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Oldest party wins most seats in voting for 'new Algeria'

Jun. 15, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s oldest party, previously thought to be on the wane, won the largest number of seats in weekend legislative elections, the country's electoral authority announced Tuesday. The National Liberation Front, or FLN, secured 105 of 407...

Hungary: Lawmakers pass law barring LGBT content for minors

Jun. 15, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers in Hungary approved legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination. ...

Many Iranians fear vote will underscore their powerlessness

Jun. 14, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians this week are preparing to vote in — or perhaps to boycott — a presidential election that many fear will only underscore their powerlessness to shape the country's fate. Hopefuls are running to replace the term-limited President Hassan...

Algeria election gets low turnout amid opposition boycott

Jun. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians voted for a new parliament Saturday in an election with a majority of novice independent candidates running under new rules meant to erase political corruption and open the way to a “new Algeria.” But the turnout was dismal for the first legislative...

Martha White dies, sparked '53 Louisiana capital bus boycott

Jun. 11, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Martha White, a Black woman whose actions helped launch the 1953 bus boycotts in Louisiana's capital city, has died. She was 99. White died Saturday, her family and others confirmed. White, then 31, was working as a...

Appeals court to rehear Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge case

Jun. 10, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday said it will reconsider a panel's decision that Arkansas’ law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is unconstitutional. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the state's...

Shorthanded Myanmar in Japan for World Cup soccer qualifiers

May. 26, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

Missing up to 10 players who are boycotting the World Cup qualifier against Japan on Friday has ratcheted up the degree of difficulty for Myanmar against Asia’s top-ranked team. Experienced stars such as defender Zaw Min Tun, striker Kyaw Ko Ko and goalkeeper Kyaw Zin...

Judge rules against Georgia in legal fight over Israel oath

May. 25, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Georgia law requiring some people to sign an oath involving Israel is unconstitutional. A documentary filmmaker who refused to sign the oath sued the state last year, saying the law is in violation of free speech rights...

What boycott? Majority of Steelers arrive on time for OTAs

May. 25, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is over all of the virtual stuff. The videoconferencing while sitting in a car in his driveway. The solitary workouts. The nagging discomfort of feeling separated from his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates. All of it. So...

House Speaker Pelosi backs 2022 Olympics diplomatic boycott

May. 18, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Tuesday for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, citing human rights abuses by China's government. “We cannot proceed as if nothing is wrong about the Olympics going to China,” the California Democrat...