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Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new action

Jun. 24, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and lobby of...

Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine

Jun. 23, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists called an end to their protest Sunday inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave, citing life-threatening danger, and authorities pulled some protesters out. The Garzweiler lignite coal mine has been the focal...

Climate change protesters arrested outside New York Times

Jun. 22, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building. The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal...

Hong Kong protesters end blockade of police headquarters

Jun. 22, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully Saturday, disappointed that their demands for the territory's leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics have gone unmet. By daybreak,...

Latest Hong Kong protest ends peacefully with demands unmet

Jun. 21, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong besieged police headquarters late into the night Friday, throwing eggs at the building and drawing graffiti on the walls, before ending a day of demonstrations in the Asian financial center with their demands unmet. By daybreak Saturday, police had cleared the...

The Latest: UN envoy: Illegal Israel settlements advancing

Jun. 20, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Israel and the Palestinians (all times local): 12:30 a.m. The U.N. Mideast envoy says Israel has taken "no steps" to stop illegal settlement activity as demanded by the Security Council and instead is moving ahead on nearly 6,000 housing units in...

Hamas chief: Israel ignoring cease-fire terms for Gaza

Jun. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' chief Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday accused Israel of dragging its feet in carrying out its obligations under an indirect cease-fire for the Gaza Strip, saying the fragile deal was in danger of collapsing. Speaking to international journalists, Haniyeh said the 2 million...

Serbian students protest social media leak of key math exam

Jun. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of students protested Tuesday in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, blocking traffic, hurling eggs at police and demanding the resignation of the education minister after he postponed their final math exam following its leak on social media. Serbian 8th graders take exams in...

Bosnian city of Mostar awash in trash amid landfill protest

Jun. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Uncollected thrash is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar — one of the Balkan nation's main tourist destinations — since residents begun blocking access to the city's only landfill, insisting that it poses serious health and...

Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

Jun. 17, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down in the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy. The mostly young...