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Easter play in Brazil shantytown a voice against injustice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:20pm

The back streets of Brazil's biggest shantytown became the stage for an Easter Passion Play Friday that mirrored the realities faced by its residents.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:05pm

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

Congo court annuls sentence for exiled opposition leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:55pm

A lawyer for Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi says a court has annulled his three-year prison sentence, enabling him to return from exile in Belgium.

Italy, France aim to chart common strategy on violent Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:41pm

The foreign ministers of Italy and France say their countries are trying to forge a common strategy on Libya.

Trump calls Libyan commander pushing to seize Tripoli

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:25am

President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who is leading an offensive to take over the capital of Tripoli — the seat of the U.N.-supported government.

In Peru, supporters mourn ex-leader Garcia after suicide

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:04am

Large crowds on Friday 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 for alleged involvement in a corruption case.

Brazil leader wants to ease laws on carrying guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:01am

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says his administration will soon introduce legislation to make it easier to carry guns in public and to expand protections for people who kill in defense of their lives or property.

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 10:53am

Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus.

Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:26am

An Ecuadorian judge has ordered the arrest of a former foreign minister, highlighting political tensions in the country that evicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the country's London embassy.

Powerful Emirati crown prince entangled by Mueller report

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:23am

One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian interference in America's 2016 election.

Thousands rally in Serbia to back populist leader Vucic

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:03am

Tens of thousands of people rallied Friday in the Serbian capital of Belgrade to support populist President Aleksandar Vucic, a response to the weekly anti-government protests that have gone on for months denouncing him as an autocrat.

Brazil judge reverses order censoring news sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:59am

A judge on Brazil's top court has cancelled a ruling that forced two news sites to remove reports that a corruption investigation had included a reference to the court's president.

Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:54am

The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the country's name change to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece.

Japan courts Trump using emperor, first lady's birthday

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:29am

Without close friends in Asia, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be using every opportunity, even the emperor's accession, to court President Donald Trump.

Woman's brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protests

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:29am

Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal.

Women cleared of defamation in French sexual misconduct case

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:29am

A Paris court has dismissed a defamation case against six women who accused a former French lawmaker of sexual misconduct and the journalists who reported the allegations.

Report: Berlin attacker was part of Europe-wide network

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:25am

German weekly Der Spiegel says the Tunisian man who carried out a deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016 was part of a Europe-wide network of Islamic extremists.

Teen climate activist: I enjoy making a difference

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:19am

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has told a rally of several thousand young people in Rome's Piazza del Popolo they should aim that when they are older they can say they did everything they could to help the climate.

Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:55am

Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires.