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Thousands rally against billionaire Czech PM

Prague - Thousands protested in Prague on Thursday against embattled Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis after his son said he was forcibly sent abroad to thwart a fraud inquiry into his father.

Thousands rally to back Italy-France high-speed train project

Turin - Tens of thousands of people rallied in the north Italian city of Turin on Saturday, to support a planned high-speed train line to Lyon that faced years of opposition, especially from environmental groups.

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

Berlin - The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman at the centre of a divisive blasphemy case on Saturday criticised a government deal with Islamists that left her in legal limbo, and called on authorities to protect her.

Amnesty activists rename London street for Khashoggi

London - Amnesty International campaigners on Friday renamed the road outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in London as "Khashoggi Street" to mark the one-month anniversary of the dissident journalist's murder in Turkey.

Canadian tour operator cancels flights to Nicaragua

Montr - Canadian tour operator Transat has cancelled all flights to Nicaragua this coming winter over the crisis that has left more than 320 dead in the Central American country, the company said Thursday.

Two killed in Haiti anti-corruption protests: police

Port-au-prince - Haitian police said Thursday at least two people were shot dead and more than a dozen injured in a huge anti-corruption protest that rocked the Caribbean country a day earlier, as pressure mounted on unpopular President Jovenel Moise.

Nicaragua fights protests with 'shoot to kill' policy: Amnesty

Paris - Nicaragua resorted to a "shoot to kill" strategy to repress recent anti-government protests, human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released in Paris Thursday.

Catalans march for unity on Spain's national day

Barcelona - Tens of housands of Catalans who want their region to remain part of Spain marked national day Friday, marching through Barcelona in protest against leaders who brought the region to the brink of independence last year.

Hundreds of dogs hound May for 'Wooferendum' on Brexit

London - Huskies, Chihuahuas, boxers and beagles -- and even a lumbering Leonberger -- joined a "Wooferendum march" in central London on Sunday as their pro-European owners called for a new people's vote on Brexit.

No Brexit camp deploy 5,000 dogs for 'Wooferendum' march

London - Anti-Brexit campaigners are planning to march on parliament on Sunday accompanied by up to 5,000 dogs to hound Prime Minister Theresa May into holding a second referendum on EU membership.

Catalan separatists' divisions erupt on referendum anniversary

Barcelona - A year after a banned referendum on secession from Spain, tens of thousands of Catalan protesters piled pressure on the region's separatist government Monday during an anniversary marked by road and railway line blockades and late-night clashes with po...

Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia block roads, railway line

Barcelona - Pro-independence protesters obstructed major roads and a high-speed railway line in Spain's Catalonia region on Monday, one year after a banned referendum on secession that was marred by police violence.

Brazilian women rally in force against presidential frontrunner Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of thousands of women turned out for a wave of nationwide protests in Brazil on Saturday against the candidacy of the right-wing frontrunner in next week's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro.

Thousands protest in Argentina ahead of general strike

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people marched in Buenos Aires Monday ahead of a general strike called to reject an austerity budget that Argentine President Mauricio Macri says is needed to secure IMF funds.

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Geneva - Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.

Thousands in anti-Ortega protest in Nicaragua capital

Managua - Thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday through Nicaragua's capital Managua to demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and the liberation of hundreds detained during months of deadly government repression.

Hundreds protest against pension reforms in Saint Petersburg

Sanktpeterburg - Up to thousand protestors demonstrated in Russia's second largest city of Saint Petersburg on Sunday against a plan to raise the state pension age which has sparked public anger.

Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

Istanbul - Turkish security forces on Friday fired tear gas at construction workers at Istanbul's new airport who were protesting dangerous working conditions at the site as it prepares to open for business next month, local media reported.

US approves return of non-emergency personnel to Nicaragua

Managua - The United States on Wednesday approved the return to Nicaragua of non-emergency personnel and diplomats' family members after they were pulled from the Central American nation during weeks of deadly anti-government protests.

