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Yu Ying-shih, historian who irked Beijing, dies at 91

Aug. 05, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Yu Ying-shih, a historian of China who taught at Harvard, Princeton and Yale Universities and whose books were banned by the ruling Communist Party in 2014 after he expressed support for pro-democracy activism, has died. He was 91. Yu died Aug. 1 in the...

On the bus or off, Venezuela journalists try to deliver news

Aug. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — After boarding a bus in Venezuela's capital, Juan Pablo Lares sits in front facing the passengers, turns on a microphone and speaker, and delivers the news while a colleague holds a black cardboard frame around his face to mimic a television screen. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 20 The Wall Street Journal on billionaires in space — more than a joy ride: The richest man on Earth briefly lost that title Tuesday morning, but only because...

Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution date with opponents jailed

Jul. 19, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government organized rallies and festivities Monday to mark the anniversary of the July 19, 1979, revolution that overthrew dictator Anastasio Somoza. But with most opposition leaders jailed, many Nicaraguans say President Daniel Ortega is acting...

India internet law adds to fears over online speech, privacy

Jul. 15, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — It began in February with a tweet by pop star Rihanna that sparked widespread condemnation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of massive farmer protests near the capital, souring an already troubled relationship between the government and Twitter. ...

Hong Kong book fair sees self-censorship and fewer books

Jul. 14, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Booksellers at Hong Kong’s annual book fair are offering a reduced selection of books deemed politically sensitive, as they try to avoid violating a sweeping national security law imposed on the city last year. The book fair was postponed twice last...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 14, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 12 The Philadelphia Inquirer on continuing challenges to the 2020 presidential election: Nine months after the election and six months after the U.S. Capitol...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 12, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 8, 2021. Editorial: Forget, for a moment, the Alamo. Remember the First Amendment Silencing journalists and scholars, chasing dissent from the public square, distorting history to serve an ideological narrative —...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 12, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. July 11, 2021. Editorial: Critical race theory fear a mix of the predictable, the outlandish and the justified Republican legislators in about two dozen states have introduced or won passage of bills to censor the education of...

Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Jul. 07, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country's biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections....