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As Trump shuns US multilateralism, China ups diplomatic ante

Dec. 20, 2019 1:51 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back — investing in diplomacy and a courtship of hearts and minds, just as the United States digs in on the Trump administration’s “America...

Demonstrators hold a rally to protest against changes to Poland's judiciary planned by the ruling Law and Justice party near the building of parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish lawmakers OK disciplining judges; EU decries move

Dec. 20, 2019 12:48 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The lower house of the Polish parliament on Friday passed legislation giving the right-wing government new powers to fire or fine judges whose rulings it does not like — a move that overrides the concerns of the European Union and the United Nations. The bill still faces a vote...

Climate activists gather outside the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague, on Friday Dec. 20, 2019, ahead of a ruling in a landmark case in which the government was ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. The government appealed saying that the ruling effectively meant that courts were setting government policy. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Activists cheer victory in landmark Dutch climate case

Dec. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a ruling hailed as an “immense victory for climate justice,” the Netherlands' top court ruled Friday in favor of activists who have for years been seeking legal orders to force the Dutch government into cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Activists in a packed...

Marcelo Herrera, a demonstrator who claims he lost an eye after being shot with a shotgun by the police during the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, joins a protest in front of Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The United Nations released on Friday a report which stated that there have been serious violations of human rights during the repression of recent protests in Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

UN official: Chilean police abused protester's human rights

Dec. 13, 2019 4:02 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A U.N. human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two months, including deaths, torture, sexual abuse and the use of excessive force. The report was released by the U.N. Human Rights Office,...

A breakdown, by city and province, of the protest-related deaths reported by Amnesty International.;

UN office: Iranian forces were ‘shooting to kill’ protesters

Dec. 6, 2019 6:01 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Iranian security forces were “shooting to kill” in their deadly crackdown against protesters in recent weeks, according to credible video footage, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday. The unrest left at least 208 people dead nationwide, the office of High Commissioner...

A pro-democracy protester runs away from the tear gas fired by riot police during a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. A huge crowd took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, some driven back by tear gas, to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to crack down on the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

Dec. 1, 2019 8:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest...

Riot policemen stand watch as pro-democracy protesters stage a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Pro-democracy protesters renewed pressure on the Hong Kong government Sunday with three separate marches, appealing to President Donald Trump for help and demanding that police stop using tear gas.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

The Latest: Riot police out in force for Hong Kong march

Dec. 1, 2019 8:56 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Thousands of people are taking to the streets of Hong Kong under the watch of riot police to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to suppress the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations....

A resident confronts riot police outside of the Prince Edward metro station in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Hong Kong elders, youths vow to keep up pro-democracy fight

Nov. 30, 2019 10:50 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. The rally at a park downtown was among several peaceful gatherings by...