Russia Puts the Spokesman for Facebook Owner Meta on a Wanted List

[ad_1] Russia has added the spokesman of U.S. technology company Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, to a wanted list, according to an online database maintained by the country’s interior ministry. Russian state agency Tass and independent news outlet Mediazona first reported that Meta communications director Andy Stone was included on the list Sunday, weeks … Read more

Israeli Forces Kill at Least 8 Palestinians in Surging West Bank Violence, Health Officials Say

[ad_1] JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces operating in the occupied West Bank killed at least eight Palestinians, including at least one militant, in a 24-hour period, Palestinian health officials said Sunday, as a fragile pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip entered its third day. Violence in … Read more

Activists Call on France to Endorse a Consent-Based Rape Definition Across the Entire European Union

[ad_1] PARIS (AP) — Activists wearing masks depicting President Emmanuel Macron urged France on Thursday to change its position and endorse a law proposed by the European Union that would define rape as sex without consent in the bloc’s 27 countries. The demonstrators gathered in downtown Paris on the eve of International Day for the … Read more

Make Noise! A Murder and a Movie Stir Italians to Loudly Demand an End to Violence Against Women

[ad_1] ROME (AP) — After the latest, horrifying killing of a college student allegedly by her resentful and jealous ex-boyfriend, students from Turin to Palermo have taken to pounding on classroom desks in unison to demand a stop to the slaying of women in Italy at the hands of men. Just days before the killing … Read more

Daniel Noboa Is Sworn in as Ecuador’s President, Inheriting the Leadership of a Country on Edge

[ad_1] QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Noboa, an inexperienced politician and heir to a fortune built on the banana trade, was sworn in Thursday as Ecuador’s president, a role that citizens are demanding he uses to restore the public safety that drug cartels and other criminal organizations robbed them of at the decade’s start. Noboa’s … Read more

Violent Clashes Break Out in Dublin After Knife Attack That Injured 3 Children, One Seriously

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Violent clashes broke out in central Dublin on Thursday evening, with vehicles torched and riot police attacked, after a 5-year-old girl was seriously injured in a knife attack earlier in the day that also saw a woman and two other young children hospitalized. Irish police said the girl was receiving emergency … Read more

Police Say 2 Dead and 5 Wounded in Philadelphia Shooting That May Be Drug-Related

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting in Philadelphia killed two men and wounded five others Tuesday night and police said the violence may have been drug-related. Reports of shots being fired sent police to Fairhill Street in North Philadelphia at about 8:30 p.m., where they found four wounded men on the ground, interim Police Commissioner … Read more

Georgia Deputy Who Shot Absolved Man Had Prior Firing for Excessive Force. Critics Blame the Sheriff

[ad_1] When Staff Sgt. Buck Aldridge fatally shot Leonard Cure during a roadside struggle after pulling him over for speeding, it wasn’t the first time a traffic stop involving the Camden County sheriff’s deputy had spiraled into violence. Last year, Aldridge dragged a driver from a car that crashed after fleeing the deputy on Interstate … Read more

Online Abuse of Politically Active Afghan Women Tripled After Taliban Takeover, Rights Group Reports

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (AP) — Online abuse and hate speech targeting politically active women in Afghanistan has significantly increased since the Taliban took over the country in Aug. 2021, according to a report released Monday by a U.K.-based rights group. Afghan Witness, an open-source project run by the non-profit Center for Information Resilience, says it found … Read more