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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, Belarusian opposition supporters light phones lights and wave an old Belarusian national flags during a protest rally in front of the government building at Independent Square in Minsk, Belarus. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has relied on massive arrests and intimidation tactics to hold on to power despite nearly three months of protests sparked by his re-election to a sixth term, but continuing protests have cast an unprecedented challenge to his 26-year rule. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

Nearly 3 months after vote, Belarus protests still go strong

Oct. 31, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Nearly three months after Belarus' authoritarian president's re-election to a sixth term in a vote widely seen as rigged, demonstrators keep swarming the streets of Belarusian cities to demand his resignation in the most massive and sustained wave of protests the ex-Soviet nation has...

A supporters of the United National Movement party holds an American national flag as he attends a parliamentary election campaign rally in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The parliamentary elections will take place in Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Georgians vote in hotly contested parliamentary elections

Oct. 31, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Voters in Georgia will cast ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election hotly contested between the governing party, founded by a billionaire, and an alliance around the country's ex-president who's in self-imposed exile in Ukraine — another former Soviet republic on the...

FILE In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians are heading to the polls on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 to cast ballots in local elections seen as a key test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy, a popular comedian without prior political experience, was elected by a landslide in April 2019 on promises to end fighting with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, uproot endemic corruption and shore up a worsening economy. (Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ukraine's president moves to dissolve top court over ruling

Oct. 30, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine faced a new political crisis Friday as the president moved to dissolve the nation's top court following its decision to freeze the country's anti-corruption reforms. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's action came after the Constitutional Court ruled to annul key parts of...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus shuts its borders, Lukashenko reshuffles officials

Oct. 29, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authorities on Thursday shut the borders with several neighbors for most travelers amid the government's efforts to end 2 1/2 months of protests demanding the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader. Belarus' Border Control Committee said the closure of borders with...

FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, David Correia walks from federal court in New York. A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday, Oct. 29, 20210, for Correia, who is charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates' case

Oct. 29, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors secured a guilty plea Thursday from a Florida businessman who hired one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, to lend credibility to a supposedly fraud-busting company authorities say was a fraud itself. The plea by David Correia, 45, a former golf...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden leave after they voted at the Carvel State Office Building, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden's son

Oct. 28, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about Biden's son and his foreign business ties. But reporting in the New York Post, and the emergence of a man who says he worked with...

FILE - This April 9, 1996, file photo shows David Rohde, then of The Christian Science Monitor, at a mass grave site in Kravice, Bosnia. Rohde, reporting for the New York Times, and two other men were kidnapped at gunpoint in Afghanistan in 2008. U.S. authorities announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that an Afghan man, Haji Najibullah, has been brought to the United States to face charges in the kidnapping. The victims were not identified, but the description matched the kidnapping of Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Ludin. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

Oct. 28, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a journalist for The New York Times, an Afghan journalist and a driver in Afghanistan, federal authorities announced Wednesday. The charges against Haji Najibullah, 42, were in a six-count...

FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, David Correia walks from federal court in New York. A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday, Oct. 29, 20210, for Correia, who is charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case

Oct. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. The hearing for David Correia, scheduled to occur by video, was announced in a filing Wednesday...

Ukrainian tourist, Egyptian guide lose limbs in shark attack

Oct. 27, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said Tuesday. The attack took place Sunday when two tourists — a mother and her son —and their tour guide were...

Teen who recorded Floyd death on phone to receive PEN award

Oct. 27, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The teenager who recorded the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May will be honored in December by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Darnella Frazier will be presented the PEN/Benenson Courage Award. “With nothing more than a cell...