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Opposition leader: Ethiopia, AU join forces in Sudan efforts

Jun. 26, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A leading Sudanese opposition figure said on Wednesday the African Union and Ethiopia will present a new and joint proposal for a solution to the crisis in Sudan, as they renew efforts to bring the ruling generals and protest leaders back to the negotiating table. In recent weeks,...

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest protest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit this week that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major...

Wayfair workers protest contract with detention center

Jun. 26, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair have planned a walkout to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas. More than 500 employees at the company's Boston...

Pride or protest? Disillusioned plan their own LGBTQ march

Jun. 26, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest celebrations of LGBT pride in New York City history will culminate Sunday with not one, but two processions through Manhattan, after dissidents who believe the annual parade has become too commercialized decided to split off with their own march. Both parades cap a month...

Pompeo meets Indian leaders amid trade tensions, Iran crisis

Jun. 26, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs on Wednesday, arguing that the two countries can work through their issues. Mike Pompeo held meetings in India's capital with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later with foreign...

The Latest: Palestinians in Gaza protest US Mideast plan

Jun. 26, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington's economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Thousands of Palestinians are rallying outside a U.N. compound in the Gaza Strip to protest the White House-led Mideast peace...

The Latest: Border official resigns, deepening crisis

Jun. 26, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout over the discovery of children found in filthy conditions at a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas (all times local): 6 p.m. About 10 protesters have demonstrated in a parking lot at a Border Patrol station in El Paso, Texas, decrying the treatment of child...

Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence

Jun. 26, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month. The rights organization said Wednesday in a publicly released letter to President Joko...

Hong Kong protests raise alarm special freedoms are fading

Jun. 25, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled mainland. Twenty-two years on, those are rights many here believe Hong Kong cannot live without. The hundreds of...

Senate president: Not enough votes for Oregon climate bill

Jun. 25, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and exacerbated tensions between urban and rural areas. All 11 Republican senators extended their...