- Palestinian striker to be freed, Israelis injured in attacks Updated: Jun-29-15 5:00 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A Palestinian held by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday.
- Armenian protesters still defying police after tense night Updated: Jun-29-15 4:27 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia - Thousands of demonstrators continued flooding a central avenue in the Armenian capital Monday, refusing to end their protest against a hike in electricity prices even after the president suspended the measure.
- Dalai Lama faces protest as he opens UK Buddhist center Updated: Jun-29-15 12:14 pm
LONDON - The Dalai Lama was met by supporters and protesters as he opened Britain's first Buddhist community center.
- French protest blocks Calais port, disrupts Channel traffic Updated: Jun-29-15 11:56 am
CALAIS, France - French ferry workers angry over possible job losses are disrupting the port of Calais and traffic across the English Channel.
- Lady Gaga, European official slam Turkish gay pride violence Updated: Jun-29-15 11:11 am
ISTANBUL - Pop singer Lady Gaga and a European rights official are condemning the attacks on Istanbul's gay pride rally after security forces doused demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas.
- Afghanistan's president orders probe into NATO-led operation Updated: Jun-29-15 9:35 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan has ordered an investigation into an operation Monday involving U.S. forces that destroyed a weapons cache in a volatile region close to the capital, sparking demonstrations that briefly closed a highway.
- The Latest: British leader says Greek vote is a vote on euro Updated: Jun-29-15 8:04 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):
- Officials hint at possible win for Uber in Mexico City Updated: Jun-29-15 12:34 am
MEXICO CITY - Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown.
- Burundi: 2 killed in overnight attacks blamed on the police Updated: Jun-28-15 6:08 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - At least two people were killed in overnight attacks that they believe were carried out by Burundian police, witnesses said Sunday as the country prepared for legislative elections despite an upsurge in violence.
- Confederate flag supporters rally at Alabama's Capitol Updated: Jun-27-15 10:32 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy on Saturday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama's Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a Confederate monument next to the building where the Confederacy was formed.
- NAACP protests Confederate flag sales at Little Rock store Updated: Jun-27-15 6:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Confederate flags will continue to be sold out of a building in a historic gathering place for Little Rock's black community despite pressure from the state NAACP, a store owner told protesters following the shooting of nine black churchgoers.
- Protesters stop transport of Haleakala telescope materials Updated: Jun-27-15 4:53 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii - The transport of construction materials for a telescope atop Haleakala was delayed after 200 chanting protesters blocked the road near Central Maui Baseyard for an overnight candlelight vigil.
- Abortion opponents to gather on Boston Common for rally Updated: Jun-27-15 3:44 pm
BOSTON - Abortion opponents are planning to gather on Boston Common on Sunday.
- Shanghai police remove protesters who oppose chemical plant Updated: Jun-27-15 6:22 am
SHANGHAI - Police in China's financial hub Shanghai took away at least three busloads of environmental protesters outside the municipal government Saturday, preventing the latest rally that started with a rumor that a petrochemical plant could move into the area.
- Kansas lawmakers approve bill resolving issue with tax law Updated: Jun-26-15 7:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators moved quickly Friday to fix a technical problem with a new law for limiting local property taxes starting in 2018, but they're likely to face more debate next year over whether the policy should be modified or repealed before it takes effect.
- Critics of Jeffco school board launch recall effort Updated: Jun-26-15 4:55 pm
GOLDEN, Colorado - Critics of the Jefferson County school board are launching an effort to recall the board's conservative majority.
- Hundreds rally against refugees in 2nd largest Czech city Updated: Jun-26-15 3:29 pm
BRNO, Czech Republic - Hundreds of far right supporters have rallied against immigration and Islam in the Czech Republic's second largest city Brno, while others gathered nearby in support of immigration.
- Guantanamo prisoner on long hunger strike to be sent home Updated: Jun-26-15 11:44 am
MIAMI - A prisoner who has been on a nine-year hunger strike to protest his confinement at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, can now return to his native Saudi Arabia, a government review board said Friday.
- Defendant in court for Ferguson protest case pepper-sprayed Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A man who was arrested in Rhode Island last fall in a protest over the fatal shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri, was pepper-sprayed by sheriff's deputies after authorities say he refused to leave a courtroom area.
- Opponents of Ecuador president march in biggest city Updated: Jun-25-15 8:42 pm
QUITO, Ecuador - Thousands of Ecuadoreans filled the main downtown avenues in the coastal city of Guayaquil on Thursday to protest against the policies and governing style of populist President Rafael Correa.
- Philly newspaper workers protest ahead of contract deadline Updated: Jun-25-15 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Workers from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News hoisted protest signs and passed around a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis while rallying for a new contract ahead of a Saturday deadline.
- Burundi: 100 students seek refuge at US embassy in capital Updated: Jun-25-15 4:03 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - About 100 university students in Burundi are in the U.S. embassy's parking lot seeking refuge amid the country's political turmoil, an embassy statement confirmed Thursday.
- Diaz, Danticat decry deportations in Dominican Republic Updated: Jun-25-15 11:42 am
MIAMI - Two prize-winning, U.S.-based authors with roots in a divided Caribbean island are urging a range of protests against the deportations of migrants from the Dominican Republic.
- German justice minister condemns protests against refugees Updated: Jun-25-15 8:22 am
BERLIN - Germany's justice minister is condemning protests near Dresden where dozens of people have demonstrated against housing refugees in a former hotel.
- Chinese war veterans protest over missing benefits Updated: Jun-25-15 1:28 am
BEIJING - Disgruntled Chinese military veterans converged on Beijing this week in a protest over what they say is the government's failure to make good on promised pensions, medical insurance and other benefits.