Political and civil unrest

A policeman stands guard as some of the people arrested during demonstrations over the hike in fuel prices, make their court appearance at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Jan,16, 2019. Some dozens of people appeared in court and were charged with public violence and a human rights group in Zimbabwe says a few people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some crowds. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 16, 2019 - 4:37 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles detained a prominent activist and pastor on Wednesday, part of more than 600 arrests, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. A doctors' group said it had treated more...
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January 16, 2019 - 1:56 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in the capital of Serbia, demanding that the authorities find out who killed a moderate Serb politician in Kosovo a year ago. Holding candles, the crowd Wednesday walked in silence to honor Oliver Ivanovic, who was gunned down in the Serb-...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:40 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's massive debt opened on Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds that the government urgently needs. The hearing involves...
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Protestors gather near a burning tire during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. A Zimbabwean military helicopter on Tuesday fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires in the capital on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the economically shattered country. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 15, 2019 - 12:59 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's police and military patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, Tuesday as a helicopter fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron pauses before answering as he attends a media conference with Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Yellow vest protesters and political rivals say a sweeping "letter to the French" from President Emmanuel Macron doesn't go far enough to quell national anger at his policies. (Benoit Tessier/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 15, 2019 - 3:29 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is formally launching a "grand debate" to try to appease the yellow vest movement following weeks of anti-government protests. Macron heads Tuesday to Grand Bourgtheroulde, a small town in Normandy, where he is to meet about 600 mayors and local...
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Riot police are seen on a street during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, an. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia and other countries in search of investment. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's military deployed in several areas of the capital, Harare, Monday, to put down anti-government demonstrations against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. This is the second time that the military has been called in to put down protests since Mnangagwa came to...
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A woman with a wounded leg during clashes between protestors and police, is transported in a wheelbarrow, during protests over fuel hikes in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean police on Monday fired tear gas in suburbs of the capital an attempt to disperse angry demonstrators who burned tires and threw stones to protest fuel price hikes. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 14, 2019 - 11:10 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers on Monday deployed in some urban areas where police clashed with protesters over fuel hikes, deepening the sense of crisis in a country whose economy is rapidly deteriorating. At least 13 people were injured by gunfire and 12 were arrested, human rights...
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French President Emmanuel Macron poses next to a traditional epiphany cake at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (Ian Langsdon /Pool Photo via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 10:07 am
PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters and political rivals of President Emmanuel Macron criticized a sweeping "letter to the French" he issued after two months of weekly demonstrations, saying Monday his response was inadequate to quell anger over his economic policies. The letter released Sunday...
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January 14, 2019 - 9:57 am
HAIFA, Israel (AP) — An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority. Hundreds of Christians calling for the sculpture's removal protested at the museum in the northern city of Haifa last week. Israeli police say...
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Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan greets visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prior to their meeting at Al-Shati Palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 9:38 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America's allies in the Middle East "has dragged on too long," though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough in the dispute. Stopping off in the small, energy-rich nation as part...
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