Protests and demonstrations

An activist sits on a stand put up as obstacle in the Hambach forest near Kerpen, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, which is occupied by protestors to stop from being chopped down for a lignite strip mine. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 3:36 am
KERPEN, Germany (AP) — Authorities in western Germany have moved to remove tree houses built by activists in an ancient forest slated to be cleared to allow for coal strip mining. Police in riot gear stood by Thursday as preparations began to remove the roughly 60 treehouses occupied by...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo Charles Rettig listens to a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate voted 64-33 on Sept. 12 to confirm the Beverly Hills tax attorney as IRS commissioner. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 12, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the protests of many Democrats, the Senate on Wednesday evening approved President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS. Democrats opposed the nomination because of a new Trump administration policy allowing some groups involved in politics to hide their...
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September 12, 2018 - 1:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who set off a political scandal after being videotaped beating up a protester said Wednesday that he will appear before a Senate inquiry commission as requested — but only because he has no choice. But Alexandre Benalla got off...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Algerian singer Rachid Taha sings on the main stage during the opening day of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (Sandro Campardo, Keystone via AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Algerian singer Rachid Taha, who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in his adoptive France, has died. He was 59. Taha's record label, Naïve, announced his death in a statement Wednesday on its...
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Dominique Alexander speaks to the protesters of the shooting of Botham Jean on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters in Dallas. Jean was shot Thursday by off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who says she mistook his apartment for hers. (Shaban Athuman /The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 1:56 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas police chief said she has called for a full review and plans to meet with protest leaders after learning about reports that police used pepper-spray projectiles at a demonstration over a black man's death. Chief U. Renee Hall said in a statement Tuesday that the projectiles...
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Pro-Independence demonstrators fill-up La Diagonal, one Barcelona's main avenues, during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Catalan authorities have made a call to flood the streets of Barcelona later on Tuesday to demand freedom for Catalan politicians in jail and in support of independence from Spain. September 11, called "Diada," marks the fall of the Catalan capital to Spanish forces in 1714. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 11, 2018 - 11:36 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalan separatists in Spain (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Tens of thousands Catalans have issued a collective roar along a main artery of Barcelona to demand independence for the wealthy northeastern region from Spain. Organizers said 470,000 people had signed...
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September 10, 2018 - 2:59 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of Romanian protesters have vented their anger a month after an anti-corruption protest degenerated into violence leaving 450 people injured. Demonstrators gathered Monday outside government offices, holding Romanian, European Union and U.S. flags. They shouted "...
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A human rights activist with T-shirts declaring support for Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
September 10, 2018 - 10:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lawyer for an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike for 120 days says his health has suffered irreversible damage. Oleg Sentsov, an opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiracy to conduct terror...
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North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Korean students have rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary. The elaborate celebrations marking the Sept. 9 anniversary focused on leader Kim Jong Un's economic strategies and...
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A human rights activist in a T-shirt declaring support for Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
September 10, 2018 - 9:34 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Human rights activists have held a silent protest in support of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at a major international conference in Poland. Activists stood in protest during the opening remarks of the Russian representative at the...
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