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FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating and funding the protests over police killings of black people that have roiled the United States. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US

Jun. 21, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

They say he hires protesters and rents buses to transport them. Some say he has people stash piles of bricks to be hurled into glass storefronts or at police. George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017 photo people gather to protest against then planned new NGO and CEU laws, at the Heroes Square in Budapest. The European Union's Court of Justice says that restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations does not comply with EU law. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)

Hungary law on NGOs' foreign funding found to break EU rules

Jun. 18, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the foreign funding of non-governmental organizations do not comply with EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union said Thursday. The Luxembourg-based court said that Hungarian regulations — in effect since 2017 and nominally meant...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, processed mail-in ballots are seen at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. A network of deep-pocketed progressive donors are launching a $59 million effort to encourage people of color to vote by mail in November, a step many Democrats view as crucial to turning out the party's base during a global pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Progressive donor group announces $59M vote-by-mail campaign

Jun. 18, 2020 5:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A network of deep-pocketed progressive donors is launching a $59 million effort to encourage people of color to vote by mail in November, a step many Democrats view as crucial to turning out the party's base during the coronavirus pandemic. A nonprofit arm of the donor network Way to Win...

Centrist opposition presidential candidate, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, center, greets a supporter as he deliver signatures for his presidential candidacy to Poland's state electoral commission in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday June 9, 2020. Trzaskowski had under a week to collect 100,000 signatures to formalize his candidacy, but managed to get 1.6 million. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish state TV seeks to discredit president's key rival

Jun. 10, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television faced increasing criticism Wednesday for its negative coverage of the main opposition candidate in this month's presidential election, with accusations from watchdog groups it was resorting to anti-Semitic and racist tropes. Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, who...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his speech during the inauguration of the Centenary Turul Statue in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Trianon Peace Treaty in Satoraljaujhely, Hungary, Saturday, June 6, 2020. The Turul, mostly depicted as a hawk or falcon, is a mythological bird and the ancient symbol of Hungarian national identity and togetherness. Hungary is commemorating the 100th anniversary of a post-World War I peace treaty which led to the loss of about two-thirds of its territory and left some 3.3 million Hungarians outside the country's new borders. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)

Hungarian government launches coronavirus questionnaire

Jun. 8, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government on Monday published a new questionnaire with 13 topics centering on the coronavirus pandemic. The “national consultation” will be mailed to citizens in coming weeks. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has carried out several similar propaganda...

FILE - IN this Tuesday, June 20, 2020 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference at city hall in Dallas. Just days before George Floyd's funeral in his native Houston, a flurry of racist and conspiratorial posts by GOP leaders in Texas are overshadowing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's efforts to heal divisions and assure protesters and black leaders of their commitment to confronting racial injustice. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Texas GOP condemns George Floyd posts by its local leaders

Jun. 5, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three promoted a Facebook post suggesting George Floyd's death was staged. Another shared a Martin Luther King Jr. quote over a picture of a banana. A fifth nudged followers to consider that liberal billionaire George Soros pays black people to riot to keep “race wars" flaring....

FILE - This Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo shows flowers left next to a vandalized Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles. On Friday, June 5, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories photos online incorrectly identified as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington marred by graffiti as a result of riots after the death of George Floyd. The photos circulating on social media are from 2016 and show this Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica in Los Angeles, which was defaced in that year. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 5, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ____ CLAIM: Photos show the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washingon, D.C., marred by...

A demonstrator raises a fist in the air during a peaceful march in downtown New Orleans, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. They were protesting over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

False claims of antifa protesters plague small U.S. cities

Jun. 2, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In the days since President Donald Trump blamed antifa activists for an eruption of violence at protests over police killings of black people, social media has lit up with false rumors that the far-left-leaning group is transporting people to wreak havoc on small cities across America. The...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion COVID plan

Jun. 1, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world’s 20 major economic powers on Monday to hold an urgent meeting to agree to a $2.5 trillion plan to tackle COVID-19 and launch an economic recovery from the pandemic, especially for hard-hit developing and...