Protests and demonstrations

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. A court in Moscow has sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a month in jail for an unsanctioned protest rally. Navalny’s arrest outside his home on Saturday came as a surprise since police detained him over a protest rally held in January. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
August 27, 2018 - 12:03 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday to a month in jail for an unsanctioned protest, a move that puts President Vladimir Putin's most prominent political rival behind bars and not in the streets for the next nationwide anti-government protest...
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In this Aug. 27, 2018 photo police officers run during protests in Chemnitz, Germany. Authorities in the eastern German city of Chemnitz were braced for rival protests Monday amid tensions over the killing of a man in what police described as a dispute between "several people of various nationalities." The killing sparked spontaneous protests by hundreds of people late Sunday in Chemnitz, a city where almost a quarter voted for the far-right Alternative for Germany party last year. (Andreas Seidel/dpa via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 8:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in the eastern German city of Chemnitz were braced for rival protests Monday amid tensions over the killing of a German man for which an Iraqi and a Syrian have been arrested on charges of manslaughter. Three men in their 30s were injured in the clash early Sunday,...
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August 27, 2018 - 8:33 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Hundreds of workers from two major shipyards on Monday protested in the Croatian capital of Zagreb over unpaid wages and working conditions. As a union delegation met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, the workers shouted "out with the management" and blew whistles in...
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Iran's Finance Minister Masoud Karbasian speaks during his impeachment hearing in a session of parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. The parliament voted to sack Karbasian, dealing another blow to President Hassan Rouhani as he faces mounting discontent over the economy. President Donald Trump began restoring sanctions after withdrawing the United States from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 26, 2018 - 9:33 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament voted Sunday to fire the country's finance minister amid an economic freefall fanned by America's withdrawal from the nuclear deal with world powers, dealing another blow to President Hassan Rouhani's embattled administration. It's unlikely that parliament's...
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Pope Francis passes by a banner of a protester as he leaves after visiting St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 4:30 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" of sexual abuse and his outrage at those "repugnant crimes" dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims. But...
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August 25, 2018 - 3:44 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Officials say seven people have been arrested at a rally calling for a century-old Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina to be returned after it was yanked down five days ago. About a dozen people carrying Confederate flags were met Saturday by dozens of...
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Soldiers laugh during rehearsals for Sundays inauguration of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwas in Harare, Saturday, Aug, 25, 2018. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding Mnangagwas narrow election win. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said Saturday he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding the president's narrow election win and called the inauguration set for Sunday "false," while U.S.-based election observers said the country does not yet have a "tolerant,...
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August 25, 2018 - 12:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained Saturday outside his home in Moscow ahead of planned nationwide anti-government protest rallies, and his spokeswoman said he was later taken to a hospital with a suspected broken finger. Navalny was detained Saturday afternoon and...
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August 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli gunfire wounded 50 Palestinians protesting along the border with Israel, and dozens more were treated for tear gas inhalation. Approximately 5,000 Gazans attended Friday's march, among the lowest turnouts in months of weekly protests...
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Police gather outside the Constitutional Court after the court upheld Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa' s narrow victory in Harare, Friday, August, 24, 2018. Zimbabwe's constitutional court on Friday unanimously upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow victory in last month's historic election after the opposition alleged vote-rigging, saying "sufficient and credible evidence" had not been produced. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 24, 2018 - 11:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's disputed presidential election (all times local): 6 p.m. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's ruling party says the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be on Sunday after the constitutional court upheld his election win. Paul Mangwana says the...
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