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Romania pushes to add climate change education in schools

Jan. 15, 2022 02:56 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president wants to add sections on climate change and environmental issues to the national school curriculum to enable students to learn more about the challenges the world faces from climate change. President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday launched...

Palestinians summon Dutch envoy over NGO aid cutoff

Jan. 10, 2022 10:53 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority summoned the Dutch representative on Monday to object to the Netherlands' decision to halt funding to a Palestinian civil society group that Israel controversially outlawed as a terrorist organization. In a statement, the PA decried the...

Dutch stop funding Palestinian NGO, question Israeli charges

Jan. 06, 2022 12:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Netherlands said it will stop funding a Palestinian civil society group recently outlawed as a terrorist organization by Israel but rejected Israel's main claims about the group following its own audit. The Dutch government said Wednesday it found no evidence...

Development and conservation clash at Komodo National Park

Dec. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On a dirt path, forked yellow tongue darting from its mouth, a member of the world’s largest lizard species lazes on an island in eastern Indonesia’s Komodo National Park as tourists snap photos. And about 18 miles (30 kilometers) away on another park island that...

US Treasury creates pathway to send aid to Afghanistan

Dec. 22, 2021 12:45 PM EST

The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced it was issuing special licenses to ensure that some international aid could flow to Afghanistan, where the economy collapsed following the Taliban takeover in August. The licenses will enable the U.S. government, international...

'Foreign' agents pitch has El Salvador civil society on edge

Nov. 17, 2021 10:31 AM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has pitched a proposed law requiring people and organizations who receive foreign funding to register as “foreign agents,” following the lead of countries like the United States. When the U.S....

Critics: Greece criminalizes migration, prosecutes helpers

Nov. 15, 2021 02:52 AM EST

CHIOS, Greece (AP) — Among the prison inmates of the Greek island of Chios, three young men from Afghanistan and Somalia are serving dramatically long sentences: 50 years for two of them, a staggering 142 for the third. But these are not violent criminals, even...

Civic groups slam El Salvador's bill on outside funding

Nov. 10, 2021 18:31 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Civic groups and activists criticized Wednesday a proposal by President Nayib Bukele’s to ban foreign donations or funding for non-governmental organizations that supposedly carry out political activity in El Salvador. The groups said...

Israeli dossier on rights groups contains little evidence

Nov. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidential Israeli dossier detailing alleged links between Palestinian human rights groups and an internationally designated terrorist organization contains little concrete evidence and failed to convince European countries to stop funding the groups. ...

The Latest: Activists give Poland 'Fossil of the Day' award

Nov. 04, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Environmental campaigners have awarded their ‘Fossil of the Day’ award to the Polish government for giving — and then apparently backtracking on — a pledge to speed up its phaseout of...