Political and civil unrest

August 01, 2018 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to travel to Ohio to hold a campaign rally in support of Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running for Congress. Trump's campaign says he will appear in Delaware, Ohio, on Saturday evening, days before the Aug. 7 special election for the...
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Christian Jacob, head of the parliament group of the conservative Les Republicains party, delivers his speech during a no confidence session at the National Assembly, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Paris. The French government faces two votes of no confidence brought by opposition parties in response to the scandal over a security aide close to French President Emmanuel Macron who is alleged to have beaten up a protester during a May Day protest. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 01, 2018 - 7:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The fancy car, the luxury address, the gun. How and why a security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron obtained them are at the heart of a political scandal dragging in the leader who promised voters an exemplary government before his election less than 15 months ago. France has...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, an unidentified man holds a sign behind a makeshift wall at a protest camp on property outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland, Ore. The union that represents employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, July 30, 2018, called on the Portland mayor to immediately provide law enforcement services to ICE employees. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
July 31, 2018 - 2:15 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The union representing employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement urged the mayor of Portland, Oregon, to end his ban on city police helping ICE workers who have faced hostility from pro-immigrant activists. Sean Riddell, the union's attorney, asked Mayor Ted...
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Police water cannons are seen in the capital, Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, July, 31, 2018. Zimbabweans on Tuesday awaited the first results from an election that they hope will lift the country out of economic and political stagnation after decades of rule by former leader Robert Mugabe.AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
July 31, 2018 - 10:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 5 p.m. Zimbabwe's electoral commission has announced the first official results of Monday's elections but says it is waiting to release any news on the presidential race until all results are collated. The commission says...
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A man takes a photograph of parked taxis blocking the main Castellana avenue in Madrid, Monday, July 30, 2018. Representatives of taxi driver unions and Spain's government are meeting to find a way out of an indefinite strike protesting the proliferation of private ride-hailing services. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 30, 2018 - 11:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Striking taxi drivers brought traffic in parts of major Spanish cities to a standstill Monday by stopping their vehicles in major thoroughfares to protest ride-hailing services. Hundreds of stationary white taxis blocked the Paseo de la Castellana, one of Madrid's longest and broadest...
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Ahed Tamimi speaks during a press conference on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman returned home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
July 30, 2018 - 10:06 am
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi has vowed to keep demonstrating against the Israeli occupation and says she expects to have a "political future," without elaborating. Tamimi spoke to The Associated Press on Monday after serving an eight-month sentence for...
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July 30, 2018 - 9:41 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's currency has dropped to a record low ahead of the imposition of renewed American sanctions, with many fearing prolonged economic suffering or possible civil unrest. The rial dropped to 122,000 to the dollar on the thriving black market exchange Monday, from the previous...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis walks in a procession during Harvard University commencement exercises in Cambridge, Mass. The Civil rights icon has been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons. Citing a statement from Lewis' office, WSB-TV reports that the 78-year-old Georgia congressman was "resting comfortably" in a hospital Saturday night, July 28 for "routine observation." The statement says Lewis expects to be released Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
July 29, 2018 - 7:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason. Lewis' spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, said in an emailed statement that Lewis left the...
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Ahed Tamimi speaks during a press conference on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman returned home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
July 29, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists and well-wishers that she now wants to study law to defend her people...
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A man steps on a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin during an opposition rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have rallied throughout Russia this weekend to protest plans to substantially hike the age at which Russian men and women can receive their state retirement pensions. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 29, 2018 - 12:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian opposition leaders were detained by police minutes after a demonstration to protest a government plan to raise the age for receiving state retirement pensions ended Sunday. The demonstration in central Moscow had been authorized by city authorities and attracted...
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