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Iraqi officials: 8 protesters dead in day of violent clashes

Nov. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Eight people died and at least 90 were wounded on Thursday in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, in the most violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in recent days, Iraqi officials said. Separately, one policeman was killed and six others wounded when an IED...

The Latest: 1 killed in renewed clashes in central Baghdad

Nov. 21, 2019 4:49 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Iraqi security and hospital officials say one protester has died after clashes with security forces on a strategic bridge in central Baghdad, bringing the death toll following a day of violence to 8. The officials...

Main Gulf port in southern Iraq shut for a third day

Nov. 20, 2019 1:42 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked access to Iraq’s main Gulf port in Umm Qasr for a third day Wednesday, as protesters said recent efforts by political parties to placate them were insufficient. At least 27 protesters were also wounded in the capital Baghdad in the early morning...

Cartel blockades, gunfire leave 1 dead in Mexico border city

Nov. 16, 2019 3:38 PM EST

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gangsters unleashed mayhem in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas, blocking major avenues, burning vehicles and engaging soldiers in shootouts that left one suspected gunman dead. The Tamaulipas state security agency known as the Coordinating...

UN mission in Iraq proposes roadmap for ending upheaval

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations' mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country's social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq's crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a "bloodbath." At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since the...

Escape tunnel underneath Berlin Wall opens to public

Nov. 7, 2019 9:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An escape tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall opened to the public on Thursday for the first time amid celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of the opening of communist East Germany's border. The tunnel at Bernauer Strasse, near the city's main Wall memorial, was opened by Mayor Michael...

At least 5 protesters killed in new round of clashes in Iraq

Nov. 4, 2019 5:01 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters crossed a major bridge in Baghdad on Monday, approaching the prime minister's office and the headquarters of Iraq's state-run TV, as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas, killing at least five demonstrators and wounding dozens. The protesters hurled...

In Berlin, quirky reminders linger from East-West divide

Nov. 4, 2019 9:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital — divided for decades by bricks and barbed wire — has slowly grown back together. Few visible scars remain other than those intentionally left in place to remind Berliners and tourists of the brutal border that...

Judge upholds law allowing Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel

Oct. 31, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators did not violate the state constitution with their decision to allow construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes, a judge said Thursday. The ruling by Judge Michael Kelly of the Michigan Court of Claims was a...

Project to restart after American Indian graves disturbed

Oct. 24, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a bridge project in Minnesota will get a do-over after an American Indian burial site was disturbed. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials spoke at a community meeting Wednesday night about the state road project on the western edge of Duluth. They said the...