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Blinken ends Trump rights plan promoting conservative agenda

Mar. 30, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp rebuke to Trump-era policies, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday formally scrapped a blueprint championed by his predecessor to limit U.S. promotion of human rights abroad to causes favored by conservatives like religious freedom and property matters...

Turkmenistan: Autocratic president gets a seat in parliament

Mar. 30, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan’s autocratic president has acquired a seat in parliament, a move seen as part of efforts to further tighten his already overwhelming control of the energy-rich Central Asian nation. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov became a member...