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Biden enters Democratic race with strong anti-Trump theme

Apr. 26, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake, former Vice President Joe Biden pushed into the crowded 2020 presidential contest and quickly sparked a fierce debate over the direction of the modern-day Democratic Party. Ignoring the political noise in his own party, Biden aimed directly at...

Sudan's military seeks to keep upper hand despite protests

Apr. 26, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military, which took over the country after ousting President Omar al-Bashir, said it intends to keep the upper hand during the nation's transition to civilian rule. The announcement was a blow to the protesters who said Friday they will stay on the streets till all their...

Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolution

Apr. 26, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese Professionals Association, which led months of protests that eventually forced one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders from power, says its revolution is far from over. The umbrella group of unions succeeded where war and sanctions failed — in ending President Omar...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Apr. 26, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Hundreds of indigenous people set up camp outside Brazil's congress building for an annual event to press for protection of their rights and...

Powwow to focus on missing, murdered Native American women

Apr. 25, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest annual gatherings of indigenous people in the United States begins Friday in New Mexico, where organizers of the two-day powwow say they want to build awareness around the deaths and disappearances of Native American women. Melonie Mathews, whose family founded...

US official condemns sit-in protest at Venezuelan Embassy

Apr. 25, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. supporters of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were warned on Thursday to end a sit-in protest at the country's shuttered embassy in Washington. The U.S. envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, said the protesters who have camped out at the embassy for more than two weeks...

Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

Apr. 25, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and plans for a more representative parliament Thursday as part of a promised response to the weekly yellow vest protests that damaged his presidency. In a nationally televised speech followed up by a news conference,...

Brazil's congress receives indigenous leaders amid protests

Apr. 25, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Over 150 indigenous leaders met with lawmakers to discuss land rights and the role of their communities in the protection of the environment Thursday amid protests against the policies of Brazil's new far-right president. The discussions in the Chamber of Deputies came on the second...

Activist gets new trial on charge from pipeline protest

Apr. 25, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — An environmental activist who was convicted of burglary following an oil pipeline protest in northwestern Washington state has been granted a new trial. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday that 63-year-old Ken Ward was sentenced in June 2017 to community service after a...

The Latest: Protesters unimpressed by Macron's proposals

Apr. 25, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed solutions to the economic problems raised by yellow vest protesters (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Activists involved in France's five months of yellow vest protests say they are disappointed with President Emmanuel Macron's response to...