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Rwandan court rules it can try ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

A judge has ruled that the terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” can be held in Rwanda By IGNATIUS SSUUNA Associated Press February 26, 2021, 4:23 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KIGALI, Rwanda — The terrorism trial of the man who inspired the […]

7 dead, 1 injured after prison outbreak in Haiti’s capital

At least seven people have been killed and one injured after several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital, according to witnesses By EVENS SANON Associated Press February 25, 2021, 10:02 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — At least seven people were killed […]

German charged for passing parliament floor plans to Russia

Prosecutors say a German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian military intelligence ByThe Associated Press February 25, 2021, 9:38 AM • 2 min read BERLIN — A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by […]

Mexican prosecutor denies political charges against governor

Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero is denying that corruption accusations against the opposition governor of the border state of Tamaulipas are politically motivated ByThe Associated Press February 24, 2021, 9:12 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero denied Wednesday that […]

Nissan ex-CEO tells Japanese court Ghosn’s pay was too low

Former Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa has told a Japanese court he believed the compensation for his predecessor Carlos Ghosn was too low “by international standards,” and so he supported the plans for his retirement pay By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer February 24, 2021, 9:11 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

Hong Kong activist publisher Jimmy Lai appeals bail denial

Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and publisher Jimmy Lai has returned to court to relaunch his appeal for bail By ALICE FUNG Associated Press February 18, 2021, 3:50 AM • 2 min read HONG KONG — Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai returned to court to relaunch his appeal for bail […]

Vatican charity in spotlight over old sex assault allegation

A pontifical foundation has admitted that its late founder was credibly accused of sexually assaulting a female employee who came forward in 2010 after learning the deceased priest was being considered for possible beatification By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press February 15, 2021, 2:22 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Flamboyant former Argentine President Carlos Menem dies

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Carlos Menem, a former Argentine president who delivered short-lived economic stability and forged close ties with the United States in the 1990s even as he navigated scandal and enjoyed an often flamboyant lifestyle, has died. Argentine President Alberto Fernández confirmed the death of the 90-year-old former leader, who had been ailing […]

Women fleeing Burkina Faso violence face sexual assault

KAYA, Burkina Faso — A 20-year-old woman could no longer live in her village amid the rising violence caused by Islamic extremists. But she needed to return and retrieve the family’s cows in hopes of selling them. If her husband went, jihadists would almost certainly kill him. She went instead, and was dragged into the […]

Policeman gets suspended jail term over migrant child death

A Belgian court has handed a one-year suspended prison sentence to a police officer over the shooting death of a two-year-old toddler who was in a van during a high-speed chase of suspected migrant smugglers ByThe Associated Press February 12, 2021, 6:25 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRUSSELS […]