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Older people left out as UN speeches repeatedly invoke young

Sep. 27, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One after another, the world’s presidents and prime ministers came to warn of their countries’ trials and tout their triumphs. But one of the biggest issues in either column was mostly left out. As war, climate change and inequality have consumed much of...

He's back: Italy's Berlusconi wins Senate seat after tax ban

Sep. 27, 2022 06:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is making his return to Italy's parliament, winning a seat in the Senate nearly a decade after being banned from holding public office over a tax fraud conviction. Berlusconi, who has...

'People’s tribunal' seeks justice over journalist killings

Sep. 20, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unofficial tribunal organized by a group of media freedom organizations declared Mexico, Sri Lanka and Syria guilty of violating international humanitarian law for failing to protect journalists. The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists,...

No suspension for teacher who refused to censor student news

Sep. 18, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school officials have rescinded their suspension of a high school journalism advisor who had refused to censor a student's news article naming an unvaccinated campus librarian. The teacher, Adriana Chavira, was facing a suspension of three days...

Court rules in favor of Texas law on social media regulation

Sep. 16, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Friday ruled in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter in a victory for Republicans who accuse the platforms of censoring conservative speech. But the decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court...

EU drafts media act amid concern over spying, state pressure

Sep. 16, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive branch unveiled plans Friday for new laws that it said would help protect media freedom and independence in the 27-nation bloc at a time of mounting concern about the dangers of political influence in several member countries. Spurred...

EU nations seek to call out rights violations in Russia

Sep. 15, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — All European Union nations except Hungary are moving forward at the U.N.'s human rights body to hold Russia's government accountable for a crackdown on media, arbitrary arrests, restrictions on free speech and other rights concerns after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an...

Whistleblower: China, India had agents working for Twitter

Sep. 13, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter's former security chief told Congress Tuesday there was “at least one agent” from China's intelligence service on Twitter's payroll and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well, potentially giving those nations access to...

Feds: Louisiana nuclear plant to get additional checks

Sep. 13, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

KILLONA, La. (AP) — A nuclear power plant west of New Orleans will be getting extra inspections because an offsite radiation monitor was miscalibrated for more than a decade, federal regulators said Tuesday. The error at the Waterford 3 plant in Killona — roughly 25 miles (40...

Egypt demands Netflix, others adhere to 'societal values'

Sep. 07, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s media regulator demanded Wednesday that Netflix and other steaming services adhere to this majority Muslim county’s “societal values” — a veiled reference to programs featuring members of the LGBTQ community. The statement came a day after Gulf Arab...