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Haiti's embattled president faces 5th week of protests

Oct. 14, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign. While Port-au-Prince remained relatively quiet, demonstrations in...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. Police used batons against the protesters who converged...

The Latest: Anti-secession groups applaud Catalonia verdict

Oct. 14, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Catalonia residents who oppose the region breaking away from Spain are welcoming the Spanish Supreme Court's conviction of 12 politicians and activists who led a failed secession attempt in 2017....

4 Russian protesters jailed on charges of assaulting police

Oct. 14, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Four more people suspected of assaulting Russian police officers during a July opposition protest in Moscow have been arrested, Russia's top state investigative agency said Monday. The Investigative Committee said the four were accused of pushing and grabbing officers at the July 27 rally. It...

Far-right groups protest Ukrainian president's peace plan

Oct. 14, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Shooting off flares and shouting "glory to Ukraine," thousands of far-right and nationalist activists marched Monday through Kyiv, protesting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's leadership and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy sought to improve his patriotic...

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The "loud thud"...

Tear gas as Guineans protest president's bid to extend power

Oct. 14, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Police in Guinea fired tear gas and bullets Monday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters, civil society groups and trade unionists gathering in the capital to protest the president's bid to extend his time in office. President Alpha Conde's mandate ends in December 2020 but...

Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

Oct. 14, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, Iran's president said his country was prepared to begin using even more-advanced...

South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

Oct. 14, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and spurred huge protests. Cho Kuk has denied wrongdoing....

Ecuador deal cancels austerity plan, ends indigenous protest

Oct. 14, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead.  Under the agreement, Moreno will withdraw the...