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New protests as Polish court seals divisive abortion ruling

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — New protests broke out in Polish cities Wednesday, shortly after the country's top court confirmed its highly divisive ruling that...

Moscow police arrest brother of opposition leader Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police launched a series of raids Wednesday on apartments and offices of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s family and...

EXPLAINER: Why India’s farmers are revolting against PM Modi

NEW DELHI (AP) — A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week —...

Protesting farmers return to camp after storming Indian fort

NEW DELHI (AP) — Leaders of a protest movement sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed...

131 arrested on ‘calmer’ night during Dutch virus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police said Wednesday that the fourth night of the Netherlands' coronavirus curfew passed more peacefully than the previous...

Protesters against UK rail link evicted from London park

LONDON (AP) — Some protesters against a high-speed rail link between London and northern England were evicted from a park in the capital city...

Belgium fears spread of Dutch riots over virus restrictions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions could spark similar protests in neighboring Belgium, the Belgian interior minister warned Wednesday as...

Protesters supporting Indian farmers demonstrate in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators showing solidarity with protesting farmers in India rallied Tuesday outside the Indian consulate in New York, some honking...

Dutch police deployed in force to curb rioting, looting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police took to the streets of Dutch towns and cities in force Tuesday night in an attempt to prevent...

Capitol Police chief apologizes for failures in Jan. 6 siege

WASHINGTON (AP) — The interim chief of the Capitol Police apologized Tuesday for failing to prepare for what became a violent insurrection despite having...

Navalny ally vows to press for his freedom despite crackdown

MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight to free the jailed Russian opposition leader and...

Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests

Detroit will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in...

Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of farmers marched, rode horses and drove tractors into India’s capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades...

Teachers, students march in France for more virus support

PARIS (AP) — Schoolteachers and university students marched together in protests or went on strike Tuesday around France to demand more government support amid...

Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s center-right government on Tuesday imposed a weeklong ban on public protests attended by more than 100 people, angering left-wing...

Australia marks national day with protests, calming words

SYDNEY (AP) — Government leaders marked a socially distanced Australia Day with calming words Tuesday as protesters denounced celebrations of a day some dub...

Dutch police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Groups of youths confronted police in Dutch towns and cities Monday night, defying the country's coronavirus curfew and throwing...

Navalny’s team calls new protests in Russia for his release

MOSCOW (AP) — Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces years in prison, called for new protests next weekend to demand...

Clashes break out in Tunisia after death of protester

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Clashes in Tunisia between groups of young people and police broke out Monday evening, following the death of a local...

AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former...

EU urges Navalny’s release but no talk of Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign ministers on Monday condemned the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the detention of thousands...

Heavy fighting erupts in Somali town near Kenyan border

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Heavy fighting broke out overnight in a Somali town near the Kenyan border between Somali forces and those from the...

Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil’s Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians took the streets for a second day Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Jair...

Israel targets flights, religious scofflaws, as virus rages

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police...

AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former...

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters set fires in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday...

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

For two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They...

Kremlin: US comments on protests support law-breaking

MOSCOW (AP) — The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S. Embassy’s statements about the nationwide protests, in which more than 3,500...

Authorities investigate blast at anti-gay California church

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — The FBI and local police are investigating an explosion early Saturday at a Los Angeles-area church that had been...

Judge: Kenosha shooter can’t associate with supremacists

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin last year is prohibited...

3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's...

Capitol attack reflects US extremist evolution over decades

The takeover in 2016 by right-wing extremists of a federal bird sanctuary in Oregon. A standoff in 1992 between white separatists and federal agents...

Belarus police arrest 100 in renewed protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus arrested about 100 people who formed human chains in demonstrations calling for the authoritarian...

Political upheaval alters strategies in US abortion debate

Anti-abortion leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their...

Tunisia extends curfew, ban on protests as virus cases jump

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and...

Aloha shirts on ‘boogaloos’ link symbol of peace to violence

HONOLULU (AP) — People following a violent movement that promotes a second U.S. civil war or the breakdown of modern society have been showing...

FAA employee charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration employee and QAnon follower from California who had been on the FBI's radar is facing federal...

Guard in DC forced to sleep in garages, sparking outcry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington sparked new calls Friday...

Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia’s suburbs

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they...

In Russia, effort underway to curb upcoming Navalny protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Russia have taken elaborate measures to curb protests against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, planned by his...

Ultra-Orthodox attack Israeli police amid lockdown tensions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked an unmarked Israeli police vehicle overnight, pelting it with stones and smashing the windows while officers were inside,...

EXPLAINER: Why Navalny is a thorn in the Kremlin’s side

MOSCOW (AP) — The return to Russia from Germany by opposition leader Alexei Navalny was marked by chaos and popular outrage, and it ended,...

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

BAGHDAD (AP) — Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding...

California spent $19 million to shield Capitol from protests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California spent nearly $19 million for a week's worth of high security around the state Capitol and other locations because...

Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work...

Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troops in riot gear lined the sidewalks, but there were no crowds. Armored vehicles and concrete barriers blocked empty streets. Miles...

Outreach by Tunisian leaders fails to quell youth unrest

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and...

Capitol rioters hold out long-shot hope for a Trump pardon

In what could be the longest of legal long shots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that...

AP Explainer: Why are youth protests sweeping Tunisia?

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership...

Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six...

Prominent anti-abortion activist Joe Scheidler dies at 93

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Scheidler, the founder of the Pro-Life Action League and prominent figure in the anti-abortion movement, died Monday, the organization announced....

Guatemala troops, police break up caravan of weary migrants

VADO HONDO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police and soldiers on Monday broke up a group of hundreds of migrants who had spent two nights...

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, after the leading Kremlin critic returned to...

IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

ZURICH (AP) — The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors. ...

Swiss to lift freeze on millions linked to ex-Tunisia leader

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are preparing to lift a freeze on tens of millions of dollars’ worth of assets linked to former Tunisian...

Court in Central African Republic upholds election results

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's constitutional court on Monday upheld President Faustin Archange Touadera’s re-election, raising the specter of more...

Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

LONDON (AP) — The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House. ...

Police command structure crumbled fast during Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, many of the police officers had to decide on their own how to fight...

Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county official and founder of the group Cowboys for Trump who had vowed to return to...

Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National...

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault...

The Latest: Sunday protests quiet; officials brace for more

The Latest on demonstrating Sunday at statehouses across the country. ...

Decision on Belarus hockey worlds near amid sponsor pressure

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation will make a decision in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship...

Dutch police use water cannon on anti-government protesters

OTTERLO, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Amsterdam turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in a banned protest Sunday...

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President...

Violent youth protests hit Tunisia amid economic turmoil

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Police used tear gas to disperse violent protests led by disgruntled youths in several Tunisian cities overnight, including in the...

In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of protesters braved a cold night in Jerusalem on Saturday to press on with their calls for Israeli Prime Minister...

Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s electoral commission said Saturday that President Yoweri Museveni won a sixth five-year term, extending his rule to four decades,...

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the nation's capital on Saturday, as governors answered the urgent...

March for Life asks its supporters to stay home this year

Organizers of the March for Life, the anti-abortion movement’s preeminent annual event, are asking their supporters nationwide not to gather in Washington this year...

Far-right personality ‘Baked Alaska’ arrested in riot probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the...

Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets

NEW YORK (AP) — While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came...

The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump...

Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. ...

Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump are among a handful of groups that have applied for permits to hold protests during Joe...

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing...

Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal watchdogs launched a sweeping review of how the FBI, the Pentagon and other law enforcement agencies responded to the riot...

Ex-foreign correspondent reflects on risks for US reporters

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the summer of 2000, I was among a group of foreign correspondents, photographers and video journalists who went to...

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said Friday the military had entered his home and “we are in serious trouble,"...

FBI tracking ‘extensive’ online chatter about armed protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is tracking an “extensive amount of concerning online chatter,” including calls for armed protests leading up to next week's...

Comparison between Capitol siege, BLM protests is denounced

Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol with last summer's...

The Latest: Prosecutors: Arkansas man beat cop with flagpole

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists...

California mobilizes National Guard amid concern over unrest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday mobilized 1,000 members of the National Guard amid other security precautions over concerns of...

Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before being shot

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, leaving him partially paralyzed...

Arizona Republicans figure prominently in election turmoil

PHOENIX (AP) — Several Arizona lawmakers figure prominently in the controversy over the Republican effort to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss and the...

California mobilizes National Guard amid concern over unrest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is mobilizing 1,000 members of the National Guard over concerns of civil unrest ahead of President...

California governor mobilizes National Guard amid concern of civil unrest ahead of President Donald...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor mobilizes National Guard amid concern of civil unrest ahead of President Donald Trump leaving office.

Tunisia marks revolution’s 10th anniversary in lockdown

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday commemorated the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali,...

Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not...

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial...

Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

NEW YORK (AP) — At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an...

Veterans on each side of the divide among Capitol mob dead

The five people who died amid the chaos that erupted on Jan. 6 at the Capitol represented different walks of life. ...

‘The world is watching’: Ugandans vote in tense election

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandans voted Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate if security forces try...

Greek police clash with protesters over campus police plan

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in Athens organized to protest plans to set up...

4 detained from Belgium demonstration over Black man’s death

BRUSSELS (AP) — Four people, including two minors, remained in custody Thursday after a Brussels demonstration over the weekend death of a young Black...

Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with...

Lawyer, others arrested by Hong Kong national security unit

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Thursday said they arrested 11 people on suspicion of assisting offenders who are believed to be...

FBI, Justice Department leaders stay out of sight after riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement news conference this week on the U.S. Capitol riot was notable not only for news that sedition charges...

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared...

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

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