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Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

Nov. 12, 2019 5:13 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime on Tuesday in another day of protest in Hong Kong. The clashes followed an especially violent day in Hong Kong's five months...

The Latest: European Parl't should decide on Catalan leader

Nov. 12, 2019 5:11 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalan independence demands (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A top adviser to the EU's highest court says it should be down to the European Parliament to decide whether a jailed pro-independence Catalan leader who was elected as European lawmaker should qualify for immunity. In a...

French police clear protesters at Spanish border crossing

Nov. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — French police have used pepper spray and batons to push back pro-Catalan independence protesters who blocked a major highway border pass between France and Spain. The police then began towing away vehicles and debris with the aim of reopening the road to traffic. The police action Tuesday led...

Evo Morales flees crisis-torn Bolivia after deadly clashes

Nov. 12, 2019 3:59 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum Tuesday, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, fled the country following weeks of violent protests. Morales flew out on a Mexican government plane late Monday hours...

AP Photos: Portraits of Hong Kong's masked protesters

Nov. 12, 2019 3:02 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — For many protesters in Hong Kong, identity is entwined with surveillance. Their signature masks, umbrellas and top-to-bottom black outfits shield them not only from physical threats like the riot police's tear gas and rubber bullets, but also from the invisible dangers of government...

Morales says he's headed for Mexico as clashes rock Bolivia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections....

The Latest: Morales says he's leaving Bolivia for Mexico

Nov. 11, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has tweeted that he is leaving Bolivia for Mexico, which has granted him asylum. Peruvian authorities said earlier Monday evening that a Mexican government plane had flown...

Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisis

Nov. 11, 2019 6:16 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most powerful Shiite religious leader said Monday he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting the demands of anti-government protesters who have been rallying in recent weeks despite a bloody crackdown by security forces, but he expressed concern that political parties would not carry...

Opposition rejects plan for new Chilean Constitution

Nov. 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A plan by President Sebastián Piñera to draft a new constitution for Chile was criticized Monday by the opposition and even his own political ranks. The proposal unveiled Sunday by Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel is one of a series of measures aimed at quelling weeks of...

Animal rights activists stage rare protest in Cuba's capital

Nov. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban animal rights activists have staged a rare protest in Havana, where authorities swiftly crack down on unapproved demonstrations. About 30 animal advocates gathered Monday morning in front of a pound on the outskirts of the capital where street dogs are taken to be euthanized. The...