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Anti-LGBT Georgian protestors burn EU flag in capital

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MOSCOW — Opponents of LGBT rights clashed with police in the Georgian capital and burned a European Union flag that was hanging in front...

White man who pushed Black neighbor in racist rant arrested

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — A white man who is seen in video footage pushing a Black neighbor with his chest and using racist slurs...

Hunt for Capitol attackers still on 6 months after Jan. 6

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The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly...

Belarus sentences former presidential contender to 14 years

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KYIV, Ukraine — The Supreme Court in Belarus on Tuesday sentenced a former contender in the 2020 presidential race to 14 years in prison...

Nicaragua arrests 6 more opposition figures; EU weighs move

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan police arrested a half dozen more opposition figures, including the sixth presidential hopeful to have been arrested in a crackdown...

Report: Venezuela security forces continue killings, torture

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan security forces carried out fewer extra-judicial killings in the 12 months through April, a U.N. report said Monday, but it...

Israel arrests Palestinian rights lawyer who protested Abbas

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JERUSALEM — A Palestinian human rights lawyer was detained by Israeli forces early Sunday after taking part in a protest in the occupied West...

Paris airport workers block terminal to protest pay cut

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PARIS — Paris airport workers protesting pay cuts on Friday blocked a busy terminal at a Charles de Gaulle Airport and skirmished with police,...

Capitol rioters’ footage powers NYT’s ‘Day of Rage’ project

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NEW YORK — While some professional journalists faced hostility and attack while covering the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the grand irony...

IOC gives athletes more scope for protest at Tokyo Olympics

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GENEVA — The IOC finally relented on Friday to let Olympic athletes make gestures of protest in their field of play at the Tokyo...