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Riot police fire tear gas at protesters during a protest against police brutality at Sai Wan district in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday for the second night in a row in another escalation of weeks-long pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 28, 2019 - 8:34 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Police repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets to drive back protesters blocking Hong Kong streets with road signs and umbrellas Sunday in another night of pitched battles as protests for democracy in the Chinese territory escalate. It was the second night in a row that tear...
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July 26, 2019 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will travel to Williamsburg, Virginia, on Tuesday to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in America. The event comes at a time of heightened election-year partisanship in Virginia, and some...
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Demonstrators gather during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, Friday, July 26, 2019. Hong Kong residents have been protesting for more than a month to call for democratic reforms and the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill. Their five central demands include direct elections, the dissolution of the current legislature, and an investigation into alleged police brutality. Clashes between protesters and police and other parties have become increasingly violent. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 26, 2019 - 5:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters crowded into one of the world's busiest airports, greeting international visitors to Hong Kong with anti-government chants Friday in an effort to raise awareness of their pro-democracy movement. More than 1,000 demonstrators dressed in black filled the arrival hall at...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo, police officers use pepper spray against protesters in a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. What began as a protest against an extradition bill has ballooned into a fundamental challenge to the way Hong Kong is governed _ and the role of the Chinese government in the city’s affairs. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
July 16, 2019 - 8:27 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation are a constant reminder of what protesters call an excessive use of force by police. Each time he felt the now-...
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Sudanese people celebrate in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body on Friday, July 5, 2019. The deal raised hopes it will end a three-month political crisis that paralyzed the country and led to a violent crackdown that killed scores of protesters. (AP Photo)
July 12, 2019 - 9:09 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A transition agreement between Sudan's ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed it thwarted an attempted coup by a group of officers. The AU's Mohammed...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 5, 2019, file photo, Sudanese people celebrate in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body. The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan’s military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. (AP Photo/File)
July 11, 2019 - 6:09 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a...
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Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis with his daughter Dafni arrive at the New Democracy headquarters in Athens, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Exit polls in Greece's general election indicate conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has won a comfortable victory over left-wing Prime Minsiter Alexis Tsipras. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 07, 2019 - 9:30 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's parliamentary election (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has conceded his country's parliamentary election and said he phoned conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to congratulate him on his victory. Official...
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Prominent Algerians from various walks of life hold a conference during the national dialogue forum in Algiers, Algeria, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Opposition former Prime Minister Ali Benflis, Islamist party leaders, academics, journalists and other non-politicians are among those trying to craft a plan for presidential elections amid divisions within the country's democracy uprising. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
July 06, 2019 - 4:27 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Prominent Algerians from various walks of life tried Saturday to craft a plan to pull their country out of political crisis and prepare for a presidential election — but faced pressure from authorities and divisions within the country's democratic movement. The participants...
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A Sudanese woman celebrates in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body on Friday, July 5, 2019. The deal raised hopes it will end a three-month political crisis that paralyzed the country and led to a violent crackdown that killed scores of protesters. (AP Photo)
July 05, 2019 - 2:25 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement reached Friday, raising hopes that the deal would end a three-month political crisis that has paralyzed the country and led to scores of deaths following a violent...
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Damage to the Legislative Council following a break-in by protesters is seen during a media tour, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Hong Kong. Chinese characters read "No Extradition to China." (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
July 04, 2019 - 5:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker expressed fears Thursday that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week. Legislative Council member Claudia Mo called on people to understand the frustration and...
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