Human rights and civil liberties

An anti-government protester stands in front of a burning barricade in Valparaiso, Chile, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. President Sebastian Pinera made more economic concessions Thursday announcing a freeze on a 9.2% rise in electricity prices until the end of next year, to try to curb a week of deadly protests over price increases and other grievances. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
October 24, 2019 - 6:54 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A new round of clashes broke out Thursday as demonstrators returned to Chile's streets, dissatisfied with economic concessions announced by the government in a bid to curb a week of deadly violence. Stone-throwing protesters did battle with police firing tear gas and water...
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Vice President Mike Pence discusses U.S. and China relations Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Wilson Center's inaugural Frederic V. Malek Public Service Leadership Lecture, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 24, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at Nike and the NBA on Thursday in a speech criticizing communist China's record on trade and human rights, saying American corporations have been too willing to ignore censorship and repression in pursuit of profits. Pence singled out the...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg listens to a question during a round table discussion at a campaign stop, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
October 24, 2019 - 2:07 pm
NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that he believes Facebook's policy to not filter out phony political ads is "a mistake" and that breaking up big tech companies should be "on the table." The social media giant has "a responsibility to pull...
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October 24, 2019 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement think tank wants police departments to rethink how they decide when to take guns away from suicidal officers. The recommendation to review gun-removal policies is contained in a new report by the Washington-based Police Executive Research Forum. It aims to help law...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2012 file photo, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, cheif of the Conference of European Rabbis, gestures during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt will give the Moshe Rosen Award, which recognizes non-Jews who promote dialogue, understanding and tolerance to ensure a Jewish future in Europe, to founder of Catholic charity Andrea Riccardi during a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 in Rome. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)
October 24, 2019 - 11:35 am
MILAN (AP) — The chief rabbi of the main Orthodox rabbinical alliance in Europe says that a resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent "poses an existential threat to the Jewish community." The warning by Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmit was sounded as the Conference of European Rabbis awarded the...
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October 24, 2019 - 6:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to economist Ilham Tohti for his work defending China's Uyghur minority, and urged Beijing to release him from jail. A moderate though outspoken Uyghur critic of Beijing's policies in Xinjiang, Tohti was sentenced to...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, arrives at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Infantino arrived in Pyongyang on the day that North Korean and South Korean teams are set to play a World Cup qualifier match in the North’s capital. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
October 24, 2019 - 3:51 am
FIFA selected China as host of the inaugural edition of the expanded Club World Cup in 2021 but delayed a decision on how the 24 slots for the tournament will be distributed. A proposal on how many teams would qualify from the six confederations was shared with FIFA Council members for approval at...
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October 23, 2019 - 11:53 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — In a story Oct. 22 about two University of Connecticut students who are charged with ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race for using a racial slur, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the students could face up to a year in...
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A protester holds a banner that reads in Spanish "Soldier don't fire against the people" in front of riot police during in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile as the government raised the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 23, 2019 - 11:01 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters swarmed Chile's capital setting up fiery barricades and clashing with riot police Wednesday, as an apology and promises of economic reform from President Sebastián Piñera failed to calm unrest and rioting that has led to at least 18 deaths...
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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. McGowan has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and shut down her career before she accused Weinstein of rape. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 23, 2019 - 7:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him of rape. The suit filed in Los Angeles names as defendants Weinstein,...
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