human rights

Protesters hold U.S. flags during a demonstration in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.
Vincent Thian/AP Photo
AP News
November 28, 2019 - 9:27 am
China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump's signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation with Washington. Read more here.
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Vice President Mike Pence discusses U.S. and China relations.
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AP News
October 24, 2019 - 7:48 pm
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.
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Protestors set fire on a street to prevent police from approaching in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
AP News
October 20, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon.
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OutFest
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AP News
October 14, 2019 - 9:43 am
National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. Read more here.
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrives for the burial of a prominent member of his party, Misheck Chando, in Harare, on Sat. Oct. 31, 2009.
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AP News
September 06, 2019 - 7:03 am
By Farai Mutsaka and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died in Singapore. He...
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In this June 28, 2019 file photo, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan pauses during a news conference in Washington.
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AP News
August 21, 2019 - 9:55 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the government's ability to...
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In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco.
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo, File
August 16, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Rachel Lerman, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech...
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Venezuelan migrants
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June 19, 2019 - 11:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The...
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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
June 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
By Violet Law and Alice Fung, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi...
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A customer looks at a movie poster for the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" at a movie theater in Beijing, Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
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March 27, 2019 - 6:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October. It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a...
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