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Argentines stage protest against decision to seek IMF help

May. 25, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Thousands of people are staging a protest in Argentina's capital against the government's decision to seek economic help from the International Monetary Fund. Demonstrators marched along some of the busiest streets of downtown Buenos Aires on Friday, blocking traffic....

Human rights body calls on Nicaragua to protect students

May. 25, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called on the Nicaraguan government to protect 13 university students who have been outspoken in leading protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega during the past month. A team from the commission visited Nicaragua last...

Telescope protester's trial on hold over Hawaiian writing

May. 25, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The trial for a Haleakala telescope protester has been put on hold after the man submitted a motion written in Hawaiian asking a judge to dismiss his case because the man said his right to a speedy trial was violated. Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo of Kula submitted the motion to Judge Kelsey...

Police operation in Paris to arrest garbage collectors

May. 25, 2018 7:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police say two garbage collectors have been arrested after they stole a waste truck in order to discharge it in front of French President Emmanuel Macron's party headquarters. A police operation in Paris city center Friday morning stopped the pair before they could dump the garbage, a...

NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

May. 25, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way. "The owners can try to...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

May. 25, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

A controlled explosion at a North Korean nuclear test site blows up a tunnel as part of confidence building measures by the North. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, pro-democracy protesters in the Thai capital confront riot police during a gathering marking the fourth anniversary of a coup....

Brazil says deal reached to suspend damaging trucker strike

May. 24, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government said late Thursday that a deal had been reached with truckers to suspend a four-day-old strike that caused fuel shortages, cut into food deliveries, backed up exports and threatened airline flights. Eliseu Padilha, chief of staff for President Michel Temer, told...

San Francisco police not charged in black man's 2015 killing

May. 24, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago and federally recommended police reforms. District Attorney George Gascon declined to prosecute five...

Security company, state argue venue in Dakota Access dispute

May. 24, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for North Dakota regulators and a North Carolina-based private security company argued in court Thursday over the proper venue to resolve a dispute over whether the company acted illegally during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and should be fined. North...

Israeli Supreme Court rejects challenge to open-fire rules

May. 24, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to the military's rules on when soldiers can fire their weapons amid weeks of violent protests that have killed dozens of Palestinians on the border with Gaza. Six human rights groups had asked the court to declare as unlawful...