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The Latest: Hundreds in the Balkans protest climate change

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Hundreds of people across the Balkans have held protest marches as part of a day of global action against climate change. Demonstrations were held throughout Friday in several...

Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Sep. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to...

Algeria protesters defy army chief's tougher stance

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of the capital on Friday, chanting defiantly in the face of a crackdown on the demonstration by the country's powerful army chief. For the 31st straight week, the protesters made their presence felt in Algiers though this...

Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

Sep. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S.-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 pro-democracy uprising said authorities have arrested his brother in Cairo. Wael Ghonim, a computer engineer, said his criticism of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi prompted authorities to retaliate by...

German government agrees $60 billion climate policy package

Sep. 20, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Under pressure from environmental protests and a surge in support for the opposition Green party, the German government agreed Friday on a 54 billion euro ($60 billion) package of measures for tackling climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deal agreed by the country's...

Nigeria police nab main suspect in apparent serial killings

Sep. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the main suspect in apparent serial killings that have sparked protests by women demanding greater security. Police announced on Twitter that they were questioning the man. At least eight women have been strangled in hotel rooms in southern...

Zimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abduction

Sep. 20, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean doctor whose alleged abduction led to days of protests has been freed, activists announced on Friday, as the government asserted he had simply been missing. The disappearance had raised fresh concerns about dozens of abductions of government critics this year alone. The...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in...

Paris police gird for weekend protests over Macron, climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is deploying thousands of police to protect landmarks and government buildings as yellow vest groups, unions and environmental activists plan a multitude of weekend protests. Yellow vest organizer Thierry-Paul Valette told The Associated Press Friday that demonstrators hope their...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Haiti came to a standstill with no public transportation and banks, government offices and schools shut down amid street protests over a...