Violent crime

FILE-In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo people carry the body of the victim who has been identified as Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian Muslim during the funeral in Duisi village, the Pankisi Gorge valley, in Georgia. Germany’s foreign ministry says it has expelled two Russian diplomats after prosecutors announced they suspected Moscow’s involvement in the brazen daylight slaying of a Georgian man in Berlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
December 04, 2019 - 9:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Federal German prosecutors on Wednesday took over the investigation of a brazen daylight slaying of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin, saying evidence suggests it was ordered either by the government of Russia or the Chechen Republic. The Foreign Ministry immediately announced...
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People protest outside the office of the Prime Minister at Castille, in Valletta, Malta, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, as a delegation od European Union lawmakers is visiting the country after an investigation into the murder of leading investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia implicated Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s chief of staff. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
December 04, 2019 - 9:22 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese taxi driver testifying under immunity from prosecution says that a local casino and hotel owner, was the sole mastermind of the 2017 car-bomb murder of an anti-corruption journalist. Melvin Theuma told a Maltese court Wednesday that a plot to kill Daphne Caruana...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with military officials in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The meeting focused on modernization of the Russian navy. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 7:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany’s investigation of the killing of a Georgian man (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Russia’s foreign ministry says the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Germany over the August slaying of a Georgian man in Berlin is “groundless” and “unfriendly.” The German...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2008, file photo, Tetsu Nakamura, who has headed the Japanese charity, Peace Medical Service, speaks during a press conference regarding the killing of the Japanese aid worker Kazuya Ito, at the Japanese embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Japanese physician and aid worker in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds after an attack Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that also killed five Afghans, including the doctor’s bodyguards, the driver and a passenger, a hospital spokesman said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)
December 04, 2019 - 7:31 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A shooting ambush in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed a Japanese physician and aid worker widely respected and beloved in the war-scarred nation, triggering an outpouring of grief among the people whose lives he helped change for the better. The leaders of Japan and...
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December 04, 2019 - 6:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany’s investigation of the killing of a Georgian man (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Russia is rejecting allegations from Germany that it may have been behind the slaying of a Georgian man in the heart of Berlin this summer. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said...
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December 04, 2019 - 6:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Federal German prosecutors say they are taking over the investigation of a brazen daylight slaying of a Georgian man after concluding evidence suggests involvement either by the government of Russia or the Chechen republic. Prosecutors’ spokesman Markus Schmitt said Wednesday that due...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2008, file photo, Tetsu Nakamura, who has headed the Japanese charity, Peace Medical Service, speaks during a press conference regarding the killing of the Japanese aid worker Kazuya Ito, at the Japanese embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Japanese physician and aid worker in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds after an attack Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that also killed five Afghans, including the doctor’s bodyguards, the driver and a passenger, a hospital spokesman said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:39 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Japanese physician and aid worker in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds after an attack Wednesday that also killed five Afghans, including the doctor’s bodyguards, the driver and a passenger, a hospital spokesman said. The attack in Nangarhar province targeted...
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FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2008, file photo, Tetsu Nakamura, who has headed the Japanese charity, Peace Medical Service, speaks during a press conference regarding the killing of the Japanese aid worker Kazuya Ito, at the Japanese embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Japanese physician and aid worker in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds after an attack Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that also killed five Afghans, including the doctor’s bodyguards, the driver and a passenger, a hospital spokesman said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)
December 04, 2019 - 4:10 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Japanese physician and aid worker in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds after an attack Wednesday that also killed five Afghans, including the doctor’s bodyguards, the driver and a passenger, a hospital spokesman said. The attack in Nangarhar province targeted...
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A shop's windows are riddled with bullet holes near City Hall after a gunbattle in Villa Union, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The small town near the U.S.-Mexico border began cleaning up Monday even as fear persisted after 22 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle between a heavily armed drug cartel assault group and security forces. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
December 03, 2019 - 10:52 pm
VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle in the border state of Coahuila, some communities want a more forceful strategy to prevent cartel assailants from reimposing a reign of...
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Maryland corrections secretary Robert Green speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment of correctional officers, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Baltimore. Twenty five correction officers, most of whom were taken into custody earlier in the day, are charged with using excessive force on detainees at state-operated Baltimore pretrial correctional facilities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 03, 2019 - 7:55 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than two dozen correctional officers in Baltimore were charged Tuesday with using excessive force on prisoners at state-operated jails in a city plagued by decades of institutional corruption, inside and outside jailhouse walls. The 25 indicted officers are accused of...
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