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Egypt: Leading activist found guilty after critical tweet

Nov. 29, 2021 09:54 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A court Monday found a leading Egyptian human rights activist guilty of insulting a judicial election commission in a tweet he posted last year following a national vote. The misdemeanor court in the capital of Cairo fined Hossam Bahgat, director of the...

Opposition in Kyrgyzstan challenges election results

Nov. 29, 2021 09:46 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Scores of opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan rallied Monday to challenge the results of a parliamentary election that was swept by parties loyal to the country's president. Sunday's election came just over just over a year after a forceful change of...

On 2nd try, Swedes elect 1st female prime minister Andersson

Nov. 29, 2021 09:11 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation's head of government. In...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 29, 2021 09:03 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Rocketing food costs are also harming the hunger safety net Eye-popping food price increases this fall, notably for meats, have taken a toll on many household budgets, especially for Thanksgiving. But...

Indian lawmakers repeal farm reforms after year of protests

Nov. 29, 2021 05:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers on Monday repealed agricultural legislation that provoked a year of nationwide protests from farmers, in a move that was seen as a major reversal and rare climbdown for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, which had ardently defended the controversial...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary vote boosts president's clout

Nov. 28, 2021 15:47 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan held a parliamentary election Sunday just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation and voters backed parties supporting the country's new president, according to early results. President Sadyr...

Redistricting plans face busy week in South Carolina

Nov. 28, 2021 15:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's work to draw new districts after last year's U.S. Census should get closer to completion this week. On Monday, the state Senate committee handling redistricting will hold a public meeting about its proposed U.S. House maps released...

Changing prisoner count could boost cities' political power

Nov. 28, 2021 12:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s urban centers could gain more political power under a new state policy that changes how prisoners are counted when it comes to drawing maps for congressional and legislative districts. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that...

In the Hatch, Andy Nuñez wraps up 21 years in politics

Nov. 28, 2021 11:10 AM EST

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Andy Nuñez, the 85-year-old mayor of Hatch, made no bones about not wearing a mask in the village offices, despite New Mexico’s indoor masking mandate for public spaces. “I never wore the damn thing — unless I had...