Protests and demonstrations

April 14, 2018 - 10:00 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The militant Islamic Jihad group said four of its members were killed Saturday in a "work accident" in the southern Gaza Strip along the border with Israel. The explosion struck a three-wheeled vehicle near one of the five protest camps Palestinians have set up along...
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Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 14, 2018 - 1:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Hundreds of Syrians are demonstrating in a landmark square of the Syrian capital, waving victory signs and honking their car horns in a show of defiance. The demonstrations broke out early Saturday...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 13, 2018 - 9:20 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase. The votes came...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 13, 2018 - 8:21 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase. The votes came...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 13, 2018 - 7:08 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase. The votes came...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 13, 2018 - 4:25 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky House lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year operating budget that increases public education spending with the help of a $480 million tax increase. The vote came...
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Commuters arrive at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris, Friday, April 13, 2018. The government's strategy is to go fast and hope protest actions will lose momentum. But a bill aimed at preparing the national railway company SNCF to open up to competition has prompted strikes that have massively disrupted train traffic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris riot police ousted students seeking to occupy Sorbonne university and strikes Friday shut down the Eiffel Tower and two-thirds of French trains — all part of a season of simmering national discontent. Much of the anger centers on President Emmanuel Macron, but he went on national...
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Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
April 13, 2018 - 1:18 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians, some burning Israeli flags and torching tires, staged a mass protest on Gaza's sealed border with Israel for a third consecutive Friday, as part of a pressure campaign to break a decade-old blockade of their territory. Israeli live fire from...
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In this photo taken Saturday, March 24, 2018, a man holds a Croatian flag and stands by banners that read: ''No Istanbul Convention in Croatia'' during a protest against an international convention they say indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people, in Zagreb, Croatia. Croatian lawmakers have approved an international treaty on women's rights despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament on Friday, April 13 voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union party. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers ratified an international treaty on women's rights on Friday despite fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic Church. The parliament voted 110-30 to back the Istanbul Convention, which also has caused divisions within the...
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Israeli soldiers are seen as Palestinian demonstrators protest at the Israel Gaza border, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 13, 2018 - 11:12 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the situation along the Israeli-Gaza border (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Gaza's Health Ministry says 528 Palestinians have been wounded in a mass protest on the territory's border with Israel, including 122 protesters wounded by live Israeli army fire. The...
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