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July 23, 2016 - 6:01pm
2 hours 22 min ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says the government is studying a request to place imprisoned 86-year-old drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo under house arrest.

Fonseca Carrillo is one the founders of modern Mexican drug trafficking. He is serving a 40-year sentence for the 1985 slaying of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.

A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said the government is "...

July 23, 2016 - 5:54pm
2 hours 22 min ago

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government says that jailed former President Alberto Fujimori has filed a new request for a pardon, less than a week before the country's new president takes office.

Outgoing President Ollanta Humala rejected Fujimori's first request for a pardon in 2013. The 77-year-old ex-president is serving a 25-year-sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and sanctioning death squads during his 1990-2000 government.

President-elect...

July 23, 2016 - 4:39pm
2 hours 22 min ago

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's president says he has begun talks with political parties on a new "national reconciliation" law after the Supreme Court overturned an amnesty covering crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war.

President Salvador Sanchez Ceren said Saturday the new law might allow investigations of human rights abuses, but would also allow those responsible to be granted forgiveness.

Earlier this month,...

July 23, 2016 - 1:59pm
5 hours 22 min ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics.

The Federal Police Department says in a brief statement posted on its website that the man turned himself in Friday night in the central-western state of Mato Grosso. No further details were provided.

Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes on Thursday announced the arrest of 10 Brazilians...

July 23, 2016 - 1:55pm
5 hours 22 min ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested another man suspected of belonging to a group that allegedly discussed carrying out attacks during the Olympics.

The Federal Police Department says in a brief statement posted on its website that the man turned himself in Friday night in the central-western state of Mato Grosso. No further details were provided.

Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes on Thursday announced the arrest of 10 Brazilians...

July 23, 2016 - 11:21am
5 hours 42 min ago

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died when his car was bombed in Ukraine, has been buried in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.

Sheremet, who once was imprisoned in Belarus, where independent media are under consistent pressure from the authoritarian government, had moved to Ukraine two years ago after several years in Russia, seeing Ukraine as having a more free media environment.

He worked for the news website Ukrainska...

July 23, 2016 - 10:50am
9 hours 32 min ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested the leader and eight other members of an international ring allegedly involved in extortion and illegal arms sales.

Spanish police say a raid on an upscale house on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza led to the arrest of nine suspects, including "a Polish multimillionaire and former soldier" who allegedly led the ring. The police say the ring used a network of companies in Germany, Belgium, France and Britain to "commit...

July 23, 2016 - 10:42am
9 hours 32 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Police say two people who tried to abduct a British serviceman outside a Royal Air Force Base three days ago were probably part of a larger team.

Norfolk Police said Saturday the serviceman only saw two people, including one with a knife, but that others were likely involved.

The serviceman was running near the RAF Marham base in Norfolk when he was grabbed by a man who tried to force him into a van. The man had an accomplice carrying a...

July 23, 2016 - 10:33am
5 hours 22 min ago

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer amid fears of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, and heightened French security checks were causing severe delays Saturday for those trying to cross the English Channel.

Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said after French leadership meeting Saturday that officials are focusing on "adapting itself in all domains" to the evolving threat. At the...

July 23, 2016 - 10:30am
9 hours 32 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — The lawyer of a dual British-Australian national indicted in a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children at the center of a custody battle says a travel ban imposed on his client has been lifted.

Joe Karam said Saturday that Adam Whittington and his colleague, Greg Michael, "are free to go."

Whittington, who heads a British-based child recovery agency, allegedly masterminded the plot to kidnap the children from their...

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