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Ecuador crisis weakens president, strengthens indigenous

Oct. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of indigenous demonstrators, student volunteers and local residents launched a mass cleanup Monday of a Quito park where anti-austerity protesters fought police for days, leaving piles of burning tires, trees and construction material. Late Sunday, President Lenín...

Chicago teachers rally, march ahead of strike deadline

Oct. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are calling for district leaders to meet their demands on class sizes just days before a threatened strike that would affect thousands of students in the country's third-largest school district. Members of the unions representing teachers and staff cheered for leaders at a...

'Glory to Ukraine': Nationalist groups protest president

Oct. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Brandishing red flares and shouting "glory to Ukraine," thousands of far-right and nationalist activists marched Monday through Kyiv, protesting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's leadership and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy sought to prove his patriotic...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Police fired foam bullets...

Suit challenges speech rules at Mississippi abortion clinic

Oct. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit challenging a local ordinance that will restrict noise levels and require protesters to remain a certain distance from the entrance of health care facilities. The lawsuit says the Jackson ordinance unconstitutionally limits...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

Egypt activist claims she was tortured, beaten after arrest

Oct. 14, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian pro-democracy activist claims she was tortured and beaten after being arrested amid a sweeping government crackdown, a leading rights group said Monday. Amnesty International said Esraa Abdel-Fattah was brought before prosecutors late Sunday following her arrest by plainclothes...

4 dead as Guineans protest president's bid to extend power

Oct. 14, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least four people have been killed in Guinea's capital after police fired tear gas and bullets Monday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters, civil society groups and trade unionists gathering in Conakry and across the country to protest the president's bid to extend his...

Haiti's embattled president faces 5th week of protests

Oct. 14, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign. While Port-au-Prince remained largely quiet, small demonstrations...

4 Russian protesters jailed on charges of assaulting police

Oct. 14, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Four more people suspected of assaulting Russian police officers during a July opposition protest in Moscow have been arrested, Russia's top state investigative agency said Monday. The Investigative Committee said the four were accused of pushing and grabbing officers at the July 27 rally. It...