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FILE- In this March 28, 2019, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, speaks with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state Yogi Adityanath during an election campaign rally in Meerut, India. India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, that lays out a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. The decree was passed Tuesday and follows a campaign by Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party against interfaith marriages. The party describes such marriages as “love jihad,” an unproven conspiracy theory used by its leaders and Hindu hard-line groups to accuse Muslim men of converting Hindu women by marriage. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

Indian state outlaws religious conversion by marriage

Nov. 25, 2020 2:34 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in the country’s most populous state that lays out a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. The decree for the state of Uttar Pradesh was...

FILE - In this Friday Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a news conference following an EU Defence minister video conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell used Saturday Nov. 21, 2020's 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia's political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP, File)

EU urges reforms in Bosnia on 25th anniversary of peace deal

Nov. 21, 2020 1:53 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief used the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia's political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold. “We have to...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1995. file photo, a line of Bosnian government troops makes its way to the front-line near Mrkonjic Grad 120kms (80mls) north west of Sarajevo, Bosnia. While it brought an end to the fighting, the Dayton peace agreement baked in the ethnic divisions, establishing a complicated and fragmented state structure with two semi-autonomous entities, Serb-run Republika Srpska and a Federation shared by Bosniak and Croats, linked by weak joint institutions. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

Bosnia marks 25 years since inking of US-brokered peace deal

Nov. 20, 2020 4:55 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As their ethnic leaders gathered around a table outside Dayton, Ohio, to initial a U.S.-brokered peace deal a quarter-century ago, Edisa Sehic and Janko Samoukovic still were enemies in a war in Bosnia that killed over 100,000 people. But the two, one an ethnic Bosniak...

Hungary to purchase air defense systems from US, Norway

Nov. 19, 2020 11:38 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has agreed to purchase NASAMS air defense systems from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Technologies and Norwegian defense company Kongsberg, a Hungarian official said Thursday. Hungary’s commissioner for defense developments told the MTI news agency that deployment...

FILE - In this Monday. July 29, 2019 file photo, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, right, sits with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in Bute House, ahead of their meeting, in Edinburgh, Scotland.   Johnson has inflamed Scottish discontent with his Conservative government by reportedly saying that giving governing powers to Scotland had been a “disaster.” British media reported that Johnson made the remarks during a video meeting with Conservative Party lawmakers on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in which he also said Scottish devolution had been former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “biggest mistake.” (Duncan McGlynn/Poo Photo via AP, File )

UK's Johnson allegedly brands powers for Scotland a disaster

Nov. 17, 2020 6:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has inflamed Scottish discontent with his Conservative government by reportedly saying that giving governing powers to Scotland had been a “disaster.” British media reported that Johnson made the remarks during a video meeting with...

Members of a mobile electoral commission prepare go to voters during local elections in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Polls have opened at Bosnian local elections, where over 3 million voters will have the right to choose their local mayors and city hall parliament members for the next four years. Despite the huge number in positive cases and deaths from coronavirus in Bosnia, thousands of people have flocked the polling stations early Sunday. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Opposition parties win major cities in Bosnia's local vote

Nov. 16, 2020 4:29 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Opposition candidates have won council seats and mayoral posts in Bosnia’s biggest cities, dealing a painful blow to the long-entrenched nationalists in nationwide municipal elections held amid a major surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. Riding a wave of...

Members of a mobile electoral commission prepare go to voters during local elections in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Polls have opened at Bosnian local elections, where over 3 million voters will have the right to choose their local mayors and city hall parliaments members. Despite the huge number in positive cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Bosnia, thousands of people have flocked the polling stations early Sunday, wishing to choose their local leaders for next four years. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnians vote in local elections overshadowed by pandemic

Nov. 15, 2020 10:05 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians voted Sunday in nationwide municipal elections amid concerns that the turnout will be hurt by a major surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. Some 3 million people were eligible to vote in the small Balkan nation, which has been uneasily split between its...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo from left; Rose, Jenni Kim, and Lisa of Blackpink perform at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. A publicity stunt involving South Korean girl group Blackpink and a cuddly baby panda has prompted outraged comments and calls for an apology from some in China. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Korean girl group's panda stunt prompts anger in China

Nov. 13, 2020 4:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A publicity stunt involving South Korean girl group Blackpink and a cuddly baby panda has prompted outraged comments and calls for an apology from some in China. The endangered animals are native only to China, which claims ownership over all pandas loaned to foreign zoos, including those...

FILE - Seymour Topping, Pulitzer board administrator, speaks at the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University in New York, in this March 4, 2002, file photo. Topping, among the most accomplished foreign correspondents of his generation for The Associated Press and the New York Times and later a top editor at the Times and administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, died on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in White Plains, N.Y. He was 99. Topping passed away “peacefully” at White Plains Hospital, his daughter Rebecca said in an emailed statement. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Renowned world correspondent Seymour Topping dead at 98

Nov. 8, 2020 9:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Seymour Topping, among the most accomplished foreign correspondents of his generation for The Associated Press and the New York Times and later a top editor at the Times and administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, died on Sunday. He was 98. Topping passed away peacefully at White Plains...

UN investigator: Rights of minorities to worship undermined

Nov. 4, 2020 3:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on religious freedom urged countries to repeal laws undermining the right of minorities to worship and hold beliefs, pointing as examples to China’s detention of Uighurs, 21 countries that criminalize apostasy, and sweeping surveillance of...