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Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech firms on eve of election

Russia on Thursday threatened U.S. social media firms with sizeable fines if they fail to delete content Moscow deems illegal and demanded Apple and Google stop allegedly meddling in its internal affa...

Indonesia: Jakarta court rules in favor of residents' clean air bid

Indonesia's Central Jakarta District Court on Thursday ruled partially in favor of Jakarta residents who took the country's president and six top senior officials to court over air pollution. ...

Taiwanese woman ignores COVID fine, has property seized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have seized the property of a Keelung woman for an overdue COVID fine and plan to auction it off if the arrears are not paid. Keelung police nabbed the ...

Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova’s campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won’t be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia. One of the coun...

Pakistan: Media regulatory bill proposes jail term for journalists

As Pakistan's President Arif Alvi addressed the parliament on Monday, hundreds of Pakistani journalists converged outside to demonstrate against a proposed law that they say would undermine press ...

Poland: Ruling party chief says 'There will be no Polexit'

Amid rising tensions with the European Union, the leader of Poland's conservative ruling party said Wednesday that his country would remain in the bloc. Jaroslaw Kaczynski's remarks came afte...

DeSantis threatens cities with fines for vaccine mandates

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday threatened local governments with $5,000 fines per violation for requiring their employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus that has o...

Pakistani journalists rally against proposed new media law

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani journalists rallied outside parliament Monday to reject a proposed law that critics say would further curtail media freedom if passed. The prot...

French palace intrigue: Ex-Macron security aide on trial

PARIS (AP) — A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who triggered a political crisis when he was identified as having beaten up a protester during a 2018 May Day demonstration went...

AP source: Lattimore, Saints agree on 5-year extension

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Orleans Saints top cornerback Marshon Lattimore, the 11th overall draft choice in 2017, has agreed to a five-year extension worth in the range of $97 million, a person fa...

NC's highest court: Felons who registered recently can vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Certain felons released from prison or never incarcerated and who registered to vote recently in North Carolina will remain eligible as litigation over their right to vote continu...

New Taipei school shows movie to 480 students despite COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A school in the Sanxia District of New Taipei City showed a movie to 480 students in violation of the COVID-19 measure restricting the maximum number of people inside a ve...

Taiwan investigates beach cleanup ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is opening an investigation into why the township of Taimali allowed 20 people to start picking up litter from beaches the same day Super Typhoon...

Biden's vaccine rules to set off barrage of legal challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine requirements have Republican governors threatening lawsuits. His unapologetic response: “Have at it.” The administration ...

U.S. doubling fines for travelers not wearing masks

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is doubling fines for first-time offenders who fail to wear masks, effective Friday, and said repeat offenders could fac...