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Climate activists in London shift site but keep up protests

Oct. 15, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Climate protesters in London plan to keep up their campaign despite being ousted by a police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment. The Metropolitan Police had said Extinction Rebellion protesters and their tents must leave the square by Monday evening. The force said it was a...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry 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. Officers fired foam...

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba

Oct. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new transitional government met with rebel leaders on Monday, kicking off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars. The peace initiative was built into a power-sharing deal between Sudan's army and its pro-democracy movement. That deal was reached after the...

Tunisia polls suggest conservative professor wins election

Oct. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia's presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday's runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Kais Saied's supporters exploded with joy,...

Sudanese rebel groups seek peace after years of fighting

Oct. 13, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new, transitional authorities have six months to make peace with the country's rebels under a power-sharing deal reached this summer between the military and the pro-democracy movement following the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. If they fail to do so, it could...

Climate change activist climbs on plane, others stop traffic

Oct. 10, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Protesters in New York City brought traffic to a standstill in the city's busiest hub and an activist in London climbed atop a plane as climate change demonstrators entered the fourth day of rallies around the world. Protesters transported a green boat on a trailer into Times Square and then...

Sudan ruling council appoints 2 to top judicial posts

Oct. 10, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government Thursday named two new appointees, including a woman, to the country's top judicial posts after weeks of pressure from pro-democracy activists demanding the original officeholders be sacked for alleged ties to former longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir. Neamat...

Boris Johnson's father joins climate protesters in London

Oct. 9, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined climate protesters in London, after his son urged the demonstrators to pack up their "hemp-smelling" tents and leave. Stanley Johnson told Extinction Rebellion demonstrators that they had "exactly the right things in mind" with...

Hong Kong protesters clamor for release of detained activist

Oct. 9, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of masked protesters yelling "Revolution Now!" crammed the sidewalk in front of Hong Kong's High Court and spilled onto the street in an impassioned show of support Wednesday for an activist appealing a six-year prison sentence for his part in a violent nightlong clash with...

Iraq's uprising an open crisis with no known path forward

Oct. 9, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has been plunged into a new cycle of instability that potentially could be the most dangerous this conflict-scarred nation has faced, barely two years after declaring victory over the Islamic State group in a war that left much of the country in ruins and displaced tens of thousands....