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Several thousand in Belgrade seek truth about Kosovo murder

Jan. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in the capital of Serbia, demanding that the authorities find out who killed a moderate Serb politician in Kosovo a year ago. Holding candles, the crowd Wednesday walked in silence to honor Oliver Ivanovic, who was gunned down in the Serb-dominated...

Zimbabwe police arrest 600 in harsh crackdown on protests

Jan. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles arrested a prominent activist and pastor on Wednesday, along with scores of others, in a harsh crackdown over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than...

The Latest: Zimbabwe arrests more than 600 for fuel protests

Jan. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe protests (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than 600 people have been arrested countrywide amid protests over dramatic fuel price increases. Owen Ncube said on state television that 214 of the people have already appeared...

Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than 600 people have been arrested countrywide for fuel price protests

Jan. 16, 2019 1:34 PM EST
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's state security minister says more than 600 people have been arrested countrywide for fuel price protests .

Greek PM Tsipras faces midnight confidence vote in his govt

Jan. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers geared up Wednesday night for a confidence vote in the left-wing government, which lost its parliamentary majority after its coalition partner walked out to protest a deal normalizing relations with neighboring Macedonia. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to...

Rallies seek release of detained immigration activist

Jan. 16, 2019 12:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of an immigration activist facing deportation are rallying in cities across the country ahead of a Thursday hearing that may decide his fate. Eduardo Samaniego, a 26-year old native of Mexico, had been a prominent voice at immigration rallies and marches in Massachusetts in recent...

Judge hears major Puerto Rico debt restructuring case

Jan. 16, 2019 11:40 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's massive debt opened on Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds that the government urgently needs. The hearing involves more than...

Councilwoman: Protests due to 'white male privilege'

Jan. 16, 2019 11:17 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first black woman to be elected to Portland's City Council says "white male privilege" is to blame for disruptions and raucous protests during weekly council meetings. KGW reports Jo Ann Hardesty , who joined the Council this year, said in a statement Tuesday the men act...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have reverberated through decades of tense...

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

Jan. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain's exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron...