Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's second-highest court is reducing the sentence of incarcerated former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from 12 years and one month to eight years and 10 months. ...

Former French PM Fillon and wife to stand corruption trial

PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says investigating judges have ordered that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife stand trial on corruption charges. Fillon, who ...

Two years out of 25 served, ex-Korean President may be free from prison soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former president of the Republic of Korea, Park Guen Hye, has reportedly asked for her physical condition to be reviewed in hopes that her prison sentence will be stay...

Prominent Algerian businessman detained in corruption probe

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian public television says the boss of Algeria's largest private group, Cevital, has been arrested following a corruption probe. It says Issad Rebrab was...

New Ukrainian leader's campaign had pages from sitcom script

MOSCOW (AP) — The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view...

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-o...

The Latest: EU pledges support for new leader in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the results of Ukraine's presidential vote in which TV actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy won in a landslide (all times local): 12 noon Th...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 22,...

Comedian headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was...

The Latest: Corruption, dire economy key issues in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Corruption and economic stagnation are big issues for voters in Ukra...

Ukraine's presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Polls have opened in Ukraine's presidential runoff pitting the incumbent against a comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president in a TV sitcom. Opinion sur...

Ukraine quite ahead of presidential election

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's hotly contested presidential election, Ukraine is observing a so-called "day of silence" in which campaigning is forbidden. The campaign hit a ...

Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case. ...

Peruvian judge orders former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski jailed for up to 3 years as corruption probe continues.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian judge orders former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski jailed for up to 3 years as corruption probe continues. .

Peruvians gather for funeral of former president Alan Garcia

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Large crowds have gathered in the Peruvian capital for the funeral procession of former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself after authorities arrived at his home to arrest him ...