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Jailed Ethiopian opposition leaders to end hunger strike

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Attorneys for four jailed Ethiopian opposition figures say they will end their hunger strike on Monday after 39 days. The lawyers said the health of the politici...

LGBTQ rights bill ignites debate over religious liberty

A sweeping bill that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people is a top priority of President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress. Yet as the Equality Act heads to the Senate after...

Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

PARIS (AP) — Activists laid flowers near the Iranian Embassy in Paris on Monday to show support for a women's rights campaigner sentenced to prison after handing out flowers to women on the Tehran met...

EXPLAINER: What's happened so far at China's annual congress

BEIJING (AP) — Midway through its annual session, China’s ceremonial parliament is focusing on boosting the economy, building self-reliance in technology and further squeezing room for pol...

Senegal braces for 3 more days of protests as crisis deepens

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Supporters of jailed Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko have called for three more days of protests starting Monday following violent demonstrations last week that threat...

Hong Kong's Lam says China's planned electoral changes could prompt vote delay

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday that China’s planned changes to the electoral system could further delay a vote for the city’s legislature, but she was still uncertain on the ti...

Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president's century-old estate in New York's Westchester County could end up being one of his bigger legal nightmares. ...

Hong Kong leader 'fully welcomes' proposed electoral reforms

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday the city's government “fully welcomes” the electoral reforms that have been proposed by Beijing and will increase central government control ov...

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: How she took on an authoritarian leader despite her fears

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a political unknown just one year ago. Today, she has become the leader of the biggest protest movement in Belarus since the country gained independence. The wave of actio...

Greek police, protesters clash in Athens suburb

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police clashed with more than 500 protesters in an Athens suburb on Sunday evening, using tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd. The crowd was ...

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not ...

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not ...

French MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Olivier Dassault, French MP and son of industrialist Serge Dassault, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. The 69-year-old, a lawmaker with the center-right Republicans party, was killed in Calavdos ...

The Latest: Israel in final phase of easing of lockdown

JERUSALEM — Israel has opened most of its economy as part of its final phase of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some of them in place since September. Bars and restaurants...

Satellite photos show aftermath of strike in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected missile strike on an oil-loading facility used by Turkey-backed opposition forces in northern Syria appears to have sparked fires across a large area where oil tankers are no...