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Anatoly Bokun, leader of strike committee at Belaruskali, a huge potash factory in Soligorsk, speaks to workers in Soligorsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Bokun was detained by police Monday and is facing a 15-day jail sentence on charges of organizing an unsanctioned protest. The factory, which accounts for a fifth of the world's potash fertilizer output, is the nation's top cash earner. (AP Photo)

Belarus strike leader jailed; opposition activist detained

Aug. 31, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authorities on Monday handed a jail sentence to a factory strike organizer and detained a leading opposition activist, part of a methodical effort to stifle weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian leader after an election the opposition says was rigged. ...

A resident wears a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus as she speaks on her phone in Beijing on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: China nears full re-opening of schools

Aug. 27, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

BEIJING — China began moving into its final weekend before a full re-opening of schools amid continuing measures to prevent any further spread of coronavirus. The country reported just nine new cases on Friday, all brought from outside the country. Hospitals are treating 288 people for COVID-19 and...

Man charged with plot to sell fake coronavirus disinfectant

Aug. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man sold unregistered and misbranded pesticides falsely advertised as a government-approved disinfectant for the coronavirus, investigators said. Marek Majtan, 35, of Frederick, was charged Tuesday in a criminal complaint that accuses him of repackaging pesticides with his own...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lozoya, who was arrested in February 2020 by Spanish police on an international warrant issued by Mexico, has dropped his extradition fight and agreed to return to Mexico to cooperate in corruption investigations, according to Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Concern grows as Mexico president talks of investigation

Aug. 20, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s insistence on a public airing of a rapidly widening corruption scandal could complicate the investigation and open the case to criticism that it’s more about political payback than justice. Since the former head of...

FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters at the end of a visit to a Social Security Institute hospital that will be converted to receive patients infected with the new coronavirus, in the Coyoacan borough of Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said Thursday, July 30, 2020, that he is creating a central national purchasing and distribution agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment amid persistent shortages during the pandemic and the arrest of a doctor who advised a patient's family to buy their own medications. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Ex-official says former Mexico president directed corruption

Aug. 19, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In some of the most explosive accusations in recent Mexican political history, the former head of the state-owned oil company directly accused former President Enrique Peña Nieto and his treasury secretary of directing a scheme of kickbacks and embezzlement directly from the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Aug. 19, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 18 The Los Angles Times on the ratification of the 19th amendment and the women's right to vote: A woman named Shelly Tolhurst offered a sadly prophetic observation at a Sept. 7, 1920, event in Los Angeles celebrating the passage of a...

Western Nebraska man gets prison for dumping hazardous waste

Aug. 11, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for illegally dumping hazardous waste at sites around south-central Nebraska. Edward Miller, 44, was a resident of Sidney in October 2017 when he loaded a truck and flatbed trailer with pesticides and...