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Mexican Congress approves budget after protests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s lower house of Congress approved the 2020 federal budget Friday in an all-night meeting at a convention center after protests and blockades by farm groups surrounding the Congress building. The protests were sparked by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policy...

Evo Morales accused of terrorism and sedition

Nov. 22, 2019 2:19 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim government is accusing ousted leftist President Evo Morales of terrorism and sedition. Acting Interior Minister Arturo Murillo said on Friday the complaint relates to a video in which Morales is supposedly heard coordinating blockades during street protests...

Trump claims he’s why China didn’t crush Hong Kong protests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday wouldn’t commit to signing bipartisan legislation supporting pro-Democracy activists in Hong Kong as he tries to work out a trade deal with China. Trump’s comments came after the House and Senate this week passed the Hong Kong Human Rights...

Algerians mark 40th week of anti-government protests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:07 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of Algerians took to the streets on the 40th consecutive Friday of increasingly vociferous protests against the North African nation’s leadership, expressing fears that next month’s presidential poll will be rigged. Chanting “No election on Dec. 12!"...

Canada’s defense minister says China is not an adversary

Nov. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada's defense minister said Friday China is not an adversary despite the arbitrary detention of two Canadians — a statement that came as he hosted an international security forum that will honor pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said...

21 arrested at Oregon pipeline protest, held overnight

Nov. 22, 2019 1:57 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have reportedly released 21 protesters who were arrested Thursday night during a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol. The demonstrators are opposed to a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline and a marine export terminal in Oregon. They demanded...

Authorities: 3 killed during looting after Colombia protest

Nov. 22, 2019 1:05 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials say three people have died in what they describe as violent clashes with police during looting after a day of mostly peaceful protest. Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said Friday the deaths happened in two different locations near the southwestern...

AP Explains: Bolivia aims for a new vote _ without Morales

Nov. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia is struggling to stabilize after weeks of anti-government protests and violence in which at least 30 people have been killed. President Evo Morales resigned on Nov. 10 after an election that the opposition said was rigged. But the interim government that replaced him faces...

4 protesters killed, raising death toll in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:01 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces clashed with anti-government protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing four and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 14, security and medical officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani,...

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the...