented by government officials near the presidential palace […]
January 22, 2015

Obama in State of the Union: Cuba policy ‘long past its expiration’ date, urges end to embargo

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama says U.S. policy toward Cuba is “long past its expiration date” and is urging Congress to end the long-running embargo. Obama […]
January 22, 2015

White House says Michelle Obama will accompany Obama on trip to India later this week

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama will have a little extra company with him when he arrives in India later this […]
January 21, 2015

Dominican Republic government issues a record $2.5 billion in bonds

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ The Dominican Republic has issued $2.5 billion in bonds, the largest amount in the country’s history. The administration of President Danilo […]
January 21, 2015

Coast Guard steps up patrols off Florida as US, Cuba spar over migration policy in Havana

By Bradley Klapper And Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt […]
January 21, 2015

Jamaica official says marijuana reform bill ready, should soon be introduced in Parliament

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved a much-anticipated bill of drug law amendments that would decriminalize possession of small […]
January 19, 2015

Haiti president announces new government a week after parliament dissolved amid gridlock

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the members of his new government as he runs the troubled country without a parliament. The 18 […]
January 17, 2015

Surrendered LRA commander moved to Central African Republic, to be flown to The Hague soon

By Hippolyte Marboua THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGUI, Central African Republic _ A commander of a notorious Ugandan rebel group is expected to be flown to Netherlands […]
January 16, 2015

Biden offers support to Haiti’s President Martelly amid flap over new legislative elections

WASHINGTON _ Vice-President Joe Biden says he’s disappointed that Haiti‘s parliament failed to pass a law needed to organize long-delayed elections before parliament’s term ended this […]
January 16, 2015

With parliament dissolved, government foes march in Haiti’s capital demanding president quit

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Several thousand supporters of Haitian opposition factions marched through the capital’s congested streets Friday chanting calls for […]