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UN chief: national selfishness delaying global oceans deal

Jun. 27, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Some countries has been holding up a global agreement on protecting the world’s oceans because of their “egoism," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio...

Will he go or not? Hong Kong awaits word on Xi Jinping visit

Jun. 27, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Will he go or not? Chinese President Xi Jinping kept Hong Kong guessing on Monday about his possible appearance at the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule. The government has yet to say whether he will be...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

Jun. 25, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration. Due to Russia's war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv took place in conjunction with Warsaw's yearly Equality Parade, the...

To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong

Jun. 25, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some public defenders, often allies of progressive activists, praised the court's ruling, saying...

Inflation sparks global wave of protests for higher pay, aid

Jun. 25, 2022 03:33 AM EDT

Rising food costs. Soaring fuel bills. Wages that are not keeping pace. Inflation is plundering people's wallets, sparking a wave of protests and workers’ strikes around the world. This week alone saw protests by the political opposition in Pakistan, nurses in Zimbabwe, unionized...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S....

Rights group slams Palestinian Authority over activist death

Jun. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International said Friday that the Palestinian Authority has failed to hold its security forces accountable for the death of an activist in police custody a year ago. The family of Nizar Banat, a prominent critic of the PA, says security forces stormed his...

US rep blames abortion supporters for Michigan office damage

Jun. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Republican U.S. representative says he believes abortion rights activists may be behind vandalism at the building his campaign office shares with an anti-abortion group in southern Michigan. Attackers smashed windows and a front door of the building in...

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Jun. 20, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her policies was that Washington was growing too quickly, driving up housing costs and pricing out Black...