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Across India, opposition building against citizenship law

Dec. 16, 2019 5:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of university students flooded the streets of India's capital, while a southern state government led a march and demonstrators held a silent protest in the northeast on Monday to protest a new law giving citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India illegally to flee religious...

UK prime minister to welcome new lawmakers to Parliament

Dec. 16, 2019 4:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to give a pep talk Monday to his new group of Conservative Party lawmakers as he begins his push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Johnson will welcome some 100 newly elected colleagues, many of them coming from parts of the...

China's premier says HK bill turmoil damaged whole society

Dec. 16, 2019 4:27 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Turmoil over amendments to extradition legislation has damaged Hong Kong society on all fronts, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Monday during a meeting with semiautonomous territory's leader. Carrie Lam is in Beijing for talks with Li and Chinese President Xi Jinping. It's her first visit to...

Germany mulls how to attract skilled labor from outside EU

Dec. 16, 2019 3:17 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting top German business and union officials on Monday to discuss how to attract skilled workers from outside the European Union as the country tries to tackle a shortfall of qualified labor. Legislation is due to take effect March 1 making it easier for non-EU...

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis

Dec. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer. The university professor found freedom from her disease’s cruel side effects in an unexpected remedy: CBD, a compound extracted from the cannabis...

Mexico trade negotiator: We'll never accept US 'inspectors'

Dec. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s trade negotiator for North America said Sunday that Mexico categorically opposes allowing foreign labor inspectors to operate in the country, saying that was not contemplated in the recent agreement with Washington and Ottawa on the USMCA pact to replace the North...

US Sen. Reed says bill will help prevent veteran suicides

Dec. 15, 2019 2:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said he believes legislation that recently cleared the Congress will improve suicide prevention and mental health resources for veterans. The Rhode Island Democrat co-sponsored the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, which requires the comptroller...

Violence flares at Indian citizenship law protest in Delhi

Dec. 15, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police fired tear-gas and struck demonstrators with batons on Sunday in India's capital city, where thousands, including students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, protested against a new law that will give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing religious persecution from several...

Proposal to prevent cyberattacks included in defense bill

Dec. 15, 2019 12:09 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is touting legislation designed to protect the energy grid from cyberattacks that is slated to be included in the 2020 defense authorization bill. Sen. Angus King introduced the bipartisan proposal with Republican Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho. The senators said...

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

Dec. 15, 2019 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday's...