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  • Hungarians protest government control over top arts college

    BUDAPEST (AP) — Thousands of Hungarians marched on the streets of the capital Friday to protest government actions they claim strips one of the country’s most prestigious universities of its independence. The march, organized on a national holiday commemorating the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956, follows weeks of protests by students at the University for Theater […]
  • Asia Today: Sri Lanka closes harbors after 609 test positive

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday closed at least two fishery harbors and many stalls after a surge of 609 cases linked to the country’s main fish market. The government also widened the curfew in parts of Colombo. At least 11 villages were isolated in the densely populated Western province, […]
  • Mexican border state of Chihuahua returns to lockdown

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes down most non-essential services and encourages people to […]
  • Mexican border state of Chihuahua returns to lockdown

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes down most non-essential services and encourages people to […]
  • Mexico ruling party works out leadership dispute on 3rd try

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Morena party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador finally chose a leader Friday after two failed, acrimonious attempts. A poll of party members gave a comfortable margin of victory to congressional leader Mario Delgado, a centrist seen as more obedient to the president. The results of an earlier poll […]
  • Brazil approves import of Chinese shot that Bolsonaro nixed

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s health regulator has authorized the import from China of a potential vaccine against the coronavirus, just days after President Jair Bolsonaro insisted he wouldn’t allow doses to be shipped from the Asian nation. The health regulator, Anvisa, said in a statement Friday that Sao Paulo state’s Butantan Institute can import […]
  • Mexico rights agency says migrants held without light, water

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Friday that some migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with some without symptoms. The governmental commission said one facility in southern Chiapas state lacked enough face masks and hand gel, and said social […]
  • Mexico rights agency says migrants held without light, water

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Friday that some migrants are being held at some government facilities without proper sanitary measures, with migrants with COVID-19 mixed in with some without symptoms. The governmental commission said one facility in southern Chiapas state lacked enough face masks and hand gel, and said social […]
  • US, North Macedonia, and Kosovo sign 5G deal

    SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia and Kosovo signed an agreement Friday with the United States on high-speed wireless network security aimed at excluding Chinese hardware providers. The agreement to join the so-called “5G Clean Network Security” nations was signed at ceremonies attended by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of North Macedonia and Prime Minister […]
  • In Brazil’s richest city, works to clean a filthy river

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The Pinheiros River that runs through the heart of Sao Paulo makes its pollution known with a miasma that wafts across city streets, choking rich and poor alike. It’s an unwelcome feature of the city that is also Brazil’s wealthiest and the financial heart of Latin America. Efforts to clean up […]