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  • Associated Press Nov 11, 2019

    UN Mission in Iraq Proposes Roadmap for Ending Upheaval

    The United Nations’ mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country’s social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq’s crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a “bloodbath.” At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since the economically driven protests and unrest began last month, according to the latest figures from the Iraqi Human...

  • police officer Nov 7, 2019

    Chile's President Proposes Minimum Wage Increase Amid Deadly Unrest

    Chile’s president sent a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage, one of a series of measures to try to contain nearly three weeks of anti-government protests over inequality in one of Latin America’s richest countries. President Sebastian Piñera signed the measure that seeks to guarantee a minimum salary of about $470 a month as demonstrations...

  • Associated Press Nov 3, 2019

    Iraqis Block Roads in Support of Anti-Government Protests

    Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations. Protesters blocked one road with burning tires and barbed wire, and held up a banner reading “Roads closed by order of the people.” They appeared to be borrowing a tactic from Lebanon, where similar anti-government...

  • United States Sep 7, 2019

    Hong Kong Thwarts Airport Protest, But Battles Continue

    Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations on Saturday, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier. Police mounted road checks and inspected passengers on trains and buses heading to the airport to weed out protesters. An...

  • China Sep 5, 2019

    HK Leader Says Bill Withdrawal Was Own Decision, Not Beijing's

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government’s own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing’s directive. Lam told a news conference that China’s central government “understands, respects and supports” her government in the entire process. Withdrawal of the...

  • Prince Sep 2, 2019

    Hong Kong Students, Workers Strike as Commutes Disrupted

    Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard hats to their traditional uniforms, while university pupils crowded into a square at...

  • China Jul 9, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters to Continue After Bill Declared ‘Dead'

    Hong Kong protest leaders opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that they will continue their demonstrations, even after Lam declared the effort to amend a highly contentious extradition bill “dead.” Protesters are persisting in their demands for the bill to be formally withdrawn and an investigation opened into heavy-handed tactics used by police against demonstrators....

  • China Jul 5, 2019

    Hong Kong Students Reject Closed-Door Talks With City Leader

    Student unions from two Hong Kong universities said Friday that they have turned down invitations from city leader Carrie Lam for talks about the recent unrest over her proposal to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China. The invitations followed a pledge by Lam to do a better job of listening to the voices of young people. Student leaders...

  • China Jul 2, 2019

    Riot Police Clear Away Protests From Hong Kong Legislature

    Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The three-hour occupation, which ended early Tuesday, came on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China, a city holiday,...

  • Facebook May 22, 2019

    6 Dead in Indonesia Riots, Government Restricts Social Media

    Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of former general Prabowo Subianto tried to force their way into the downtown offices of the election supervisory agency...

  • PRESIDENT Apr 11, 2019

    Sudanese Officials Say Army Forced President to Step Down

    Sudan’s armed forces were to deliver an “important statement” and asked the nation to “wait for it” on Thursday, state TV reported, as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down. The circumstances of al-Bashir’s apparent ouster and his current whereabouts remained unclear, however. State TV said an army statement was imminent amid...

  • European Union Dec 14, 2018

    Macron Urges Calm, Paris Police Prepare for More Violence

    French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. The “yellow vest” movement, which began its demonstrations Nov. 17 initially to protest an increase in fuel taxes, soon morphed into an expression of rage about the...

  • OFFICER Dec 31, 2017

    Police Say Hoax 911 Call Led to Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Kansas Man; Suspect in Custody

    Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn’t involved in the dispute. Wichita Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston on Friday blamed a “prankster” who called 911 and made up a story about a shooting...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2017

    US Officials: New Sanctions Imposed on Venezuela Officials

    The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on members of Venezuela’s supreme court for alleged human rights violations as it grows more concerned about the crackdown on anti-government protesters, U.S. congressional aides said Thursday.

  • Associated Press Apr 21, 2017

    Venezuela Officials Say at Least 12 People Killed Overnight

    At least 12 people were killed overnight during looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas’ biggest military base where opposition leaders say a group of people were hit with an electrical current while trying to steal a refrigerator...

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