For investors, Haiti remains a tough environment

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Nickson Toussaint returned to Haiti from Washington, D.C., with dreams of opening a small hotel along the shimmering coast north of the country’s capital. He bought 2.6 acres of land for $70,000 and looked…

Germany chancellor visits former Nazi camp Dachau

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited the remains of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau in southern Germany, where more than 43,000 people were killed by the Nazis from 1933 to 1945. Merkel’s visit on…

Intruder breaks into German chancellor’s jet

BERLIN (AP) — An intruder managed to break into German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s jet at Cologne Airport for several hours last month, playing around with buttons in the cockpit, activating the escape slide and using fire extinguishers before…

Accused female drug trafficker returns to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says that convicted drug trafficker Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the “Queen of the Pacific,” has returned to Mexico from the U.S. and has been handed over to authorities. The official…

Prosecutors to attack Pistorius’ story, character

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Neighbors, an ex-girlfriend, a member of a firearms club and a former soccer player who claims Oscar Pistorius threatened him are all named among the 107 potential state witnesses for the double-amputee Olympian’s murder trial.…

Swedish museum to recover lost scientific artifact

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A rare 16th-century scientific instrument used by early astronomers that has been missing from a Swedish museum for around a decade has been recovered and will be returned this week, the London-based Art Loss Register…

Tunisian activist quits feminist group Femen

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A women’s rights activist who shocked Tunisians by posting topless photos of herself online says she is quitting the Ukrainian feminist group Femen because of what she calls its anti-Islam outlook. Amina Sboui told…

High demand as World Cup ticket sales begin

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tickets for next year’s World Cup went on sale online on Tuesday with 16 of the 64 matches immediately seeing a high number of applicants, including the opening match in Sao Paulo and the…

Key events in life of indicted Pakistani ex-leader

ISLAMABAD (AP) — — Aug. 11, 1943: Pervez Musharraf born in New Delhi in what is now India. — Oct. 7, 1998: Musharraf becomes chief of the army. — Oct. 12, 1999: Musharraf ousts Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…

‘Free at last,’ Mandela said, quoting King

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The speaker, one of the world’s most recognizable black leaders, was addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress when he quoted America’s top civil rights leader: “Free at last, free at last, thank God…