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6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May. 22, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of...

The Latest: Widodo says he won't tolerate security threats

May. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local): 5 p.m. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control following riots by supporters of his rival in last month's presidential election. Police...

Indonesia's national police chief says 6 people have died in post-election rioting in the capital Jakarta

May. 22, 2019 3:12 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's national police chief says 6 people have died in post-election rioting in the capital Jakarta.

Putin calls for compromise over Orthodox cathedral standoff

May. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a compromise Thursday to ease tensions over a plan to build a Russian Orthodox cathedral in a popular park in the nation's fourth-largest city that has sparked protests and drawn nationwide attention. Unsanctioned protests in the Ural Mountains city...

Thousands protest against cathedral in Russian city

May. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand people rallied on Wednesday in Russia's fourth-largest city as the showdown between authorities and activists protesting the plans to a build a new cathedral in a local park entered its third day. Thousands gathered in a riverside park in Yekaterinburg Wednesday evening. Some...

Albania protesters hurl flaming objects after calls for calm

May. 13, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Albania hurled gasoline grenades and flares at riot police in front of the main government building and national police headquarters Monday, hours after U.S. diplomats and European Union lawmakers appealed for order and calm. Thousands of demonstrators,...

White supremacists plead guilty in Charlottesville riot

May. 3, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two members of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Friday to federal rioting charges in connection with a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. Benjamin Drake Daley, 26, of Redondo Beach, California, and Michael Paul Miselis, 30, of...

The Latest: Cuba's May Day rally denounces new US sanctions

May. 1, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on May Day events and rallies around the world (all times local): 7 p.m. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have taken part in the country's annual May Day march, filing past former President Raúl Castro and successor Miguel Díaz-Canel in an event dedicated to denouncing new...

Agitators, tear gas cloud May Day march in Paris

May. 1, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Clusters of anarchists and yellow vest protesters disrupted a May Day march in Paris by setting fires and antagonizing riot police squads at the beginning and end, punctuating the route walked peacefully by tens of thousands of people with bursts of tear gas. Officers fired flash grenades and...

2 activists linked to Pussy Riot get asylum in Sweden

May. 1, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish broadcaster SVT says two activists linked to the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have successfully appealed their rejected asylum application and received shelter in Sweden. Broadcaster SVT says Lusine Dzhanyan and Alexei Knedlyakovsky, who have two children, on Tuesday...