In Canada’s Quebec, Indigenous People Continue to Fight French Law | World News

MONTREAL (Reuters) – A sweeping law adopted by Quebec on Tuesday to promote French usage is elevating already simmering tensions with indigenous groups, who see the move as an imposition and have vowed to fight it. Bill 96, passed by a majority of Quebec legislators, sets stricter rules to enforce French usage in the province, … Read more

Live Updates | Britain Pledges to Defend Sweden; Deal Signed | World News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Britain has pledged to defend Sweden if the country came under attack, with Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Magdalena Andersson signing a security assurance deal outside Stockholm on Wednesday. Sweden and neighboring Finland are pondering whether to join NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Johnson is later expected to … Read more

Exclusive-U.S. Cancels Talks With Taliban Over U-Turn on Girls’ Education | World News

By Charlotte Greenfield and Jonathan Landay KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States abruptly canceled meetings with the Taliban in Doha that were set to address key economic issues, officials said on Friday, after Afghanistan’s Islamist rulers reversed a decision to allow all girls to return to high school classes. The cancellation of talks was the … Read more

Afghans Mark Nowruz Under Taliban With Muted Celebrations | World News

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghans celebrated Nowruz, the Persian New Year, on Monday but festivities were muted, taking place under Taliban rule for the first time in decades and as the administration canceled a public holiday. The Taliban administration said on Sunday although the holiday was officially cancelled, they would not prevent people from celebrating the … Read more

Police Arrest Convoy Protesters at New Zealand’s Parliament | World News

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police on Thursday began arresting dozens of protesters who were camped out on the grounds of New Zealand’s Parliament on the third day of a convoy protest against coronavirus mandates. The arrests came after Parliament Speaker Trevor Mallard took the rare step of closing the … Read more

Slain Mexican Reporter Described Vulnerability in Last Show | World News

MARCO UGARTE and JULIE WATSON, Associated Press TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado dedicated her last program to a fellow journalist one day after he was gunned down outside his home, and then she described her own vulnerability covering the violent, border city of Tijuana. In her trademark bold style, she blasted Mexico’s … Read more