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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

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Asia Argento withdraws from Dutch music festival role

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento has backed out of curating a Dutch music festival after a young actor accused her of sexual assault. Organizers of the “Le Guess Who?” festival said in a statement Wednesday that “due to the volatile nature of the accusations surrounding Ms. Argento, she has chosen … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Asia Argento withdraws from Dutch music festival role

BELGRADE, Serbia | Knives and guns: Serb-Russian youth camp closed after outcry

BELGRADE, Serbia— After a public outcry, police on Friday closed a summer youth camp on a mountain in western Serbia organized by Russian and Serbian far-right groups. The camp on Mount Zlatibor included children as young as 12 dressed in military uniforms who were being trained by Russian and Serbian instructors on how to use … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Knives and guns: Serb-Russian youth camp closed after outcry

ILVER SPRING, Md. | Facebook page’s removal angers Washington protest organizers

ILVER SPRING, Md. — Organizers of a counter-protest of a white supremacist rally in the nation’s capital say they are shocked and upset that Facebook disabled their event’s page this week, saying it had been created by “bad actors” misusing the social media platform. Facebook defended the move, saying the page violated its ban on … Continue reading ILVER SPRING, Md. | Facebook page’s removal angers Washington protest organizers

PARIS | Thousands party at Paris protest to show anger at Macron

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Paris danced, picnicked and railed against President Emmanuel Macron at a “party” marking his first year in office. Police fired tear gas on troublemakers on the margins of the largely festive protest Saturday, and eight people were arrested. Authorities deployed 2,000 police to the event after … Continue reading PARIS | Thousands party at Paris protest to show anger at Macron

Egypt censors play ‘Before the Revolution,’ author appeals

CAIRO /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Egypt’s state censors have prohibited the performance of a play on the day of its Cairo premiere, saying it cannot be shown without the removal of five scenes. As a result, director Ahmed El Attar cancelled the Sunday and Monday showings of Before the Revolution, a two-actor piece that … Continue reading Egypt censors play ‘Before the Revolution,’ author appeals

Greeks rally in Athens to protest use of the name Macedonia

ATHENS, Greece /February 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Well over 100,000 protesters from across Greece converged Sunday on Athens’ main square to protest a potential Greek compromise in a dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic’s official name. Hundreds of chartered buses brought protesters in from around the country to the Greek capital, while … Continue reading Greeks rally in Athens to protest use of the name Macedonia