Hundreds of protesters arrested on Russian polling day

Moscow - Hundreds of people were arrested in Russia on Sunday during nationwide protests against deeply unpopular pension reforms as the country voted in local elections.

Merkel, German intel chief clash on 'foreigner hunt' reports

Berlin - The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency Friday raised doubts about reports of a "hunt on foreigners" by neo-Nazi mobs in a flashpoint city last month, directly contradicting Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Turkey's Saturday Mothers defy ban in search for sons

Istanbul - Hanife Yildiz, 66, says she last saw her only son, Murat, in 1995 -- when he was 19 and she handed him to Turkish police for questioning.

Two injured in new Nicaragua protests

Managua - At least two people were hurt by gunfire Sunday as suspected paramilitaries targeted anti-government demonstrators in Nicaragua's capital.

Germany's Chemnitz on edge after anti-migrant violence

Chemnitz - Chemnitz is on edge after a wave of racist violence following the deadly stabbing of a local man, allegedly by two migrants, stoking tension and tarnishing the eastern German city's image."We aren't all Nazis," sighs 60-year old pharmacist Rita Thal.

Turkish mothers' protest banned over 'terror exploitation': minister

Istanbul - Turkey banned a weekly rally staged since the mid-1990s by mothers protesting against the disappearance of their sons and relatives on the grounds that it had been exploited by a terror group, the interior minister said Monday.

New German far-right rally after knife killing sparks mob violence

Chemnitz - Several people were injured as thousands of far-right protesters rallied Monday in the eastern German city of Chemnitz where a knife killing, allegedly committed by a Syrian and an Iraqi, had sparked racist mob attacks that were deplored by Chancellor ...

Germany's far-right movement calls protest after deadly dispute

Berlin - The far-right street movement PEGIDA on Monday called for a second straight day of protests in ex-communist eastern Germany after the alleged fatal stabbing of a German man by a foreigner."Muster strength from anger and sadness!

Neo-Nazi rally draws counterprotests in Stockholm

Stockholm - Around 300 neo-Nazi activists demonstrated in central Stockholm on Saturday, drawing boos from protesters and politicians seeking to ban their movement.

Istanbul police break up landmark Turkish mothers' protest

Istanbul - Istanbul police on Saturday broke up a regular demonstration by Turkish mothers remembering the disappearance of relatives in the 1980s and 1990s, detaining over 20 people as participants marked the 700th such weekly protest.

Brazil's leftists march for Lula candidacy

Bras - Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva marched on Brasilia on Tuesday to support his attempt to take part in presidential elections, despite serving a prison sentence for corruption.
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Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police s treatment of pr...
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
These Hungarian-Americans demonstrated against biased coverage of Hungary.
These Hungarian-Americans demonstrated against biased coverage of Hungary.
Hungarian Lobby
A view of the G20 protest on June 26  2010 in Toronto.
A view of the G20 protest on June 26, 2010 in Toronto.
Melanie Wright
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police s treatment of pr...
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson  Missouri  over the police shooting of...
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Citizens! Forgive us for not arresting those truly responsible for this crisis: bankers and politici...
Citizens! Forgive us for not arresting those truly responsible for this crisis: bankers and politicians.
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Anti-government protester in Bangkok  Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
Anti-government protester in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
Members of the German far-right party NPD scuffle with police during a demonstration against the arr...
Members of the German far-right party NPD scuffle with police during a demonstration against the arrival of refugees on July 24, 2015 in Dresden, eastern Germany
Roland Halkasch, DPA/AFP/File
15m supporters gather in Malaga city.
15m supporters gather in Malaga city.
Ethnic Hungarians from around the world demonstrate for rights of the 1 5 million-strong Hungarian m...
Ethnic Hungarians from around the world demonstrate for rights of the 1,5 million-strong Hungarian minority in Rumania.
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