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Thousands of farmers advance on Madrid for major tractor protest over EU policies

Feb. 21, 2024 04:54 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of farmers began driving their tractors toward central Madrid on Wednesday as part of ongoing protests against European Union and local farming policies and to demand measures to alleviate production cost hikes. The protest, the biggest to take place in the...

Police fire teargas as Indian farmers resume protest march to New Delhi after talks fail

Feb. 21, 2024 03:13 AM EST

SHAMBHU, India (AP) — Police fired tear gas on Wednesday at thousands of Indian farmers who resumed their protest march to New Delhi after talks with the government failed to end an impasse over their demands for guaranteed crop prices. The protests come at a crucial time for...

'Without us, you don’t eat': Greek farmers drive tractors to parliament to demand financial help

Feb. 20, 2024 21:56 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scores of bright-colored tractors were parked outside Greece's parliament Tuesday, horns blaring, as thousands of farmers angry at high production costs shifted their protests to Athens. “Without us, you don’t eat," one banner said. Some farmers carried...

Colombians mourn the killings of hundreds of former rebel fighters and human rights leaders

Feb. 20, 2024 21:39 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Holding white carnations, hundreds of Colombians marched in front of congress Tuesday to mourn the killings of human rights leaders and the murders of hundreds of former rebel fighters killed after signing a peace deal with the government that ended five decades of war. ...

Opposition supporters in Albania protest alleged corruption in Cabinet

Feb. 20, 2024 21:03 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Albania’s opposition held a protest Tuesday accusing the Cabinet of corruption. Protesters threw stones and flares at police officers, and some pulled down an iron fence around the main government building in Tirana, but the...

Justice Department, Louisville negotiating federal settlement on city's policing practices

Feb. 20, 2024 17:30 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has started negotiations on a settlement with the city of Louisville after federal officials released a report detailing a pattern of racial discrimination by the city's police force. The multiyear federal investigation was...

As Belarus votes in tightly controlled elections, its leader accuses the West of fueling unrest

Feb. 20, 2024 15:33 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus on Tuesday accused the West of trying to foment protests during parliamentary and local elections this month in order to undermine his rule, while the country's opposition leader-in-exile denounced the vote as a “cynical farce” and...

Polish farmers block Ukraine's border as they intensify protests against non-EU imports

Feb. 20, 2024 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish farmers blocked border crossings with Ukraine, spilled Ukrainian grain and burned tires on Tuesday as they intensified a nationwide protest against the import of Ukrainian foods and European Union environmental policies. Farmers from Spain to Italy to...

South Korean doctors walk out to protest medical training push, causing surgery cancellations

Feb. 20, 2024 07:08 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean trainee doctors collectively walked off their jobs Tuesday to protest a government push to recruit more medical students, triggering cancellations of surgeries and other medical treatments at hospitals. The Health Ministry urged them to return...

Taiwan protests after China boards a tourist boat near Kinmen Island

Feb. 20, 2024 05:08 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Tuesday protested China’s boarding of a tourist boat, as tensions rise around the Kinmen archipelago, which lies a short distance off China's coast but is controlled by Taiwan. Taiwanese media reported the King Xia, carrying 11 crew and 23...