Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting antisemitism on college campuses, the White House said. The order, which is likely to dra...

U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet. David Kaye, the U.N.'s spe...

OSCE warns Albania not to block freedom of expression online

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday urged authorities in Albania to further amend a draft law on a new registration system for online media. ...

Putin signs bill targeting journalists and bloggers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Monday that gives the government the right to register bloggers, journalists and social media users as foreign agents. ...

Russia passes bill targeting bloggers and journalists

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed a bill that gives the government the right to register bloggers, journalists and social media users as foreign agents. The...

Northwestern University stands up to Chinese students whining over photo of Taiwan independence flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite a massive outcry by its brigade of Chinese students, Northwestern University has refused to take down a photo showing students waving the Taiwanese flag and a pro-...

Amnesty International calls Facebook, Google rights abusers

Amnesty International has issued a scathing indictment of Google and Facebook. It says the two most dominant internet corporations should be compelled to abandon what it calls their ...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Evo Morales can’t run as a candidate in any new elections, even as the ousted leader contended he is in fact still the president of the Andean coun...

In Cuba, Spanish king calls for political diversity

HAVANA (AP) — Spanish King Felipe VI has called for political diversity and freedom of expression during an official visit to Cuba. The king, who was ending his trip on Thursday, sai...

Clashes in southern Iraqi city of Karbala kill 2 protesters

BAGHDAD (AP) — A protester and a medic say two Iraqi protesters were killed in renewed clashes in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, a flashpoint in weeks of anti-government demonstrations. ...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dicta...

Myanmar court gives actors 1-year jail term for satire

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has sentenced five members of a traditional theatrical troupe to a year in prison for their gibes about the military. The members of the Pea...

Christian group tries to ban naked Joan of Arc oratorio

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Christian group is trying to prevent the La Monnaie opera house in Brussels from staging a production of Arthur Honegger's oratorio "Joan of Arc at the Stake" in which the heroine ap...

Rights groups criticize Tanzania's leader over repression

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four years of Tanzanian President John Magufuli's rule have stifled independent journalism and severely restricted the activities of non-governmental organizations, two internati...

Students who vandalize Lennon Walls face deportation: Taiwan's MOE gets tough

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has warned that students who damage Lennon Walls on university campuses could face prosecution and deportation. Head of the D...