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Biden hopes 'dark memory' of Nichols' death aids police bill

Feb. 02, 2023 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, facing renewed pressure to overhaul policing practices after the killing of Tyre Nichols, met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday to explore the possibility of getting such a bill back on track. ...

Turkey slams West for security warnings 'harming' tourism

Feb. 02, 2023 12:45 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday slammed a group of Western countries that temporarily closed down their consulates in Istanbul over security concerns, accusing them of waging “psychological warfare” and attempting to wreck Turkey’s tourism industry. Germany, the...

Spain and Morocco renew ties with migration, business deals

Feb. 02, 2023 12:06 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The governments of Spain and Morocco signed deals Thursday on managing migration and boosting Spanish investment in Morocco, among 20 agreements reached at wide-ranging meetings aimed at turning the page on diplomatic tensions linked to the disputed Western Sahara. ...

Nordic PMs: Keep calm, we still plan to join NATO together

Feb. 02, 2023 11:50 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In a strong show of unity, the prime ministers of Finland and Sweden on Thursday called for calm amid tensions with Turkey over their applications to become NATO members and reaffirmed their intent to have the two countries join the military alliance at the same time. ...

In Greece, artists’ strike closes theaters, music schools

Feb. 02, 2023 09:49 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Performing artists and art students ‒ some banging drums, playing trumpets and dressed in clown outfits ‒ gathered outside Greece’s parliament Thursday during a strike that closed theaters, halted TV shoots and disrupted art school classes. More than...

Iranian film director goes on hunger strike in prison

Feb. 02, 2023 09:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian director who was arrested last summer, weeks before his latest film was released to widespread acclaim, has gone on hunger strike to protest his continued detention amid more than four months of anti-government protests. Jafar Panahi,...

Lawsuit can proceed against Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

Feb. 01, 2023 19:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against Rittenhouse, police officers and others. The father of Anthony Huber, one...

Ohio lawmakers miss cutoff to put 60% question on May ballot

Feb. 01, 2023 15:47 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state lawmakers missed their deadline Wednesday for getting a measure on May ballots that would make it harder to amend the state Constitution. No action was planned on the deadline Wednesday. The resolution was a priority for some members of the...

Erdogan: Sweden can't join NATO if Quran-burning is allowed

Feb. 01, 2023 15:46 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed Wednesday that Turkey won’t allow Sweden to join the NATO military alliance as long as the Scandinavian country permits protests desecrating Islam’s holy book to take place. Turkey, which had already been...

Judge: Defiant NJ beach town can sue for $21M in dune costs

Feb. 01, 2023 13:57 PM EST

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey beach town that defied state environmental authorities and fixed its dunes that were seriously eroded by a storm can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to recover $21 million it spent bulking up its shoreline, but cannot build a bulkhead to permanently...