Blockades

This image taken from video provided by Mohammed Issam shows boats trying to rescue people in the Tigris River after a overloaded ferry sank on Thursday, March 21, 2019 near Mosul, Iraq. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in the northern Nineveh province, told The Associated Press the accident occurred as scores of people were out in a tourist area celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring. (Mohammed Issam via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 7:10 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi residents of the northern city of Mosul, angry over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 95 people, blocked a road where Iraq's presidential convoy was passing on Friday, chanting "no to corruption" and pelting the provincial governor's car with stones in...
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Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. (Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 3:38 pm
MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade. Officers broke glass windows in the back of the bus and got all the passengers...
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Youngsters stand on the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace as they take part in a student climate protest in London, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. The coordinated 'school strike' was inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 15, 2019 - 10:47 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 4 a.m. Police say 16 people have been arrested for blocking traffic during a climate protest in front of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. The protesters face charges of disorderly conduct stemming...
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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines Friday, March 1, 2019. Pompeo is in the Philippines for talks on the two countries' relations as well as the mutual defense treaty. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 01, 2019 - 5:22 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the United States is committed to ensuring the South China Sea remains open to all kinds of navigation and that "China does not pose a threat" of closing the disputed sea lanes. Pompeo assured the Philippines during a...
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February 23, 2019 - 9:54 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he will ask the international community to keep "all options open" in the fight to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido's call came after a...
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Catalan police officers remove demonstrators blocking a road leading to Barcelona city, during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Strikers advocating for Catalonia's secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines and roads across the northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 21, 2019 - 7:12 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. Regional police say they made two arrests when they met resistance...
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An immigration official walks on the Tienditas International Bridge after Venezuelan authorities used a fuel tanker, cargo trailers and makeshift fencing, in an attempt to block humanitarian aid entering from Colombia as seen from the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Immigration authorities say the Venezuelan National Guard built the roadblock a day earlier. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 06, 2019 - 12:46 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Venezuelan military has attempted to block humanitarian aid from entering the country by barricading a bridge at a key border crossing, Colombian officials said Wednesday. The bridge was blocked a day prior by the Venezuelan National Guard with a fuel tanker, two cargo...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 photo, Palestinian actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, 55, gives an interview in his home at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A new documentary called “Gaza” is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Abu Yaseen, won’t be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances depicted in the film. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
January 30, 2019 - 11:27 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be...
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Members of Greece's Communist Party stand on the ancient Acropolis Hill over giant banners protesting against the Prespa Agreement in front of the ancient Parthenon temple, in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Greek lawmakers are debating a historic agreement aimed at normalizing relations with Macedonia in a stormy parliamentary session scheduled to culminate in a Thursday vote, while opponents have announced a series of protests. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 24, 2019 - 8:08 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — About 1,500 police officers took up positions around Athens Thursday ahead of demonstrations opposing Greece's ratification of an agreement with Macedonia to normalize relations after decades of strain. A four-day parliamentary debate was due to end late Thursday night with a...
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Pro-Europe demonstrators protests outside parliament in London, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019. The British government on Tuesday ruled out seeking an extension to the two-year period taking the country out of the European Union ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote next week on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Britain's Parliament has dealt the government a narrow defeat by passing an amendment designed to put roadblocks in place to make a "no-deal" Brexit more difficult. Legislators on...
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