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SAN FRANCISCO | Expert: Census citizenship question would hurt Latino count

SAN FRANCISCO — January 07, 2019— Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration’s decision to include the question for the first time in … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Expert: Census citizenship question would hurt Latino count

SAN FRANCISCO | Expert: Census citizenship question would worsen undercount

SAN FRANCISCO — Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration’s decision to include the question for the first time in 70 years. Colm … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Expert: Census citizenship question would worsen undercount

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Facebook shuts down fake Bangladesh news sites ahead of vote

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Facebook is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections, an official from the social media platform said Thursday The sites — nine Facebook pages designed to mimic legitimate news outlets, as well as six fake personal accounts spreading anti-opposition propaganda … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Facebook shuts down fake Bangladesh news sites ahead of vote

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Denmark premier: Morocco tourist killings ‘act of terror’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s prime minister says the killings of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco‘s Atlas Mountains can be considered “politically motivated and thus an act of terror.” Lars Loekke Rasmussen said Thursday that “there are still dark forces that want to fight our values” and “we must not give in.” He also confirmed the … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Denmark premier: Morocco tourist killings ‘act of terror’

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan rejects US rebuke on religious freedoms

ISLAMABAD  — Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a U.S. decision to add it to a list of nations that infringe on religious freedom, calling the move “unilateral and politically motivated.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added Pakistan to the U.S. list of “countries of particular concern” regarding protection for people to worship according to their beliefs. … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan rejects US rebuke on religious freedoms

KIGALI, Rwanda | Ex-Burundi leader rejects warrant for his arrest as tactic

KIGALI, Rwanda— Pierre Buyoya, Burundi’s former president, on Sunday dismissed as politically motivated an arrest warrant issued against him for his alleged participation in the assassination of his country’s first democratically elected leader. On Friday, Burundi’s attorney general issued 17 international arrest warrants for Buyoya and former senior military and civilian officials suspected of involvement … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Ex-Burundi leader rejects warrant for his arrest as tactic

STRASBOURG, France | European court: Russia’s arrests of Navalny were political

STRASBOURG, France — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russian authorities’ arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated, a decision that deals a blow to the Kremlin’s dismissal of Navalny as a mere troublemaker. Navalny hailed the ruling as an example of “genuine justice” and said it is an important … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | European court: Russia’s arrests of Navalny were political