Political and civil unrest

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin prepares to vote at a voting station in Jerusalem on September 17, 2019. Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. (Heidi Levine, Sipa, Pool via AP).
September 17, 2019 - 12:19 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 10:15 p.m. In an apparent setback for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, exit polls show the Israeli leader has fallen short of securing a parliamentary majority with his hard-line allies. The results posted by Israel's three...
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People gather for a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The poster reads: 'I have the right to choose'. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 17, 2019 - 11:35 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg. Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placards reading "That's enough lying to us." They...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Albuquerque International Sunport, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 17, 2019 - 10:53 am
RIO RANCHO, New Mexico (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California but he's more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in two days. "...
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Election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election materials for the presidential election scheduled for Sept 28, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Afghan officials say around 100,000 members of the country's security forces are ready for polling day. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 17, 2019 - 2:14 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 1:05 p.m. An Afghan official says there has been an explosion in the capital, Kabul, near an army base and also near the U.S. Embassy. Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, says the blast took...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to reporters' during a press conference at the government building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Lam said the government asked international public relations firms to help restore the city's reputation, battered by months of pro-democracy protests, but was rejected. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 16, 2019 - 8:42 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the government asked international public relations firms to help restore the city's reputation, battered by months of pro-democracy protests, but was rejected. Lam said Tuesday the firms told the government that "the time is not right" as the...
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Activists protest during a rally outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 16, 2019 - 1:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change. Organizers said Monday that more than 800 events were planned...
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September 16, 2019 - 4:34 am
PARIS (AP) — French lawyers, doctors, nurses, pilots and others are taking to the streets of Paris to protest planned pension changes by French President Emmanuel Macron's government. Monday's demonstration gathers people working in the private sector with professions regulated by the state, who...
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September 16, 2019 - 4:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has sentenced a man who claimed to be a bystander at a summer opposition protest to 3 ½ years in prison. The court on Monday found Pavel Ustinov guilty of assaulting police during a July 27 protest in Moscow. Ustinov became the fourth person this month to be convicted...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Abdullah, 81, also the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested Monday under the Public Safety Act at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
September 16, 2019 - 12:53 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister...
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An anti-government protester throws a Molotov cocktail during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 15, 2019 - 7:07 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government reiterated that violence is not the solution after an unapproved march descended into chaos with police firing tear gas and water cannons after demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails at government buildings, blocked traffic and set fires. The government in a...
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