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Not my job: minister defends himself in row over Macron aide

Jul. 23, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister insisted Monday that it wasn't his job to inform judicial officials that a senior security aide who has often been seen during outings with President Emmanuel Macron beat up a May Day protester. Gerard Collomb, who was told about the incident the day after the...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jul. 23, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

Jul. 22, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration. The initial charges against Alexandre Benalla came the same day French authorities opened a judicial...

The Latest: Macron aide given initial charges from beating

Jul. 22, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the beating of a protester by a security aide to France's president (all times local): 9:15 p.m. French authorities have handed preliminary charges to one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides after he was captured on video beating a protester in May. The charges came...

Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

Jul. 22, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law. The community is outraged that after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pass legislation...

Thousands rally in Munich to protest 'politics of fear'

Jul. 22, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are protesting in Germany's southern city of Munich against what they say is the "politics of fear" that is pushing public debate in the country to the right. Police said 15,000 people took part in Sunday's rally, which was supported by trade unions, church groups and...

Philippine police disperse group protesting US, China

Jul. 21, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine riot police used shields and a water hose Saturday to disperse more than 100 left-wing activists in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila in a confrontation that injured more than a dozen protesters. The farmers and workers belonging to the militant Bayan group burned...

North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs

Jul. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota on Friday demanded $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed an administrative claim against the Army...

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Jul. 20, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city. The GOP's national committee selected North Carolina's largest city over...

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Jul. 20, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said. The military said a "terrorist squad" fired at troops, and one soldier was severely injured and...