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Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

Jun. 16, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police. The group that demands faster action against climate change said Sunday it would "not be carrying out any actions at...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Jun. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's...

US diplomat wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown

Jun. 15, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, as the ruling military council failed to announce the findings of its own investigation...

Hong Kong police use tougher tactics against protesters

Jun. 13, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

Hong Kong police resorted to harsher-than-usual tactics to suppress protesters this week in the city's biggest bout of political violence in decades. Police fired rubber bullets and beanbag rounds at the crowds, weapons they haven't widely used in recent history. Human rights groups criticized the tough tactics,...

Algeria jails second ex-prime minister in corruption sweep

Jun. 13, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Another former Algerian prime minister was jailed Thursday in an anti-corruption sweep — the second one in two days to be sent to prison in the North African nation while his case is being investigated. A statement from the prosecutor's office said Abdelmalek Sellal, in...

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Jun. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime Minister...

Sanders makes case for democratic socialism after criticism

Jun. 12, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders on Wednesday mounted a strong defense of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career, even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical. Sanders' speech, coming two...

Catalan separatists defend actions at end of Spanish trial

Jun. 12, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A rebellion and sedition trial resulting from a push to take the Catalonia region out of Spain wrapped up Wednesday with prosecuted leaders arguing they exercised their democratic rights by holding a banned independence referendum. The dozen ex-officials and activists on trial, who hope to...

Japan premier warns US, Iran 'accidental conflict' possible

Jun. 12, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that came hours after Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport, wounding 26...

Rebels ambush Indian soldiers in Kashmir, 6 combatants dead

Jun. 12, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir launched an attack on paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday, killing five, officials said. One militant also died in the fighting. At least two militants in a car approached soldiers patrolling streets in the southern town of...