Political assassinations

March 27, 2020 - 12:04 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man who sought to overturn his life sentence for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted in 2005. He filed a motion last year seeking a new sentence...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's state media Monday, March 9, 2020, says Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt after a blast in the capital Khartoum. (AP Photo, File)
March 09, 2020 - 5:49 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's prime minister said he survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum. Abdalla Hamdok, a longtime economist, tweeted he was “safe and in good shape" following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok had been...
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A protester holds a poster reading "Tired of" during a rally in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
February 29, 2020 - 8:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people marched on a central Moscow boulevard Saturday in remembrance of a Russian opposition leader who was gunned down five years ago while walking on a bridge adjacent to the Kremlin. The march also protested proposed changes to the Russian Constitution that opponents...
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FILE - In this July 10, 1960, file photo, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts gestures during his meeting with California Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown in Los Angeles. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who is trying to sell his father's memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Private letters and other items that had belonged to Edmund G. "Pat" Brown when he was California governor are being offered by the auction house Sotheby's, which estimates the value at $20,000 to $30,000. (AP Photo, File)
January 25, 2020 - 10:32 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who is trying to sell his father’s memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Private letters and other items that had belonged to Edmund G. “Pat” Brown when he was governor are being offered by...
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The new Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela salutes the crowd as he walks out of the Presidential palace in Valletta, Malta, after the swear-in ceremony, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Abela is replacing Joseph Muscat after weeks of protests demanding accountability in the investigation of the car bomb slaying of an anti-corruption journalist who targeted his government. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)
January 13, 2020 - 11:37 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's new prime minister has been sworn into office, replacing the beleaguered premier who bowed to public protests for accountability in the probe of an anti-corruption journalist's murder. Robert Abela took the oath of office Monday and kissed a crucifix in the...
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Julian Le Baron arrives where one of the cars belonging to the extended LeBaron family was ambushed by gunmen last year near Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 12, 2020. Lopez Obrador said Sunday there is an agreement to establish a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by drug gang assassins along a remote road near New Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
January 12, 2020 - 7:00 pm
LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by suspected drug gang assassins along a remote road in the northern border region near New Mexico. In remarks to...
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Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat waives during his farewell speech as Labour Party leader in Kordin, near Valletta, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A new leader will be elected during the weekend. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
January 11, 2020 - 4:38 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta’s Labor Party was choosing a new leader Saturday to replace Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who announced his resignation amid increasing demands at home and abroad for accountability following the assassination of an anti-corruption journalist. Around 17,500 Labor Party...
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Members of Montreal's Iranian community attend a vigil, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019 in downtown Montreal. It is “highly likely” that Iran shot down the civilian Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board, U.S., Canadian and British officials declared Thursday. They said the fiery missile strike could well have been a mistake amid rocket launches and high tension throughout the region. (Andrej Ivanov/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 3:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The worst had passed, it seemed, and the United States and Iran no longer appeared poised at the edge of war. “All is well!” President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night, days after a U.S. drone strike killed Iran’s most powerful general, and Iran, after a barrage of missiles, had...
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Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat waives during his farewell speech as Labour Party leader in Kordin, near Valletta, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A new leader will be elected during the weekend. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
January 10, 2020 - 2:59 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister told the nation Friday night that he had paid “the highest political price for a dark episode,” a reference to the assassination of an investigative journalist whose work targeted his government and whose death led to demands for his resignation. In a...
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Activists gather in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, to protest recent U.S. military actions in Iraq. A top Iranian general and Iraqi militiamen were killed in a U.S. airstrike that sharply escalated tensions across the region. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 04, 2020 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators in dozens of cities around the U.S. gathered Saturday to protest the Trump administration's killing of an Iranian general and decision to send thousands of additional soldiers to the Middle East. More than 70 planned protests were organized by CODEPINK and Act Now to...
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