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China in a surprise announcement says it is eliminating annual news conference by premier

Mar. 04, 2024 08:22 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it is eliminating an annual news conference by the premier that was one of the rare times a top Chinese leader took questions from journalists. Lou Qinjian, the spokesperson for the National People's Congress, said on the eve of the...

Congressional leaders come out with 6 spending bills in a drive to avoid a partial shutdown

Mar. 03, 2024 18:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders on Sunday came out with a package of six bills setting full-year spending levels for some federal agencies, a step forward in a long overdue funding process beset by sharp political divisions between the two parties as well as infighting among House...

An election for control of Serbia's capital is to be rerun following opposition fraud claims

Mar. 03, 2024 06:56 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A key vote for control of Serbia's capital, Belgrade — a focal point of widespread fraud reports after last December elections — is to be rerun later this year, officials said Sunday. The announcement follows months of soaring political tensions over...

College athletes will need school approval for NIL deals under bill passed by Utah Legislature

Mar. 02, 2024 00:32 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — College athletes in Utah who are looking to profit off their name, image and likeness will have to seek written approval from their schools for any business deal exceeding $600 under a bill that received final legislative approval on Friday. The policy giving...

Kentucky House passes legislation aimed at curbing unruliness on school buses

Mar. 01, 2024 17:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House passed a bill Friday aimed at curbing unruliness on school buses by requiring student and parental buy-in to transportation policies and setting clear consequences for misbehavior. The measure sailed through the House on a 93-1 vote to...

EU moves to end standoff with Poland over anti-EU policies and begins to release billions in funds

Feb. 29, 2024 11:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took a major step Thursday in ending its standoff with member state Poland, saying it would start releasing billions of euros that were frozen over what the bloc said were the previous Polish government's backsliding on democratic principles. The...

EU says it will begin releasing billions of euros to Poland that were frozen over previous government’s anti-EU policies

Feb. 29, 2024 06:29 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU says it will begin releasing billions of euros to Poland that were frozen over previous government’s anti-EU policies.

Kids are using phones in class, even when it’s against the rules. Should schools ban them all day?

Feb. 27, 2024 09:34 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day. Around the country, educators say students routinely...

Macron booed by French farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support agriculture

Feb. 24, 2024 10:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted with boos and whistles at the opening of the Paris Agricultural Fair on Saturday by angry farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support them. Macron was scheduled to visit the event, which draws crowds of visitors...

Senators urge Biden to end duty-free treatment for packages valued at less than $800

Feb. 23, 2024 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators looking to crack down on the number of packages from China that enter the country duty-free are calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action, saying U.S. manufacturers can’t compete with low-cost competitors they say rely on forced labor and state...