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'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to New York...

The Latest: Trumps present gifts to Australian visitors

Sep. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have given Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny, gifts to celebrate their U.S. state visit. The White House...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Trump denounces 'partisan' whistleblower but says ID unknown

Sep. 20, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower's potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader. The complaint, which the administration has refused...

Trump hopes rain won't dampen outdoor Australia state dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Daring the weather to interfere, President Donald Trump promised Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison "something very special" with a rare Rose Garden dinner under the stars Friday night. Plan B: take the White House state dinner party indoors in the unlikely event that raindrops...

Trump signals restraint on possible military strike on Iran

Sep. 20, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he's not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint "shows far more strength" and he wants to avoid an all-out war. Speaking in the Oval...

The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

Sep. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and are waiting for a "positive response." The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed recent attacks on key Saudi...

Trump says he doesn't need China trade deal before election

Sep. 20, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As China and the U.S. near a new round of trade talks, President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't feel he needs to secure an agreement before next year's election. Trump told reporters he wants a complete deal with China and won't accept one that only addresses some of the differences...

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...