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Palestinian rights groups see muzzle in Israel's terror tag

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Activists called on the international community Saturday to help reverse Israel's unprecedented designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations...

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez to live in exile in Spain

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Writer and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramírez announced Friday he will go live in Spain, after the government of President Daniel Ortega tried to arrest him and ...

Turkish lira continues to slide after interest rate cut

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish lira continued to slide and reached a record low against the U.S. dollar Friday, a day after the Central Bank sharply cut interest rates. It was another hit after a g...

Nicaragua arrests 2 business leaders in continuing crackdown

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s national police arrested two leaders of the country’s top private business association Thursday, just one day after a regional body called for the immediate relea...

Turkey, Jordan, Mali added to global financial watch list

An international organization that monitors and sets guidelines to protect against money laundering and terrorism financing added Turkey, Jordan and Mali to its watch list Thursday. ...

US sentence reduced for Hugo Chavez's former bodyguard

MIAMI (AP) — Hugo Chávez's former bodyguard, who became one of the earliest and most-effective witnesses for U.S. investigations into corruption in Venezuela, is scheduled to be released from prison i...

Credit Suisse faces penalties over Mozambique loan deals

ZURICH (AP) — Credit Suisse has announced settlements totaling nearly $700 million with British and U.S. authorities over lending to Mozambique state-owned companies that Swiss regulators say violated...

Spanish court rules to extradite Venezuela spy chief to US

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of a former Venezuelan spy chief to the United States where he is wanted on charges of drug trafficking and belonging to a terror org...

Mother of Taiwan slay victim blasts Hong Kong authorities

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong mother whose daughter was killed in Taiwan in 2018 on Wednesday lambasted authorities in the Chinese city for letting the man who confessed to the crime walk free, while...

FBI at Russian oligarch's homes for 'law enforcement' action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Ru...

Taiwan must pursue risk management to overcome future challenges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the things that first hit me after moving to Taiwan was how risk-averse people are here. When I suggested meeting a friend for a drink he replied “I can&rs...

Maduro ally appears in court to face corruption charges

MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who prosecutors say was a major conduit for corruption by Nicolás Maduro's inner circle appeared for the first time in Miami federal court Monday after a weekend extradition...

Rights watchdog faults Malta for abortion, journalist safety

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A European human rights watchdog recommended on Monday that Malta legalize abortion, improve gender equality and implement reforms to protect journalists, adding another interna...

Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to US

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecuto...

Business Highlights: Retail sales, Wall Street's big week

___ Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues NEW YORK (AP) — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shoc...