Rights group director latest in chain of Egypt arrests

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group said Thursday that its director has been arrested days after two of its other employees were taken into custody. The arrests of the rights work...

Protesters sue Chicago Police over 'brutal, violent' tactics

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists who protested in Chicago over George Floyd's death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing city police officers of brutally...

Thailand pro-democracy protesters resilient amid violent crackdown

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on escalating pro-democracy demonstrations. Protesters are calling for the prime minister's resignation, ...

EU hit by new crisis, this time over money and values

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been plunged into another major crisis. ...

Online G-20 summit lacks glam, and maybe results, amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This weekend’s summit of leaders from the Group of 20 stands out more for what it is not than for what it is. Held online this year because of the ...

Coalition seizes on pandemic to boost 'Obamacare' sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — As COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled in many places, a coalition of states, health care groups and activists is striving to drum up “Obamacare” sign-ups among a growing number of America...

Burgum nemesis chosen by GOP to fill dead candidate's seat

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A powerful Republican North Dakota lawmaker who lost his seat after being targeted by Gov. Doug Burgum has been chosen by party activists to return to his old seat to replace a c...

Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden's abortion stance

Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they’re sharply divided over a declaration by the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 17 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on a recent judicial decision expanding ...

Egyptian group: 2 employees arrested after diplomats’ visit

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group said Wednesday that security forces arrested two of its employees, the latest in a years-long crackdown on dissent and rights advocates by the government. ...

Amid pandemic, Belgrade street kids find comfort at refuge

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In a small, brightly-colored backstreet house in Belgrade a teenage girl is drying her hair, while two others eat lunch in the kitchen. A group of boys are having their tempera...

Taiwan court sentences attackers of HK bookseller to 3 to 4 months in jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three men who plotted and executed a paint attack against Hong Kong bookseller and democracy activist Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) received prison sentences ranging from three to fo...

Findings of AP dive into abuse of female palm oil workers

Key findings of The Associated Press’ investigation into the treatment of female palm oil workers in Indonesia and Malaysia: — Women on plantations often face sexual abuse, ranging f...

Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

SUMATRA, Indonesia (AP) — The 16-year-old girl describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees on an Indonesian palm oil plantation that feeds into some of the world’s best-known cosmetic brands....

Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

SUMATRA, Indonesia (AP) — With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped ...