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Pfizer chief Albert Bourla wins $1 million Genesis Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive of global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., was awarded on Wednesday the prestigious Genesis Prize for his efforts in leading the developme...

Myanmar's government-in-exile finds friends in the Czech Republic

From his small apartment in the suburbs of Prague, Linn Thant is fighting to restore democracy in Myanmar. When the National Unity Government (NUG), a shadow government set up by deposed parliamen...

A closer look at the case of Aafia Siddiqui, jailed in Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who authorities say held hostages inside a Texas synagogue on Saturday demanded the release of a Pakistani woman who is imprisoned nearby on charges of trying to kill Americ...

California governor mulls RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan parole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor must soon decide whether to free one of America's most notorious assassins, a decision he has said evokes one of the darkest periods in the nation's his...

Russia extends prison term for researcher of Stalin purges

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday extended the prison term handed to an activist who investigated Stalin-era repression to 15 years on what he says are trumped-up charges. Yuri...

Navalny's daughter accepts EU rights award on his behalf

BRUSSELS (AP) — The young adult daughter of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny received a standing ovation from European Union lawmakers as she accepted the EU's top human rights priz...

Siarhei Tsikhanouski: From blogger to activist to political prisoner?

Belarusian video blogger Siarhei Tsikhanouski was in pretrial detention for more than 18 months. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of organizing mass unrest and of inciting...

US, 6 other nations urge tight ban on arms sales to Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — The United States and six other nations issued a joint statement Friday calling on the international community to suspend all assistance to Myanmar's military, and expressing grave conc...

Hamilton: F1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights

Formula One is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights issues as the series closes its season in the Middle East, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday. F1 c...

Myanmar court gives Suu Kyi confidante 20-year prison term

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar found a close colleague of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of treason and sentenced him Friday to 20 years in prison, a member of their political party said. Lo...

Myanmar: Suu Kyi aide jailed for 20 years for treason — local reports

Seventy-nine-year-old Myanmar politician U Win Htein has been sentenced to 20-years in jail for sedition, his lawyer said Friday. Win Htein is a senior member of deposed national leader Aung San Suu ...

AP: Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The soldiers in rural Myanmar twisted the young man’s skin with pliers and kicked him in the chest until he couldn’t breathe. Then they taunted him about his family until his...

AP: Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The soldiers in rural Myanmar twisted the young man’s skin with pliers and kicked him in the chest until he couldn’t breathe. Then they taunted him about his family until his...

Frenchman tied to far-right abduction charged with terrorism

PARIS (AP) — A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government has been charged with terrorism in connection with what authorities have said was an extreme-right plot to attack...

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday ...