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At start of Lunar Year of the Dragon, China seeks to assert its own interpretation of cultural icon

Feb. 16, 2024 08:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — At the start of the Lunar Year of the Dragon, China is seeking to assert its own interpretation of the cultural icon that dates back centuries in both Eastern and Western cultures. The Lunar New Year holiday that began on Feb. 10 is celebrated in countries across...

Former Czech leader Babis loses final appeal over collaboration with communist-era secret police

Feb. 07, 2024 09:48 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Former Czech populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis lost his final appeal in Slovakia Wednesday in a case concerning allegations that he collaborated with communist-era secret police in what was then Czechoslovakia. Babis, who was born in Slovakia, was suing the...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 07, 2024 07:23 AM EST

Cullman Times. February 1, 2024. Editorial: Testing your news literacy This past week wrapped up annual National News Literacy Week with an opportunity to test your awareness of what’s news and what isn’t — so if keeping up with the news were a quiz, how well do...

UN expert says more needs to be done to address human rights abuses in the Philippines

Feb. 02, 2024 08:03 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken steps to to address human rights abuses in the country, including the killings of journalists and rights activists, a U.N. expert said Friday. However, more needs to be done, she said, including...

Singaporeans bemoan U.S. Senator's 'ignorant' grilling of TikTok CEO

Feb. 02, 2024 07:29 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — After a U.S. senator grilled the Singaporean CEO of TikTok about his nationality and suggested he was affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party, Singaporeans are complaining about ignorant — or even racist — views of their country. TikTok CEO Shou Chew and...

In small-town Wisconsin, looking for the roots of the modern American conspiracy theory

Jan. 21, 2024 18:25 PM EST

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The decades fall away as you open the front doors. It’s the late 1950s in the cramped little offices — or maybe the pre-hippie 1960s. It’s a place where army-style buzz cuts are still in fashion, communism remains the primary enemy and the decor is...

A Cambodian court convicts activists for teaching about class differences, suspends their jail terms

Jan. 15, 2024 07:18 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia on Monday convicted four land rights activists of plotting to provoke a peasant revolution by teaching farmers about class divisions and gave them five-year suspended prison terms. The four — Theng Savoeun, president of the...

František Janouch, a Czech nuclear physicist who supported dissidents from Sweden, dies at age 92

Jan. 12, 2024 11:04 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — František Janouch, a Czech nuclear physicist who set up a foundation in Sweden while in exile to support the dissident movement in his communist homeland at the time, has died. He was 92. The Charter 77 Foundation said Janouch died on Friday morning in Sweden's...

With threats, pressure and financial lures, China seen as aiming to influence Taiwan's elections

Jan. 10, 2024 00:59 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Using military threats, diplomatic pressure, fake news and financial inducements for politicians, China is being accused of deploying a broad strategy to influence voters in Taiwan’s elections to pick candidates who favor unification. China's ultimate goal...

A Communist candidate gets approval to run in the Russian presidential election

Jan. 09, 2024 05:11 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s national elections commission on Tuesday registered the Communist Party's candidate to compete with President Vladimir Putin in the March election that Putin is all but certain to win. Nikolai Kharitonov joins two other candidates who were approved for the...