Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, satellite dishes sit on top of the headquarters of the TVN independent and popular TV network in Warsaw, Poland. Polish national prosecutors said Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 that they are canceling a criminal investigation into a reporter for a U.S.-owned broadcaster on suspicions of propagating fascism for having gone undercover to film neo-Nazis. TVN, owned by Discovery, broadcast undercover footage in January that showed members of a Polish neo-Nazi group celebrating Adolf Hitler’s birthday in a forest in 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
November 25, 2018 - 7:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish national prosecutors said Sunday that they are dropping a criminal investigation into a reporter for a U.S.-owned broadcaster on suspicions of propagating fascism for having gone undercover to film neo-Nazis. TVN, owned by Discovery, broadcast undercover footage in...
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Supporters of Taipei city mayor and city mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je cheer for Ko's victory in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday early morning, Nov. 25, 2018. Taiwan's ruling party suffered a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
November 24, 2018 - 6:11 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Taiwan (all times local): 10 a.m. Voters in Taiwan have approved a referendum opposing same-sex marriage while rejecting a proposal to change the name of its Olympic team to Taiwan from the current Chinese Taipei. The referendums were among 10...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows people receiving treatment at a hospital following a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. At least 41 civilians were being treated following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to Syrian state media. (SANA via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 3:03 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — At least 50 civilians were being treated Saturday following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on the government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to reports in Syrian state media. Most of those admitted to hospitals had breathing problems...
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November 24, 2018 - 9:14 am
ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which...
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November 23, 2018 - 11:29 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday to elect a new parliament, but absent from the ballot is the country's Shiite-dominated opposition, whose most prominent figures are serving lengthy prison sentences. Up for grabs are 40 seats in Bahrain's lower house of...
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Police officers stand by the graffiti that shows Serbian coat of arms and silhouettes of people, reading: "... because there's no turning back", in northern Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Kosovo police arrested three ethnic Serbs, including two police officers, early Friday on suspicion of involvement in the killing of a leading Serb politician in the north of the country. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
November 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions in Kosovo rose again Friday after police arrested three ethnic Serbs, including two police officers, on suspicion of involvement in the killing earlier this year of a leading Serb politician in the north of the country. The three men were arrested in the Serb-...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2007, file photo, former U.S. Attorney in Kansas City Bradley Schlozman testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schlozman, an attorney in Wichita, Kan., has been chosen by Ford County Clerk Debbie Cox, who moved Dodge City's lone polling site outside city limits before the midterm election, to represent her in a lawsuit brought against her in October 2018 by the American Civil Liberties Union. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 23, 2018 - 11:59 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When iconic Dodge City, once the home to Wild West gunslingers and buffalo hunters, faced a lawsuit before the midterm elections for moving its sole polling place outside city limits, its top elections official turned to a hired legal gun to battle charges of voter suppression...
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President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 22, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that the de facto leader of American ally Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of a U.S.-based journalist critical of the kingdom's royal family. Citing vehement denials by the crown prince and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, Thomas Farr is sworn in during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 22, 2018 - 6:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation's longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups. They're concerned about the nominee's work defending state laws found to have...
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Hundreds of Tunisian public-sector workers demonstrate after failing to reach a wage agreement with the government, Thursday, Nov.22, 2018 in Tunis. The one-day strike was called by the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union.(AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
November 22, 2018 - 6:41 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian civil servants have gone on strike around the country to protest the failure of negotiations with the government for wage increases, amid plunging buying power and soaring inflation. Thousands gathered Thursday in front of parliament with chants of "shame on the...
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