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Prominent Guatemalan investigative newspaper “El Periódico” halts print edition

The paper’s president. José Rubén Zamora, who oversaw dozens of corruption investigations, was arrested in July by the government.
Guatemalan journalist Jose Ruben Zamora
Guatemalan journalist Jose Ruben Zamora
1h ago

El Salvador investigative journalists sue spyware maker in U.S. federal court

“These spyware attacks were an attempt to silence our sources and deter us from doing journalism,” said Carlos Dada, co-founder and director of El Faro, an investigative news outlet.
Abranch of the Israeli NSO Group near Sapir, Israel, on Aug. 24, 2021.
Abranch of the Israeli NSO Group near Sapir, Israel, on Aug. 24, 2021.
2h ago

Elon Musk's Twitter risks opening floodgates of hate speech and extremism in India

“You just don’t know what he is thinking. And it is scary,” the founder of a website that fights hate speech said of Musk.
Pratik Sinha, one of the founders of Alt News, near his office in Kolkata, India on Nov 28, 2022.
Pratik Sinha, one of the founders of Alt News, near his office in Kolkata, India on Nov 28, 2022.
3h ago

Biden to host French President Macron at his first state dinner

The dinner is a chance for the leaders to toast each other and their respective countries and strengthen ties that have frayed amid disputes over trade and national security.
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes US President Joe Biden (L) before their meeting at the French Embassy to the Vatican in Rome on October 29, 2021.
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes US President Joe Biden (L) before their meeting at the French Embassy to the Vatican in Rome on October 29, 2021.

Heaviest Ukraine fighting rages in the east, NATO seeks to sustain support against Russia

In the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Russian forces tried to make further advances and shelled several towns.
Ukrainian tank rolls along a road in Bakhmut, in the country's east.
Ukrainian tank rolls along a road in Bakhmut, in the country's east.
5h ago

This California city asked where its recycling went. The answer wasn't pretty.

Palo Alto found that some 60% of its recyclables got shipped abroad, with little transparency as to their fate.
Shipping box with a map of East/Southeast Asia, filled with recyclable trash.
Shipping box with a map of East/Southeast Asia, filled with recyclable trash.
12h ago

Deadly blast hits religious school in northern Afghanistan

The explosion happened during prayer time in the capital of the province of Samangan.
Wounded Afghan men receive treatment at a hospital following a blast at a madrassa in Aybak city of Samangan province on November 30, 2022. - At least 16 people were killed and 24 others wounded November 30 by a blast at a madrassa in Afghanistan's northern city of Aybak, a doctor at a local hospital told AFP.
Wounded Afghan men receive treatment at a hospital following a blast at a madrassa in Aybak city of Samangan province on November 30, 2022. - At least 16 people were killed and 24 others wounded November 30 by a blast at a madrassa in Afghanistan's northern city of Aybak, a doctor at a local hospital told AFP.
12h ago

Japan court upholds ban on same-sex marriage but voices concern over rights

The Tokyo district court said a lack of legal protection for same-sex families violated their human rights, a comment plaintiffs welcomed as a partial victory for LGBTQ couples.
Plaintiffs and their supporters head to the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo on November 30, 2022, in a lawsuit filed by same-sex couples seeking damages from the government arguing the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Plaintiffs and their supporters head to the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo on November 30, 2022, in a lawsuit filed by same-sex couples seeking damages from the government arguing the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
13h ago

World Cup coverage: Which teams will compete in the knockout round?

Argentina, Australia, France and Poland have advanced to the next level of World Cup competition.
Image: Lionel Messi of Argentina shoots the ball against Matty Cash of Poland during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Poland and Argentina at Stadium 974 on Nov. 30, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
Image: Lionel Messi of Argentina shoots the ball against Matty Cash of Poland during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Poland and Argentina at Stadium 974 on Nov. 30, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
22h ago

Just what they knead - the French baguette gets UNESCO heritage status

“If there’s no baguette, you can't have a proper meal. In the morning you can toast it, for lunch it’s a sandwich, and then it accompanies dinner,” one baker said.
German model Alexandra Lapp holds a baguette during Paris Fashion Week on Feb. 25, 2020.
German model Alexandra Lapp holds a baguette during Paris Fashion Week on Feb. 25, 2020.

Blinken: U.S. must speak out 'clearly' in support of people's rights to protest amid Iran crackdown

Blinken praised the “extraordinary courage” of women in Iran who have been “standing up, speaking up, speaking out for their basic rights.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Bucharest, Romania, on Nov. 29, 2022.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Bucharest, Romania, on Nov. 29, 2022.