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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Council of Europe has awarded its human rights prize to jailed Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova. She was arrested last year after she tore up her passport to prevent her forced expulsion. Earlier this month, a court in Minsk found her guilty of conspiring to seize power and creating an extremist

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Female actors and filmmakers have swept the top awards at the San Sebastian film festival, with the Golden Shell for the best film going to “Blue Moon” (“Crai Nou”) by Romanian director Alina Grigore. American actress and producer Jessica Chastain was honored for her portrayal of Christian televangelist Tammy Faye

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, the National Book Awards ceremony will be held online. The National Book Foundation, which presents the awards each fall, announced Friday that it had decided to make the Nov. 17 event virtual because of the pandemic. The foundation initially hoped to return to the awards’ longtime