Political and civil unrest

Young people attend a protest of the Fridays For Future movement in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Environmentalists around the world are joining a global day of protests Friday, in a symbolic gesture to demand that governments act against climate change.(Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 29, 2019 - 8:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid. The rallies kicked off in Australia, where people affected by recent devastating...
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Professor Alex Wai, Vice President of the Polytechnic University, takes in the vandalized campus as he leads a team of school officials and first aid providers to look for holed up protesters on a roof top of the campus in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters despite a local election trouncing, saying Tuesday that she will instead accelerate dialogue and identify ways to address societal grievances. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 26, 2019 - 12:52 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A weeklong police siege of a university in Hong Kong may be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the city’s long-running anti-government protests. A search of the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus Tuesday found just one woman, in weak condition, and a senior...
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Supporters of a pro-democracy candidate cheer after winning their seat in district council elections in Hong Kong, early Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Voters in Hong Kong turned out in droves on Sunday in district council elections seen as a barometer of public support for pro-democracy protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for more than five months. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Associated Press
November 24, 2019 - 1:05 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Vote counting was underway in Hong Kong early Monday after a massive turnout in district council elections seen as a barometer of public support for pro-democracy protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for more than five months. The Electoral Affairs...
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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arrive with turkey to serve to troops at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. The visit is Pence’s first to Iraq and comes nearly one year since President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to the country. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
November 23, 2019 - 2:32 pm
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence worked to reassure the United States’ Kurdish allies in an unannounced trip to Iraq on Saturday, the highest-level American trip since President Donald Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago. Flying in a C-17 military cargo...
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An injured youth sits under a space blanket at a casualty evacuation point near Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 19, 2019 - 5:51 am
HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. Police played a waiting game after 10 days of some of the most intense protests the...
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A policeman in riot gear detains a protester outside of Hong Kong Polytechnic University as police storm the campus in Hong Kong, early Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Fiery explosions were seen early Monday as Hong Kong police stormed into a university held by protesters after an all-night standoff. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Associated Press
November 17, 2019 - 5:36 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Police stormed into a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days,...
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In this image made from video, People’s Liberation Army soldiers, with brooms, arrive to clean up the protest area at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Troops from the Chinese army joined an effort to clean up debris outside the university, which was the site of clashes this week. (Television Broadcasts Limited Hong Kong via AP)
Associated Press
November 16, 2019 - 8:09 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday — not to quell protests but to help clean up. It was a rare public appearance by the People’s Liberation Army on the streets of the semi-autonomous territory, where the local government’s inability to end more than...
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A protester holds his Teddy Bear during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators, at Khilani Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 15, 2019 - 4:29 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas in renewed clashes with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, killing three people, while Iraq’s top Shiite religious leader warned its government to heed calls for sweeping political reforms. Separately, a...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 6:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. The...
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Commuters walk on the railway after their train service is disrupted by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Protesters disrupted the morning commute in Hong Kong on Tuesday after an especially violent day in the Chinese city that has been wracked by anti-government protests for more than five months. (AP Photo)
November 12, 2019 - 2:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters battled outside university campuses on Tuesday and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime in another day of protest in Hong Kong. Protesters streets with bricks and disrupted train service during...
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