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Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges

Nov. 17, 2018 9:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital's main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. A group called "Extinction Rebellion" encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across the...

Turkey: 8 activists held over anti-govt protests released

Nov. 17, 2018 8:58 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Media reports say Turkish authorities have released from custody eight activists who were detained over allegations they supported mass anti-government protests during 2013. They were among 13 people who were detained in simultaneous police operations in Istanbul and three provinces...

Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

Nov. 17, 2018 8:16 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Scattered confrontations broke out Saturday between supporters and opponents of the divisive helper of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, police and media reported, amid a fierce and increasingly polarized debate about the helper known as Black Pete. White people often daub...

1 dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests

Nov. 17, 2018 8:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. The protester was killed when a driver caught in traffic accelerated in a panic at Pont-de-Beauvoisin,...

The Latest: 1 killed, 47 injured in France gas protests

Nov. 17, 2018 6:58 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in France against rising fuel taxes (all times local): 12:45 p.m. French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators block roads around France to protest gas price increases. Police say that three of the injured are...

French officials say woman killed when driver accelerates during fuel tax protest as demonstrators block roads

Nov. 17, 2018 6:42 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — French officials say woman killed when driver accelerates during fuel tax protest as demonstrators block roads.

The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

Nov. 16, 2018 9:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the comments in...

Colombia president snagged by protests, congressional revolt

Nov. 16, 2018 6:07 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ivan Duque was sworn in as Colombia's president in August after an easy election victory in which he promised to boost the sluggish economy by decreasing corporate taxes, while bringing order to rural areas that have long been plagued by drug trafficking and violence between armed...

Panel dismisses ethics charges against Arkansas justices

Nov. 16, 2018 5:29 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel dismissed ethics charges Friday against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases. The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and...

Clergy, activists seek independent probe in guard's death

Nov. 16, 2018 4:04 PM EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — A group of clergy and activists are calling for an independent investigation into a bar security guard's fatal shooting by a suburban Chicago police officer. About 50 people rallied Friday in the Midlothian police parking lot to protest Sunday's slaying of 26-year-old Jemel...