Political and civil unrest

In this combination of photos on Oct. 1, 2019, participants perform a dragon dance, left, during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing and black-clad protesters hold umbrellas to shield themselves in Hong Kong. (AP Photos)
October 01, 2019 - 1:14 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester in the chest at close range Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of thousands joined anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in...
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Refugees and migrants disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Migrants and refugees arrive at the port of Piraeus from the island of Lesbos as authorities have accelerated efforts to move thousands of migrants deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp to camps on the mainland following a deadly fire. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 01, 2019 - 8:38 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Migrants at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos have staged a peaceful protest to demand better living conditions and the transfer to the mainland. Several hundred people took part in the three-hour protest Tuesday, sitting outside the Moria refugee camp. No arrests...
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People run as police use tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Thousands of black-clad protesters marched in central Hong Kong as part of multiple pro-democracy rallies Tuesday urging China's Communist Party to "return power to the people" as the party celebrated its 70th year of rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe )
October 01, 2019 - 6:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 7 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted his congratulations to China on 70 years of Communist Party rule. The U.S. leader wrote "Congratulations to President Xi and the Chinese people on the...
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September 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Eight suspected far-right extremists went on trial Monday in Germany, accused of planning to start a violent uprising in response to a stabbing in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year. The men, aged between 21 and 32, appeared before a regional court in Dresden on charges of forming...
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A student protester throws a burning stick at riot police officers during a clash in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Thousands of Indonesian students resumed protests on Monday against a new law they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption agency, with some clashing with police.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 30, 2019 - 11:58 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian students resumed protests on Monday against a new law they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption agency, with some clashing with police. Authorities blocked streets leading to the Parliament building in Jakarta, where 560 members of the...
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People form a human chain in support of protest movement in the harbor area in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Hong Kong police warned Monday of the potential for protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 30, 2019 - 10:40 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned Monday of the potential for protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking...
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September 30, 2019 - 8:35 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kornel Morawiecki, the father of Poland's prime minister who was also the country's most senior lawmaker and a leading dissident during the communist era, has died. He was 78. Morawiecki died in a Warsaw government hospital Monday following a long illness. His son, Prime...
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Activists from political party Platform Pitit Desalin march briefly following an opposition press conference, before being dispersed by tear gas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Haitian opposition leaders are calling for a nationwide push Monday to block streets, paralyze the economy and push President Jovenel Moise from power, and tens of thousands of their dedicated young supporters are expected to heed their call. (AP Photo/Edris Fortune)
September 30, 2019 - 7:12 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Opposition leaders are calling for a nationwide push Monday to block streets and paralyze Haiti's economy as they press for President Jovenel Moïse to give up power, and tens of thousands of their young supporters were expected to heed the call. People stood in lines...
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Russian actor Pavel Ustinov, who was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison for assaulting police at the July 27 rally, arrives for a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 30, 2019 - 5:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday commuted the prison sentence for a Moscow actor convicted of assaulting a police officer to a suspended one, in a case that sparked a public outcry and was criticized as an effort to intimidate anti-government protesters. The Moscow City Court ruled that...
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A protestor prepares to throw molotov cocktail in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Riot police fired tear gas Sunday after a large crowd of protesters at a Hong Kong shopping district ignored warnings to disperse in a second straight day of clashes, sparking fears of more violence ahead of China's National Day. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 29, 2019 - 10:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in Hong Kong for a second straight day on Sunday, throwing the semiautonomous Chinese territory's business and shopping belt into chaos and sparking fears of more ugly scenes leading up to China's National Day holiday this week. Riot police repeatedly...
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