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Women protest during a nationwide women's strike in Lucerne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019. There is list of several reasons motivating people to take part in the strike. These range from unequal wages to pressures on part-time employees, the burden of household work and sexual violence. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 7:44 am
GENEVA (AP) — Women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence. It was the first such protests in the Alpine nation in 28 years. Discontent over sexism and...
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Protestors run near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 11, 2019 - 7:43 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the debate around Hong Kong extradition legislation (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Hundreds of protesters have blocked access to Hong Kong's legislature and government headquarters in a bid to block debate on a highly controversial extradition bill that would allow accused...
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Protesters carry the body of man to a police vehicle, shouting blame at the police for his death, during an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Protesters denouncing corruption paralyzed much of the capital as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
June 09, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of the Haitian capital Sunday as they demand the removal of President Jovenel Moise. At least one person was reported killed. Demonstrators burned tires and threw stones during the march in...
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In this image made from video, Sudanese forces escort civilian in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese security forces moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, witnesses and protest organizers said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area. Protest organizers said at least two people were killed.(AP Photo via AP video)
June 03, 2019 - 11:05 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on the Sudanese military's moves against a sit-in protest camp in the capital (all times local): 8:00 p.m. Sudanese protest leaders are calling on people to take part in night marches across the country, hours after security forces attacked the protest sit-in in...
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June 02, 2019 - 9:42 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Explosions and machine gunfire were heard in Sudan's capital early Monday, and troops blocked roads in an apparent move against a sit-in camp where protesters have demanded an end to military rule. An Associated Press journalist saw smoke rising from the area early Monday and...
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May 24, 2019 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to...
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Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen attends a ceremony to dedicate the baseball and softball field of the Berlin Braves baseball team in 'Gail Halvorsen Park' in Berlin , Saturday, May 11, 2019. Halvorsen is known as the "Candy Bomber," "Chocolate Pilot," and "Uncle Wiggly Wings," for the small candy-laden parachutes he dropped from his aircraft to children during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949. (Christoph Soeder/dpa via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 4:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berliners on Sunday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their blockade strangling West Berlin in the post-World War II years with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital. Among the invited guests of honor was 98-year-old U.S. pilot...
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Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself the interim-president of Venezuela, squares his suit jacket before the start of an interview, at the Popular Will party's headquarters, in Caracas, Venezuela, May 10, 2019. Guaidó wants to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro following last week's failed military uprising. In an interview with The Associated Press, he promised to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown by Maduro's government.(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 10, 2019 - 2:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government is seeking to ease the country's isolation, reopening borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off sea and land access in February to block the opposition from delivering humanitarian aid. However, neighboring Colombia accused Venezuela of...
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Damage is seen in a residential area after it was hit a by a rocket fired from Gaza in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Israel, Sunday, May 5, 2019. An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip killed an Israeli man Sunday outside a home in the coastal city of Ashkelon, marking the first Israeli casualty from rocket fire since the 2014 war with Hamas militants. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 05, 2019 - 1:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip killed an Israeli man Sunday outside a home in the coastal city of Ashkelon amid a massive wave of attacks, marking the first Israeli casualty from rocket fire since the 2014 war with Hamas militants. Moshe Agadi, a 58-year-old father of...
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May 04, 2019 - 2:29 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 90 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, according to the Israeli military, triggering retaliatory airstrikes and tank fire against militant targets in the blockaded enclave and shattering a month-long lull in...
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