Protests and demonstrations

December 14, 2019 - 3:59 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation facility. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the...
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Newly elected Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune speaks during a press conference Friday, Dec.13, 2019 in Algiers. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister and loyalist of the influential army chief, was declared the oil-rich nation's new president in an election boycotted by members of the vibrant pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum,)
December 13, 2019 - 1:50 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria newly-elected president Abdelmadjid Tebboune vowed to reach out to pro-democracy protesters, who massively took to the streets again Friday to challenge his election at the head of the oil-rich nation crippled by rampant corruption. Tebboune, a 74-year-old former...
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Women sit by a wall with names of Anti-government protesters who have been killed in demonstrations in Tahrir Square during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. A gunman shot dead several people, including four protesters, Thursday provoking some anti-government demonstrators to disarm and hang him in a central Baghdad square, security and health officials said. The incident was condemned by the wider protest movement based in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the movement, who said the individuals who killed the gunman were not part of their peaceful demonstrations. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 13, 2019 - 10:25 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric Friday denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square, as conflicting versions emerged about what led to the 16-year-old’s death. Security officials initially told The Associated Press that he...
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The Alitalia check-in area is empty at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport, in Fiumicino, near Rome, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. As its workers went on nationwide air sector strike on Friday, grounding hundreds of flights, the fate of Italy’s national carrier Alitalia still hangs in the balance. (Telenews/ANSA via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 10:24 am
ROME (AP) — Hundreds of international and domestic flights in Italy were cancelled Friday as air transport workers held a nationwide strike to protest feared firings and salary cuts at troubled national carrier Alitalia. Attempts to find a buyer for the airline, run by state-appointed...
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FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2019 photo, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin poses next to Italian artist Maurizio Cattlelan's "Comedian" at the Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach, Fla. The work sold for $120,000. A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall say they acknowledge the absurdity of the artwork, but believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to a museum. (Siobhan Morrissey via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 9:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas during the territory's protest movement. Mimicking an artist who duct-taped a banana to a wall, the force tweeted a photo of a canister similarly taped, with...
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Posters of Anti-government protesters who have been killed in demonstrations are displayed in Tahrir Square during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 12, 2019 - 10:29 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed their cellphones at the body dangling high above...
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Demonstrators scuffle with UN security staff members during a protest at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019. World leaders agreed in Paris four years ago to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), ideally no more than 1.5 C (2.7 F) by the end of the century. Scientists say countries will miss both of those goals by a wide margin unless drastic steps are taken to begin cutting greenhouse gas emissions next year. Claiming that the message doesn't seem to be getting through to governments, over one hundred activists led by representatives of indigenous peoples from Latin and North America made their way to the talks' venue, blocking for some tense minutes the entrance to a plenary meeting where U.N. Secretary General António Guterres was about to speak. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
December 12, 2019 - 3:34 am
MADRID (AP) — The United Nations says dozens of observers expelled from its annual climate meeting in Madrid will be allowed back into the venue. Some 100 people were escorted off site Wednesday after some staged an impromptu demonstration outside a hall where U.N. chief Antonio Guterres was...
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A worker walks on a platform at the Gare Montparnasse railway station, in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. After hundreds of thousands of angry protesters marched through French cities, the prime minister is expected to unveil proposals that might calm tensions on the 7th straight day of a crippling transport strike. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 11, 2019 - 12:17 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Wednesday the full retirement age will be increased for the country's youngest, but offered concessions in an ill-fated effort to calm a nationwide protest against pension reforms that critics say will erode the nation's way of life. The government is...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 photo, members of a theater troupe raise their hands to symbolize the five demands of pro-democracy protesters after a performance of Les Miserables in at an outdoor event space in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong theater troupe is making audiences weep by touring a stirring production of 'Les Miserables.' Based on Victor Hugo's tale of rebellion in 19th-century France, the rousing music and lyrics of struggle and resistance struck chords with audience members emotionally and physically drained after six months of protests that have convulsed the city. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
December 11, 2019 - 3:37 am
HONG KONG (AP) — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almost too much to bear. Audience members wept, dabbing their eyes with handkerchiefs, big tears rolling...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 photo, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, patriarch of the Chaldean Church, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq. Leaders of Iraq's Christians unanimously cancelled Christmas-related celebrations in solidarity with the protest movement - but the aims of their stance go deeper than tinsel and fairy lights. In the slogans calling for a united Iraq, Christians see hope for much needed change from a sectarian system that has long marginalized them. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
December 11, 2019 - 12:08 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Christmas tree in the middle of a central Baghdad plaza occupied by anti-government protesters is bare, save for portraits of those killed under fire from security forces. A tribute, the demonstrators explained, to a recent decision by Iraq's Christians to call off seasonal...
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