National language movements

CORRECTS TITLE OF BOOK - FILE - This Jan. 25, 2019 file photo shows climate activist Greta Thunberg during a session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir. Penguin Press announced Thursday, Sept. 19, that it will release Thunberg’s memoir “Our House Is On Fire” and a collection of her speeches, “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference,” which will include her upcoming address at the U.N. Climate Action Summit. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
September 19, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir. Penguin Press announced Thursday that it will release Thunberg's memoir "Our House Is On Fire" and a collection of her speeches, "No One...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, migrant children play soccer at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on Good Friday in Homestead, Fla. The government has stopped reimbursing some contracted shelters for the cost of teaching immigrant children English-language courses and providing legal services and recreational activities. The Health and Human Services department notified shelters around the country recently that it was not going to reimburse them for teachers' pay or other costs. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. The...
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Intepreter Massoumeh Lahidji, centre, translates an interview with director Pedro Almodovar, left, and Associated Press film writer Jake Coyle, right at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 20, 2019 - 11:05 am
CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop terrace interpreting Farsi into English for the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and an hour later sitting on a stage with Martin Scorsese translating the famously verbose...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The top United States diplomat to Africa says perhaps it's time to take the deadly separatist crisis in Cameroon to an "international forum." An exasperated Tibor Nagy told reporters on Tuesday that "my heart breaks for Cameroon ... I just don't understand why this crisis goes...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 photo, Catalan regional president Quim Torra speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, at the Palace of Generalitat or Catalan government headquarters, in Barcelona, Spain. Catalonia separatist leader says that the Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless the wealthy northeastern region is allowed to hold a referendum on secession from the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
January 11, 2019 - 5:14 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia's separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says. Catalan regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in an...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct 9, 2011 file photo, Cameroon President Paul Biya waves after casting his vote during the presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. A bloody conflict between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists over language is now threatening next month's presidential election. The 85-year-old President Paul Biya, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, vows to hold the largely Francophone country together even as thousands flee violence in English-speaking regions. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
September 30, 2018 - 6:33 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's president says Boko Haram has been defeated in the country, the first such announcement since he declared war on the extremist group four years ago. President Paul Biya spoke during his first visit to the Far North region since 2012 as he campaigned on Saturday...
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September 26, 2018 - 5:00 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — As campaigning for Cameroon's presidential election begins, thousands of civilians continue to flee the deadly violence between the government and Anglophone separatists who threaten to disrupt the Oct. 7 voting. Even as President Paul Biya, in power since 1982, vows to...
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September 07, 2018 - 9:20 am
BAMENDA, Cameroon (AP) — Hundreds of women gathered for an angry protest in Cameroon on Friday against abuses committed in months of fighting between the government and Anglophone separatists. With some singing, weeping, crying out or praying, the women described the rapes of their daughters and...
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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, youngsters ride past a sign written in Russian, that advertises price cuts in Chisinau, Moldova. Romanian has been the official state language in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova for almost three decades, but now, even with 80 percent of Moldovan considering it their native language, some politicians are reluctant to learn Romanian despite a law that requires it.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
August 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japan's ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country's official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation's second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month. While Balti...
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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, second left, and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center, hold hands as they wave at the crowds in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday July 15, 2018. Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war. A visibly moved Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, clasping his hands over his heart, addressed the crowd in Ethiopia's official language, Amharic, on his first visit to the country in 22 years. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
July 15, 2018 - 3:32 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands Sunday at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war. A visibly moved Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, clasping his hands over his heart,...
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