War and unrest

Supporters of the 'Extinction Rebellion' movement block a road between the Brandenburg Gate, background, and the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. The activists want to draw attention on the climate protest by blocking roads and with other acts of civil disobedience in Berlin and other cities around the world. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 07, 2019 - 12:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement have blocked a central junction in Berlin at the beginning of what is billed as a wide-ranging series of protests for new climate policies. Around 1,000 people blocked the Grosser Stern, a traffic circle in the middle of the...
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In this Sept. 21, 2019, photo, released by the U.S. Army, a U.S. soldier oversees members of the Syrian Democratic Forces as they demolish a Kurdish fighters' fortification as part of the so-called "safe zone" near the Turkish border. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Goedl via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 11:40 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria say American troops have begun withdrawing from areas along Turkey's border. This comes hours after the White House said U.S. forces in northeastern Syria will move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault — essentially abandoning...
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Iraqi security forces fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters who set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The spontaneous protests which started Tuesday in Baghdad and southern cities were sparked by endemic corruption and lack of jobs. Security forces responded with a harsh crackdown, with dozens killed. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 06, 2019 - 7:41 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Army soldiers have fired in the direction of about 300 anti-government protesters who gathered in a suburb in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on the sixth day of unrest that has left more than 80 peoople dead. The...
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Iraqi Army troops deploy at a site of protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The spontaneous protests which started Tuesday in Baghdad and southern cities were sparked by endemic corruption and lack of jobs. Security forces responded with a harsh crackdown, with dozens killed. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 06, 2019 - 6:42 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An eerie calm prevailed Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad at the start of the work week, following a bloody night when security forces opened fire to break up anti-government protests, killing at least 19. Meanwhile, Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi called on protesters to...
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North Korean negotiator Kim Miyong Gil, center, reads statement outside the North Korean Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. North Korea's chief negotiator said Saturday that discussions with the U.S. on Pyongyang's nuclear program have broken down, but Washington said the two sides had "good discussions" that it intends to build on in two weeks. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 1:51 am
HELSINKI (AP) — North Korea and Washington had two different takes on their nuclear talks, with North Korea's negotiator saying the talks had broken down but Washington maintaining the two sides had "good discussions" in Sweden that it intends to build on in two weeks. The North Korean negotiator,...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, photo, Aziz Rahman a village elder, who had contracted the farmers to harvest the pine nuts, speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Jalalabad city east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Anger is mounting over the increasing numbers of civilians dying in misdirected US aerial strikes and heavy- handed tactics of CIA-trained Afghan force. Some Afghans calling for Americans to be tried in Afghan courts. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
October 05, 2019 - 11:46 pm
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — The workers were sleeping on the mountainside where they had spent a long day harvesting pine nuts in eastern Afghanistan. Some were in tents, others lay outside under the stars, when the U.S. airstrike tore into them. Only hours before the Sept. 19 strike, the...
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A boy walks by graffiti in southern, ethnic Albanian-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Kosovo holds an early general election on Sunday after outgoing prime minister resigned following a request from a Hague-based court to be questioned on crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
October 05, 2019 - 11:44 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Voters in Kosovo were electing a new parliament Sunday amid calls for leaders to resume dialogue with Serbia over normalizing ties. Some 1.9 million eligible voters started to cast their ballots to elect 120 lawmakers in the Balkan nation that became independent from Serbia...
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October 05, 2019 - 7:06 pm
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's attorney general on Sunday refused to comment whether a prisoner swap was behind the release of two Australians from Iran in exchange for an Iranian student who was facing extradition to the United States. The couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, returned to...
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October 05, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's attorney general has refused to comment whether a prisoner swap was behind the release of two Australians from Iran in exchange for an Iranian student who was facing extradition to the United States. The couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, returned to Australia...
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Extinction Rebellion climate activists protest at the shopping center "Italie 2", in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
October 05, 2019 - 5:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Climate activists in Paris have entered and blocked a Paris shopping mall. Hundreds of protesters from Xtinction Rebellion mingled with some members of the Yellow Vest movement and entered the "Italie Deux" center in the south of the French capital Saturday morning. Shops closed as...
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