Thousands protest COVID-19 restrictions in central London

LONDON (AP) — Thousands gathered Saturday at London's Trafalgar Square to protest lockdowns and social distancing rules imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19. London’s Metropolitan ...

Charlie Hebdo: Suspect in Paris knife attack confesses to political motive

An 18-year-old man believed to have wounded two people with a meat cleaver outside the former Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has confessed to the attack, according media report...

Germany: No probe of column on police that angered minister

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Friday they won't open an investigation of a newspaper column that disparaged police and infuriated the country's interior minister, finding that it was covered b...

Finnish top court bans Finland's main neo-Nazi group

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds that its activities are “significantly contrary to law.” Finland’s national police had sough...

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users?

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. President Donald Trump has cited concerns about Chine...

Mexican intellectuals claim freedom of expression threatened

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied Friday that his administration has hurt freedom of expression in Mexico, as claimed this week in an open letter signed by hundreds of pe...

Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan — vicious assaults that have threatened rape and eve...

Czech senator who visited Taiwan skewers China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senator Lumir Aschenbrenner has turned on China after it promised to ban “everyone who accompanied the president of the Senate” on a diplomatic mission t...

Taiwan's KMT should be barred from Straits Forum

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been an extremely difficult year for the Kuomintang (KMT). Its populist candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was heavily defeated in the presidential elections and then...

UN calls for release of human rights activists in Cambodia

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations human rights office called Friday for Cambodia to release detained human rights and environmental activists, saying at least two dozen have been arrested because of th...

After 9/11: Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?

Germany's Afghanistan mission began 19 years ago with a statement for the history books: On September 12, 2001, then-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder emphasized that he had assured the US president of ...

UN: COVID-19 could fuel more conflict, poverty, starvation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated discrimination and other human rights violations that can fuel conflict, and its indirect consequenc...

On new album, Chick Corea plays with a piano and his fans

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're very lucky, one day Chick Corea will make your portrait. And because he's a formidable musician, it will be a portrait entirely in musical notes. Corea like...

Uganda seeks to register online bloggers ahead of election

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in Uganda say bloggers and others publishing or broadcasting online must register with authorities, drawing criticism from some who see it as an attack on free speec...

Facebook stops Frenchman from streaming his own death

Facebook has said it will block a terminally ill Frenchman from broadcasting his own death on the social media platform. Alain Cocq is refusing to take food, drink and medicine after President Emmanu...