Latest Political movements News

Hundreds of thousands turn out for peaceful HK protest

Aug. 18, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. Organizers said at least 1.7 million...

Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market

Aug. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For more than two decades, Ken White worked at a credit card processor. It was a good job, but it fell victim to the Great Recession. Today, at 56, White does similar work managing technology projects for a regional bank. And yet everything feels different. He is a contractor for a...

Hong Kong leader Lam says priority is to stop violence

Aug. 9, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Friday her priority is to "stop the violence" rather than make political concessions as the city's 2-month-long protest movement pressed on with a demonstration at the airport. Lam said traffic disruptions and confrontations between police and protesters...

Puerto Ricans ask, 'What's next?' as they await new governor

Jul. 30, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The fliers handed out at Puerto Rico's latest protest depict the U.S. territory's outgoing governor as a clown and puppeteer controlling those beneath him. "WHAT COMES AFTER RICKY?" the first page reads, referring to Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. It's the question hundreds of...

Florida officials fire state's top banking regulator

Jul. 25, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Cabinet fired the state's top banking regulator Thursday, a week after the release of a state investigator's report asserting that the official misused his public office and subjected women to sexual harassment. The firing of Financial Regulation Commissioner Ronald...

Sudan protesters don't want political parties in government

Jul. 25, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese on Thursday took to the streets in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country to insist that an upcoming transitional government be made up of experts and technocrats, rather than political parties. There was no immediate response to such demands by Sudanese...

Uganda's Bobi Wine formally declares his presidential bid

Jul. 24, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine formally launched his presidential bid for the 2021 election on Wednesday, calling the country's longtime leader a dictator and urging him to hold credible polls. "On behalf of the people of Uganda I am challenging you to free and fair...

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Jul. 17, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers. The signing ceremony held in the...

Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock

Jul. 17, 2019 2:36 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling military, pro-democracy movement sign political document as part of power-sharing deal to end deadlock.

Pride celebrations in Europe mark 50 years since Stonewall

Jul. 6, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties. This year's events in London, Madrid and Budapest mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York...