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The Latest: Poland's president links clean forest to climate

Sep. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Poland's president and first lady have helped remove trash from a forest as part of a day of global action against climate change. President Andrzej Duda said the forest cleanup was a...

Tough tactics test Algeria's 31st week of peaceful protests

Sep. 20, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Security forces have set up roadblocks on major highways leading into the Algerian capital to stop citizens with "malicious" designs from taking part in a weekly protest march. Friday's pro-democracy protest — the 31st since February — comes days after army chief Ahmed...

Hospital staff rally for protest campaign after new violence

Sep. 16, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of medical staff at one of Hong Kong's main public hospitals rallied Monday to support months of protests for democratic reforms and denounce police use of force, after new violence over the weekend rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Staff at the Prince of Wales...

Cuban man deported despite traffic-blocking protest

Sep. 12, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An asylum seeker whose pending deportation sparked a traffic-stopping protest this week in New Orleans was deported to Cuba on Thursday, a spokesman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service said. Yoel Alonso Leal was returned to his homeland despite his supporters' contentions...

Polish border guards board Greenpeace ship, end coal protest

Sep. 10, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Armed, masked Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace tall ship as it was trying to block coal from being delivered to the port of Gdansk, arresting activists and seizing the vessel, the group said Tuesday. Greenpeace said its activists had been holding a "climate emergency protest"...

Gazan's death abroad shines light on middle-class exodus

Sep. 8, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a family of five, a two-story home and a pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had a life many in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip would envy, but he still felt trapped. Fed up with the heavy-handed rule of Hamas, al-Sultan braved a treacherous journey in hopes of starting a...

Marchers ask Trump to 'liberate' Hong Kong, as clashes erupt

Sep. 8, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to "liberate" the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters...

Protests on roads near Hong Kong airport disrupt air travel

Sep. 1, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked roads near Hong Kong's airport with burning barricades and damaged a train station Sunday after a night of violent clashes with police. Train and some bus service to the airport on the outlying island of Chek Lap Kok were suspended. Some passengers walked...

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters block roads near airport

Sep. 1, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Anti-government protesters have used burning barricades to block roads near Hong Kong's airport and damaged a train station following a night of violent clashes with police. The express train and some bus service to the...

Parliament's suspension before Brexit protested across UK

Aug. 31, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's provocative decision to suspend the British Parliament for a time before the country's deadline for leaving the European Union came under fire Saturday in London and other cities where protesters took to the streets. The demonstrations were called ahead of what...