Rebellions and uprisings

In this June 24, 2019, photo, former Venezuelan police commissioner Ivan Simonovis poses for a photograph with his wife Bony Pertnez in Washington. In his first interview from exile in the U.S., Simonovis, the former police commissioner whose about 15-year detention became an opposition rallying cry, shares details of his movie-like breakout. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 25, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest in the Venezuelan capital, rappelling down a 75-foot (25-meter) wall in the dead of...
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In this June 24, 2019, photo, former Venezuelan police commissioner Ivan Simonovis poses for a photograph with his wife Bony Pertnez in Washington. In his first interview from exile in the U.S., Simonovis, the former police commissioner whose about 15-year detention became an opposition rallying cry, shares details of his movie-like breakout. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 25, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest, rappelling down a 75-foot (25-meter) wall in the dead of night, then took a bolt cutter...
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Turkish soldiers stand outside the court in a prison complex where the trial of prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others started, while people arrive, in Silivri, outside Istanbul, Monday, June 24, 2019. The defendants went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with them and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.Protests began in 2013 to protect the small Gezi Park in central Istanbul from development but quickly transformed into wider anti-government demonstrations across Turkey. (Ibrahim Mase/DHA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 1:44 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities. The prosecutor claims the...
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June 24, 2019 - 8:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities. The prosecutor claims the...
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June 24, 2019 - 5:55 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A trial in Turkey against 16 people accused of terror charges and organizing anti-government protests in 2013 began Monday with rights groups calling the allegations baseless. The 657-page indictment claims the defendants "attempted to overthrow the government," which carries a life...
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Members of the ANSWER Coalition hold an anti-war with Iran rally outside of the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 24, 2019 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Saudi Arabia has raised the number of people wounded in a Yemeni rebel attack on an airport in the kingdom to 21. It had previously said a Syrian resident was also killed in the...
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A man waves the Czech flag as people protest in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Protesters are on calling on Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over fraud allegations and subsidies paid to his former companies. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 23, 2019 - 2:52 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in Prague to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign, assembling from across the Czech Republic for the capital's biggest anti-government protest since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution that brought down the communist regime...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, a woman takes a selfie as protesters gather at the Venceslas Square in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. Prague won’t have seen anything like this since the protests of 1989 which brought down the communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia. Some 400,000 have signed a petition calling on Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over fraud allegations and subsidies paid to his former companies. And hundreds of thousands are expected at a rally in Prague on Sunday, June 23, 2019 to urge the populist billionaire to stand down. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 22, 2019 - 6:09 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague won't have seen anything like this since the protests of 1989 which brought down the communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia. Some 400,000 have signed a petition calling on Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over fraud allegations and subsidies paid to his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, a man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe on Wednesday June 19, 2019, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
June 19, 2019 - 7:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the probe into the downing of flight MH17 (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A former rebel leader in eastern Ukraine is denying that the separatists are to blame for downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Russian national Alexander Borodai, who was rebel leader...
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Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-i-Islami, gather to offer a funeral prayer in absentia for ousted former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, in Karachi, Pakistan. Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president ousted by the military in 2013, collapsed during a trial session in Cairo on Monday and died. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
June 18, 2019 - 2:53 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defense team said. Morsi's family attended funeral...
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