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Advocates sue federal government for failing to ban imports of cocoa harvested by children

Aug. 15, 2023 08:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child welfare advocates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to force the Biden administration to block imports of cocoa harvested by children in West Africa that can end up in America's most popular chocolate desserts and candies. The lawsuit, brought...

Former Ivory Coast President Bédié known for promoting ethnic tensions dies at 89, his party says

Aug. 02, 2023 06:02 AM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivory Coast president Henri Konan Bédié died Tuesday night at the age of 89, according to a communiqué from his party. State media reported that he was rushed from his hometown of Daoukro in central Ivory Coast yesterday evening after falling...

Global AIDS program targeted in abortion battle gets new home in State Department bureau

Aug. 01, 2023 16:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department launched a new bureau Tuesday aimed at making the battle against global outbreaks a lasting priority of U.S. foreign policy, even as one of its key elements – a widely acclaimed HIV program – has become caught up in the political battle over abortion. ...