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Activists block logging in Poland's ancient forest
Science

Activists block logging in Poland's ancient forest

Yahoo News Activists chained themselves to logging equipment in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest on Thursday to stop authorities from felling trees in Europe's last primeval woodland. Starting at

Dierks Bentley could perform at your block party with 'GMA'
World

Dierks Bentley could perform at your block party with 'GMA'

Yahoo News "GMA" and King's Hawaiian are sending country music superstar Dierks Bentley to one block in America for the ultimate concert block party event.

Under-the-table fees block Vietnam enterprises’ way
Business

Under-the-table fees block Vietnam enterprises’ way

Vietnamnet - If embezzlement continues, breakthrough reforms initiated by local authorities will not bring the desired effects, Dang Dinh Dao from the Institute for Economics & Development Studies

Congress nixes regulation that would block gun sales to mentally ill
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Congress nixes regulation that would block gun sales to mentally ill

Yahoo News On Wednesday, the Republican-led Senate voted to repeal a regulation that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people diagnosed with mental disorders from purchasing a firearm. The

Paris: Boulders block migrants from sleeping, prompt debate
World

Paris: Boulders block migrants from sleeping, prompt debate

Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — Boulders placed under a Paris bridge are preventing migrants from setting up camp in an area that has been a magnet for people fleeing war and poverty around the world, aid

EU tries to allay rights fears over plan to block migrants
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EU tries to allay rights fears over plan to block migrants

Yahoo News VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — European Union leaders at a summit in Malta on Friday embraced a plan to stem a relentless flow of smuggled migrants through Libya toward the continent, insisting

South Korea president's office block prosecutors' searches
World

South Korea president's office block prosecutors' searches

Yahoo News SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials Friday turned away prosecutors trying to search the president's mountainside compound, a confrontation that highlights the high stakes at

South Korea president's office to block search of residence
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South Korea president's office to block search of residence

Yahoo News SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's presidential office says it won't allow prosecutors to search the president's residence as part of an investigation of the massive corruption

Indonesia police vow to block 'political' rally led by Islamists
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Indonesia police vow to block 'political' rally led by Islamists

Yahoo News By Tom Allard and Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police will block a rally in Jakarta next month led by the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) if the group

Pro-Kiev activists block railway to Ukraine's rebel-held east
World

Pro-Kiev activists block railway to Ukraine's rebel-held east

Yahoo News Pro-Kiev protesters on Friday blocked a railway line into Ukraine's rebel-held east to protest against trade with Russian-backed separatists, their spokesman told AFP. Several dozen

Trump expected to block refugees, restrict Muslim visitors
World

Trump expected to block refugees, restrict Muslim visitors

Yahoo News President Donald Trump was reportedly poised to suspend the US refugee program for four months and to halt visas for travellers from seven Muslim countries -- moves that could come as

Violent storms in France block train, cause injuries
World

Violent storms in France block train, cause injuries

Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — Violent overnight storms have hit northern France, injuring scores of people and leaving 200,000 homes without electricity.

Gambia: Jammeh's lawyer asks court to block Barrow's inauguration
World

Gambia: Jammeh's lawyer asks court to block Barrow's inauguration

Yahoo News A lawyer for The Gambia's president has filed an injunction asking the Supreme Court to bar the swearing in of the president-elect this month, as Yahya Jammeh battles on in his attempt to

South Carolina lawmakers propose pornography block on new computers
Tech

South Carolina lawmakers propose pornography block on new computers

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Computers and devices sold in South Carolina that can access the internet would be required to have filters installed to prevent people from viewing pornography,

Proposed bill would block porn from computers sold in South Carolina, somehow
Tech

Proposed bill would block porn from computers sold in South Carolina, somehow

South Carolina representative Bill Chumley has proposed a bill that would make it slightly more difficult for people in his state to watch porn. The bill would require manufacturers to install

Polish lawmakers block session over media rules,
World

Polish lawmakers block session over media rules,

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of Warsaw residents joined in a spontaneous protest in front of Poland's parliament building Friday against a plan by the ruling party to limit reporters' access to

Israeli group asks US court to block Boeing deal with Iran
World

Israeli group asks US court to block Boeing deal with Iran

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli advocacy group on Thursday asked a U.S. federal court to block aerospace giant Boeing Co.'s planned $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air, saying the Tehran government must

Ohio inmate loses appeal to block second try at execution
Politics

Ohio inmate loses appeal to block second try at execution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a condemned Ohio killer who says the state should not get a second chance to put him to death after he survived a botched execution in

World court refuses to block trial of Equatorial Guinea VP
World

World court refuses to block trial of Equatorial Guinea VP

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The corruption trial of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president can go ahead next month after the United Nations' highest court on Wednesday refused to order France to

Auto group tries to block EPA from finalizing vehicle rules
World

Auto group tries to block EPA from finalizing vehicle rules

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major auto trade group is making a last-ditch effort to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing tough fuel economy standards

Russia and China block Syria truce in UN vote
World

Russia and China block Syria truce in UN vote

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China used their veto power in the U.N. Security Council to block a draft resolution on Monday calling for a seven-day humanitarian truce in the besieged Syrian city

Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce
World

Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria's Aleppo, with Russia arguing

US moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm Aixtron
World

US moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm Aixtron

Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company's purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by blocking the inclusion of Aixtron's US business

Trump supporters move to block vote recount in three states
Politics

Trump supporters move to block vote recount in three states

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michigan's attorney general said on Friday he had filed a lawsuit to halt the Green Party's requested recount of presidential votes in the state, adding to Republican

The Latest: Federal lawsuit filed to block Wisconsin recount
Politics

The Latest: Federal lawsuit filed to block Wisconsin recount

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on presidential recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania (all times local):