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Climate activists shatter windows at HSBC London building

Apr. 22, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Climate change activists have vandalized HSBC’s London headquarters, smashing windows in a protest against the bank’s alleged links to the fossil fuel industry. Nine women from the Extinction Rebellion activist group and political party Burning Pink...

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Apr. 22, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said convicting Chauvin on...

Belarus leader heads to Moscow for talks on closer ties

Apr. 22, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to host his Belarusian counterpart on Thursday for talks on closer integration between the two ex-Soviet neighbors. The meeting follows allegations of a failed plot to assassinate Belarus’ President Alexander...

Activists hope Chauvin convictions are start to real change

Apr. 21, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — “One down, three to go!” went the chant just minutes after Derek Chauvin was convicted in George Floyd’s death — a reference to three more fired officers who are awaiting trial. While the verdict was celebrated by activists and brought a...

Facebook says it halts hackers tied to Palestinian security

Apr. 21, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it has broken up a hacker network used by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intelligence service in an attempt to keep tabs on journalists, human rights activists and government critics. The report by the social networking...

Shooting in Albania leaves 1 dead, 4 injured before election

Apr. 21, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A shooting outside Albania's capital that reportedly was linked to political party activists before a parliamentary election this week killed one person and injured four others on Wednesday, according to police and media reports. A police...

Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

Apr. 21, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other side of the Atlantic and beyond, where Black Lives Matter has also become a rallying cry. ...

Myanmar refugee crisis brewing as turmoil hits economy

Apr. 21, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Aid workers and activists are warning Myanmar’s political upheavals risk causing a regional refugee crisis as the strife following a February coup displaces growing numbers of people who have lost their livelihoods. Tom Andrews, the U.N. special...

Belarus parliament moves to pass law banning private lawyers

Apr. 16, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The parliament of Belarus gave initial approval Friday to a law that would ban private attorneys, reducing the defense options for people charged in connection with protests and political dissent. The measure, drafted by the administration of...

Pakistan briefly blocks social media amid anti-France rally

Apr. 16, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan briefly blocked access to all social media on Friday after days of violent anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposed to cartoons they consider blasphemous. Sites including Twitter and Facebook were blocked for...