Protests and demonstrations

A no-entry road sign sits in front of the entrance to Britain's Parliament in London, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the U.K. government's request to suspend Parliament amid a growing crisis over Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 29, 2019 - 7:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend Parliament crystalized Thursday amid protests, legal action and a petition to block the move which has gathered more than 1 million signatures. Johnson's maneuver gives his political opponents even less time to...
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, armored personnel carriers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) pass through the Huanggang Port border between China and Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Chinese state media has published photos of the country's Hong Kong-based troops' armored carriers and a patrol boat undertaking what they call a routine rotation. (Yuan Junmin/Xinhua via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 6:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's military deployed fresh troops to Hong Kong on Thursday in what it called a routine rotation amid speculation that it might intervene in the city's pro-democracy protests. Video broadcast on China Central Television showed a long convoy of armored personnel carriers and...
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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, waves after sailing in New York harbor aboard the Malizia II, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The zero-emissions yacht left Plymouth, England on Aug. 14. She is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 28, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City to chants and cheers Wednesday after a trans-Atlantic trip on a sailboat to attend a global warming conference. Thunberg, 16, and her crew were escorted into a lower Manhattan marina at about 4 p.m., concluding a...
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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, speaks in front of a crowd of people after sailing in New York harbor aboard the Malizia II, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The zero-emissions yacht left Plymouth, England on Aug. 14. She is scheduled to address the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 28, 2019 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New York arrival of Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who crossed the Atlantic on a sailboat (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A Swedish teen climate activist who arrived in New York City following a trans-Atlantic trip on a sailboat to attend a global...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Sunday, July 14, 2019, Russian opposition candidate Russian and activist Ilya Yashin gestures while speaking to a crowd during a protest in Moscow, Russia. A prominent Russian opposition figure has been detained by police immediately after leaving a jail where he had served two sentences connected to protests in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
August 28, 2019 - 8:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure has been detained by police for the fifth consecutive time after he served four sentences in jail connected to protests in Moscow. Ilya Yashin was initially jailed for 10 days in July for taking part in an unsanctioned rally but was detained upon...
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A demonstrator sits near a sign during a protest opposing the recent firings of Cathay Pacific employees in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees apparently because of links to this summer's ongoing pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 28, 2019 - 7:38 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific Airways for firing employees apparently because they had been linked to this summer's pro-democracy protests. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said that 20 employees have been...
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CORRECTS LAM'S QUOTE - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Lam says she has met with a group of young people about ongoing pro-democracy protests, but she showed no sign of budging on any of the protesters' demands. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2019 - 6:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that she had met with a group of young people about the pro-democracy protests gripping the city, but she showed no sign of budging in a continuing stalemate over the movement's demands. Lam said she explained the government's position at...
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A policeman's gun was dropped on the floor, left, after clashed with demonstrators on a street during a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Lawmakers on each side of Hong Kong's political divide say the other side bears responsibility after violence during anti-government protests over the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 26, 2019 - 5:37 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Lawmakers on each side of Hong Kong's political divide said Monday the other side bears responsibility after violence during anti-government protests over the weekend. Pro-government members of the Legislative Council condemned the acts of protesters who blocked streets, threw...
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In this handout photo taken from the Twitter account of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, shows French President Emmanuel Macron, right, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, second right, meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left in white shirt, Sunday, Aug.25, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. Zarif paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight to the buildings where leaders of the world's major democracies have been debating how to handle the country's nuclear ambitions. (Twitter account of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 1:18 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Taxes on tech giants and a French wine dispute are on the menu at a special dinner with top White House and French officials at the G-7 summit. A French official says French Finance Minister Bruno...
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Policemen pull out their guns after a confrontation with demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Hong Kong police have rolled out water cannon trucks for the first time in this summer's pro-democracy protests. The two trucks moved forward with riot officers Sunday evening as they pushed protesters back along a street in the outlying Tsuen Wan district. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 25, 2019 - 10:23 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police drew their guns and fired a warning shot after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, in an escalation in the summerlong protests that have shaken the city's government and residents. Sunday's main...
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