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In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises

Sep. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisis ahead of Sunday's general election. ...

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount

Sep. 23, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has raised its troops' combat readiness on the border with Kosovo amid increasing tensions with its breakaway former province, the Serbian defense minister said Thursday. Ethnic Serbs in Kosovo were blocking the border for a fourth...

Mideast in shambles, but the world has moved on for now

Sep. 23, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — There was a time not long ago when uprisings and wars in the Arab world topped the agenda at the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York. With most of those conflicts in a stalemate, the world’s focus has shifted to more daunting global challenges...

Senators: Bipartisan police overhaul talks end with no deal

Sep. 23, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without an agreement, top bargainers from both parties said, marking the collapse of an effort that began after killings of unarmed Black people by officers sparked protests across the U.S. ...

Today in History

Sep. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2021. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1955, a jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and...

Senators: Bipartisan police overhaul talks end with no deal

Sep. 22, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without an agreement, top bargainers from both parties said Wednesday, marking the collapse of an effort that began after killings of unarmed Black people by officers sparked protests across the...

Kosovo calls on Serbia to lower tensions, start dialogue

Sep. 22, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Ethnic Serbs blocked the Kosovo-Serbia border for a third straight day Wednesday to protest a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti called on...

Wichita man charged for participation in Jan. 6 insurrection

Sep. 22, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man is facing eight counts related to his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Michael Eckerman, 37, was arrested and charged Tuesday after federal authorities said he went inside the Capitol building and at one...

UK climate activists face prison for blocking highways

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental activists who have repeatedly blocked Britain’s busiest highway face possible imprisonment after a judge granted an injunction against the protesters, Britain’s transport secretary said Wednesday. Members of campaign group Insulate...

N Ireland police arrest 2 more men over murder of journalist

Sep. 22, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two more men Wednesday over the murder of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead while covering a riot in Londonderry in 2019. The Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the men, aged 24 and 29, were arrested in the...