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Rights group chides Poland for 'harassment' of protesters

Rights group chides Poland for 'harassment' of protesters

Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland's authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment _ and excessive force in rare cases _ against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016
Updated: 3 hours ago
Survivors of Maryland office shooting in critical condition

Survivors of Maryland office shooting in critical condition

Two people who survived an office shooting were still in critical condition Thursday morning, a day after a gunman opened fire on his co-workers at a Maryland kitchen countertop business, killing three and sending police on a 10-hour, multistate manhunt
Updated: 3 hours ago

The Latest: Germany criticizes Israeli settlement plans

Germany is criticizing Israel's plans to build some 3,000 new housing units in West Bank settlements, saying they undermine the possibility of a two-state solution to the long conflict with the Palestinians
Updated: 3 hours ago

California education firm Chegg buys Berlin math app startup

Two Berlin math wizards have solved a problem that confounds many a startup company in the German capital: how to build a popular product and sell it for profit within just a few years
Updated: 3 hours ago

East Timor government suffers defeat in parliamentary vote

East Timor's new government has suffered a defeat in parliament after a coalition of opposition parties vetoed its policy program
Updated: 3 hours ago
Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader's resignation

Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader's resignation

The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for the prime minister's resignation, saying in a Facebook post that he should show political responsibility for "failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms.''
Updated: 3 hours ago
Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

A "corridor" event held during the Chinese Communist Party congress is a study in how officials are responding to pressure for greater transparency while maintaining an iron grip on what's said and how it's said
Updated: 3 hours ago

Albanian police seize 4 tons of cannabis and arrest 3

Albanian authorities say they have seized four metric tons of cannabis sativa in the south
Updated: 4 hours ago

Florida school board settles case with 4 molestation victims

A Florida school district has agreed to pay almost $3.6 million to settle a case involving four third-graders who were sexually molested by their teacher in 2005
Updated: 4 hours ago
The Latest: Trump gives GOP pep talk on $4.1T budget plan

The Latest: Trump gives GOP pep talk on $4.1T budget plan

President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan
Updated: 4 hours ago