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Stories with subject: Protests and demonstrations
  • Protesters demonstrate at Rice U of Minn. speech 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:43 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Protesters showed up at the University of Minnesota to demonstrate against a speech by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

  • USC Upstate students protest state funding cuts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:50 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over plays and books which they believe promote homosexuality are causing a backlash on South Carolina campuses.

  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:28 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.

  • Argentina considers crackdown on street protests 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's populist government is proposing a crackdown on street protests amid increasing unrest over the souring economy. The new rules dismayed many of its natural allies Thursday, who called it a worrisome retreat after a decade of permissive policing.

  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:13 pm
  • MOSCOW - To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program:

  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:45 pm
  • RAMALLAH, West Bank - This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

  • Green UK lawmaker cleared over fracking protest 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:49 am
  • LONDON - Britain's only Green Party lawmaker has been acquitted of charges stemming from her participation in a protest against shale gas extraction.

  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:56 am
  • RAMALLAH, West Bank - This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

  • Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:43 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela.

  • Expert: Kansas church protesters unlikely to show 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:43 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An expert on hate groups said it was unlikely protesters from a nationally known Kansas church will show up in Alaska to picket two institutions, despite their announcements to do so.

  • Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:29 pm
  • CAIRO - An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison.

  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:15 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.

  • 54 detained in anti-World Cup protest in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:38 am
  • SAO PAULO - Police say that 54 people protesting against the World Cup have been arrested in Brazil's largest city.

  • Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:26 am
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

  • Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:14 pm
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.

  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

  • Correction: Immigration Reform story 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:11 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - In a story April 3 about a hunger strike by immigration reform advocates, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a Christian social justice organization. It is Sojourners, not Soujourners.

  • NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:05 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

  • Protesters gather outside House, Senate chambers 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:02 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A group of about 50 activists has staged a protest outside the doors of the House and Senate chamber while lawmakers met within.

  • Putin to Obama: Russia not behind Ukraine protests 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:52 pm
  • MOSCOW - The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters in the country's east.

  • Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:56 am
  • SAO PAULO - Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament.

  • Missoula coal train protesters cited 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:07 am
  • MISSOULA, Montana - Seven people who protested the movement of a coal train through Missoula were cited for disorderly conduct after sitting near the railroad tracks, forcing the Montana Rail Link train to slow down.

  • Anti-Kremlin protest draws thousands in Moscow 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:56 pm
  • MOSCOW - More than 10,000 people turned out in Moscow on Sunday for an anti-Kremlin rally to denounce Russian state television's news coverage, particularly of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine.

  • 'Running priest' in Philippines campaigns for poor 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:46 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - As the band of protesters approached a red stoplight, a cry went up from the priest leading them: "Run! Run! Run!"

  • Venezuelans hold 5K in Miami to support protesters 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:16 pm
  • MIAMI - Venezuelans in Miami are holding a 5K run to support student protesters in their home country.