Tag: Protests and demonstrations

Case dropped against dead woman in Indiana hit-and-run case

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INDIANAPOLIS — Prosecutors dropped their case against an Indiana woman who was charged in a hit-and-run crash during a southern Indiana protest last summer...

Belarus opposition leader seeks new US sanctions on country

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WASHINGTON — The main leader of Belarus’ embattled opposition on Tuesday sought and apparently won U.S. support for increasing pressure on the country’s authoritarian...

Anger as French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horrors

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PARIS — A French Holocaust survivor has denounced anti-vaccination protesters comparing themselves to Jews who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during World War II....

Dane who drew controversial Muhammad caricature dies at 86

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HELSINKI — Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose image of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb as a turban was at the center of widespread...

UN experts alarmed by migrants’ hunger strike in Brussels

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BRUSSELS — Two United Nations representatives urged Belgian authorities Monday to offer temporary residence permits to several hundred migrants who are on a hunger...

Colombia announces police reforms aimed at stemming abuses

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BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Monday announced reforms to the nation’s police forces that are meant to improve accountability and decrease...

AP source: Biden looks to increase staffing of Cuba embassy

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday ordered the State Department to create a working group to review U.S. remittance policy to ensure that...

Protesters seek help dealing with fish-killing red tide

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Amid the stench of dead fish, protesters marched Saturday along Florida's Tampa Bay to call for state assistance in dealing...

Protests over transgender rights at LA spa turn violent

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Police declared an unlawful assembly and fired non-lethal projectiles to disperse an unruly crowd on Saturday after a dueling protest over transgender rights at...

Belarus expands crackdown on independent media

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarusian authorities on Friday widened their crackdown on independent media, raiding media offices and journalists' homes across the ex-Soviet nation. ...