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Activist investor pushes Kohl's to sell or split e-commerce

Dec. 06, 2021 10:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An activist investor is pushing department store chain Kohl's Inc. to either sell the entire company or spin off its e-commerce division. In a letter posted online on Monday, Engine Capital LP said that it wants the Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based chain to consider...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 06, 2021 10:25 AM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18, hesitated. He...

China attacks potential US diplomatic boycott of Olympics

Dec. 06, 2021 05:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday threatened to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian accused U.S. politicians of grandstanding over the issue...

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Dec. 06, 2021 03:33 AM EST

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance...

Zoo wants gun activist who fought its ban to pay legal bills

Dec. 05, 2021 18:26 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After successfully defending its weapons ban in court, the St. Louis Zoo is now trying to force the gun rights activist who challenged the ban to pay part of its $150,000 in legal bills. The zoo filed a request for its request for legal fees in August,...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 15:49 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Violence as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

Dec. 05, 2021 14:28 PM EST

VILLEPINTE, France (AP) — Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video that highlighted his anti-migrant and anti-Islam...

Women activists call for more rights in Afghanistan

Dec. 05, 2021 10:24 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women’s rights activists in the Afghan capital of Kabul insisted Sunday they would continue fighting for their right to education, employment and participation in Afghan political and social life, and said a recent Taliban decree banning forced marriage was not...

Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service

Dec. 03, 2021 13:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Far-right activist Ammon Bundy says time he has spent campaigning to become the next governor of Idaho should count toward the community service he was ordered to perform after being convicted of obstructing police during his trespassing arrest at the state Capitol. ...

Belarus mother imprisoned for 'unsanctioned mass gatherings'

Dec. 03, 2021 12:34 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarus court on Friday sentenced a neighborhood activist to four years in prison for creating an “extremist group” on the messaging app Telegram, the country's top rights group, Viasna, reported. Volha Zalatar, a 38-year old mother of five...