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London commuters scuffle with climate activists

Oct. 17, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Angry commuters scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains early Thursday, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital. Londoners have largely tolerated a series of peaceful protests in recent days by the Extinction Rebellion group, but...

Greece: 12 detained in Turkey protest

Oct. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece have detained 12 people who evaded security and staged a protest against Turkey's attacks in Syria at the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey. The protesters entered the grounds of the Ataturk Museum in the northern city of...

Opposition lawmakers again shout down Hong Kong leader

Oct. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced from the legislature for the second day on Thursday by opposition members protesting a bloody attack on a leader of the nearly 5-month-old pro-democracy movement. The lawmakers shouted and waved placards depicting Lam with bloodied hands, prompting...

Global shares mixed on caution over Brexit, China-US trade

Oct. 17, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday as investors waited to see if Britain and the European Union will be able to reach an agreement on the UK's departure from the bloc. Talks were still underway as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 EU counterparts were converging on Brussels for a...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital....

80 injured in third night of Catalonia protests; 33 arrested

Oct. 17, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say that 80 people, including 46 police officers were injured overnight during the most violent of three nights of rioting over the imprisonment of Catalan separatist leaders. A statement from the office of Spain's caretaker prime minister says that 33 people have been...

Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Hong Kong led regional gains after its chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced help for the property sector. The semi-autonomous city's...

Police, protesters clash in Catalonia for 3rd night

Oct. 16, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region's drive for independence from Spain. Tens of...

The Latest: Spanish PM says he will stand firm amid violence

Oct. 16, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez says authorities won't be provoked into taking drastic measures following clashes between protesters and police in Catalonia. Sánchez said in a...

Group plans to "occupy" Statehouse for immigration protest

Oct. 16, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group protesting federal immigration policies is planning to "occupy" Rhode Island's Statehouse on Thursday, after a months-long effort to get a detention facility closed. Former Democratic state Rep. Aaron Regunberg, who helps lead Never Again Action Rhode Island, said he's...