Political assassinations

Dimitris Koufodinas, 59, smiles as he leaves Korydallos prison in western Athens, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Koufodinas, the gunman for the now-defunct Greek extremist group November 17, has been granted a 48-hour furlough from an Athens jail, fueling a political debate on prison sentencing and law and order in Greece. (Yannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 7:51 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris Koufodinas, a convicted gunman for an extreme left-wing group who once was Greece's most-wanted terrorist, returned to prison Saturday following a 48-hour furlough from his life in prison sentence. Koufodinas, 59, was given the leave even though he is serving 11 life...
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Workers hang a poster of outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri with Arabic words that read, "We are all Saad," on a seaside street in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Hezbollah has called on Saudi Arabia to stay out of Lebanese affairs, saying the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from Riyadh over the weekend, "has raised many questions." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 09, 2017 - 4:36 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday ordered its citizens out of Lebanon in its first concrete action against the Mediterranean country, while officials in Beirut demanded the immediate return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation last week in a television...
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Part of a file from the CIA, dated Oct. 10, 1963, details "a reliable and sensitive source in Mexico" report of Lee Harvey Oswald's contact with the Soviet Union embassy in Mexico City, that was released for the first time on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, by the National Archives. Documents show U.S. officials scrambling after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to round up information about Lee Harvey Oswald's trip to Mexico City weeks earlier. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
November 03, 2017 - 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government documents newly released Friday regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded." A 1975 CIA memo says a thorough search of agency records in and outside the United States was conducted to...
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November 03, 2017 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Newly released government files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination show officials scrambling to gather information about Lee Harvey Oswald's trip to...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2017, file photo shows information about Ri Ji Hyon, one of four North Koreans wanted in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong’s Un’s estranged half brother, displayed during a press conference by Malaysia Deputy National Police Chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian prosecutors are shining a light on a group of mysterious North Korean men they contend masterminded the assassination of Kim Jong Nam and fled before they could be brought to justice. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
October 28, 2017 - 6:57 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — At a trial that could send two Southeast Asian women to the gallows, Malaysian prosecutors are shining a light on several men at large they say masterminded and played crucial roles in carrying out the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong's Un's estranged half...
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Part of a web page showing the page from the National Archives showing a listing of records released on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington, relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the Kennedy assassination, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives moved to turn over some 2,800 other records. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
October 26, 2017 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out Thursday night with a hefty cache of others. "I have no choice," Trump said in a memo, citing "...
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Thai mourners, carrying a portrait of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej gather in front of a replica of the royal crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Bhumibol's death at age 88 after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief and a year of mourning, culminating in an elaborate funeral and cremation ceremony this week. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
October 26, 2017 - 7:44 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE GOP MOVES TO PASS BUDGET, START TAX DEBATE House Republicans focus squarely on tax cuts rather than deficit discipline as they look to shoehorn a GOP budget plan through the House. 2...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, center, is escorted by police as she arrives for court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam have pleaded not guilty to killing Kim Jong Nam on Feb. 13 at a crowded Kuala Lumpur airport terminal. They are accused of wiping VX on Kim's face in an assassination widely thought to have been orchestrated by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
October 05, 2017 - 5:25 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A government chemist testified Thursday he found traces of the banned VX nerve agent on two women being tried in Malaysia on charges of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader. The testimony was the first evidence linking VX to Indonesian Siti Aisyah...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, left, is escorted by police as she arrives for court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Doan and Siti Aisyah of Indonesia have pleaded not guilty to killing Kim Jong Nam on Feb. 13 at a crowded Kuala Lumpur airport terminal. They are accused of wiping VX on Kim's face in an assassination widely thought to have been orchestrated by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
October 05, 2017 - 1:08 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing estranged North Korean scion Kim Jong Nam (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A chemist has testified in a Malaysian court that he found traces of VX nerve agent and its precursors on the clothing of the...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, center, escorted by police as she arrived for court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Two women accused of smearing a banned nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in the Feb. 13 assassination at a crowded Malaysian airport terminal.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2017 - 2:58 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A pathologist says the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader had extremely low levels of an enzyme vital for nervous system function due to poisoning after being attacked at a Malaysian airport in February. Chemical pathologist Nur Ashikin Othman testified...
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