Political activism

Russian lawmakers vote to approve the bill that could raise the retirement age for the old-age pension by five years at the Russian State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Older Russians fear they won't live long enough to collect benefits while younger generations are worried that keeping people in the workforce longer will limit their own employment opportunities. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 27, 2018 - 7:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of the Russian parliament has adopted a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for state pensions. The measure to raise the retirement ages for men and women by five years, proposed by President Vladimir Putin, has drawn widespread protests and irked...
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People gather at the scene of the assassination of Iraqi activist Soad al-Ali, who has been involved in organizing protests demanding better services in the city, in the southern city of Basra, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. A police official said masked gunmen shot dead al-Ali, a mother of four, outside a supermarket. The gunmen fled the scene after shooting at her and her husband in their car. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 25, 2018 - 12:50 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked gunmen shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in Basra on Tuesday, a brazen afternoon assassination that threatens to worsen tensions in the southern city wracked by violent protests. A police official said Soad al-Ali, who has been involved...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated, and his two sons Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attend a hearing in a courtroom at the Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's highest appeals court has rejected a motion by Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 ruling by the Court of Cessation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's younger son and one-time heir apparent, could run for public office. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar, File)
September 22, 2018 - 12:46 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cessation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal,...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evangelical activists want Republican leaders to act more forcefully to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, expressing skepticism about the decades-old allegations of sexual assault levied against the federal judge. The political flashpoint is playing out only weeks before...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, pro independence people carry chairs and a picnic basket, as they arrive to a field overlooking the Lledoners prison in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, about 50 kilometres away from Barcelona, Spain. Every Tuesday as the sun sets on the quiet hills surrounding the Lledoners prison in rural Catalonia, dozens of people sit in a field overlooking the penitentiary where seven out of the nine prominent jailed separatists are awaiting trial for their involvement in an unauthorized referendum on independence held last year. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 20, 2018 - 1:51 pm
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes. The distance makes it hard to recognize the...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian news reports say Verzilov a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on Saturday for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but she did not give details...
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Thousands of protesters attend a demonstration against the Syrian government offensive to Idlib, in the northwestern town of Maarat al-Numan, also known as al-Maʿarra, south of Idlib, Syria, Friday, Sept 14, 2018. In cities and towns across Syria's last opposition-held province, Idlib, residents poured into the streets on Friday to demonstrate against President Bashar Assad's government in defiance of an expected offensive to retake the territory. (Ugur Can/DHA via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 1:28 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — In cities and towns across Syria's last opposition-held province, Idlib, residents poured into the streets on Friday to demonstrate against President Bashar Assad's government in defiance of an expected offensive to retake the territory. In the provincial capital, Idlib city, and in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, candidate Letitia James stands at the podium during a debate by the Democratic candidates for New York State Attorney General at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The four candidates in the tightly contested primary, Zephyr Teachout, James, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Leecia Eve have all vowed to be a legal thorn in Republican President Donald Trump's side, opposing his policies on immigration and the environment. And the winner will inherit several pending lawsuits filed by the state that challenge Trump's policies and accuse his charitable foundation of breaking the law. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
September 13, 2018 - 11:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Republican running for attorney general in New York is attacking Democratic nominee Letitia James as a "career politician" who will "uphold the corrupt status-quo." Keith Wofford made the criticism in a...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Verzilov is reported Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018, to have been admitted to hospital allegedly after a suspected poisoning attack, and his medical condition is not yet known. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 13, 2018 - 10:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Doctors say a hospitalized member of protest group Pussy Riot may have been poisoned by an overdose of medication. Independent news website Meduza reported Thursday that Pyotr Verzilov's doctors told his relatives that he either overdosed on medicine or was given too much medicine...
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In this Tuesday Sept. 11, 2018 photo, Turkey-trained Syrian opposition fighters of the 'National Army' group formally known as Free Syrian Army, train in a camp in the Turkish-controlled northwestern city of Azaz, Syria. Syrian government forces, backed by Russia and Iran, have been massing troops for weeks in preparation for an attack on Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in the country. The U.N. has warned that a battle will spark a humanitarian catastrophe. (Ugur Can/DHA via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 6:09 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey sent in military reinforcements Thursday to beef up its positions inside Syria's last rebel bastion Idlib, activists reported, even as the Turkish defense minister said Ankara is still trying with Russia and Iran to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in the case of a threatened...
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