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Ecuador, Peru to elect presidents amid strengthened pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will...

Arizona parts ways with Sean Miller amid NCAA investigation

Arizona has parted ways with men's basketball coach Sean Miller as the program awaits its fate in an NCAA infractions investigation. The school announced Wednesday that Miller will b...

China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials on separatism charges

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a former education official and a former legal official in the northwestern region of Xinjiang to death with a two-year reprieve on charges including separatism and ...

China hands Uighur former-government officials death penalty for 'separatism'

Two Uighur ex-government officials in China's Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out "separatist activities", a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for...

China: Two former Uyghur officials sentenced for 'separatist activities'

Authorities in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang have handed out death sentences to two former government officials from the local Uyghur minority group, the Chinese state-run news agency ...

Oil trader admits to role in major Ecuador bribery scheme

MIAMI (AP) — An employee of a European trading company pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping pay more than $22 million in bribes to high-level officials in Ecuador in exchange for contracts with the state...

Israel PM back in court as parties weigh in on his fate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appeared in court for the resumption of his corruption trial. The evidentiary phase of the trial begins on Monday as I...

Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from a California prison and is at a halfway house outside Los Angeles following his imprisonment for his role in a college admi...

US calls out Taiwan's defamation law in annual human rights report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department on Tuesday (March 30) took issue with Taiwan's criminalization of speech that adversely affects reputation, among a few other issues, while l...

Israel president: 'Unconventional' unions needed after vote

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli election officials Wednesday handed over the results of last week's vote to President Reuven Rivlin, nudging forward the country' elusive efforts to break political deadlock, ...

Brother of Honduran president sentenced to life in drug case

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was convicted on drug charges. Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández...

Swiss banker to Venezuelan kleptocrats becomes star witness

MIAMI (AP) — Matthias Krull pulls up his pant leg and slides a gardening shear on the ankle monitor that for two years has been a constant reminder of his crimes. With a court order...

Ex-Mexico governor pleads guilty to money laundering in US

HOUSTON (AP) — A former governor of a Mexican border state who prosecutors have said was connected to drug cartels pleaded guilty in a Texas court Thursday to taking more than $3.5 million in bribes f...

Deadlock prevails as tallying resumes in Israeli election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vote tallying in Israel resumed Thursday in the deadlocked parliamentary elections held earlier this week, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor those determined to toppl...

Ex-head of NYC homeless housing group charged with fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — The former top executive of a New York City homeless housing group that is one of the city's largest was arrested and charged Wednesday with conspiracy, honest services wire fraud and ...