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Hondurans worry legislative crisis could sink new government

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — On the eve of their new president’s inauguration, Hondurans worried that a legislative crisis threatened to derail the government they’ve placed so much hope in before it ...

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir on road to recovery in hospital

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is recovering after being hospitalized for the third time since December and is eager to get back on his feet, his daught...

Louisville boards to meet amid reports Mack will soon be out

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s Board of Trustees and the school's Athletic Association have scheduled a joint meeting for Wednesday amid a report that coach Chris Mack will soon be out. ...

Pakistan: Is PM Khan's government more corrupt than previous administrations?

The perception of corruption in Pakistan has worsened since Imran Khan came to power in 2018, according to Transparency International (TI). In its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021, the Berlin-...

Journalists across Mexico protest killings of 3 this year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Demonstrations were held Tuesday in more than a dozen cities across Mexico to protest the killings of three journalists in the the last two weeks. In the border c...

Russia adds Navalny and his top allies to list of terrorists

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the country's registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multi-p...

World Bank: Lebanon's meltdown threatens social peace

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s economy contracted by more than 58%, the World Bank said Tuesday, warning in a report that the small country’s financial meltdown poses a threat to long-term stability and soci...

South Africa's response to pandemic hit by corrupt contracts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 60% of contracts to help the South African government combat the COVID-19 pandemic have been irregular, an official report released Tuesday has revealed. ...

No injuries after explosion at Albanian soccer head's home

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An explosion shook the home of Albanian soccer federation president Armand Duka without causing injuries, his spokesman said Tuesday. Andi Vercani said the exp...

EXPLAINER: What post-unrest reforms is Kazakhstan proposing?

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's leader has trumpeted ambitious economic reforms following the worst unrest in the country of 19 million in three decades. The measures are aimed at reducing the state’s deep...

Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

BAGHDAD (AP) — War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades. Now, virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma hopes to help rebuild conflict-scarred Iraq through a series of concerts and other projec...

Report: Anti-corruption fight is stalled, COVID not helping

BERLIN (AP) — Most countries have made little to no progress in bringing down corruption levels over the past decade, and authorities' response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many places has weighed on a...

Russia adds Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to 'terrorist' list

Russia on Tuesday put Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny and a number of his allies, including a main aide, Lyubov Sobol, on a database of "terrorists and extremists." The decision by the Fe...

Sheldon Silver, NY power broker sent to prison, dead at 77

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in feder...

Sheldon Silver, once a powerful figure in New York state government before his corruption conviction, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, once a powerful figure in New York state government before his corruption conviction, has died.