Rebellions and uprisings

People look at a big TV screen showing the trial at Spain's Supreme Court happening Madrid on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as they gather in downtown Barcelona, Spain. A dozen politicians and activists on trial for their failed bid in 2017 to carve out an independent Catalan republic in northeastern Spain will deliver their final statements Wednesday as four months of hearings draw to an end. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
June 12, 2019 - 1:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — The trial against Catalan separatists at Spain's Supreme Court wrapped up on Wednesday, with the defendants saying in their final statements that they were exercising their democratic rights when they held a banned referendum on breaking away from Spain, and denying charges of...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, is welcomed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, during an official arrival ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Japanese leader is in Tehran on an mission to calm tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 12, 2019 - 12:40 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Iran's president says the Islamic Republic does not seek war with the U.S., but will give "a crushing response" if it is attacked. Rouhani made the...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, is welcomed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, during an official arrival ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Japanese leader is in Tehran on an mission to calm tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 12, 2019 - 12:30 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Yemeni officials say that the Saudi-led coalition has launched airstrikes against a Houthi rebel stronghold in the country's north. They say the strikes...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019 file photo, a pilot speaks to a crew member by an F/A-18 fighter jet on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Tehran scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The visit comes as Iran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers that America earlier abandoned. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 12, 2019 - 9:42 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Iran's president has officially welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hassan Rouhani greeted Abe on his historic visit on Wednesday afternoon in...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019 file photo, a pilot speaks to a crew member by an F/A-18 fighter jet on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Tehran scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The visit comes as Iran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers that America earlier abandoned. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 12, 2019 - 9:14 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iran's semi-official news agency is reporting that dozens of hard-line students have gathered outside of Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport, where...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019 file photo, a pilot speaks to a crew member by an F/A-18 fighter jet on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Tehran scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The visit comes as Iran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers that America earlier abandoned. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 12, 2019 - 8:20 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Egypt says it's standing by Saudi Arabia following the attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport arrivals hall. The...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019 file photo, a pilot speaks to a crew member by an F/A-18 fighter jet on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Tehran scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019, represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The visit comes as Iran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers that America earlier abandoned. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 12, 2019 - 8:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 4 p.m. Saudi Arabia's ally and neighbor Bahrain says it strongly condemns an attack by Yemeni rebels that wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport arrivals hall...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Sanders is set to give a major speech to rebut accusations by President Donald Trump and others that he is too liberal to win in a general election. During Wednesday's speech, which Sanders previewed in an interview with The Associated Press, he will define democratic socialism, the philosophy that has guided his political career. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 12, 2019 - 6:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to rebut President Donald Trump's attempts to cast him and Democrats as too liberal, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to give a speech Wednesday on democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career. Sanders made similar remarks during his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, attend a session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Abe's trip to Tehran on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The visit comes as Iran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers that America earlier abandoned. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 12, 2019 - 6:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Iran-allied rebels said they launched a cruise missile Wednesday at a Saudi airport, an attack the kingdom said hit the airport's arrivals hall and wounded 26 people, just hours before Japan's prime minister was expected in Iran for a historic visit aimed...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to audience members during a campaign stop at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to rebut President Donald Trump's attempts to cast him and Democrats as too liberal, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to give a speech Wednesday on democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career. He made similar remarks during his first...
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