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Georgian parliament overrides presidential veto of the divisive foreign influence bill

May. 29, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The Georgian parliament on Tuesday overrode a presidential veto of the “foreign agents” bill that has prompted weeks of massive protests by critics who say it will restrict media freedom and obstruct Georgia’s chances of joining the European Union. The...

Netanyahu frequently makes claims of antisemitism. Critics say he's deflecting from his own problems

May. 29, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor sought arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister and top Hamas officials, the Israeli leader accused him of being one of “the great antisemites in modern times.” ...

College in Detroit suspends in-person classes because of pro-Palestinian camp

May. 28, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit suspended in-person classes Tuesday and encouraged staff to work remotely to avoid any problems with a pro-Palestinian encampment that sprouted last week. “All on-campus events are canceled until further notice. Critical...

UN human rights experts ask Belarusian authorities to help a political prisoner dying of cancer

May. 28, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — U.N. human rights experts have appealed to Belarusian authorities to help a political prisoner who has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer. The experts expressed the “utmost concern” about the denial of medical assistance to Pavel Kuchynski,...

Taiwan's legislature passes changes seen as favoring China, reducing president's power

May. 28, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s opposition-controlled legislature passed changes on Tuesday that are seen as favoring China and diminishing the power of the island's president, sparking protests by thousands of people. The changes pushed by the opposition Nationalist Party and...

Hard-liner Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf re-elected as speaker of Iran's parliament

May. 28, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's parliament re-elected hard-liner Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf on Tuesday as its speaker, reaffirming its hard-right makeup in the wake of a helicopter crash that killed the country's president and foreign minister. Of 287 lawmakers voting, 198...

Today in History: May 28, Dionne quintuplets are born in Canada

May. 28, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 28, the 149th day of 2024. There are 217 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets — Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne — were born to Elzire Dionne...

France to lift state of emergency in efforts to allow political dialogue in riot-hit New Caledonia

May. 27, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron decided on Monday to lift the state of emergency in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia in a move meant to allow political dialogue following the unrest that left seven people dead and a trail of destruction, his office said. ...

Protests shut streets in Armenia's capital, roads in other parts to demand the prime minister resign

May. 27, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenia's prime minister on Monday blocked main streets in the capital city and other parts of the country, sporadically clashing with police. Police said 196 people have been detained in Yerevan. Protests have roiled...

A Thai court sentences an opposition lawmaker to 2 years in prison for defaming the monarchy

May. 27, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday sentenced a lawmaker from a progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech she made during a protest rally three years ago. Chonthicha Jangrew of the Move Forward Party was...