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Poland seeks to extend state of emergency on Belarus border

Sep. 27, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will seek an extension of the state of emergency in force along its border with Belarus as authorities in Warsaw accused Belarus of provocative actions and alleged that some migrants detained on the border have ties to terrorist groups. ...

Justice elusive 7 years after students abducted in Mexico

Sep. 26, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Several hundred students and political activists marched through downtown Mexico City on Sunday to demand authorities find out what happened to 43 teacher’s college students who disappeared in 2014. Police in the southern city of Iguala handed the...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...

Airstrike kills, wounds Turkey-backed gunmen in north Syria

Sep. 26, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Warplanes attacked Turkey-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria on Sunday, killing and wounding about 20, an opposition war monitor and pro-government media said. The airstrike struck a position in an area near the town of Afrin. It came amid...

German climate activists end hunger strike ahead of election

Sep. 26, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two climate activists ended their hunger strike outside parliament after a leading candidate for chancellor of Germany agreed to a public meeting with them following Sunday's general election. The decision came just hours after the hunger strikers had...

Over 100 officials resign from Tunisia's main Islamist party

Sep. 25, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — More than 100 officials of Tunisia’s Islamist party Ennahdha announced their resignations Saturday to protest the choices of the movement's leadership in confronting the North African country's political crisis. The split within the ranks of...

Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown

Sep. 25, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests voted to disband Saturday amid an ongoing crackdown on independent political activism in the...

Charges urged for Missouri cops who let dog bite Black man

Sep. 24, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WOODSON TERRACE, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area racial injustice activists on Friday called for the firing and prosecution of three white police officers after cellphone video showed them allowing a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. St. Louis County...

Jailbreak shines light on mass incarceration of Palestinians

Sep. 24, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The cinematic escape of six prisoners who tunneled out of an Israeli penitentiary earlier this month shone a light on Israel's mass incarceration of Palestinians, one of the many bitter fruits of the conflict. Hundreds of thousands of...

In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises

Sep. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisis ahead of Sunday's general election. ...