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Hong Kong sentences leaders of 2014 democracy protests

Apr. 24, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests on public nuisance offenses. The sentences are seen as an effort by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to draw a line under the...

The Latest: 8 Hong Kong protest organizers sentenced

Apr. 24, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Hong Kong protest organizers (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offenses. One...

Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement

Apr. 23, 2019 11:45 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement.

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule

Apr. 23, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military...

Sudanese launch new protests to pressure military

Apr. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. Railway workers and other protesters traveled by train from Atbara, the northern...

Connecticut teen shot by police during traffic stop dies

Apr. 23, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Connecticut man shot by local police while allegedly driving toward an officer during a traffic stop died Monday, state police said. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz succumbed to injuries suffered Saturday, police said in an emailed statement. The announcement came hours...

Wit and grit: Algeria's sizeable youth lead fight for change

Apr. 23, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — They're on the peaceful front line of the protest movement that toppled Algeria's longtime ruler, facing down water cannons with attitude, memes — and fearless calls for shampoo. Oil-rich Algeria is one of the most youthful countries in the world with two-thirds of the...

Case dismissed for 3 students who protested border agents

Apr. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Charges were dismissed against three students involved in a protest of U.S. Border Patrol agents at the University of Arizona that was captured on video. The case was dismissed Friday at the request of prosecutors after they after learned the university will conduct an administrative...

Sudan's army says holding talks with all political forces

Apr. 22, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military rulers said Monday evening that they are communicating with all political forces to name a prime minister and form a civilian government "as soon as possible." A military spokesman, Lt. Gen. Shamseldin Kibashi, made a brief announcement on state TV but did not...

2 men arrested for putting KKK hoods on Confederate statues

Apr. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina. News outlets report that Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were detained Sunday during a protest near the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy monument....