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Hackers claim Belarus fertilizer plant infiltrated to demand political prisoner release

Apr. 19, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Belarusian hacker activist group claims to have infiltrated computers at the country's largest fertilizer plant to pressure the government to release political prisoners. The state-run Grodno Azot plant has made no comment on the claim by the Belarusian...

A former Russian tycoon who once led separatist region launches a hunger strike in Azerbaijan jail

Apr. 19, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike, his family said Friday. Ruben Vardanyan started the fast two weeks ago to press demands for a speedy...

Police arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia, including congresswoman's daughter

Apr. 18, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police removed a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University on Thursday and arrested more than 100 demonstrators, including the daughter of a prominent Minnesota congresswoman. Several students involved in the protest said they also were...

Google fires 28 workers in aftermath of protests over big tech deal with Israeli government

Apr. 18, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

Google has fired 28 employees in the aftermath of protests over technology that the internet company is supplying the Israeli government amid the Gaza war, further escalating tensions surrounding a hot-button deal. The firings confirmed by Google late Wednesday came a day after nine...

Frustrated farmers are rebelling against EU rules. The far right is stoking the flames

Apr. 18, 2024 05:41 AM EDT

ANDEREN, Netherlands (AP) — Inside the barn on the flat fields of the northern Netherlands, Jos Ubels cradles a newborn Blonde d'Aquitaine calf, the latest addition to his herd of over 300 dairy cattle. Little could be more idyllic. Little, says Ubels, could be...

Georgian police fire tear gas to break up protest against so-called 'Russian law'

Apr. 17, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the capital of Georgia on Tuesday unleashed tear gas to break up a large demonstration outside the country's parliament to protest a proposed law that would require media and non-commercial organizations to register as being under foreign influence if they...

Protests, heightened terror threat mean tight security at Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

Apr. 17, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Security will be tight during next month’s Eurovision Song Contest in the southern Sweden city of Malmo, police said Wednesday, citing demonstrations that could lead to unrests and a heightened threat of terrorism in the Scandinavian country. “The...

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi moved from prison to house arrest due to heat, military says

Apr. 17, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure due to a heat wave, the military government said as it freed more than 3,000 prisoners under an amnesty to mark this week's traditional New Year holiday. ...

Unions in Greece call widespread strikes, seeking a return to bargaining rights axed during bailouts

Apr. 17, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes called by Greece’s largest labor union halted ferries, disrupted public transport services and left some state-run hospitals running on emergency staffing levels in Athens and elsewhere Wednesday. The General Confederation of Greek Labor, GSEE, led...

Venezuela closes its embassy in Ecuador to protest the police raid on the Mexican Embassy there

Apr. 16, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ordered the closure of his country’s embassy and consulates in Ecuador on Tuesday in solidarity with Mexico in its protest over a raid by Ecuadorian authorities on the Mexican Embassy in Quito. Maduro and other presidents...