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WARSAW, Poland | Polish leaders to walk with nationalists on Independence Day

WARSAW, Poland— The Polish government and the organizers of a yearly march of nationalists say they have agreed to hold a joint march on Poland’s Independence Day on Sunday. The announcement made late Friday means President Andrzej Duda and other state officials will march in the capital with organizations whose yearly march last year included … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish leaders to walk with nationalists on Independence Day

LONDON  | Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Bannon

LONDON  — Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. Sturgeon said she believes “passionately in free speech” but declares she “would not be part of any process that risks legitimizing or normalizing far-right, racist views.” Bannon … Continue reading LONDON  | Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Bannon

LONDON | The Latest: ‘Over half a million’ march for new Brexit vote

LONDON — The Latest on anti-Brexit protest Saturday in London (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Organizers of a major protest in London calling for a new Brexit referendum are estimating that 670,000 people have turned up for the event. Activists want a fresh referendum in which Britons can have a say on the final Brexit … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: ‘Over half a million’ march for new Brexit vote

LONDON | Protesters march in London to demand new vote on Brexit

LONDON— Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union. Organizers want the public to have a final say on the government’s Brexit deal with the EU, arguing that new facts have come to light about the costs and complexity of … Continue reading LONDON | Protesters march in London to demand new vote on Brexit

MOSCOW | Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have refused permission for an annual commemoration of Stalin-era political repression victims to be held in Lubyanka Square outside the former KGB headquarters and the event’s organizers have objected to a proposed alternative site. For the past decade, the historical and civil rights group Memorial on Oct. 29 has conducted a … Continue reading MOSCOW | Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

LONDON | Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife

LONDON— The animals can’t protest so people in London did that for them. Hundreds of marchers demanded better protection for British wildlife at the People’s Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park on Saturday. Many carried pro-nature and pro-animal banners and placards and some wore animal masks. Organizers said the march was to raise awareness about … Continue reading LONDON | Marchers demand better protection for British wildlife

JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games — six … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesi | Swimmer Rikako Ikee: A smiling face for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

NEWARK, N.J | Janet Jackson to receive award at Black Girls Rock awards

NEWARK, N.J — Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman in music,” organizers said Thursday. Jackson recently released “Made For Now,” her single with Daddy Yankee. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J | Janet Jackson to receive award at Black Girls Rock awards