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Algeria's Bouteflika languishes at home a year after his fall

Alger - A year after the unexpected downfall of Algeria's longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing octogenarian remains holed up in his plush and medically adapted home, with his detractors still demanding justice.

Protests across France against pensions overhaul

Paris - Protesters again poured into streets across France on Friday hoping to derail a hotly contested pension overhaul, whose fate will soon be in the hands of lawmakers after weeks of crippling transport strikes.

French unions face moment of truth in fight over pensions

Paris - French protesters prepared to hit the streets on Friday for a fresh day of demonstrations against the government's pension reform, which will be officially unveiled after weeks of strikes by unions warning that millions of people will have to work lon...

Trump attends anti-abortion rally as Democrats wrap impeachment case

Washington - US President Donald Trump, seeking to shore up evangelical support ahead of the November election, addressed the country's biggest annual anti-abortion rally on Friday as the Senate sat in judgment nearby at his impeachment trial.

French unions try to keep pension protest alive as deadline looms

Paris - Hardline French unions on Wednesday kept up a series of wildcat strikes aimed at ratcheting up pressure on the government before it presents the final version of a pension reform that has prompted France's biggest labour protest in decades.

Gun rights advocates rally peacefully in Virginia

Richmond - Several thousand gun rights supporters rallied peacefully Monday near the Virginia state Capitol under heavy security to protest new proposed gun control legislation.

Hundreds wounded in weekend of Lebanon clashes

Beirut - Lebanese anti-riot police dispersed stone-throwing protesters with tear gas in Lebanon's capital on Sunday, as heavy rain capped a weekend of rare violence that wounded hundreds.

Tensions flare in French protests as pension dispute grinds on

Paris - Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to streets across France on Thursday in the latest mass protests against a pensions overhaul that critics say could cut benefits even while requiring people to work longer before retiring.

French pension talks resume as govt seeks to end standoff

Paris - French officials prepared to restart talks with unions Tuesday over a pension overhaul that has sparked the country's longest transport strikes in decades, which labour leaders say could force millions of people to retire later than they thought.

Protesters in US rally against prospect of war with Iran

Washington - Demonstrators chanting "no war on Iran" rallied Saturday in Washington, New York and across the US to protest the assassination of a top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike.

Macron vows to push through pension overhaul despite strike

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a "rapid compromise" with unions over a pensions overhaul that has sparked one of the country's biggest transport strikes in decades.

Macron set to stand firm in pension strike standoff

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation Tuesday in a bid to win support for a pension overhaul that has prompted the biggest transport strike in decades, upending travel plans for thousands over the holidays.

Union boss defiant as record French strike enters fourth week

Paris - The head of a hardline French trade union on Friday vowed to press on with a crippling strike that has cast a shadow over Christmas celebrations, with the stoppages entering a fourth week and becoming the longest-lasting such action since the 1980s.

Union boss defiant on France's longest strike in decades

Paris - The boss of a hardline French trade union on Friday vowed to press on with a strike that has crippled transport in Paris for the past three weeks and is now the longest-lasting such action since the 1980s.

Paralysis in Iraq as protesters harden position

Baghdad - Iraqi protesters stepped up their demonstrations Tuesday with the authorities in Baghdad increasingly paralysed as they seek a way out of a political impasse.

France braces for holiday travel chaos amid pensions strike

Paris - Cancelled trains, packed roads, frazzled nerves: Travellers across France scrambled on Friday to begin Christmas vacations upended by a weeks-long transport strike over a pensions overhaul that unions have vowed to defeat.

France braces for holiday travel chaos amid pensions strike

Paris - Cancelled trains, packed roads, frazzled nerves: Travellers scrambled across France on Friday to begin Christmas vacations upended by a weeks-long transport strike over a pensions overhaul that unions have vowed to defeat.

French strike enters third week as govt, unions deadlocked on pension reform

Paris - A gruelling French transport strike entered its third week Thursday, wearing out commuters and spoiling the Christmas holiday plans of thousands as the government and unions remained at odds over pension reform.

French strike enters third week as govt, unions clash on pension reform

Paris - A gruelling French transport strike entered its third week Thursday, wearing out commuters and spoiling the Christmas holiday plans of thousands as the government and unions remained at odds over pension reform.

Iraq deadline to appoint PM looms, protesters unyielding

Baghdad - Iraqi political leaders faced a midnight deadline Thursday to choose a new prime minister to run a country shaken by months of unprecedented street protests that have left hundreds dead.

French pensions standoff hardens as strike enters 3rd week

Paris - A gruelling French transport strike over a planned pension reform entered its third week on Thursday, with little relief in sight after talks between unions and the government failed to bring the two sides any closer to a compromise.

No consensus yet on new Iraqi PM as deadline looms

Baghdad - Iraqi political parties struggled to reach a consensus on a new prime minister Monday amid unprecedented protests as the deadline for a parliamentary vote loomed.

Lebanese protesters clash with police for a second night

Beirut - Lebanese protesters clashed with police Sunday for the second consecutive night near parliament on the eve of much-delayed consultations to form a new cabinet needed to fix a deepening economic crisis.

Lebanon interior minister orders probe after protest violence

Beirut - Lebanon's Interior Minister Raya El-Hassan on Sunday ordered the country's security forces to open a "rapid and transparent" enquiry, after dozens of people in Beirut were wounded in clashes the night before.

Tunisian women perform Chilean song against rape

Tunis - Around 60 Tunisian women on Saturday performed the feminist flash-mob song "The rapist is you!", a Chilean creation that went global, in front of the seat of government in Tunis."We are here to denounce all forms of violence...

Tunisian women perform Chilean song against rape

Tunis - Around 60 Tunisian women on Saturday performed the feminist flash-mob song "The rapist is you!", a Chilean creation that went global, in front of the seat of government in Tunis."We are here to denounce all forms of violence...

Tunisian women perform Chilean song against rape

Tunis - Around 60 Tunisian women on Saturday performed the feminist flash-mob song "The rapist is you!", a Chilean creation that went global, in front of the seat of government in Tunis."We are here to denounce all forms of violence...

Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues

Paris - France reeled under a crippling public transport strike for a 10th day Saturday aimed at forcing the government to scrap a pension revamp, as fears grew of travel mayhem during Christmas.

Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues

Paris - France reeled under a crippling public transport strike for a 10th day Saturday aimed at forcing the government to scrap a pension revamp, as fears grew of travel mayhem during Christmas.

Huge protest days ahead of contentious Algeria vote

Alger - A vast crowd rallied in Algiers on the final Friday before a contentious presidential election many see as an elite attempt to cling to power despite months of protests, an AFP journalist said. "No to voting, we swear we will not stop!
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Members of the Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
Members of the Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced -  Today Gandhi would be a terrorist.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced - "Today Gandhi would be a terrorist."
Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012: PP offices  police presence.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012: PP offices, police presence.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Members of the NPA (New Anti-capitalist Party). Paul is on the left and Colette on the right.
Members of the NPA (New Anti-capitalist Party). Paul is on the left and Colette on the right.
Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - in the Plaza.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - in the Plaza.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - Plaza de la Merced -  Generation no-no-no - no house  no job  no future.
Málaga 12m - Plaza de la Merced - "Generation no-no-no - no house, no job, no future."
Cordeliers  Lyon.
Cordeliers, Lyon.

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