Political and civil unrest

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is in a courtroom at the Ofer military prison near Jerusalem. Bassem Tamimi, Ahed's father, said Tuesday, March 20, 2018, he has visited his daughter and wife in jail for the first time since they were both arrested in December. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:41 pm
OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel, turned the 17-year-old girl into a...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from "Pacific Rim Uprising." (Legendary Pictures/Universal Pictures via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 11:17 am
At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick "Pacific Rim," a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. But after the movie earned $400 million worldwide, was that portal really going to stay closed? No,...
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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen shakes hands with Alex Wong, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the 2018 Hsieh Nien Fan of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
March 21, 2018 - 10:41 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat said at an event in Taipei on Wednesday that the United States wishes to "bolster Taiwan's ability to defend its democracy" after President Donald Trump signed a new law promoting official exchanges between the two sides that has drawn protests from...
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March 20, 2018 - 4:23 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A Chinese diplomat repeatedly interrupted a speech by a prominent Chinese dissident to block him from addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council, a failed attempt that bared China's sensitivity on human rights. Yang Jianli, a dissident in exile in the United States, was disrupted...
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March 20, 2018 - 2:29 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An emergency imposed in the Maldives after a court ordered the release of jailed politicians will be allowed to expire Thursday after allowing time for the government to investigate corruption allegations against the judges who issued the order, an envoy said. The...
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In this March 7, 2018 photo, Gabriel Jimenez poses for a portrait at his office in Caracas, Venezuela. Jimenez is the chief strategist of Venezuela’s government-backed cryptocurrency. He is also a former U.S. congressional intern who organized protests against the same administration he’s now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 19, 2018 - 5:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions. Gabriel Jimenez, 27, was catapulted to...
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Candles are placed in memory of slain journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova as Slovaks celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico and his government as a way out of the political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, during a rally in Bratislava, Slovakia, Friday, March 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 19, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prosecutor general asked Italian authorities on Monday to create a joint team with Slovakia to investigate the slayings of a journalist and his fiancee that have triggered a serious political crisis. Jaromir Ciznar said in a statement that he expects such a...
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Warsaw residents protest against plans by the ruling conservative party that are supported by the influential Roman Catholic Church to further tighten Poland's strict anti-abortion law, in front of the Warsaw Archbishop's residence in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 18, 2018 - 11:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women across Poland are protesting in front of bishops' residences after the influential Roman Catholic Church urged the government to ban abortion. In Warsaw, 400 protesters gathered Sunday before the archbishop's seat with wire clothes hangers, a symbol of illegal abortions...
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A coast guard vessel arrives with the bodies of migrants at the port of Pythagorio on the eastern Greek island of Samos, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Greece's coast guard said Saturday the bodies of fourteen people have been recovered from the sea off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean following the sinking of a suspected migrant smuggling boat. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
March 17, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A smuggling boat sank Saturday off a Greek island, killing at least 16 migrants including children, and a search-and-rescue operation was underway to find two others believed missing. The wooden boat was believed to have been carrying around 21 people when it sank for reasons...
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Hillcrest High School junior Kylee Denny addresses classmates as they participate in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Idaho Falls, Idaho, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 12:43 pm
As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult...
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