Protests and demonstrations

Demonstrators, called the yellow jackets, use a construction barrier to repel a police water canon, during clashes on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as they protest against the rising of the fuel taxes, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. France is deploying thousands of police to try to contain nationwide protests and road blockades by drivers angry over rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
November 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in France (all times local): 8:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned violence by protesters at demonstrations against rising fuel taxes and his government. Macron said in a strongly worded tweet: "Shame on those who attacked (police). Shame on...
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A demonstrator waves the French flag onto a burning barricade on the Champs-Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in background, during a demonstration against the rising of the fuel taxes, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 in Paris. French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 24, 2018 - 11:59 am
PARIS (AP) — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent anger against rising fuel taxes. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the eighth...
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November 24, 2018 - 1:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday to elect a new parliament, but absent from the ballot is the country's Shiite-dominated opposition, whose most prominent figures are serving lengthy prison sentences. Up for grabs are 40 seats in Bahrain's lower house of...
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Police officers stand by the graffiti that shows Serbian coat of arms and silhouettes of people, reading: "... because there's no turning back", in northern Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Kosovo police arrested three ethnic Serbs, including two police officers, early Friday on suspicion of involvement in the killing of a leading Serb politician in the north of the country. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
November 23, 2018 - 2:54 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions in Kosovo rose again Friday after police arrested three ethnic Serbs, including two police officers, early Friday on suspicion of involvement in the killing earlier this year of a leading Serb politician in the north of the country. The three men were arrested in...
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Thousands of people gather by the Prague Castle in a rally demanding the resignation of Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The Czech coalition government has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament over a fraud scandal implicating Prime Minister Andrej Babis. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 23, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament over a fraud scandal implicating Prime Minister Andrej Babis amid continuing street protests on Friday. Only 92 of the opposition lawmakers voted Friday to oust the Cabinet, well short of the 101 needed. Babis...
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In this photo undated photo released by the Syrian anti-government activist group Kafranbl News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a portrait of the anti-Syrian government activist Raed Fares, who was also a vocal critic of Islamic militants, killed on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, by gunmen with his colleague Hammoud al-Juneid, in Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib. A war monitor and Syrian activists are reporting that masked gunmen in the country's rebel-held northwestern province have killed a prominent figure in Syria's anti-government movement who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. (Kafranbl News via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 9:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen in Syria's rebel-held northwestern province shot and killed on Friday a prominent anti-government journalist who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. Raed Fares' U.S.-funded Radio Fresh station provides news of the conflict to Syria's northern provinces and is a...
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A picket stops a truck to speak with the driver leaving the main Amazon Logistics Center where goods are stored for distribution, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Friday Nov. 22, 2018. Amazon workers are staging a 2-day strike coinciding with Black Friday over a labour dispute. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 23, 2018 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Some of Amazon's workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday. Amazon Spain said around 90 percent of workers at a logistics depot in near Madrid joined the walkout Friday. Only two people were at...
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Hundreds of Tunisian public-sector workers demonstrate after failing to reach a wage agreement with the government, Thursday, Nov.22, 2018 in Tunis. The one-day strike was called by the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union.(AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
November 22, 2018 - 8:41 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian civil servants have gone on strike around the country to protest the failure of negotiations with the government for wage increases, amid plunging buying power and soaring inflation. Thousands gathered Thursday in front of parliament with chants of "shame on the...
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Protesters called the "yellow Jackets" face riot police officers as they block a crossroads to protest against the rising of the fuel and oil prices, in Fos-sur-Mer, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The protests reflect broader frustration at President Emmanuel Macron, whose government is sticking to the fuel tax rise as part of efforts to clean up the environment. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 21, 2018 - 4:56 am
PARIS (AP) — A second person has died in France amid nationwide protests against fuel tax hikes that saw hundreds injured and key roads paralyzed by demonstrations. The French Interior Ministry sent its "sincere condolences" in a Wednesday statement to the family and friends of a motorcyclist...
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Central American migrants, part of the Central American caravan trying to reach the United States, continue their journey as they leave Mexicali, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months likely ahead of them while they seek asylum in the U.S. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 20, 2018 - 6:03 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants camped in Tijuana after traveling in a caravan to reach the U.S were weighing their options Tuesday after a U.S. court blocked President Donald Trump's asylum ban for illegal border crossers. Many said they have no intention of breaking the law, but were feeling...
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