National language movements

Sandrine Rudnicki, a 38 years old single woman smiles to her 10-month old daughter Emilia who was conceived through in-vitro fertilization, Monday Oct.14, 2019 in Saint-Pryve-Saint-Mesmin, near Orleans, France. France's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures. (AP Photo/Catherine Gaschka)
October 15, 2019 - 8:09 am
PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament is set to adopt a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures. The vote on France's bioethics bill, including measures on assisted reproduction, is being held later Tuesday at the...
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August 20, 2019 - 11:32 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon military tribunal sentenced to life in prison a leader of the country's English-speaking separatist movement and 9 supporters on Tuesday, after finding them guilty of charges including secession, terrorism and hostility against the state. The tribunal sentenced...
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In this photograph taken Saturday 13 July 2019, health workers wearing protective suits tend to to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni, Congo DRC. The Congolese health ministry is confirming the country's first Ebola case in the provincial capital of 2 million, Goma, some 360 kms ( 225 miles) south of Beni. More than 1,600 people in eastern Congo have died as the virus has spread in areas too dangerous for health teams to access. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
July 15, 2019 - 4:26 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus to eastern Congo's largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus. During his trip to Goma, the 46-year-old preacher managed to pass through...
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June 05, 2019 - 1:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — 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 last week that...
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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 - 10:05 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 - 5:11 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 - 4:14 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 - 5:33 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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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 26, 2018 - 4:57 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — John Nlom has five children and wants to keep them alive. When machete-wielding men attacked a nearby school this month in a suspected strike against the teaching of French, wounded students were rushed to hospitals while frightened parents decided to flee. Nlom and his...
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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 - 2:00 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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