Political movements

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters questions at a press conference in Hong Kong Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Lam said she’s setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the Chinese city, which has been wracked by months of chaotic anti-government protests. She also said a fact-finding study will look at the causes of the protests and the police response to them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 20, 2019 - 4:17 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Facing pressure to end months of antigovernment protests, Hong Kong's leader pledged Tuesday to open up dialogue with city residents in an effort to narrow differences. However, Chief Executive Carrie Lam offered no concessions to the protest movement and a key organizer of the...
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A man with a sticker that reads "I Stand With Hong Kong" on his glasses gathered with others in Lafayette Square in front of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in solidarity with the "Stand With Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally" in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2019 - 9:26 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of...
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In this Monday, July 15, 2019 photo, pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is photographed, during an interview with The Associated Press at his home, in Magere, Kampala, Uganda, Monday, July 15, 2019. Wine says he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in polls set for 2021. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
July 24, 2019 - 8:03 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine has formally launched his presidential bid for the 2021 election. The singer, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, announced his challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni while being cheered by scores of supporters...
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A reveller attends the annual LGBTQ pride parade in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 6, 2019. European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid or Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York against police persecution, a turning point in the modern gay rights movement. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
July 06, 2019 - 6:04 pm
MADRID (AP) — European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid and Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in...
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Sudanese people celebrate in the streets after the Sudan’s ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement, Friday, July 5, 2019 in Khartoum, Sudan. The deal raised hopes it will end a three-month political crisis that paralyzed the country and led to a violent crackdown that killed scores of protesters. (AP Photo/APTN)
July 05, 2019 - 1:05 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement reached Friday, raising hopes that the deal would end a three-month political crisis that has paralyzed the country and led to scores of deaths following a violent...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at the Stonewall Inn on Friday, June 14, 2019. She released her new tune Thursday called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 15, 2019 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to Calm Down,"...
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June 05, 2019 - 6:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are saying, "No," to high heels in what's been dubbed the #KuToo movement, a play on the words for "shoes" and "agony." Yumi Ishikawa, who started the movement, handed the labor ministry a petition protesting such rules this week. When asked about the petition in a...
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June 01, 2019 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is traveling to Afghanistan and also Belgium, Germany, Pakistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over the next two weeks as part of an effort to help end the long-running war. In Kabul, the State Department says Zalmay Khalilzad will consult with...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a panel discussion at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa. Pelosi’s impeachment balancing act is toggling between mounting pressure from Democrats who want to impeach President Donald Trump and her own political instincts for a more measured, “ironclad” investigation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
May 31, 2019 - 6:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still isn't ready to impeach President Donald Trump. Even after special counsel Robert Mueller essentially called on Congress to pick up where his investigation left off, Pelosi isn't budging. Scores of her Democratic lawmakers do want to start...
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Italian Interior-Minister and Deputy-Premier Matteo Salvini meets reporters at the Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome, Monday, May 27, 2019. Hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's League party - who is casting himself as the standard bearer for populist far right in Europe - won the Italian vote and jumps from 6 to 28 seats in the European Parliament. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 27, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — France's pro-EU president and the leader of Italy's euroskeptic, far-right movement jockeyed for the role of chief powerbroker on the continent Monday after elections to the European Parliament hollowed out the traditional political middle. The four days of balloting that drew to a...
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