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Macron booed by French farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support agriculture

Feb. 24, 2024 10:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron was greeted with boos and whistles at the opening of the Paris Agricultural Fair on Saturday by angry farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support them. Macron was scheduled to visit the event, which draws crowds of visitors...

Angry French farmers with tractors are back on the streets of Paris for another protest

Feb. 23, 2024 13:39 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Angry farmers were back in Paris on their tractors in a new protest Friday demanding more government support and simpler regulations, on the eve of a major agricultural fair in the French capital. Dozens of tractors drove peacefully into Paris carrying flags from Rural...

Belarus cracks down on clergy who supported protests of its authoritarian leader

Feb. 23, 2024 05:09 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Rev. Viachaslau Barok was a familiar face in Rasony, a town in northern Belarus near the Russian border, overseeing construction of its Roman Catholic church and celebrating Mass daily for two decades. He got into trouble in December 2020, the height of...

Farmers from 10 EU countries join forces — and tractors — to protest agricultural policies

Feb. 22, 2024 22:57 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech farmers were driving their tractors and other vehicles to several border crossings on Thursday to meet their colleagues from neighboring countries and join forces in their protests against European Union agriculture policies, bureaucracy and overall conditions for their...

Pakistan blocks X for the sixth day as activists criticize the social media platform's shutdown

Feb. 22, 2024 15:07 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulators have blocked the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, with users across the country on Thursday enduring the sixth day of sweeping disruptions, partial and complete shutdowns. There was no comment on the outage by the Pakistan...

Iran starts first election campaign since the 2022 mass protests over Mahsa Amini's death in custody

Feb. 22, 2024 12:17 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Candidates for Iran's parliament began campaigning Thursday in the country's first election since the 2022 crackdown on nationwide protests that followed the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Iran's state television said 15,200 candidates will...

Ukraine's fate hangs in the balance, Polish premier says as he moves to secure aid transit route

Feb. 22, 2024 08:49 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Thursday that border crossings with Ukraine are being added to a list of critical infrastructure to ensure that all military and humanitarian aid can reach Ukraine without any delays. Tusk spoke following protests by...

Albanian Parliament approves controversial deal to hold migrants for Italy

Feb. 22, 2024 04:23 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament on Thursday approved a deal for the country to hold thousands of migrants rescued in international waters by Italy while their asylum applications are processed, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups. The...

Thousands of farmers advance on Madrid for a major tractor protest over EU policies

Feb. 21, 2024 21:52 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of farmers drove their tractors into central Madrid on Wednesday as part of ongoing protests against European Union and local farming policies and to demand measures to alleviate production cost hikes. The protest, the biggest to take place in the Spanish...

Charges against alleged white supremacists are tossed by a California judge for the second time

Feb. 21, 2024 20:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time in five years, federal charges against alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a federal judge who found they were selectively prosecuted. Federal...