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French far-left chief floured in march against far right

Jun. 12, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French far-left leader got a faceful of flour at the start of a Paris march Saturday against “the ideas of the far right,” days after the French president was slapped while greeting a crowd. Unions, associations and leftist political parties in France...

Algeria votes for new parliament but activists plan boycott

Jun. 12, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians vote Saturday for a new parliament in an election with a majority of novice independent candidates running under new rules meant to satisfy demands of pro-democracy protesters and open the way to a “new Algeria.” Tension surrounded...

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail

Jun. 11, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government protests that triggered a crackdown on dissent in the former British colony. ...

Prosecutor moves to drop protest cases with gang charges

Jun. 11, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors have moved to permanently dismiss charges against more than a dozen people accused of crimes that included assisting or participating in a criminal street gang after being arrested at a protest against police brutality in Phoenix. Maricopa...

Oregon legislator is 1st-ever ousted after Statehouse breach

Jun. 11, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21. Legislators said on the House...

Gov says Kentucky succeeded by putting science over politics

Jun. 11, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday declared his state’s deadly fight against COVID-19 a “success story” as he ended most pandemic restrictions, and said his state lessened the crisis because Kentuckians ultimately put science ahead of politics. ...

Lakota spiritual leader, activist Leonard Crow Dog dies

Jun. 11, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

Chief Leonard Crow Dog, a renowned spiritual leader and Native American rights activist who fought for sovereignty, language preservation and religious freedom, has died at age 78. Crow Dog, Sicangu Lakota Oyate, passed away June 6 at Crow Dog’s Paradise on the Rosebud...

Pulitzers honor coronavirus pandemic, US protest coverage

Jun. 11, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

The Associated Press won two Pulitzer Prizes in photography Friday for its coverage of the racial injustice protests and the coronavirus’s terrible toll on the elderly, while The New York Times received the public service award for its detailed, data-filled reporting on the pandemic. ...

Lisbon mayor criticized after Russian dissident data shared

Jun. 11, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lisbon's mayor has come under fire after admitting that municipal employees shared with Russian officials personal details of at least three Lisbon-based dissidents who organized protests in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The...

Israeli fire kills Palestinian teen in West Bank protest

Jun. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire on Friday during clashes between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said. The Health Ministry identified the slain youth as Mohammed Hamayel, 15,...