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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland smiles as she responds to a question as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during a news conference on parliament hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador's alleged threat

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to Ottawa, only to have Canada's deputy prime minister and opposition leader echo the criticism. The exchange comes at a moment when ties between the countries are...

Pittsburgh group releases police reform recommendations

Oct. 19, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A taskforce charged with examining Pittsburgh's policing policies in the wake of protests over police brutality that erupted in the city and across the country this summer has issued a report recommending dozens of reforms including practicing de-escalation, placing limits on use of force...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

Oct. 19, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer who lost two front teeth, officials said Monday. San Francisco police said they arrested Adora Anderson, 35, of Watsonville in Oakland on Sunday. He was booked into the...

FILE - This file photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Matthew Dolloff. Dolloff, a television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator following opposing rallies, has been charged with second-degree murder. The Denver's district court clerk's office said the charges were filed against Dolloff early Monday, Oct. 19 in the death of Lee Keltner. (Denver Police Department via AP, File)

Denver TV station security guard charged with murder

Oct. 19, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator following opposing rallies was charged Monday with second-degree murder, according to the Denver district court clerk’s office. The charges in the death of Lee Keltner, 49, were filed to the...

People, most of them elderly women, walk during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. The elderly rallied in Minsk once again on Monday to demand resignation of the country's President Alexander Lukashenko, as mass protests triggered by a disputed election continue to rock Belarus. Lukashenko's older supporters also gathered in the country's capital Monday for a pro-government rally. (AP Photo)

Retirees rally in Belarus against authoritarian president

Oct. 19, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 3,000 retirees rallied in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for a third straight Monday to demand the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko as mass protests of a disputed election continue to roil the country. They marched through the streets of Minsk carrying...

People demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Sunday for the eleventh day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigeria's anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

Oct. 19, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed inmates in Benin City in southern Nigeria. Some prisoners jumped from a high fence of the institution while others were seen running away on the street, according to videos from...

Pro-democracy activists wave mobile phones with lights during a demonstration at Kaset intersection, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

Oct. 19, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators. The efforts by Prime Minister Prayuth...

FILE - In this July 8, 2018 file photo, Mohammad Safdar, son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leads a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistani police arrested Safdar on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 after he led a crowd in chanting against the military at the tomb of the country's founder. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Pakistan police detain son-in-law of exiled former premier

Oct. 19, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police briefly detained the son-in-law of exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday, accusing him of leading a crowd in a chant against the military at the tomb of the country’s founder. The arrest of Mohammad Safdar came after Sharif’s Pakistan...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 19, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

San Antonio Express News. October 17, 2020 Righteous anger, disgust at treatment of foster kids In the nearly decade-long fight to reform Texas’ broken foster care system, it’s easy to understand the ire of U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack, the jurist overseeing the effort. It began with a...

Electoral officials count ballots after polls closed for presidential elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A tense Bolivia awaits voting results in redo amid pandemic

Oct. 18, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians settled in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickled in from Sunday’s high-stakes presidential election meant to put an end to political turmoil following last year’s annulled ballot that resulted in leftist President Evo Morales’...