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Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, decries war

May. 18, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of a conviction for fraud in what was widely protested as unwarranted repression of the arts in...

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

May. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian heritage, according to legal filings. Harvard Law School’s Immigration and...

Indonesia lifts outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 wanes

May. 17, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is lifting its outdoor mask mandate because its COVID-19 outbreak is increasing under control, President Joko Widodo said Tuesday. However, a mask mandate remains in place for indoor activities and public transportation, he said. Widodo also said...

Resigning North Dakota senator led lawmakers in travel costs

May. 13, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota state senator who is resigning following a report about text messages he exchanged with an inmate ran up travel expenses the past decade that are more than 14 times what lawmakers bill state taxpayers on average, according to a review by The Associated Press....

As others are blocked, Colombians reach US through Mexico

May. 12, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When his cellphone and computer accessories business was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alvaro started thinking about leaving Colombia for the U.S. The 55-year-old, who said he also faced discrimination in Colombia for his sexual orientation, learned this year...

Live updates | UN chief 'appalled' at reported school attack

May. 08, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fighting. A U.N. spokesman said Sunday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

G-7 leaders mark VE Day stressing unity, support for Ukraine

May. 08, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from the Group of Seven developed democracies pledged Sunday to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil, as they met with Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for online talks to stress their support and to display unity among Western allies on Victory in...

Live updates | UN: More than 300 evacuated from Mariupol

May. 04, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

The United Nations says more than 300 civilians from the besieged southeastern city of Mariupol and four other towns have been evacuated to Ukrainian-held Zaporizhzhia in a second successful operation to get civilians out of areas subject to Russian shelling and attacks. Osnat...

US resumes limited visa processing in Cuba after 4 years

May. 04, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Havana has resumed processing visas for Cubans, though on a limited basis, more than four years after stopping consular services on the island amid a hardening of relations. The resumption comes as the number of Cubans trying to emigrate illegally to United...

California's population fell again amid pandemic's 2nd year

May. 02, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's most populous state is shrinking. California's population declined again in 2021 for the second consecutive year, state officials said Monday, the result of a slowdown in births and immigration coupled with an increase in deaths and people...