Protests and demonstrations

A woman holds a placard that reads "Corrupt police return eyes to the victims" as demonstrators march in the rain in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Umbrella-carrying protesters took to the streets in the rain Sunday in Hong Kong's latest pro-democracy demonstration, one day after the return of clashes with police who used tear gas to disperse them. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 25, 2019 - 7:04 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong used tear gas Sunday to clear pro-democracy demonstrators who had taken over a street and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time in the summerlong protests. The skirmish on a main drag in the outlying Tsuen Wan district followed a march that ended in...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks to the press after a plenary session at the Bellevue centre in Biarritz, southwestern France, Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. The global economy craves a double shot of confidence right now. The most the leaders of the Group of Seven can offer is likely to be a less intoxicating cocktail: the simple promise not to make things any worse. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
August 25, 2019 - 6:51 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 1:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says leaders of the world's major democracies are nearing an agreement on how to help fight the fires burning in the Amazon and repair the damage. He said they were...
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Neri dos Santos Silva, center, is silhouetted against an encroaching fire threat after he spent hours digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 25, 2019 - 3:39 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying that...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right right, flanked by President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region Alain Rousset, center, samples local produce and wine, as he tours the exhibition hall above the international press center on the opening day of the G7 summit, in Anglet, southwestern France, Saturday Aug.24, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and the six other leaders of the Group of Seven nations will begin meeting Saturday for three days in the southwestern French resort town of Biarritz. France holds the 2019 presidency of the G-7, which also includes Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan. Biarritz. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP)
August 24, 2019 - 1:14 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader's hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power...
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Police fire water cannon at protestors in Bayonne, France, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. World leaders and protesters are converging on the southern French resort town of Biarritz for the G-7 summit. Police have fired water cannon at about 400 anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads in a town near the venue of the G-7 summit. A few protesters threw rocks at police but the crowd in Bayonne was largely peaceful. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
August 24, 2019 - 12:50 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A French diplomat says President Emmanuel Macron tried to reduce the pressure exerted by President Donald Trump over a new digital services tax the country is imposing on internet giants. The official, who...
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Police and demonstrators clash during a protest in Hong Kong, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of "smart lampposts" that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 24, 2019 - 8:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and...
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Comedian Samantha Kureya lays in her hospital bed in Harare, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Kureya was abducted from her home, stripped naked and tortured by masked men with assault rifles, for performing skits perceived as being anti-government, the latest in a string of alleged abductions of government critics. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe are targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her home by armed and masked men. Barely two years after euphoric scenes engulfed Zimbabwe following the...
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Demonstrators link hands as they gather at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain to protest Soviet control. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 23, 2019 - 9:13 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone...
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Demonstrators link hands as they gather at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Demonstrators were planning to form 40 kilometers (25 miles) of human chains Friday night to show their resolve. They said the "Hong Kong Way" was inspired by the "Baltic Way," when people in the Baltic states joined hands 30 years ago in a protest against Soviet control. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 23, 2019 - 7:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain...
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Lithuanian people take part in a traditional relay race Vilnius-Riga-Tallinn dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday,Aug. 23, 2019. Estonia’s prime minister says one should never forget the 1989 “Baltic Way” in which nearly 2 million people of then-Soviet Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) long to protest Soviet occupation. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
August 23, 2019 - 7:26 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The three Baltic countries on Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the 1989 "Baltic Way," a historic anti-Soviet protest that involved nearly 2 million people forming a human chain more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) long. On Aug. 23, 1989, as the Soviet Union was...
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