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Italian city defies China, opens exhibit by dissident artist

Nov. 13, 2021 07:39 AM EST

BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao opened Saturday in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure from the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it. A letter from the embassy included veiled economic...

Hong Kong's M+ museum opens amid censorship controversy

Nov. 11, 2021 04:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s swanky new M+ museum — Asia’s largest gallery with a billion-dollar collection — is set to open on Friday amid controversy over politics and censorship. M+ boasts 183,000 square feet (17,000 square meters) of...

US says Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted

Oct. 27, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. authorities launched a new battle on Wednesday to make Julian Assange face American justice, telling British judges that if they agree to extradite the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges, he could serve any U.S. prison sentence he receives in his native Australia. ...

Alanis Morissette blasts documentary 'Jagged' as 'salacious'

Sep. 14, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just hours before the HBO documentary “Jagged” was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the film about her life as “reductive” and “salacious.” Morissette participated in the film,...