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The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

Aug. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. French authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit. The regional administration says those detained are accused of throwing projectiles, concealing their faces or...

Police fire water cannon at hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads near G-7 summit in France

Aug. 24, 2019 1:12 PM EDT
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Police fire water cannon at hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads near G-7 summit in France.

Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy

Aug. 22, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a sit-in that blockaded an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration's immigration policies. Using...

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Aug. 21, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement. Near the end of the event, the police began what they...

26 arrested for blocking road at Vermont immigration protest

Aug. 15, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — Police say 26 people were arrested for blocking traffic in a Vermont town as part of a protest that began as a rally supporting immigrant rights. Hartford police say those arrested Wednesday evening were charged with "rioters refusing to disperse." They were released later after being...

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Aug. 14, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police...

Kashmir's main city a maze of razor wire and steel barriers

Aug. 13, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The main city in the India-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has turned into a vast maze of razor wire coils and steel barricades as drones and helicopters hover overhead. Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers carry automatic rifles and...

Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time

Aug. 10, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. This is some of the research astronomers say they have missed out on at 11 observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain as a protest blocks...

The Latest: Israel says suspects in soldier's death arrested

Aug. 10, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on violence at the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence (all times local): 9 p.m. The Israeli military says it has arrested Palestinians suspected of involvement in the killing of an off-duty Israeli soldier in the West Bank this week. The army said in a statement Saturday...

The Latest: Venezuela ambassador accuses US of wanting war

Aug. 6, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on relations between the United States and Venezuela (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Venezuela's U.N. ambassador is accusing the Trump administration of "sabotaging" talks between President Nicolas Maduro's government and opposition, saying Washington is trying to start a war....