Municipal elections

A couple sit in a boulevard as police walk to prevent protesters during a rally in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Moscow for the third consecutive weekend to protest the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the Russian capital's city council ballot. (AP Photo)
August 10, 2019 - 2:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow's upcoming election, turning out for one of the Russian capital's biggest political protests in years. After the rally, which was officially sanctioned, hundreds of...
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This photo from video provided by KVOA-TV shows Alex Kack, in the green shirt at left, laughing at a protester during a vote to put a "sanctuary city" initiative on the November ballot during a meeting of the Tucson, Ariz., City Council Tuesday, Aug. 6. Kack is mystified that video of him simply laughing at the meeting has captivated the internet. Kack, also known as "#GreenShirtGuy," told The Associated Press on Thursday that social media reaction spawned by a news clip of him shaking with laughter at a Tucson City Council meeting has been "surreal." (KVOA-TV via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 6:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Kack remained mystified Thursday as to how he became an internet sensation when all he did was laugh at a city council meeting in Arizona. "Everyone else was doing something far more active than me honestly. I was just laughing," Kack told The Associated Press. "You could have...
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Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, right, and Protest leader Ahmad Rabie hold up a signed agreement at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, August 4, 2019. Sudan’s pro-democracy movement has signed a power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Representatives of both sides signed a constitutional document on Sunday that would establish a joint military and civilian council to rule for a little over three years until elections can be held. (AP Photo)
August 04, 2019 - 11:04 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Sunday aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Representatives initialed a constitutional document that...
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Police officers detain a protestor, during an unsanctioned rally in Pushkin Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Moscow police detained more than 300 people Saturday who are protesting the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates from the city council ballot, a monitoring group said. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 04, 2019 - 7:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is calling on Russia to release the protesters detained during a rally for independent and opposition candidates in Moscow. The Foreign Ministry said Sunday that "the arrests are not in proportion to the peaceful character of the protests, which were directed against the...
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Police officers detain protesters during an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV station broadcasting the protest. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 02, 2019 - 5:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow are warning that a planned attempt to hold an unauthorized protest on Saturday will bring a strong police response. Police violently detained more than 1,000 demonstrators on July 27 at an unsanctioned protest against the exclusion of some independent candidates...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, July 27, 2019, Inga Kudracheva screams as her boyfriend Boris Kantorovich lies atop her while police try to detain him during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow. Images of the young couple have been spread on social media. They say the crackdown by police has left them shaken but with their resolve strengthened. (AP Photo/Denis Sinyakov)
July 31, 2019 - 5:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The young woman screamed as her boyfriend lay atop her, absorbing the blows of a helmeted riot policeman. It's one of the indelible images of the violent police response to an unauthorized protest in Moscow. Inga Kudracheva's terror and anguish are clear in the video and photos that...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 20, 2019, file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a protest in Moscow, Russia. Navalny remained hospitalized for a second day on Monday, July 29, 2019, after his physician said he may have been poisoned. Details about Navalny's condition were scarce after Navalny was rushed to a hospital Sunday from a detention facility where he was serving a 30-day sentence for calling an unsanctioned protest. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
July 29, 2019 - 3:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was moved back to jail from a hospital Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning after he suffered facial swelling and a rash while in custody. Details about Navalny's condition were scarce after he was rushed...
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Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, who has been detained by police and charged with unlawfully organizing a public gathering, sits in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Navalny has called for demonstrators to protest on Saturday outside the mayor's office against the rejection of several opposition candidates from the ballot for the Moscow city council elections. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 28, 2019 - 9:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on opposition protests in Russia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A spokeswoman says Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in satisfactory condition after being hospitalized for a severe allergy attack while in jail. Navalny was taken to a hospital Sunday morning from the...
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Police officers detain a man during an unsanctioned rally in the centre of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Russian police have clashed with demonstrators and have arrested some hundreds in central Moscow during a protest demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to run for the Moscow city council. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 28, 2019 - 4:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV station broadcasting...
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Police officers detain a woman during an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Russian police clashed with demonstrators and have arrested some hundreds in central Moscow during a protest demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to run for the Moscow city council. (AP Photo/ Pavel Golovkin)
July 28, 2019 - 1:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the opposition protest in Moscow (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Moscow police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested in a day of protests against the exclusion of several opposition candidates from the ballot for this fall's city council elections. The protests...
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