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Italians Stage Protests in Violence-Marred Election Campaign

Italians Stage Protests in Violence-Marred Election Campaign

By Frances D'Emilio | Feb 24
Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police.

Red Cross: 21 Resigned or Fired Since 2015 in Sex Cases

Red Cross: 21 Resigned or Fired Since 2015 in Sex Cases

Feb 24
The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.

Ancient Beard Traditions Shape the Face of Modern Jerusalem

Ancient Beard Traditions Shape the Face of Modern Jerusalem

By Ian Deitch | Feb 24
Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity.

Charged 'Putin's Chef' Runs News Sites Along with Troll Army

Charged 'Putin's Chef' Runs News Sites Along with Troll Army

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
St. Petersburg restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin is believed to control more than a dozen news portals in Russia that attract tens of millions of visitors and serve as an important state propaganda weapon as President Vladimir Putin runs for re-election.

'Heartbroken' Kenworthy Visits South Korean Dog Meat Farm

'Heartbroken' Kenworthy Visits South Korean Dog Meat Farm

By Jake Seiner | Feb 23
Gus Kenworthy stood stone-faced, a shivering black puppy curled in his arms and more scurrying around him on the dirty, uneven cement floor.

AP FACT CHECK: Where are Trump's 'Tougher' Steps on Russia?

AP FACT CHECK: Where are Trump's 'Tougher' Steps on Russia?

By Ken Thomas | Feb 22
President Donald Trump says he's been "much tougher" on Russia than his predecessor - but his evidence remains scant at best.

U.S. Doing Little to Combat Russia Meddling in Next Elections

U.S. Doing Little to Combat Russia Meddling in Next Elections

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Feb 22
The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump's intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to combat Russian election meddling .

Rights Group Challenges Kenya's Anti-Gay Laws in Court

Rights Group Challenges Kenya's Anti-Gay Laws in Court

By Tom Odula | Feb 22
Kenya's High Court on Thursday began hearing arguments in a case that challenges parts of the penal code seen as targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Same-Sex Couple's Valentine's Day Kiss Not 'Family Friendly?'

Same-Sex Couple's Valentine's Day Kiss Not 'Family Friendly?'

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
A same-sex couple were celebrating Valentine's Day as many a mixed-gender couple might -- only to be told their quick kiss at a restaurant was not "family friendly."

Forget Tourism: Pyeongchang's Legacy Likely Debt & Anger

Forget Tourism: Pyeongchang's Legacy Likely Debt & Anger

By Foster Klug, Kim Tong-Hyung | Feb 21
Hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what was promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an ignored, impoverished backwater into a premier Asian ski hub.

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