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German nationalists march in Berlin, face counter-protests

May. 27, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Sunday, and were kept away from a raft of counter-demonstrations by a heavy police presence. Police said over 5,000 people turned out for the...

Poland: Parents, disabled children end parliament protest

May. 27, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of parents who occupied part of the Polish parliament with their disabled children abandoned their protest of state assistance payments Sunday after more than a month. One of the mothers, Iwona Hartwich, said the demonstrators felt cut off from the world and worried about...

Pipeline pique complicates Heitkamp's 2nd term Senate hopes

May. 27, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota's largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp fighting...

Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown

May. 27, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — It took him more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing. Then on the big night, a five-hour session putting on makeup. The very last step, he slid on the red lace gloves with 4-inch (10-centimeter) red fingernails that he had specially...

Meeting draws people angry over fatal police shooting

May. 26, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 people turned out for a community meeting Saturday to protest the death of a young black man who was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer after he ran naked onto an interstate highway. Speakers at the meeting at Richmond's Second Baptist Church said they were angry...

The Latest: Family: Police need to handle people better

May. 26, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a naked and unarmed man in Richmond (all times local): 5:16 p.m. Family and friends of a man who was fatally shot by Richmond police after running naked onto an interstate highway are calling on police to find non-lethal ways of dealing with...

Resisting Trump in a bright red state

May. 26, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

EDMOND, Oklahoma (AP) — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act and with it the insurance he and his friends used...

Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

May. 26, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for "floods of people" to oppose the pro-business policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Marches and rallies were also held in...

Albania opposition rallies, demands prime minister resign

May. 26, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama during an anti-government protest in the capital Saturday, accusing him of links to organized crime. Participants marched along Tirana's Martyrs of the Nation boulevard chanting "Rama...

Struggling in parliament, German far right takes to streets

May. 26, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German far-right party that swept into parliament last year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protest against the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing it of ruining Germany by allowing the mass immigration of refugees....