Sirhan Sirhan Is Denied Parole as Newsom Rejects Board’s Recommendation

Gov. Gavin Newsom was not swayed by a California panel that had advocated the release of Mr. Sirhan, who was convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

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The U.S. and Iran Move Closer to a Nuclear Deal

As negotiations reach a critical stage, neither side wants to betray weakness by seeming too eager to reach a deal.

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Haitian Prime Minister Had Close Links With Murder Suspect

New evidence suggests the man who took over from Haiti’s murdered president had close links to a prime suspect in the assassination — and that the two stayed in contact even after the crime.

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U.S. Seizes a Suspect in Assassination of Haiti’s President

A former Colombian commando is the first to face U.S. prosecution in the killing of Jovenel Moïse, after agents flew him to Miami from Panama.

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Haiti Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt, His Office Says

Prime Minister Ariel Henry was the target of an unsuccessful attempt on his life over the weekend by gunmen in the northern city of Gonaïves, his office said Monday night.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #moise-jovenel-1968

California Man on Deadly Mission to White House Is Arrested, Officials Say

Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, is being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on charges of making threats against a former president.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #conspiracy-theories, #washington-dc, #xiong-kuachua-brillion

Man Exonerated in Malcolm X Murder Files Lawsuit Against New York State

Muhammad A. Aziz filed the claim on Tuesday, along with a notice seeking a settlement with the city, for the toll that being “unjustly branded as a convicted murderer” for 55 years took on his life.

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Why Was Haiti’s President Assassinated?

An investigation into the killing of the Caribbean nation’s leader points to corruption and drug trafficking at the highest levels of government.

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Haiti’s Leader Kept a List of Drug Traffickers. His Assassins Came for It.

In the months before his murder, President Jovenel Moïse took a number of steps to fight drug and arms smugglers. Some officials now fear he was killed for it.

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Le président haïtien dressait une liste de narco-trafiquants. Ses tueurs l’ont saisie.

Dans les mois précédant son meurtre, Jovenel Moïse avait entrepris de lutter contre des trafiquants d’armes et de drogues. Certains responsables craignent aujourd’hui que ce fut sa perte.

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Wrong Man Arrested Over Khashoggi Killing, France Says

The French authorities released a Saudi man who shared the name and age of a suspect in the murder of the dissident writer, saying it was a case of mistaken identity.

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French Police Arrest Man in Connection With Khashoggi Killing

A man with the same name, Khalid Alotaibi, is wanted in connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A Saudi official says France arrested the wrong man.

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56 Years Ago, He Shot Malcolm X. Now He Lives Quietly in Brooklyn.

Mujahid Abdul Halim is the one man who confessed to his role in the assassination. He long insisted that the two men convicted with him were innocent.

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Malcolm X Assassination: Questions About the Case Linger

Scholars have never accepted the official explanation for the murder. That is unlikely to change.

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Exoneration Is ‘Bittersweet’ for Men Cleared in Malcolm X’s Murder

An emotional crowd burst into applause in a packed Manhattan courtroom Thursday after the judge threw out the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam.

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Iraq Says Drone Strike Was Aimed at Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was unharmed in the attack on his residence early Sunday, the government said.

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Syria Accuses Israel of Assassinating Official Near Golan Heights

Midhat Saleh, who oversaw the strategic Golan Heights boundary for Syria, was shot an killed by a sniper, the government said.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #druse-sect, #iran, #israel, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Who Killed Thomas Sankara? Trial Opens, 34 Years After His Death.

The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, an anticolonial leader celebrated across the continent, was assassinated in 1987. Now 14 men, including the president who took his place, are on trial.

#africa, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #burkina-faso, #compaore-blaise, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #sankara-thomas

Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, Gets Extra Security

Signs of concern for the country’s leader have rattled many in the Netherlands, but experts are split on whether criminal organizations there would really risk targeting politicians.

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John Hinckley Jr. to Be Unconditionally Released in June

Mr. Hinckley, 66, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be “untethered to the court” next year after a judge’s ruling on Monday, his lawyer said.

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Navalny to the Russian Opposition: ‘Be Discouraged, a Little Bit’

Emblematic of the beleaguered state of the opposition, a forlorn group of volunteers maintains a 24-hour vigil at the spot where a prominent democracy advocate was killed in 2015.

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Top Adviser to Ukrainian President Targeted in Assassination Attempt

The adviser, Serhiy Shefir, was unharmed, but his driver was shot and wounded in an attack in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #russia, #shefir-serhiy, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

U.K. Police Charge 3rd Man in Effort to Kill Russian Dissident Skripal

The authorities added a suspect in the attempted assassination of Sergei V. Skripal in 2018. Separately, a European court blamed Russia for Alexander V. Litvinenko’s murder in 2006.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

E.U. Court Rules Russia Was Behind 2006 Assassination in the U.K.

The European Court of Human Rights said Russia was responsible for the murder of Alexander V. Litvinenko, who was poisoned with a rare isotope.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Haiti Faces Floods, Hunger, Violence and a Spiraling Power Struggle

In a country where food is scarce and the land can shake underfoot at any moment, political infighting is just one crisis among many.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #lambert-joseph-1961, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government

Haiti Prosecutor Forbids Prime Minister to Leave Amid Questions Over President’s Death

The country’s chief prosecutor wants Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister, to answer questions about the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this summer.

