Report criticizes probe into slaying of Malta journalist

World 05/29/19, 09:13

A Council of Europe report has criticized the "glacial" pace of the investigation into the car bomb assassination of a leading Maltese investigative journalist and called Wednesday for an independent public inquiry into the case.Three Maltese men are believed to ...

Hifter’s rule brings security to eastern Libya, at a cost

Africa 05/21/19, 01:05

After years of assassinations, bombings and militia firefights, Libya's eastern city of Benghazi finally feels safe again — but security has come at a heavy cost.Uniformed police are out at major intersections, cafes and restaurants stay open late into the ...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda’s Kagame is praised, feared

Africa 04/09/19, 03:33

A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary leadership and loathed by others who see a firm authoritarian with a malicious streak.Kagame ...

Lawyer: Crime figure charged in Russian lawmaker’s killing

Europe 04/07/19, 17:03

The lawyer for an imprisoned Russian organized crime figure says the man has been charged in the 1998 assassination of reformist lawmaker Galina Starovoitova.Starovoitova, a prominent liberal member of the national parliament, was gunned down outside her St. Petersburg residence.Four ...

Brazil police: 2 men arrested in killing of Marielle Franco

America 03/12/19, 07:41

Police on Tuesday arrested two suspects in the killing of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, a brazen assassination that shocked and angered Brazilians and sparked protests in several countries.The arrest of the men comes two days ...

Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

Africa 02/20/19, 07:29

Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor, security officials said.The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Hisham Barakat, the first ...

Slain Iraqi novelist criticized foreign meddling, militias

World 02/06/19, 02:39

Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub was a secular civil society activist who used his bike to get around Karbala's infamous traffic and road closures. He was also an outspoken critic of foreign interference in Iraq and political meddling by powerful Iran-backed ...

Poland’s political divide widens more after mayor is slain

Europe 02/02/19, 08:53

Poland's political fissures have widened in recent months, pitting conservatives against liberal critics who accuse the government of threatening the country's hard-won democracy by undermining the independence of the judiciary and the media.In this toxic atmosphere, there has been an ...

Poland arrests 3 urging more deaths after mayor slain

Europe 01/15/19, 03:53

Poland's interior ministry says police have arrested three people calling for more killings following the assassination of the mayor of Gdansk.Joachim Brudzinski said Tuesday on Twitter that police arrested the three on Monday, the day Pawel Adamowicz died after being ...

Italian Super Cup to be played against backdrop of protests

Sports 01/14/19, 13:05

The Italian Super Cup showcasing the Serie A and Italian Cup champions is normally regarded as a friendly. But there's nothing welcoming or sociable about the match on Wednesday.Because it's in Saudi Arabia.Italian politicians and human rights activists have objected ...

Burundi issues arrest warrants around 1993 assassination

Africa 12/01/18, 11:36

Burundi's attorney general has issued 17 international arrest warrants for former senior military and civilian officials suspected of involvement in the assassination of the country's first democratically elected president.At the top of the list is former president Pierre Buyoya, now ...

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

Sports 11/16/18, 16:25

The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of dangerous air quality resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.Cal announced Friday that the game would be played ...

Explains: How Sri Lanka plunged into political crisis

Asia & Pacific 10/29/18, 06:23

Sri Lanka is in a constitutional stalemate, torn between two leaders who both claim to be its legitimate prime minister. President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and dissolved his Cabinet on Friday, abruptly ending a strained coalition government ...

Taliban attack kills Afghan officials, US general unhurt

World 10/19/18, 01:46

Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. commander who attended the high-level meeting where the attack happened was unharmed.Thursday's meeting, on ...

Venezuelan opposition denies jailed politician took own life

World 10/09/18, 00:36

The disputed jailhouse death of an opposition councilman arrested on allegations of plotting to kill President Nicolas Maduro has triggered alarm among many Venezuelans and swift condemnation from several foreign dignitaries.Venezuela's government said on Monday that Fernando Alban took his ...

Venezuela: Caracas opposition councilman dies in jail

America 10/08/18, 21:45

A jailed councilman in Venezuela arrested on suspicion of involvement in a failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro has died of suicide, the government said Monday.The official suicide claim drew swift denials from opposition leaders close to Fernando Alban ...

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