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USC cancels graduation keynote by filmmaker amid controversy over decision to drop student's speech

Apr. 19, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California further shook up its commencement plans Friday, announcing the cancelation of a keynote speech by filmmaker Jon M. Chu just days after making the controversial choice to disallow the student valedictorian from speaking. The...

Police in Paris detain a man wearing fake explosives vest at Iran's Consulate

Apr. 19, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A man wearing a fake explosive vest and making threats was detained Friday outside the Iranian Consulate in Paris after police locked down the area, authorities said. His motive was unclear. The incident came at a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East, and as...

Hackers claim Belarus fertilizer plant infiltrated to demand political prisoner release

Apr. 19, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Belarusian hacker activist group claims to have infiltrated computers at the country's largest fertilizer plant to pressure the government to release political prisoners. The state-run Grodno Azot plant has made no comment on the claim by the Belarusian...

A former Russian tycoon who once led separatist region launches a hunger strike in Azerbaijan jail

Apr. 19, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike, his family said Friday. Ruben Vardanyan started the fast two weeks ago to press demands for a speedy...

Police arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia, including congresswoman's daughter

Apr. 18, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police removed a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University on Thursday and arrested more than 100 demonstrators, including the daughter of a prominent Minnesota congresswoman. Several students involved in the protest said they also were...

Google fires 28 workers in aftermath of protests over big tech deal with Israeli government

Apr. 18, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

Google has fired 28 employees in the aftermath of protests over technology that the internet company is supplying the Israeli government amid the Gaza war, further escalating tensions surrounding a hot-button deal. The firings confirmed by Google late Wednesday came a day after nine...

Frustrated farmers are rebelling against EU rules. The far right is stoking the flames

Apr. 18, 2024 05:41 AM EDT

ANDEREN, Netherlands (AP) — Inside the barn on the flat fields of the northern Netherlands, Jos Ubels cradles a newborn Blonde d'Aquitaine calf, the latest addition to his herd of over 300 dairy cattle. Little could be more idyllic. Little, says Ubels, could be...

Georgian police fire tear gas to break up protest against so-called 'Russian law'

Apr. 17, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the capital of Georgia on Tuesday unleashed tear gas to break up a large demonstration outside the country's parliament to protest a proposed law that would require media and non-commercial organizations to register as being under foreign influence if they...

Protests, heightened terror threat mean tight security at Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

Apr. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Security will be tight during next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in the southern Sweden city of Malmo, police said Wednesday, citing demonstrations that could lead to unrests and a heightened threat of terrorism in the Scandinavian country. “The...

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi moved from prison to house arrest due to heat, military says

Apr. 17, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure due to a heat wave, the military government said as it freed more than 3,000 prisoners under an amnesty to mark this week's traditional New Year holiday. ...