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Judges keeping Capitol riot trials in DC amid bias claims

Jul. 06, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some of the Washington, D.C., residents who reported for jury duty last month, a pro-Trump mob's assault on the U.S. Capitol felt like a personal attack. Ahead of a trial for a Michigan man charged in the riot, one prospective juror said a police officer...

North Macedonia: 47 police officers injured in protests

Jul. 06, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia said 47 officers were injured, two of them seriously, after a group of mostly young people threw stones, metal bars, eggs and Molotov cocktails at the parliament building in the capital late Tuesday. Thousands of people have...

Dutch police shoot at tractor during night of farm protests

Jul. 06, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police shot at a tractor during a heated night of farm protests and detained three demonstrators, the latest incident in a string of protests against government plans to cut pollutant emissions that many farmers fear would hurt their livelihoods. Police in...

Some Russians won't halt war protests, despite arrest fears

Jul. 06, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, Anastasia has started her day by composing an anti-war message and posting it on the wall at the entrance of her apartment block in the industrial city of Perm in the Ural Mountains. “Do not believe the propaganda you see on the TV, read...

Lawyer: People at federal prison denied showers amid strike

Jul. 05, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — Prison officials at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon, denied showers last month to those held in a unit where people were engaged in a hunger strike, according to a court filing. A court filing last week by a federal public defender...

EU urges N Macedonia to back proposed deal with Bulgaria

Jul. 05, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel urged North Macedonia on Tuesday to back a French-proposed compromise on ending a dispute with neighboring Bulgaria that's blocking the country's long-delayed European Union accession bid. Violent protests...

Sudan's doctors: 11 wounded in crackdown on anti-coup sit-in

Jul. 05, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces descended on an anti-coup sit-in to try and disperse protesters in the capital of Khartoum, wounding at least 11 people, a medical group said Tuesday. The crackdown came shortly after Sudan's military ruler promised to step down once a civilian government is...

Activists protest over Spain's San Fermin bull-run festival

Jul. 05, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Dozens of animal rights activists dressed as dinosaurs were chased by fellow activists through the streets of the Spanish city of Pamplona on Tuesday to protest alleged animal cruelty in the world famous San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival. In the...

Hong Kong's John Lee stresses balance in easing quarantine

Jul. 05, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee said Tuesday at his first news conference since taking office that he will work on easing restrictions for travelers while balancing the risks of a coronavirus outbreak overwhelming the health care system. Hong Kong and mainland...

Nicaragua government takes over five opposition-held towns

Jul. 04, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four months before scheduled municipal elections, Nicaraguan riot police have taken over the city halls of five municipalities that had been in the hands of an opposition party. Kitty Monterrey, president of Citizens for Freedom, a political party disallowed by...