Political and civil unrest

American Lara Alqasem, center, sits in a courtroom prior to a hearing at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. A senior Israeli cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government's handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she promotes a boycott against the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
October 11, 2018 - 11:01 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An American graduate student who has been held in detention while fighting an expulsion order over her involvement in the boycott movement against Israel appeared in court on Thursday, asking a judge to allow her to enter the country to begin her studies. It was the first...
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This undated photo provided by Alqasem family shows Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American graduate student with Palestinian grandparents, who landed at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, with a valid student visa. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions that she supports the BDS boycott movement. An Israeli court ordered that she remain in custody while she appeals. The weeklong detention is the longest anyone has been held in a boycott-related case. (Alqasem family via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government's handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she promotes a boycott against the Jewish state. In an...
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This undated photo provided by Alqasem family shows Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American graduate student with Palestinian grandparents, who landed at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, with a valid student visa. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions that she supports the BDS boycott movement. An Israeli court ordered that she remain in custody while she appeals. The weeklong detention is the longest anyone has been held in a boycott-related case. (Alqasem family via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 5:44 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. The case highlights Israel's concerns about the boycott movement and...
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Representatives from major media associations displays the letter before hand in to express their concerns to Hong Kong's government has refused renew the work visa of a foreign journalist outside government headquarter in Hong Kong Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Hong Kong government has refused to renew the work visa of Victor Mallet, a senior editor of the Financial Times, in what human rights activists say is the latest sign of a deteriorating human rights situation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 08, 2018 - 4:19 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong journalist groups have expressed dismay over the government's refusal to renew a work visa for a Financial Times editor. Representatives from the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong Journalists Association and other journalism advocacy groups gathered at the...
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A Romanian Orthodox nun exits the voting booth, in Ciorogarla, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Romanians are voting Sunday around the country for a second day on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 07, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's vote to change the definition of marriage (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Election officials in Romania say too few voters participated in a weekend referendum that sought to put a same-sex marriage ban into the country's constitution, so the vote is...
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President Donald Trump, on board Air Force One, gives a 'thumbs-up' while watching a live television broadcast of the Senate confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Trump was traveling from Washington enroute to Topeka, Kan., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 06, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is a "hundred percent" sure that the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school named the wrong person. Kavanaugh was...
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October 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The regional legislature in the Russian province of Ingushetia has decided to review a land swap deal that has raised tensions in the country's volatile North Caucasus region, a lawmaker said Saturday. Last month, Ingushetia and the neighboring province of Chechnya agreed to exchange...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 06, 2018 - 1:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly. A clerk announced the...
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People gather to support the Aquarius ship that rescues migrants operated by the humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee, in the Old-Port of Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Aquarius which is docked in Marseille harbour, SOS Mediterranee said Thursday the Aquarius is making a stopover while waiting for a new flag and is "determined to go back to sea as soon as possible." The group urged European governments to find a new flag for the vessel to secure its future after Panama's maritime authority removed the ship's registration. Placards reads "Aquarius saves lives-To save a life it's to save humanity". (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
October 06, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, many wearing orange to evoke life vests, demonstrated Saturday in Paris to back a private humanitarian ship that rescues migrants who are making the dangerous voyage to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea. Demonstrators at the Place de la Republique carried signs...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is followed by members of the media as she walks to the Capitol before a vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 05, 2018 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests, a pair of wavering senators declared Friday they will back Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, all but guaranteeing the deeply riven Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the...
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