China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fight

CHENGBEI GAN’EN, China (AP) — Under a portrait of President Xi Jinping, Ashibusha sits in her freshly painted living room cradling her infant daughter beside a chair labeled a “gift from the government.” The mother of three is among 6,600 members of the Yi ethnic minority who were moved out of 38 mountain villages in […]

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces a deeply polarized world

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to work together and preserve the organization’s most important success since its founding: avoiding a military confrontation between the major global powers. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for a revival of multilateralism — […]

Mexico diverted money from development to contain migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Under pressure from the United States to reduce migration, the Mexican government diverted money from a fund intended to spur regional development to instead renovate immigration detention centers and bus migrants away from the U.S.-Mexico border. According to information obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests, the administration of […]

UN assembly approves pandemic resolution; US, Israel object

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any unilateral economic, financial or trade sanctions. The 193-member world body adopted the resolution by […]

Pato O’Ward inching toward first IndyCar Series victory

The start-and-stop uncertainty of this IndyCar season has not bothered Pato O’Ward, leader of a young fleet of drivers new to the series but capable of keeping up with the veterans. O’Ward, in his first full season of IndyCar, has climbed to third in the championship standings headed into the Saturday and Sunday doubleheader at […]

China detains 23 in crackdown on Inner Mongolia protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in China’s Inner Mongolia region have detained at least 23 people following protests last week against a new policy that replaces Mongolian-language textbooks with Chinese ones in classrooms. The push to use the new textbooks, which started in other ethnic minority regions such as Xinjiang and Tibet in 2017, has […]

Greece to boost military amid tension with neighbor Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will be bolstering its military with new armament programs, a boost to military personnel and the development of the country’s defense industry, the government spokesman said Monday, as a tense stand-off with neighboring Turkey has led to concerns of open conflict between the two NATO allies. Ankara is currently facing […]

Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian network ahead of election

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that it removed a small network of accounts and pages linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the “troll factory” that has used social media accounts to sow political discord in the U.S. since the 2016 presidential election. Twitter also suspendedfive related accounts. The company said the tweets from […]

NATO agrees nerve agent used to try to kill Russia’s Navalny

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday condemned the “appalling assassination attempt” on Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and called on Moscow to answer questions about the poisoning to international investigators. Navalny, a Kremlin critic and corruption investigator, fell ill on a flight to Moscow on Aug. 20 and was taken to a […]

Cheers and fears: Kids yearn for class, teachers are uneasy

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, rarely have so many kids relished the end of their summer vacations — and rarely have so many teachers faced such anxiety as school bells ring in a new year across much of Europe starting Tuesday. The pandemic-stained months of this year’s […]

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