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Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

Oct. 17, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. "Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose of Hollywood...

Rights groups call on Egypt authorities to free journalist

Oct. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists and Amnesty International are calling for the Egyptian government to release a journalist who they say has been detained by security officials, and investigate allegations that she has been beaten and tortured in custody. The groups said Esraa Abdel...

Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

Oct. 14, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, Iran's president said his country was prepared to begin using even more-advanced...

Thousands of protesters in Haiti loot stores, battle police

Oct. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters clashed with police as they looted stores and tried to break through a barricade leading toward the residence of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Friday in one of the biggest demonstrations in weeks to demand his resignation. The violence came a day...

Iran frees Russian journalist held for nearly 2 weeks

Oct. 10, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says that Iran has released a Russian journalist who has been detained for nearly two weeks over a visa violation. The Russian Embassy in Tehran tweeted that Yulia Yuzik was freed and left Iran on Thursday morning on an Aeroflot flight and that she will arrive in Moscow. Yuzik arrived...

US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

Oct. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA...

Iran confirms arrest of Russian journalist held for 6 days

Oct. 7, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has confirmed the arrest last week in Tehran of a Russian journalist, saying the case was a matter of a visa violation. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei told reporters that Yulia Yuzik's case is under "quick review" by authorities and wasn't related to matters concerning the...

Journalist: Customs agent insisted on 'propaganda' admission

Oct. 4, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating an allegation that a Customs agent insisted a journalist admit he writes "propaganda" before returning his passport. Ben Watson, an editor for Defense One, wrote an article Friday about his confrontation with the agent at Dulles...

Russian journalist detained in Iran

Oct. 4, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian journalist has been arrested in the Iranian capital and kept in custody since earlier this week, the Russian embassy to Tehran said on Friday. The embassy's press attaché told the Tass news agency that Yulia Yuzik flew into Tehran last Sunday and that Iranian officials seized...

A year later, Saudi journalist's killing haunts kingdom

Oct. 1, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year drew renewed scrutiny Tuesday to the kingdom, as his son and a U.N. investigator spoke out ahead of the anniversary of his death. Saudi intelligence officials and a...