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Germany grants asylum to 2 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

May. 22, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong activists in a sign of growing concern over how dissent is dealt with in the territory. In interviews with The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times published on Wednesday, Ray Wong Toi Yeung said he and fellow pro-democracy protester Alan Li Tung...

6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May. 22, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of...

The Latest: Widodo says he won't tolerate security threats

May. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local): 5 p.m. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control following riots by supporters of his rival in last month's presidential election. Police...

Thai police summon activists to hear sedition charges

May. 22, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thirteen Thai political activists appeared at a Bangkok police station Wednesday to answer a summons on sedition charges that critics say are part of a plan to remove a rising progressive politician from the political scene. The action came on the fifth anniversary of a military coup that...

Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital

May. 22, 2019 2:46 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital.

The Latest: Kentucky AG Beshear wins Democratic gov. primary

May. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Attorney General Andy Beshear has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky, setting up a showdown with his political nemesis — Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. In Tuesday's primary election,...

The Latest: Abortion debated inside and outside courtroom

May. 21, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in a lawsuit to block a Mississippi abortion law that bans the procedure after 6 weeks (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The same day a federal judge heard arguments about a Mississippi abortion law, the state's Republican lieutenant governor pledged to keep...

Across US, activists protest new wave of abortion bans

May. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

At the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation, abortion rights supporters held rallies Tuesday in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states. Organizers — including Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and...

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

May. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization. Dimitris Koufodinas, a hit man for the now defunct November 17 group...

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

May. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you open? Are you still seeing...