Protests and demonstrations

January 25, 2019 - 1:01 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A violent crackdown continued Friday in Zimbabwe as rights groups alleged that women had been raped during house-to-house searches, while the government criticized a report by its own rights commission that said security forces had used "systematic torture." Zimbabweans say...
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German Economy Minster Peter Altmaier, front center, is surrounded by students during a 'School Strike 4 Climate' protest in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 10:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — As experts held crunch talks Friday on Germany's plans to wean itself off coal in the coming years, thousands of young people marched through the capital calling for a swift end to fossil fuel use. Many of those protesting were students who had skipped school to rally against climate...
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras applauds during a parliament debate about the Prespa Agreement in Athens, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Greek lawmakers are to wrap up three days of acrimonious parliamentary debate with a vote on a deal normalising relations with Macedonia, under which Greece's northern neighbour will rename itself North Macedonia and Athens will drop its objections to the country joining NATO. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
January 25, 2019 - 10:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers ratified an agreement Friday to end a nearly three decade-long dispute over neighboring Macedonia's name, in a landmark vote that will see the small country renamed North Macedonia and clear its path to NATO membership. The deal passed with 153 votes in the 300...
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Greek riot police chase the demonstrators opponents of Prespa Agreement outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Greek lawmakers are debating a historic agreement aimed at normalizing relations with Macedonia in a stormy parliamentary session scheduled to culminate in Friday vote. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands demonstrated in Greece's main cities and along the country's northern border Thursday against a deal to normalize relations with neighboring Macedonia, a day before lawmakers were expected to approve the agreement that would end a 27-year dispute over a historic name...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro points to someone in the crowd as he sits inside the Supreme Court for an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. At right is Tibisay Lucena, president of the National Electoral Council. Venezuelans are heading into uncharted political waters after the young leader of a newly united opposition claimed Wednesday to hold the presidency and Maduro dug in for a fight with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 24, 2019 - 4:37 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday ordered all of Venezuela's diplomats home from the United States and defiantly closed the country's embassy as relations between the two nations rapidly collapsed. Maduro warned that if U.S. officials "have any sense" they will pull out...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, right, speaks with Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello at the Supreme Court during an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Cabello and other high-ranking allies pledged to stand behind Maduro and denounced Juan Guaido who declared himself interim president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 24, 2019 - 3:45 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Nicolas Maduro has ordered all Venezuelan diplomats home from the United States and is closing its embassy — despite U.S. refusal to do the same in his country. Maduro said Thursday that...
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In this handout photo from Qatar News Agency, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, center left, meets with with Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Doha Qatar, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Sudan's embattled president is in Qatar looking for support amid weekslong protests against his 29-year rule in the African nation. The two men are expected to discuss possible aid to Sudan, which is suffering from deep economic problems that sparked the protests. (Qatar News Agency via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 2:48 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of people were out on the streets Thursday at several locations in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, calling on the country's longtime ruler to step down, according to videos circulating online. Activists said at least two protesters were killed and seven injured. The demonstrations...
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Supporters of Marzieh Hashemi, an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster, demonstrate outside the Federal Courthouse where Hashemi will appear before a U.S. grand jury, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Washington. She is in custody as a material witness. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 24, 2019 - 3:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year, including dozens of journalists, in what Amnesty International on Thursday called a "shameless campaign of repression" as the U.S. released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television held for days as a...
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Supporters of former Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, react outside a police prison in Depok, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
January 23, 2019 - 10:54 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, the former governor of Jakarta,...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 10:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Three Venezuelan lawyers are asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to grant precautionary measures to protect opposition leader Juan Guaido, his wife and his daughter. The request,...
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