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CUNY, Michigan didn't adequately assess if Israel-Hamas war protests made environment hostile: feds

Jun. 17, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan and the City University of New York did not adequately investigate if campus protests and other incidents in response to the Israel-Hamas war created a hostile environment for students, faculty and staff, according to the results of investigations by...

Landmark EU nature restoration plan gets the green light despite months of protests by farmers

Jun. 17, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries on Monday gave final approval to a major and long-awaited plan to better protect nature in the 27-nation bloc, a divisive issue after months of protests by farmers who argued that EU environmental and climate laws were driving them toward bankruptcy. ...

Outraged Brazilian women stage protests against bill to equate late abortions with homicide

Jun. 15, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday as protests sweep across Brazil in opposition to a bill that would further criminalize abortions. If passed, the law would equate the termination of a pregnancy after 22 weeks with homicide. ...

French protesters are standing up to the far right ahead of the country's snap elections

Jun. 15, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France on Saturday against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is underway ahead of snap parliamentary elections. The French Interior...

NY governor's subway mask ban proposal sparks debate over right to anonymous protest

Jun. 14, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new proposal by Gov. Kathy Hochul to ban masks on the New York subway is drawing backlash from civil liberties groups and disability advocates, reviving a long-standing debate about the right to anonymous protest that has only grown more complex since the pandemic. ...

Weekend of graduation ceremonies begins at California universities without major war protests

Jun. 14, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weekend of commencement ceremonies at a half-dozen California universities was underway Friday with no immediate sign of the major campus protests against the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza that have led to clashes with police and numerous arrests. Officials appealed...

Gov. Hochul considering a face mask ban on New York City subways, citing antisemitic acts

Jun. 14, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that she is considering a ban on face masks in the New York City subway system due to concerns about people shielding their identities while committing antisemitic acts. Hochul, a Democrat, told reporters the exact details of the...

UN agencies urge Greece to shed light on migrant shipwreck that killed hundreds one year ago

Jun. 14, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The United Nations' refugee and migration agencies on Friday criticized Greece's failure over the past year to shed light on one of the worst migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea that left hundreds dead. UNHCR and IOM stressed the “critical"...

Sweden summons Iraqi diplomat to protest death penalties reportedly handed to 2 Swedes

Jun. 14, 2024 08:08 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's Foreign Ministry said officials summoned the Iraqi chargé d’affaires Friday to protest against death sentences handed down to Swedes in Iraq. Swedish media reported in recent days that two Swedes have been sentenced to death in Iraq after...

Cal State LA president says pro-Palestinian protesters no longer welcome after building takeover

Jun. 13, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of California State University, Los Angeles, said demonstrators protesting Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza are no longer welcome on campus after some of them occupied and trashed a building while she was inside. The takeover ended early Thursday...