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Dutch cultural sector protests pandemic lockdown measures

Jan. 19, 2022 08:14 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam's Concertgebouw orchestra played second fiddle Wednesday to a pair of hairdressers. Vincent van Gogh's self-portraits were briefly upstaged by a nail salon and barber as civil disobedience to protest the Dutch coronavirus lockdown spread Wednesday to the cultural...

7 in Swiss trial over protest against quarry expansion

Jan. 17, 2022 06:41 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Seven activists have gone on trial in Switzerland on Monday over charges including alleged trespassing and resisting arrest, over their roles in a campsite protest against the expansion of a limestone quarry in rolling Swiss countryside. The defendants, who are being...

Myanmar public urges gas sanctions to stop military funding

Dec. 15, 2021 20:54 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young woman in Myanmar decided to speak out when she realized that money from the company she loved was now in the hands of the military leaders she hated. She and her parents had long worked for Total Energies, the French company that operates a...

Ohio capital city to pay $5.75 million to injured protesters

Dec. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city has agreed to pay $5.75 million to people injured during last year's racial injustice and police brutality protests, plaintiffs' lawyers and city officials said Thursday. The payouts will vary based on the extent of protesters' individual...

4 officers denied immunity over 2017 fatal arrest attempt

Dec. 02, 2021 15:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Four Phoenix police officers were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit over the death of a Black man during a 2017 arrest attempt in which one officer pressed his knee into the man’s neck and shoulder area, according to a newly unsealed court ruling that rejected the...

US ex-diplomat defends private mission to troubled Myanmar

Nov. 08, 2021 22:16 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson acknowledges criticism of his humanitarian visit to Myanmar, but says he feels his trip was constructive. Richardson, also a former governor of New Mexico, is the highest-profile American to visit the...

UN rights body holds urgent session in wake of Sudan coup

Nov. 05, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official on Friday condemned actions by military leaders in Sudan following a coup almost two weeks ago and called on them to “step back” to let civilian rule return. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle...

Gandhi to be commemorated on special UK collector's coin

Nov. 03, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The life and legacy of Indian independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi will be commemorated on a British special collectors' coin for the first time, U.K. Treasury Chief Rishi Sunak announced Thursday. The round coin, which features India’s national...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 02, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

KPC News. Oct. 31, 2021. Editorial: Free speech and public safety Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has spent much time the past three weeks claiming that President Biden’s administration is threatening Hoosiers’ First Amendment rights when it...

Closed trial of ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi continues

Nov. 01, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified in court for a second time Monday, addressing charges that she violated coronavirus pandemic restrictions during the 2020 election campaign. A person with knowledge of the proceedings said she denied...