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Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Aug. 21, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's top general was sworn in Wednesday as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan was sworn in before the country's top judge and will lead the 11-member Sovereign Council...

Inquiry ongoing after truck drives into immigration protest

Aug. 21, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The criminal investigation into the prison guard who apparently drove his truck through a group protesting federal immigration policies should be finished in the coming weeks, Rhode Island's attorney general said Wednesday. Peter Neronha, a Democrat, said during a press conference...

Putin says opposition protesters must abide by law

Aug. 21, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned opposition protesters that they must abide by the law or face the consequences. Speaking after Wednesday's talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Putin said "it's important that both protesters and law enforcement agencies observe Russian...

G-7 'counter-summit' protest mobilizes against inequality

Aug. 21, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

IRUN, Spain (AP) — Protesters are beginning to set up camp on both sides of the border between France and Spain ahead of this year's G-7 summit of the world's major industrialized nations. They're calling it a "counter-summit" and have a packed schedule of conferences and workshops along the Basque coast...

Probation for 3 women involved in Alton Sterling protest

Aug. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three women who were protesting the fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana have been sentenced to six months of probation and must perform community service. The Advocate reports Deon Fountain, Kiara Jones and Krystal Sonia were found guilty Tuesday of "simple obstruction...

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Aug. 21, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. Near the end of the event, the police began what they called...

Cops boost traffic enforcement near Hawaii telescope protest

Aug. 21, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Police have issued about 100 tickets daily since last week for parking and traffic violations near the site of a protest against the construction of another telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain. Big Island officers are not targeting protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope...

Turkey: 30 detained in protest over elected mayors' ouster

Aug. 21, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say police have used water cannons to disperse crowds protesting a government decision to oust three elected mayors in Turkey's mainly Kurdish-populated southeast and replace them with government appointees. The private DHA news agency said at least 30 people...

Indonesia beefs up security amid violent West Papua protests

Aug. 21, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

MANOKWARI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has deployed more than 1,000 security personnel to the restive province of West Papua amid spreading protests and violence, police said Wednesday. Protests sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted Papuan students in East Java's Surabaya...

China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

Aug. 21, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. With the notable exception of Taiwan, cautious comments from the few governments willing to speak out on the ongoing protests...