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2 Greta Thunberg books coming out in the United States

Sep. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir. Penguin Press announced Thursday that it will release Thunberg's memoir "Our House Is On Fire" and a collection of her speeches, "No One Is Too...

Cameroon's president calls for national dialogue, surrender

Sep. 10, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's president said during a public address Tuesday night that he is organizing a national dialogue for the end of the month on all the crises facing the country, including violence that has killed thousands in its Anglophone regions. President Paul Biya, who rarely addresses...

Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 29, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Alexandre Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for next year's Tokyo's Olympics. He speaks more than a half dozen languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French, German, Danish and Ukrainian. And he can get by in a handful of others. But at times, even he needs an interpreter — for...

The Latest: France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

Aug. 25, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A senior French official says France invited Iran's foreign minister to the venue of the G-7 summit to try to ease tensions over its nuclear program. The official said the decision to invite Jawad Zarif on...

Cameroon tribunal sentences separatist leader to life

Aug. 20, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon military tribunal sentenced to life in prison a leader of the country's English-speaking separatist movement and 9 supporters on Tuesday, after finding them guilty of charges including secession, terrorism and hostility against the state. The tribunal sentenced Julius...

Lebanese daily publishes blank edition to protest crisis

Aug. 8, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's only English-language daily protested the country's deteriorating economic and political conditions by publishing a blank edition Thursday, calling it an "alarm bell." Each page of The Daily Star's Thursday edition bore a single phrase referring to one of the country's problems,...

Alabama community opposing 'Festival Latino' event

Aug. 8, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some residents of a rural Alabama community are complaining about a Spanish-language event planned for this weekend featuring live music and bull riding, but a local official said he worries such comments appear "anti-Latino." News outlets reported that people from the Snowdoun area...