Political assassinations

January 15, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is the American dream. Trump dedicated his weekly address to King, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago in April. Trump spent Monday's King federal holiday...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May turns to listen to a translator during her meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy inside 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
December 06, 2017 - 8:22 am
LONDON (AP) — A man has been ordered held Wednesday after being accused in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May. Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, has been remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The plan allegedly involved planting a bomb near the entrance of Downing Street...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2017 file photo shows the wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after a car bomb which killed her, next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta. On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat announced the arrest of eight suspects, all Maltese citizens, in the murder of the journalist. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud, file)
December 04, 2017 - 1:08 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Ten Maltese suspects were arrested Monday over the car bomb slaying of a prominent investigative journalist, the prime minister and other authorities said, about six weeks after the assassination that shocked Malta and drew European Union pressure to ensure rule of law here...
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Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto" Riina's widow Ninetta Bagarella and her daughter Maria Concetta leave Parma's hospital, where the autopsy of her husband took place, in Parma, northern Italy, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Sicilian Cosa Nostra mafia 'boss of bosses,' 'Toto' Riina, one of Italy's most feared mobsters who was serving 26 life sentences, died Friday in the prison wing of the hospital, a day after his 87th birthday. (Sandro Capatti/ANSA via AP)
November 18, 2017 - 2:47 pm
ROME (AP) — The president of the Italian Senate revealed Saturday that the Mafia's "boss of bosses" allegedly had targeted him to be assassinated next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy's two leading Sicilian magistrates. Senate President Piero Grasso served as a judge for the Mafia trial in the...
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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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