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Myanmar's military government enacts new political party law

Jan. 27, 2023 21:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-controlled government has enacted a new law on registration of political parties that will make it difficult for opposition groups to mount a serious challenge to army-backed candidates in a general election set to take place later this year. The...

Myanmar opposition attacks military's population survey

Jan. 23, 2023 09:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy resistance forces have attacked military government personnel conducting a population survey, in an attempt to disrupt preparations for an election later this year that they consider illegitimate. Units of the People’s Defense Force, the...

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office

Jan. 22, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New York, Connecticut and Virginia are...

Burkina Faso ends ties with French troops, orders departure

Jan. 21, 2023 19:20 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's junta government late Saturday ordered hundreds of French troops to depart the West African country within a month, following in the path of neighboring Mali, whose nation is also headed by a coup leader. National broadcaster RTB made...

Cambodian opposition politician arrested for bounced checks

Jan. 17, 2023 07:23 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent leader of Cambodia’s political opposition has been arrested for allegedly issuing worthless checks in a case his party said is politically motivated. Thach Setha, vice president of the Candlelight Party, was detained Monday and accused of...

UN: Afghan bank’s cash remarks ‘misleading, unhelpful’

Jan. 15, 2023 05:37 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.N. criticized Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled central bank for making “misleading and unhelpful” remarks about cash destined for humanitarian work. It comes amid growing tension between the global body and the country's rulers over bans on female education...

UN chief: Rule of law risks becoming `Rule of Lawlessness'

Jan. 12, 2023 21:52 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the rule of law is at grave risk of becoming “the Rule of Lawlessness,” pointing to a host of unlawful actions across the globe from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and coups in Africa’s Sahel region to North...

McMaster launches final term at South Carolina inauguration

Jan. 11, 2023 15:08 PM EST

Gov. Henry McMaster touted South Carolina's economic growth and pledged educational advancement and environmental conservation in his inaugural address on Wednesday as he entered what could be a historic final term. Already the oldest person to hold his position, McMaster could...

'No amnesty!': Brazilian protests demand jail for rioters

Jan. 10, 2023 18:47 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — “No amnesty! No amnesty! No amnesty!” The chant reverberated off the walls of the jam-packed hall at the University of Sao Paulo’s law college on Monday afternoon. Within hours, it was the rallying cry for thousands of Brazilians who streamed into the...

Thai prime minister joins new party to seek another term

Jan. 09, 2023 11:37 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has broken with the military-backed political party that helped him take office after a 2019 general election and joined a new rival party on Monday with which he is likely to seek another term this year. Prayuth first seized...