the UK plans to rewrite human rights law; critics cry foul

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday unveiled plans for a bill of rights that it says will bolster free speech and the power of parliament — but which critics say will tear up protections for the rights of man for ordinary people. The government published the bill days after UK and European courts, … Read more

Australian state bans public displays of Nazi swastikas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has become the first in the country to pass a law banning the public display of Nazi swastikas, as concerns grow over the rate at which local youths are becoming radicalized. The Parliament of Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state, on Tuesday night passed laws providing for penalties … Read more

Lawyers ask international court to investigate treatment of Uyghurs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers on Monday renewed their calls for the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in the region. Chinese people from Xinjiang as they presented a dossier of evidence to prosecutors. Activists and lawyers accuse Beijing of crimes against humanity … Read more

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for a united front

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A candidate is unabashedly poised to embrace progressive stances, doing little to build relationships with party leaders and dominating halls with a 6-foot-8 frame. The other fashions a more moderate image, a deliberate public speaker who became a congressional aide out of college and has carefully cultivated relationships within the party … Read more

‘Freedom movement’ rallies planned for Ottawa all summer: organizer

OTTAWA – Events are set to take place in Ottawa in late June through Canada Day and the rest of the summer for what organizers say are to protest remaining COVID-19 pandemic-era restrictions. 19. Veterans for Freedom steering committee member Andrew MacGillivray said in an interview posted on YouTube that he will be holding a … Read more

Visit of an Australian Minister to New Zealand during a trip to the Pacific

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new foreign minister on Thursday made New Zealand the first leg of his third Pacific trip in a month as Canberra steps up efforts to counter China’s growing influence In the region. Foreign Secretary Penny Wong is promoting her administration’s stronger ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions as evidence that … Read more

Poland will strengthen the security of medical infrastructure

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a war rages on Poland’s eastern border, the right-wing government is introducing legislation to bolster medical and infrastructure safety in emergency situations. The plan presented Tuesday by government ministers responsible for national security calls for funds to be secured annually in state coffers for the development of local first responders, … Read more

Abbas’ possible successor warns Israel, but works with it

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as the successor to 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have deteriorated so badly that Palestinian leaders cannot no longer continue their business. usual. But even if they are serious this time around, they have few options. And it seems … Read more

South Texas mayor arrested, charged with bribery and fraud

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas mayor was arrested Monday after a federal indictment charged him with corruption and fraud. Peñitas Mayor Rodrigo Lopez was arrested while returning to the country at the Hidalgo port of entry, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The two-count indictment charges Lopez with embezzlement from … Read more

Senate negotiators announce outline of gun violence deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate negotiators on Sunday announced a bipartisan framework responding to last month’s mass shootings, a modest breakthrough offering measured gun curbs and strengthened efforts to improve school safety and health programs. mental. The proposal falls far short of tougher measures long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, if … Read more