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Five takeaways from a year of French yellow vest protests

Paris - France's yellow vest protesters have had a profound effect on the country since they burst onto the scene a year ago, occupying roundabouts and staging weekly demonstrations that have sometimes ended in violence.

From Trotsky to Morales, Mexico's asylum tradition

Mexico - From Leon Trotsky to Luis Bunuel to Salvador Allende's widow, Mexico has a long tradition of offering asylum to political exiles -- right down to newly arrived Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales.

Catalan separatists cleared from Spain-France motorway

Le Perthus - French and Catalan police on Tuesday dispersed a group of Catalan separatists who had been blocking a motorway linking Spain and France at the border, French authorities said.

Catalan separatists block Spain-France highway

La Jonquera - Catalan separatists blocked traffic on a motorway linking Spain and France, in a fresh protest Monday against the sentencing last month of nine of their leaders to lengthy jail terms.

More than one in three in Haiti need urgent food aid: UN

Geneva - More than a third of Haitians are facing "severe food insecurity", sparked by price hikes, dwindling agricultural production and widespread social unrest, the UN's World Food Programme warned Friday.

Two killed as clashes erupt at Guinea protest funeral march

Conakry - Two youths were shot dead and several other people were wounded in clashes between Guinean police and protesters at a funeral march for those killed in recent anti-government demonstrations, the authorities and the family of one of the victims said.

Five candidates running to replace ousted Algerian president Bouteflika

Alger - Five candidates, including two former prime ministers, will run to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the country's election authority said Saturday, amid widespread protests against the vote.

Thousands march for Scottish independence

Glasgow - Thousands rallied in Glasgow on Saturday calling for Scotland to become an independent country, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon telling the crowds that their goal was "within touching distance".

Bolivia election audit chief makes surprise resignation

La Paz - The head of an international body auditing Bolivia's disputed election results resigned unexpectedly on Friday, casting further uncertainty over a vote that sparked deadly riots and delivered President Evo Morales a fourth term.

Bolivia election audit chief makes surprise resignation

La Paz - The head of an international body auditing Bolivia's disputed election results resigned unexpectedly on Friday, casting further uncertainty over a vote that sparked deadly riots and delivered President Evo Morales a fourth term.

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence: UN

Port-au-prince - At least 42 people have been killed and dozens injured during anti-government protests in Haiti since mid-September, the UN's human rights body said Friday, adding it was "deeply concerned" by the crisis.

Australia PM vows to outlaw 'apocalyptic' climate activism

Sydney - Australia's pro-coal government threatened harsh new penalties against "apocalyptic" activism Friday as a global wave of climate protests has become increasingly disruptive for the country's lucrative mining industry.

Guinea counter-rally backs president's constitutional bid

Conakry - Tens of thousands of Guineans rallied in support of President Alpha Conde on Thursday after two weeks of violent protests against the leader's suspected bid to prolong his rule claimed around 10 lives.

Iraq PM's future on the line as demonstrators smell change

Baghdad - Talks were underway on Wednesday over the ouster of Iraq's embattled premier, after his onetime backers distanced themselves over anti-government protests that have left over 240 dead.

Dozens arrested as Australia mining protest turns violent

Melbourne - Dozens of protesters were arrested and several people injured Tuesday when police and demonstrators clashed outside an international mining conference in Melbourne.

Two dead as hundreds of police, supporters march in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two people were killed as several hundred police and their supporters demonstrated in Haiti's capital for better law enforcement salaries on Sunday, police said, while anti-government marchers also took to the streets.

Week of furious protests leaves Chilean leaders stunned

Santiago - After a week of huge and sometimes violent protests, Chileans are showing no sign of easing the pressure on a government that seems stunned and paralyzed by a popular explosion fueled by years of socio-economic frustration.

Spain's far-right Vox rallies thousands in central Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of people joined a rally called by Spain's Vox in Madrid on Saturday, with leader Santiago Abascal telling the crowds only his far-right faction could handle the Catalan crisis.

Police detain 26 at anti-government protests in Kazakhstan

Almaty - Police detained more than two dozen people on Saturday in Kazakhstan's main cities for participating in protests called by a banned opposition group where they criticised the government and Chinese expansion.

Protests linger in Iraq capital ahead of parliament session

Baghdad - Iraqi security forces fired tear gas to force protesters away from Baghdad's Green Zone Saturday ahead of a planned parliament session, AFP correspondents said, a day after 42 demonstrators were killed.

Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions

Harare - Zimbabweans staged a mass government-orchestrated protest on Friday against sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union during the despotic rule of late leader Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions

Harare - Zimbabweans staged a mass protest on Friday against sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union during the despotic rule of late ex-leader Robert Mugabe.

Four dead in protests against Ethiopian PM Abiy: police, hospital

Addis Ababa - At least four people have been killed and dozens injured in protests in Ethiopia against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, hospital and police sources said Thursday.

Bouteflika-era figure makes Algeria presidential run

Alger - The head of an Algerian political party that was part of the ruling coalition under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday became the first candidate to register for presidential polls.

Catholics in Haiti demand president step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands of Catholics demanding the resignation of Haiti's president marched through the capital Tuesday, becoming the latest group to join an outcry against him.

China foreign minister slams 'unacceptable' violence in Hong Kong

Paris - China's foreign minister on Monday denounced months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong as "violence pure and simple", accusing foreign forces and the international media of fuelling the political crisis.

China foreign minister slams 'unacceptable' violence in Hong Kong

Paris - China's foreign minister on Monday denounced the "unacceptable" violence by protesters in Hong Kong, saying they had been encouraged by "foreign forces".

Thousands protest against Haiti's president

Port-au-prince - Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, demanding that Haiti's President Jovenel Moise step down."Jovenel is incapable and incompetent, he must pack his bags because Haiti must live," said one of the protesters, Jean Ronald.

Ecuador resumes oil exports curbed by protests

Quito - Ecuador on Sunday said it had resumed crude oil exports curbed by violent protests that forced several wells in the Amazon to halt operations.

Iraqi pilgrims protest corruption during Arbaeen march

Karbala - Thousands of Iraqis chanted anti-corruption slogans during the Shiite Arbaeen pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala Saturday, responding to firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's call to keep up anti-government protests.
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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.
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.
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McDonald"s Corp. corporate headquarters in Oak Park, Ill.
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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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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.
On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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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.
Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
Violence broke out during a demonstration in Berlin on May Day.
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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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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be ...
Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
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.
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Brazil World Cup protests
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Protesters on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.
Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
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A scene at the Occupy Wall Street protest in NYC
A scene at the Occupy Wall Street protest in NYC
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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 Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
Members of the Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
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Toronto: Protesters rally against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's policies.

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