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Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

Nov. 30, 2021 03:15 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The voice of Josephine Baker, speaking and singing, will resonate Tuesday in front of the Pantheon monument in Paris, where she is to symbolically be inducted — becoming the first Black woman to receive France’s highest honor. French President Emmanuel...

Leading Egyptian rights activist fined for social media post

Nov. 29, 2021 13:15 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian human rights activist was convicted Monday of insulting a judicial election commission and fined about $640, in the latest episode in the government's crackdown on dissent. The prosecution of Hossam Bahgat has drawn international...

Interfaith love a risk amid India's Hindu nationalist surge

Nov. 29, 2021 01:23 AM EST

BELAGAVI, India (AP) — Arbaz Mullah’s love story began, as romances often do, when he first laid eyes on the woman of his dreams, Shweta Kumbhar. Over nearly three years, their courtship in many ways resembled that of any other couple: They went on dates and to...

Interfaith love a risk amid India's Hindu nationalist surge

Nov. 29, 2021 01:21 AM EST

BELAGAVI, India (AP) — Arbaz Mullah’s love story began, as romances often do, when he first laid eyes on the woman of his dreams, Shweta Kumbhar. Over nearly three years, their courtship in many ways resembled that of any other couple and they made each other promises...

In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

Nov. 28, 2021 08:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries. On Tuesday, a...

Activists block Amazon warehouses in Europe on Black Friday

Nov. 26, 2021 16:07 PM EST

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the ecommerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment. Members...

Biden plan to overhaul federal oil and gas leasing program stops short of leasing ban sought by climate activists

Nov. 26, 2021 11:54 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden plan to overhaul federal oil and gas leasing program stops short of leasing ban sought by climate activists.

Despite deal, Sudanese rally to demand military rulers leave

Nov. 25, 2021 14:37 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Thursday in the capital of Khartoum, renewing their demand for a fully civilian government and denouncing the country's military rulers who were behind the October coup. Since the takeover, protesters have...

Salvadoran journalists, activists report spyware alerts

Nov. 24, 2021 22:27 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Association of Salvadoran Journalists says some news outlets have reported receiving alerts Wednesday from Apple Inc. warning of “possible spying” on the part of the Salvadoran government. The association said it had been...

2 trials, 1 theme: White men taking law into their own hands

Nov. 24, 2021 20:44 PM EST

The trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery had vastly different outcomes. But coming just days apart, they laid bare a dangerous and long-running current in the fight for racial equality: The move by some white Americans to grab guns and take their own stand...