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French yellow vests protest in Paris amid tighter security

Mar. 23, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French yellow vest demonstrators were marching through Paris on Saturday as authorities enforced bans on protests in certain areas and displayed enhanced security measures to avoid a repeat of last week's riots in the capital. The crowd gathered peacefully Saturday at...

The Latest: Thousands of yellow vests marching through Paris

Mar. 23, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Thousands of yellow vest protesters are marching through Paris amid heightened security a week after resurgent rioting by demonstrators angry at President Emmanuel Macron. The crowd gathered peacefully at Denfert-Rochereau...

The Latest: British expats in Spain hold anti-Brexit rally

Mar. 23, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Around 100 British expats have rallied in the Spanish capital against Britain leaving the European Union. The protesters chanted slogans against Brexit and many also held up homemade signs, including "17,410,742 people need a good spanking,"...

UK's embattled prime minister faces huge anti-Brexit march

Mar. 23, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is easing away from plans to hold a third vote on her troubled Brexit withdrawal plan as protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to demand a second referendum. The "People's Vote March" is expected to be one of the largest protest gatherings in...

Algerian lawyers march to demand Bouteflika's departure

Mar. 23, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of lawyers in Algeria marched in the country's capital, Algiers, to demand the departure of ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the end of his term scheduled on April 28. Similar demonstrations were planned Saturday in the country's other big cities....

Teen's mom on cop's acquittal: 'Hope that man never sleeps'

Mar. 23, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a day after the verdict. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for...

Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general election

Mar. 23, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand will hold its first general election Sunday since the military ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago. Thailand has a long history of cycling through elected governments that are then ousted by the army, which in time allows fresh elections. Here's a look the...

Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases

Mar. 23, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's opposition signed a timetable Friday for reaching agreements to free a total of 802 people considered political prisoners but releases didn't start. The Civic Alliance group said the lists of prisoners it has still have to be collated with those compiled by the...

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

Mar. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael...

Macron: French soldiers won't be in charge of public order

Mar. 22, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has addressed concerns about soldiers being deployed during yellow vest protests this weekend, saying they won't be in charge of maintaining public order. Speaking Friday in Brussels, Macron said soldiers will protect sensitive sites. He says "those trying to...