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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • new storyThe Latest: Judge refuses to remove Baltimore prosecutor story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:53 pm

    BALTIMORE - The latest on the first court hearing for six Baltimore police officers who are charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury in custody (all times local):

  • new storyCourt hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:49 pm

    BALTIMORE - A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a black man seriously injured in their custody. He also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.

  • new storyAnti-government protests resume in Burundi 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:09 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Anti-government protesters have resumed in some neighborhoods in Burundi's capital after residents accused the police of harassment.

  • Lebanese interior minister warns trash crisis protesters story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 11:34 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanon's interior minister warned protesters Wednesday against staging sit-ins or attacks targeting state institutions, saying such actions will no longer be tolerated.

  • Protest over planned Thompson Divide drilling 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:55 am

    ASPEN, Colorado - Dozens of people gathered at a site visit by federal officials to the Thompson Divide area to protest the planned drilling of an exploratory well.

  • Chicago protests featured in photo exhibit at Roosevelt U 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:07 am

    CHICAGO - Roosevelt University will present a photo exhibit this fall featuring images of protest movements in Chicago from the 1940s to the 1970s.

  • Black Lives Matter demonstrators rally outside Dayton home 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:31 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A few dozen "Black Lives Matter" demonstrators have rallied outside Gov. Mark Dayton's home.

  • Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:14 am

    HONG KONG - Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.

  • Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:04 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system.

  • First court date approaches in Freddie Gray case 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:27 pm

    BALTIMORE - Four months after six Baltimore police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, defense attorneys and prosecutors will appear before a judge who will determine how the case will move forward.

  • Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.

  • Parliamentary coalition in Ukraine shows cracks story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:40 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament majority showed cracks on Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was exiting the coalition over a measure to give more powers to Ukrainian regions, including the rebel-held east.

  • Protests spotlight Lebanon dysfunction, but reforms elusive story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:27 am

    BEIRUT - Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years.

  • Federal judge to hear whether police violated protest order 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:32 am

    DENVER - A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether Denver's police chief should be held in contempt of court after officers seized protesters' property.

  • 'Pigs in a blanket' chant at Minnesota Fair riles police story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:41 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An organizer behind the Black Lives Matter weekend march outside the Minnesota State Fair stood by the group's chant to fry police "like bacon," saying Monday that law enforcement officials are cherry-picking a 30-second chant to take issue with an otherwise peaceful protest.

  • Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.

  • Influential Christian sect ends protests in Philippines story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 6:58 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Thousands of members of a politically influential Christian sect on Monday ended five days of street protests that set off huge traffic jams in the Philippine capital and sparked outrage from motorists.

  • Najib vows not to quit as Malaysia marks National Day story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:16 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a $700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massive rally to demand his resignation on the eve of the country's National Day on Monday.

  • Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:10 am

    TOKYO - Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 3:36 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."

  • Hundreds of Russians protest destruction of demon sculpture 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:20 am

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - About 500 people have held a protest in Russia's second-largest city over the destruction of a century-old bas-relief of the demon Mephistopheles.

  • Judge in ATV protest ride case recuses himself 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 6:16 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has recused himself in response to accusations of bias from a county commissioner convicted of leading an ATV protest ride through ancient ruins.

  • The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:56 pm

    BEIRUT - Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):

  • Ted Cruz, Rick Perry take part in rally at SC Statehouse 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 4:02 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Two of the candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination are participating in a rally at the South Carolina Statehouse this weekend.

  • Carter's cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 3:13 am

    ATLANTA - Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.