accountability

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators unanimously passed a resolution Thursday in a direct rebuke to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

GENEVA | UNAIDS found in ‘crisis’ after sex harassment claims

GENEVA — Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency is plagued by “defective leadership” and should consider whether its top official must go. The group was created earlier this year following allegations of sexual harassment by staffers and calls from critics for executive-director Michel Sidibe to resign. In … Continue reading GENEVA | UNAIDS found in ‘crisis’ after sex harassment claims

More Democrat governors, more skepticism of charter schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state’s attorney general, ultimately lost to Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat and former … Continue reading More Democrat governors, more skepticism of charter schools

LONDON | UK-Canadian ‘grand committee’ seeks to question Zuckerberg

LONDON — Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada are urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet. Damian Collins, the head of the U.K. parliament’s media committee, is joining forces with his Canadian counterpart to pressure Zuckerberg to personally take part in hearings, … Continue reading LONDON | UK-Canadian ‘grand committee’ seeks to question Zuckerberg

SOFIA, Bulgaria | The Latest: UN’s Guterres notes violence against journalists

SOFIA, Bulgaria  — The Latest on the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian journalist (all times local): 10:00 p.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on governments to ensure “accountability” for crimes against journalists such as the “grisly murder and rape.” — including Bulgarian TV reporter Viktoria Marinova. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | The Latest: UN’s Guterres notes violence against journalists

DALLAS | The Latest: Group says arrest ‘first step’ toward justice

DALLAS — The Latest on the shooting of a man by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The group Mothers Against Police Brutality says the arrest of a white Dallas officer in the off-duty shooting death of her black neighbor is a “first … Continue reading DALLAS | The Latest: Group says arrest ‘first step’ toward justice

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator blasts Google for reply on China search

WASHINGTON— The Latest on congressional hearings on social media issues (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is blasting Google for a response to lawmakers’ inquiries about its reported plans to launch a search engine in China that would comply with censorship laws. Warner says he is “truly disappointed” with a letter … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator blasts Google for reply on China search

GENEVA | Group: US, Russia block consensus at ‘killer robots’ meeting

GENEVA — A key opponent of high-tech, automated weapons known as “killer robots” is blaming countries like the U.S. and Russia for blocking consensus at a U.N.-backed conference, where most countries wanted to ensure that humans stay at the controls of lethal machines. Coordinator Mary Wareham of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots spoke Monday … Continue reading GENEVA | Group: US, Russia block consensus at ‘killer robots’ meeting