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Top Mexico presidential candidate vows to undo school reform

Jun. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was a signature achievement by the government that took over Mexico five years ago: educational reforms aimed at improving schools, rooting out incompetent teachers and breaking the grip of unions on hiring and firing them. Now the man favored to win the presidency July 1 is vowing to...

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

Jun. 24, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday ahead...

Violence claims more lives in Nicaragua as unrest continues

Jun. 23, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A fresh wave of violence claimed at least seven lives in Nicaragua as international criticism mounted against the government of President Daniel Ortega over its response to protests. The attacks began Friday evening, hours after the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

Protesters, Democrats want immigrant families reunited

Jun. 23, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren't convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them. Hundreds of people rallied...

The Latest: Congressman says kids at center get good care

Jun. 23, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several hundred...

Macedonia: Thousands protest over new name deal with Greece

Jun. 23, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of people have protested outside Macedonia's parliament building in Skopje against a deal with Greece aimed at ending a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name. The protest, organized by the student organization "Youth for Macedonia" late Saturday, had as its motto:...

Dick Leitsch, gay activist who led 'sip-in,' dies at 83

Jun. 23, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pioneering gay activist who led a 1966 "sip-in" at a New York City bar has died at the age of 83. Dick Leitsch (LIGHTSH) died Friday at a hospice in Manhattan. His death from liver cancer was confirmed by his brother, John Leitsch, of Louisville, Kentucky. Leitsch was a leader of the...

Romanian president to seek new term, backs corruption fight

Jun. 23, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said Saturday he would seek a new term in office, pledging to fight corruption after the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party was convicted for abuse of power in office. President Klaus Iohannis said he decided to make the announcement after Social...

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its vote to quit the bloc. Leading Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the British government not to delay or...

Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail

Jun. 23, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. Agustin Martinez, the lawyer for four of the men, tells Spanish news agency Europa...