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Haiti’s Leader Is Forbidden to Leave Amid Questions Over President’s Killing

The country’s chief prosecutor wants Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister, to answer questions about the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this summer.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government

The Man Who Murdered My Father Doesn’t Deserve Parole

Sirhan Sirhan killed the father I never knew. Why should he go free?

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #kennedy-robert-francis, #probation-and-parole, #sirhan-sirhan-b

Rory Kennedy: Don’t Parole Sirhan Sirhan, My Father’s Assassin

Sirhan Sirhan killed the father I never knew. Why should he go free?

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #kennedy-robert-francis, #probation-and-parole, #sirhan-sirhan-b

Israel’s Spy Agency Snubbed the U.S. Can Trust Be Restored?

Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, heads to Washington promising better relations and seeking support for covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program.

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Assassination Mastermind May Still Be at Large, Haiti’s Caretaker Leader Says

Prime Minister Ariel Henry says he believes that none of the more than 40 people detained in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse have the capacity to organize the complex plot.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #elections, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government

As Haitian Leader’s Funeral Nears, Anger Burns in the Streets

The unrest exposed the nation’s deep divisions ahead of a moment many had hoped would help mend a fractured nation.

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To Help Haiti, Biden Should Keep America Out

Treating people as helpless has a way of making them so.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #ctu-security, #defense-and-military-forces, #embezzlement, #foreign-aid, #haiti, #humanitarian-aid, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government

Murder Mystery: What Were Colombian Military Vets Doing in Haiti?

At least 20 Colombians have been implicated by Haitian officials in the plot to assassinate the president. But their role in the killing, if any, is murky.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bogota-colombia, #haiti, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #moise-jovenel-1968, #veterans

Dueling Claims to Power. Broken Institutions. How Does Haiti Fix This?

Other countries have faced similar challenges, often with poor results, from protracted limbo to, in the worst cases, civil war.

#aristide-jean-bertrand, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #constitutions, #elections, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #joseph-claude, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

Haiti’s Power Vacuum Escalates Kingmakers’ Battle for Control

The contest for power is taking place on two levels. One battle pits current politicians against one another; the other is among power brokers vying for control behind the scenes.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #joseph-claude, #martelly-michel, #moise-jovenel-1968

Haiti Officials Called for U.S. Troops. Some Haitians Say, ‘No, No & No.’

Intellectuals, activists and others say the country needs to find a solution on its own, and that international intervention has damaged their country.

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Haiti Calls U.S. for Troops, After Wild Day of Gunfights and Suspicion

At least 20 people were arrested in the assassination of the Haitian president — 18 Colombians and 2 Americans of Haitian descent — on a day of deepening mystery.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #colombia, #defense-and-military-forces, #haiti, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government

Political Crisis in Haiti as Two Prime Ministers Claim Power

Despite the interim prime minister’s claim that he is in charge after the president’s assassination, a volatile political situation poses yet another challenge to democracies in the Western Hemisphere.

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What We Know and Don’t Know About the Assassination of Haiti’s President

The assassination has rocked the nation, stoking fear and confusion about what is to come.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #joseph-claude, #moise-jovenel-1968, #moise-martine, #politics-and-government, #solages-james-1985

Why Haiti Still Despairs After $13 Billion in Foreign Aid

Since a powerful earthquake devastated the country in 2010, foreign aid seems only to have helped perpetuate some of the country’s biggest troubles.

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Haiti’s President Assassinated in Nighttime Raid, Shaking a Fragile Nation

A group of unknown assailants had stormed Mr. Moïse’s residence early on Wednesday, shooting him and wounding his wife. The interim prime minister declared a “state of siege.”

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #moise-martine, #organization-of-american-states

In the Haitian Diaspora: Shock, Sadness and Fear of What Comes Next

Both opponents and supporters of the Haitian president saw his assassination as a worrisome sign that the already fragile country was descending into greater turmoil.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #corruption-institutional, #haiti, #haitian-americans, #moise-jovenel-1968, #montreal-quebec, #politics-and-government

He Went from Banana Exporter to President: ‘I Am Not a Dictator’

The president clung to power in a protracted political battle that earned him many enemies.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #moise-jovenel-1968

How the Assassination of Haiti’s President Follows Years of Turmoil

The country freed by slaves from French colonial overlords more than 200 years ago has struggled with a legacy of corruption, violence and political paralysis.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #moise-jovenel-1968

Biden Says He’s ‘Shocked and Saddened’ by Haitian Leader’s Killing

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #haiti, #moise-jovenel-1968, #united-states-international-relations

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise is Assassinated, PM Says: Live News Updates

Jovenel Moïse died in an attack on his private residence on the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince. His wife was also shot. The prime minister said a group of attackers was involved.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #haiti, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government

Colombia’s President Shot at in Helicopter but Survives Attack

President Iván Duque of Colombia was aboard a helicopter with several top ministers when he said it came under fire Friday afternoon. No one was killed.

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Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments.

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In Shadow of Navalny Case, What’s Left of the Russian Opposition?

Russian domestic politics took a flint-hard turn this year and much of the opposition leadership is now in exile or prison.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia