Rights court rules against Russia in church protest

PARIS (AP) — Europe's top human rights court has ruled that the Russian government violated the rights of the Pussy Riot punk collective during the group's 2012 protest inside a Moscow cathedral. ...

By a 1-vote margin, city leaders OK bid for GOP convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A divided North Carolina city council narrowly approved a bid Monday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, a decision that followed nearly two hours of comments pro a...

Ex-rebel leader in Colombia refuses Senate seat in protest

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former rebel leader recently elected to Colombia's Senate says he's refusing to take office out of protest. Ivan Marquez said Monday that the government has...

Finland protests: Human rights for all _ and save the planet

HELSINKI (AP) — One sign in Helsinki read: "Build saunas not war!" Activists used Monday's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold two...

Contentious bill defines Israel as Jewish nation-state

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli parliamentary committee is deliberating a contentious bill that would define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The government says the bill...

Trump wins sympathy from Russian media ahead of summit

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is no fan of American journalists, but he might love what the Russian media are saying about him ahead of his meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir P...

Weekend Sports In Brief

WORLD CUP MOSCOW (AP) — France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russi...

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

MOSCOW (AP) — France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Rio...

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian protest group and Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final. The punk band says in a statem...

Truck drivers protest forced vehicle renewal policy

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Over 500 trucks and motorcycles blocked the road outside the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) and nearby streets Sunday to protest a recently passed amendment that w...

Helsinki protest focuses on rights before Trump-Putin summit

HELSINKI (AP) — Some 1,500 people are protesting in Helsinki to promote human and sexual rights, democracy and environmental issues ahead of Monday's summit in the Finnish capital between Donald Trump...

Man arrested over paraglider protest at Trump resort

LONDON (AP) — Scottish police say they have arrested a man in connection with a Greenpeace protest that breached a no-fly security zone and flew a banner close to the golf resort where President Donal...

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

BAGHDAD (AP) — An activist says thousands of protesters have fanned out in Iraq's southern oil-rich province of Basa to protest dilapidated public services and lack of jobs there. La...

Egypt's young Nubians revive dream of return to homeland

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Siham Othman was born decades after her grandparents were forced to evacuate from their homes on the banks of the Nile River along with tens of thousands of their fellow Nubians. B...

Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt

ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The world of their parents and grandparents was turned upside down more than 50 years ago when they were evacuated from villages along the Nile River to make way for the High Dam. ...