Political activism

October 13, 2018 - 9:22 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first-ever equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists gathered Saturday in downtown...
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October 13, 2018 - 6:46 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have freed a prominent opposition activist jailed for four years just days after an anti-government politician died in state custody. Lorent Saleh was immediately escorted to the airport and put on a flight to Madrid with Spanish government officials...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, singer Lorde poses for photographers during an promotional event in Hong Kong. An Israeli court has ordered two New Zealand women to pay over $12,000 in damages for allegedly helping persuade the pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel. The suit was filed under a law that allows civil lawsuits against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:23 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two New Zealand activists dismiss an Israeli court order to pay damages for allegedly helping persuade pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel. The women say the ruling aims "to intimidate Israel's critics." Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab said on Friday that instead...
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October 11, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican activists on Thursday released a video of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist Democrat now running for an open Arizona U.S. Senate seat, advising liberal activists how to "stop your state from becoming like Arizona." The surreptitious recording dates from 2011, after Arizona...
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Grace Meng, the wife of missing Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who does not want her face shown, consults her mobile phone in the lobby of a hotel in Lyon, central France, where the police agency is based, on Sunday Oct. 7, 2018. Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency's missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip home. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
October 09, 2018 - 9:05 pm
LYON, France (AP) — The call came at night and was chilling. "You listen, but you don't speak," the man on the other end said. "We've come in two work teams, two work teams just for you." In her first one-on-one interview since her husband's disappearance in China, the wife of the former head of...
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This image released by The CW shows Nicole Maines in a scene from "Supergirl." Maines, a Maine transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school, is making her debut as the character Nia Nal on the superhero series which premieres its fourth season on Sunday. (Bettina Strauss/The CW via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 1:27 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — An activist in Maine who won a lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school is making her TV debut as a transgender superhero. The Bangor Daily News reports 21-year-old Nicole Maines will appear on Season 4 of The CW's series "Supergirl" Sunday. The Orono (OR'-uh-noh)...
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Members of security stand outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Turkey has summoned the Saudi ambassador to request the kingdom's "full cooperation" in an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Turkish officials say was killed while visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 08, 2018 - 5:45 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A week after dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul for some routine paperwork, the mystery over his disappearance remains unresolved: Turkish officials allege he was killed in the compound; the Saudis say he left the building...
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October 06, 2018 - 1:45 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Two Syrian rebel groups began withdrawing their heavy weapons Saturday from a northwestern area of the country where Russia and Turkey have agreed to set up a demilitarized zone, opposition activists said. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said...
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People react outside of City Hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald Friday, Oct 5, 2018, in Chicago. Van Dyke, 40, was the first Chicago officer to be charged with murder for an on-duty shooting in about 50 years. He was taken into custody moments after the verdict was read. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 06, 2018 - 10:47 am
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second such verdict nationally in two months. Jason Van Dyke's guilty conviction for second-degree murder...
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File - In this Monday, May 22, 2017 file photo, Human rights activist Nadia Murad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Denis Mukwege and Murad have been named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
October 05, 2018 - 12:47 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the...
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