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Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces ‘unacceptable’

By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday said "unacceptable" violence by security forces will be investigated after a days-long crackdown on economic unrest, while a doctor said the 12 documented deaths and more than 300 people wounded are ...

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry ...

Brazil’s nationalist leader to address Davos globalist crowd

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will headline the first full day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a speech to political and business leaders. The nationalist leader is attending an event that has long represented business's interest in ...

Kremlin ‘optimistic’ ahead of WADA doping ruling

By JAMES ELLINGWORTH, AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data, Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Tuesday. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia's ...

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — France is spending 50 million euros ($57 million) to beef up security at airports and the Eurotunnel, hiring hundreds of extra customs officers and issuing emergency decrees to gear up for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will ...

UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top ...

Human Rights Watch: Global pushback against autocrats grows

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — The world is seeing growing resistance against the abuses of autocrats as states, civic groups and popular movements all push back against populists who are seeking to curtail freedoms, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. In its annual ...

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material ...

Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family. Identified only as Nojoud al-Mandeel on ...

UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a ...