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Algeria protesters defy army chief's tougher stance

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of the capital on Friday, chanting defiantly in the face of a crackdown on the demonstration by the country's powerful army chief. For the 31st straight week, the protesters made their presence felt in Algiers though this...

The Latest: Santa's protest sign says 'reindeer can't swim'

Sep. 20, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 2:55 p.m. People in northern Europe took part in world-wide protests of government inaction on climate change, including thousands who marched and chanted in the rain through Denmark's capital A...

German government agrees $60 billion climate policy package

Sep. 20, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Under pressure from environmental protests and a surge in support for the opposition Green party, the German government agreed Friday on a 54 billion euro ($60 billion) package of measures for tackling climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deal agreed by the country's...

Nigeria police nab main suspect in apparent serial killings

Sep. 20, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the main suspect in apparent serial killings that have sparked protests by women demanding greater security. Police announced on Twitter that they were questioning the man. At least eight women have been strangled in hotel rooms in southern...

Young people lead global climate change protests

Sep. 20, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In Canberra and Kabul, Cape Town and Berlin, and across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets Friday to demand that leaders tackle climate change in the run-up to a U.N. summit. Many were children who skipped school to take part in the second "Global Climate Strike,"...

Youth activists expect 10,000 to attend climate strike

Sep. 20, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Climate change activists are expecting thousands of people to participate in environmental demonstrations in the Boston-area as part of a global, youth-led day of action. The events begin Friday morning in Cambridge, where activists will gather near the Harvard and MIT campuses before...

Zimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abduction

Sep. 20, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean doctor whose alleged abduction led to days of protests has been freed, activists announced on Friday, as the government asserted he had simply been missing. The disappearance had raised fresh concerns about dozens of abductions of government critics this year alone. The...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in...

Paris police gird for weekend protests over Macron, climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is deploying thousands of police to protect landmarks and government buildings as yellow vest groups, unions and environmental activists plan a multitude of weekend protests. Yellow vest organizer Thierry-Paul Valette told The Associated Press Friday that demonstrators hope their...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Haiti came to a standstill with no public transportation and banks, government offices and schools shut down amid street protests over a...