Political and civil unrest

A protestor burns flares during a taxi strike in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Taxis in Barcelona have begun a 48-hour strike to protest against the growing number of cars operating under ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Cabify. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 25, 2018 - 2:31 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Taxi drivers from all corners of Spain drove to Barcelona to join a 2-day strike that started Wednesday in protest of the growing number of cars operating under ride-hailing apps. Uber and Cabify briefly halted service, saying some of their drivers were attacked. The taxi...
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Palestinians prevent an UNWRA employee form setting himself on fire employee sits during a protest at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) headquarters in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. UNWRA staff are protesting the agency's decision to fire dozens of Palestinian staff in Gaza in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency escalated their protest Wednesday in the Gaza Strip against sweeping pay cuts and dismissals as the organization blamed U.S. funding cuts on the crisis. Hundreds of UNRWA staff continued a sit-in that began Monday at the...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly 18,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10,000...
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Nelson Chamisa, centre, head of the MDC opposition alliance is seen during a press briefing at the party headquarters in Harare, Wednesday, July, 25, 2018. Chamisa urged supporters to vote " overwhelmingly for change" in upcoming election scheduled for july 30, 2018, the first election since the November resignation of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
July 25, 2018 - 10:57 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's biggest opposition party won't boycott Monday's historic election despite a biased electoral commission that is acting in the interests of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the party's leader said Wednesday. Nelson Chamisa, head of the MDC opposition coalition, urged...
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Pakistani politician Imran Khan, center, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, casts his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After an acrimonious campaign, polls opened in Pakistan on Wednesday to elect the country's third straight civilian government, a first for this majority Muslim nation that has been directly or indirectly ruled by its military for most of its 71-year history. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
July 25, 2018 - 9:28 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on Pakistan's elections (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The spokesman for Pakistan's Election Commission says the commission has issued a notice to aspiring prime minister Imran Khan saying his vote could be disqualified after he cast his ballot in front of television...
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FILE - In a Thursday, July 19, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, applauds during a signing ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports. The New York Post is reporting that its sources say the company “will be shuttered ‘ASAP’ and that staff have been informed that they’re being laid off.”(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump's clothing company is shutting down after some stores dropped her line and she decided ethics restrictions were holding back its ability. In an email to CNBC, Ivanka Trump said: "When we first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after he treated his eyes for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Tear gas in riders' eyes. A farmers' protest blocking the road. Two key crashes on dangerous descents. The only thing lacking from the wild 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday was a shakeup in the overall standings. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe took...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after being treated for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, , Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 12:02 pm
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Chris Froome was among a group of riders whose eyes needed treatment when police intervened with tear gas to disperse farmers protesting funding cuts by disrupting the Tour de France on Tuesday. Bales of hay blocked the road 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) into the 218-...
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