Violent protests mar funeral of slain Haiti president

Haiti's new Prime Minister Ariel Henry (center) attends the funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, on July 23, 2021, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, the main city in his native northern region.  (VALERIE BAERISWY / AFP) CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti - Haiti bid a rowdy farewell to assassinated president Jovenel Moise on Friday...

Haiti’s murdered president laid to rest as tensions flare

Police carry the coffin of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the start of the funeral at his family home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, early July 23, 2021. Moise was assassinated at his home in Port-au-Prince on July 7. (MATIAS DELACROIX/AP) CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti - Pallbearers in military attire carried late Haitian...

Madagascar police arrest 6 over plot to kill president

In this June 26, 2021 photo, Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina inspects troops during Independence Day celebrations at The Barea Stadium in Antananarivo. (RIJASOLO / AFP) ANTANANARIVO - Madagascan police this week arrested six people, including a foreign national, on suspicion of plotting to kill the president, after months of investigation,...

Cubans hold mass rally in support of revolution

HAVANA - Thousands of Cubans on Saturday gathered at the La Piragua esplanade in Havana to express their support of the island's government after the recent unrest. Raul Castro, leader of the Cuban socialist revolution, President Miguel Diaz-Canel, high-ranking officials, and leaders of social organizations attended the event. Raul Castro,...

Colombia says ex-Haiti official suspected of ordering Moise hit

A Haitian police officer guards the residence of late president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 15, 2021, as FBI agents assisting the investigation of his assassination inspect the house. (MATIAS DELACROIX/AP) BOGOTA - Former Haitian justice ministry official Joseph Felix Badio may have ordered the assassination of Haiti's President...

Bolsonaro hospitalized for exams after abdominal pain

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, July 13, 2021. (ERALDO PERES / AP) Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to the hospital for exams with abdominal pain after more than 10 days of hiccups. Bolsonaro is in good spirits and...

Putin, Biden agree to continue cooperation on cybersecurity

US President Joe Biden, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, meet at the start of the US-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. (DENIS BALIBOUSE/POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden have agreed to continue their constructive...

Ex-South African President Zuma taken into police custody

Former South African president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters in front of his rural home in Nkandla on July 4, 2021 for the first time since he was given a 15-months sentence for contempt of court.  (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) Former South African President Jacob Zuma, who was convicted on contempt-of-court...

Trump bashes New York charges against company, adviser

In this file photo former US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on Nov 4, 2020. (MANDEL NGAN / AFP) SARASOTA - Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned New York prosecutors for bringing...

Brazil top prosecutor to probe Bolsonaro over vaccine deal

In this Nov 10, 2020 photo, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the launch of a program for the resumption of tourism, a sector severely affected by the new coronavirus outbreak, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA - Brazil’s top prosecutor agreed on Friday to request...

‘Xi’s view on Hong Kong may differ from predecessors’

A political analyst says President Xi Jinping's speech to mark the centenary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party showed the leader has adopted a high level of vigilance in his foreign policies, and that his understanding of the One Country, Two Systems principle could differ from his predecessors....

Putin says Russia could have sunk UK warship, hits out at US

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an annual televised phone-in with the country's citizens dubbed "Direct Line with Vladimir Putin" at the Moscow's World Trade Center studio in Moscow on June 30, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP) Russia's President Vladimir Putin accused the US of involvement in what he termed a “provocation”...

Colombian president survives attack on helicopter

In this photo released by Colombia's Presidency, bullet holes are seen on the fuselage of a Colombian Air Force helicopter that was fired on while carrying Colombian President Ivan Duque and members of his cabinet, at the airport in Cucuta, Colombia, June 25, 2021. (CESAR CARRION / PRESIDENCY OF COLOMBIA...

Putin says direct dialog main goal of Biden summit

This combo photo shows US President Joe Biden (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (PHOTO/AGENCIES) Russian President Vladimir Putin said the main goals of his summit meeting this week with US President Joe Biden will be establishing personal contacts and direct dialog, and creating a mechanism to foster further interaction, according...