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DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-Palestine...

SKorea leader says Tokyo's trade curbs will hurt Japan more

Jul. 15, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In his strongest comments yet on a growing trade dispute, South Korea's president urged Japan on Monday to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which he said threaten to shatter the countries' economic cooperation and could damage Japan more than...

Albanian lawmakers launch investigation to oust president

Jul. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's opposition parties resumed anti-government protests Monday after their boycott of June 30 municipal elections, which were mostly won by the governing Socialists. Opposition parties have organized protests since mid-February to air accusations that the Socialist government...

Serbia warns against creating Albania-Kosovo union

Jul. 8, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Serbia's foreign minister on Monday denounced a move by Kosovo and Albania to boycott a regional conference, accusing them of coordinating foreign policies with an ultimate aim to create a joint state in the Balkans. Kosovo, a former Serbian province, and Albania said...

Starbucks apologizes to police for incident in Arizona shop

Jul. 6, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Starbucks apologized after an employee reportedly asked six police officers to leave or change their location in one of the company's shops in a Phoenix suburb because another customer reported feeling unsafe. Starbucks said it has "deep respect for the Tempe Police Department" and was...

Messi slams referees, corruption after Copa America red card

Jul. 6, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being...

Brazil president rebuts European criticism over environment

Jul. 4, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rebutted European criticism over his commitment to the environment on Thursday, saying that foreign leaders have historically influenced decisions that are hindering Brazil's progress. The far-right president said he had flown over Europe twice and...

Oregon GOP finds ways to fight Democrats' grip on power

Jul. 3, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other liberal goals. Instead, it's been a bumpy road. Eight months after Democrats toasted their victories, they have...

Oregon Democrats learn limits of control after GOP walkout

Jul. 3, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other liberal goals. Instead, it's been a bumpy road. Eight months after Democrats toasted their victories, they have...

Albania's ruling Socialists win local polls overwhelmingly

Jul. 3, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Preliminary results show that Albania's ruling Socialist Party won all but two districts in last weekend's municipal elections that were boycotted by the opposition. Counting on the website of the Central Election Commission, the body that monitors the elections, showed that s the...