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Angry farmers block Dutch highways to protest pollution plan

Jun. 27, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday and set small blazes outside at least two town halls in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. ...

Abortion rights protesters fill California streets

Jun. 25, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, one of several protests across California decrying the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn abortion rights. Marchers gathered near LA City Hall starting around 10 a.m. carrying signs...

Romanian port struggles to handle flow of Ukrainian grain

Jun. 24, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — With Ukraine's seaports blockaded or captured by Russian forces, neighboring Romania's Black Sea port of Constanta has emerged as a main conduit for the war-torn country’s grain exports amid a growing world food crisis. It's Romania's biggest port, home...

EU calls on Ethiopia to reconnect Tigray region to the world

Jun. 21, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The European Union says Ethiopia’s government must reconnect its northern Tigray region to the world as a yearlong partial blockade has left food aid for almost 1 million hungry people stuck in warehouses without the fuel to deliver it. Janez...

1 dead in protests over India's military recruitment policy

Jun. 17, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person was killed Friday as angry young people in parts of India burned train coaches, blocked highways and attacked police with rocks in a second day of violent demonstrations against a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military, police said. ...

Angry protests hit India over new short-term military jobs

Jun. 17, 2022 01:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence erupted in parts of India on Thursday with thousands of angry youths setting train coaches and vehicles on fire, blocking highways and attacking police with rocks to protest a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military. Police used...

Police, civil rights group in $336K accord over 2020 protest

Jun. 15, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A city and two law enforcement agencies in a North Carolina county will pay $336,000 to a group of plaintiffs to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2020 protest in which demonstrators were pepper-sprayed during a get-out-the-vote rally. The American Civil...

Dozens of S. Korean truckers detained in strike over wages

Jun. 10, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police have detained several dozen truckers for blocking traffic and disrupting the movement of goods near factories as a nationwide strike extended into a fourth day. The truckers are urging the government to provide a minimum wage in the...

More bodies found in Mariupol as global food crisis looms

Jun. 08, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Workers pulled scores of bodies from smashed buildings in an “endless caravan of death” inside the devastated city of Mariupol, authorities said Wednesday, while fears of a global food crisis escalated over Ukraine’s inability to export millions of tons of grain...

Live updates | Ukraine says Russia pounding Sievierodonetsk

Jun. 08, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office says Russian troops have changed their tactics in the battle for Sievierodonetsk. Oleksiy Arestovych said Wednesday that Russian soldiers have retreated from the city and are now pounding it with...