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Marchers in Madrid back Catalan separatists on trial

Mar. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people marched Saturday in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists who are on trial for their attempts to secede from Spain in October 2017. The nine defendants face decades in prison on rebellion and other charges for staging a banned independence referendum for the...

Crowds throng Algerian cities to demand president step down

Mar. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With Algerian flags on their backs, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages marched for a fourth consecutive Friday through Algeria's capital and other cities to press for an end to the 20-year-rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Four days after April elections were canceled...

Algerians keep up pressure after president's half-concession

Mar. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian students protested Tuesday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to delay presidential elections indefinitely, as political opposition figures voiced their resistance amid an unprecedented revolt against his 20-year leadership. Bouteflika ceded to opponents...

Nicaragua 'marathon man' protester defiant from house arrest

Mar. 11, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Grasping the iron bars at his home, Alex Vanegas is taken back to the dark prison cells where he spent the previous four months talking to fellow inmates through holes in the walls that also let in rats, scorpions and cockroaches. During the unrest that rocked Nicaragua last year,...

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

Mar. 10, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias. The statements in official media came as Tibetans and...

US-backed Syrian fighters resume attack on Islamic State

Mar. 10, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their offensive on the last pocket held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Sunday, lighting the skies over the besieged village as artillery shelling and heavy gunfire rang out in the distance. Warplanes and drones circled over the...

Xi firmly in charge as China turns to legislative season

Mar. 4, 2019 7:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A year since effectively making himself China's leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, a trade war with the United States and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power. As China's president and head of the ruling Communist Party, Xi...

Hungary's Orban faces revolt in EU parliamentary grouping

Mar. 1, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was facing a groundswell of revolt Friday from allied center-right parties that want to kick him out of their European Parliament group less than three months ahead of the May elections. Several Christian Democrat parties already have voiced their...

Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Feb. 26, 2019 2:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and chaotic Brexit. Bowing to pressure from within her...

Alaska Native weaving project honors survivors of violence

Feb. 23, 2019 10:05 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Lily Hope and her family are continuing her mother's work for an important cause. The daughter of late acclaimed Chilkat and Ravenstail weaver Clarissa Rizal, Hope is an award-winning Tlingit weaver and weaving teacher who is now leading a new project called the Giving Strength Robe....