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State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Feb. 16, 2019 9:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a department statement that "the past two...

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Feb. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers. Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four...

AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

Feb. 14, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested on a libel complaint accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent. "What we're seeing ... is a level of impunity that I frankly haven't...

Report: Khashoggi's fiancee could also have been a victim

Feb. 14, 2019 10:11 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency is quoting a police report suggesting that the Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have escaped being a second victim of the killing. Citing an annual report by Istanbul police on Thursday, Anadolu says Khashoggi's killers were most likely...

Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

Feb. 14, 2019 3:21 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case. National Bureau of Investigation agents served the warrant against Maria Ressa late...

Philippine journalist, Duterte critic arrested in libel case

Feb. 13, 2019 7:44 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case. Maria Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last...

EU reaches tentative deal on copyright in digital age

Feb. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached a tentative breakthrough deal late Wednesday on copyright issues in the digital age, which it claims will better reward authors, artists and journalists and empower them in their relations with internet giants. The late evening deal between member states and...

Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of elections

Feb. 13, 2019 11:02 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replaced by a Sudanese body double. "It's (the) real me, I assure you," President Muhammadu Buhari said late last year, to dispel the...

French journalists suspended over alleged cyberbullying

Feb. 12, 2019 12:27 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — At least five French journalists have been suspended from their jobs for allegedly harassing people online with sexist, homophobic and racist insults that were coordinated through a private Facebook group. France's Liberation newspaper and cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles said this week...

Belarus editor on trial, faces possible 5-year sentence

Feb. 12, 2019 11:56 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The editor of the largest independent news website in Belarus is on trial for professional malfeasance in a case that could bring her a five-year prison sentence if convicted. Tut.by editor Marina Zolatava's trial began on Tuesday. She is charged in connection with other Tut...