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Facebook parent Meta threatens to remove news from platform

Dec. 06, 2022 17:08 PM EST

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Tuesday it will be “forced to consider” removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay news outlets for their material. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, if passed,...

Latvia revokes license of independent Russian TV channel

Dec. 06, 2022 08:18 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia has revoked the license of an independent Russian TV channel exiled in the Baltic country for, among other things, voicing support for the Russian military and including Crimea in its map of Russia, media authorities said on Tuesday. The decision by...

Putin signs law expanding LGBT 'propaganda' restrictions

Dec. 05, 2022 09:07 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBT rights in the country. A 2013 law banned what authorities deem to be spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to...

South African president awaits party decision on his fate

Dec. 04, 2022 11:18 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa looked relaxed and shared a joke with journalists as he made a brief appearance Sunday at a meeting of the African National Congress party's national working committee, which is discussing his political fate. Ramaphosa's...

Taliban silence Voice of America broadcasts in Afghanistan

Dec. 01, 2022 01:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Voice of America said Wednesday that Taliban authorities have banned FM radio broadcasts from VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Afghanistan, starting Thursday. VOA said Taliban authorities cited “complaints they have received about programming...

Kenya avoids track doping ban; Russia gets mixed news

Nov. 30, 2022 13:42 PM EST

Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets...

Egypt announces freedom, mass pardon for 30 jailed activists

Nov. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced late Thursday the release of 30 political activists from jail, the latest in a series of mass releases from detention amid intensifying international scrutiny over the country's human rights record. There was no immediate word on the identities of the...

3 top law schools quit US News rankings over equity concerns

Nov. 17, 2022 20:57 PM EST

The University of California, Berkeley's law school on Thursday joined the law programs at Harvard and Yale in pulling out of U.S. News & World Report's rankings over concerns that they punish efforts to attract students from a broad range of backgrounds. Deans of all three law...

Cuban activists want law to protect women abused at home

Nov. 17, 2022 14:40 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Screams, insults and confinement: that was what Diana endured in the seven years before she ended a relationship with her boyfriend. Though she knew there were institutions and programs in Cuba that handled cases of violence against women, she didn’t reach out to...

Slovenian president eager to work, gets Melania's congrats

Nov. 14, 2022 15:16 PM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Natasa Pirc Musar loves to ride her motorcycle. She also has worked as a human rights lawyer, a TV presenter, ran Slovenia’s top data protection agency and now is the small European Union nation’s first female president. “Not a single day of my life...