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Portugal mayor: Protesters' details were given to embassies

Jun. 18, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The city council of Lisbon has for years provided foreign embassies with personal information about protesters who organize demonstrations outside their premises, the Portuguese capital’s mayor said Friday. The practice continued even after a...

Judge: No car show trip for man arrested in Capitol riot

Jun. 18, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he won't allow an Arkansas man arrested after he was photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot to travel for a classic-car swap meet. U.S. District...

Union workers protest Boston's in-person work order

Jun. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A union that represents about 800 Boston city employees who have been working remotely during the pandemic has filed an unfair labor practices claim against acting Mayor Kim Janey’s administration for unilaterally ordering them back to the office. The...

Mexican elderly lose work as grocery baggers, protest

Jun. 18, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and changing consumer habits threaten to put an end to a decades-old practice of allowing elderly people in Mexico to earn extra income as grocery store baggers. Baggers over 60 had expected to return to stores last month as...

Turkish policeman convicted in 2014 death of teenager

Jun. 18, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish police officer has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for the murder of a teenager who was hit in the head with a tear-gas canister in 2013. Police officer Fatih Dalgali was on trial for causing the death of Berkin Elvan, a 14-year-old...

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

Jun. 18, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians protested after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem and briefly clashed with Israeli police, leaving three demonstrators wounded. A series of far more violent clashes at the site in April and May helped ignite last...

Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests

Jun. 18, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives. ...

UN proposal seeks arms embargo and democracy in Myanmar

Jun. 18, 2021 03:44 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve a resolution calling on Myanmar’s junta to restore the country’s democratic transition and for all countries “to prevent the flow of arms into Myanmar,” diplomats said. The draft resolution...

Hispanic group sues Santa Fe mayor over destroyed obelisk

Jun. 17, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic fraternal order is suing the mayor of Santa Fe over damage to a historical monument by activists last year and the city’s proposal to permanently remove it. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court, the Union...

Ex-President Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast after acquittal

Jun. 17, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former President Laurent Gbagbo returned home to Ivory Coast on Thursday, a decade after his refusal to concede defeat in a presidential election sparked months of violence that left more than 3,000 people dead. Gbagbo was extradited to the...