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Hong Kong govt suspends divisive extradition bill

Fpo - Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be "suspended" in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests.

Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports

Fpo - Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday.

Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader over extradition plan

Fpo - Hong Kong's embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions to China, with protest organisers getting police go-ahead to hold a new rally at the weekend.

Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader from her own allies

Fpo - Hong Kong's embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions to China as key allies urged a rethink following unprecedented political unrest.

From homework to helmets, Hong Kong's protesters evolve and harden

Fpo - The optimism that once defined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies has been replaced by desperation and foreboding as young protesters flood the streets again, this time ready to fight in what feels like a last-ditch battle for the city.

400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march: monitor

Moscow - Russian authorities sought Wednesday to crush a new protest wave, arresting more than 400 people at a Moscow march, a day after police suddenly dropped trumped-up drugs charges against a respected journalist.

UN Security Council strongly condemns Sudan violence

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned recent violence in Sudan and called on Khartoum's military rulers and protest movement to work toward a solution to the crisis.

Hundreds protest in Vancouver against Hong Kong extradition plans

Vancouver - Hundreds of people protested outside the Chinese consulate in Vancouver on Sunday against controversial plans to allow extraditions from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland.

Thousands of Hong Kong lawyers march against China extradition plans

Fpo - Thousands of black-clad Hong Kong lawyers took to the streets Thursday in a silent march against a controversial extradition law proposal, as the city's last colonial governor slammed the plan as "a terrible blow".

Sudan health ministry says 'no more than 46' dead in crackdown

Khartoum - Sudan's health ministry has said "no more than 46" people died in a crackdown on Khartoum protesters, far fewer than the 108 dead reported by doctors close to the demonstrators.

Sudan protesters reject talks after 108 killed in crackdown

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday turned down an offer by the ruling military council for talks and demanded justice for a crackdown that doctors said has left 108 people dead.

Sudan protesters reject talks after 108 killed in crackdown

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday turned down an offer by the ruling military council for talks and demanded justice for a crackdown that doctors said has left 108 people dead.

Sudan protesters reject talks after 101 killed in crackdown

Khartoum - Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday turned down an offer by the ruling military council for talks and demanded justice for a crackdown that doctors said has left 101 people dead.

China, Russia block UN action on Sudan

New York - China, backed by Russia, blocked a bid at the UN Security Council on Tuesday to condemn the killing of civilians in Sudan and issue a pressing call from world powers for an immediate halt to the violence, diplomats said.

Sudan military ruler calls for elections within nine months

Khartoum - Sudan's army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Tuesday the country's military rulers had decided to cancel what they had previously agreed with protesters about the country's transition and called for elections within nine months.

UN Security Council to discuss Sudan crisis on Tuesday

New York - The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Sudan after security forces violently broke up weeks of protests against military rule, leaving more than 30 dead.

13 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

Khartoum - Sudan's military rulers forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum's army headquarters on Monday leaving at least 13 dead and dozens wounded, protesters said, as gunfire rang out and black smoke shrouded the city.

Sudan military rulers use force to disperse sit-in

Khartoum - Sudan's ruling military council on Monday used force in a bid to break up a sit-in outside the Khartoum army headquarters, one of the main protest groups and witnesses said.

Hundreds rally for military rulers in Khartoum

Khartoum - Hundreds of people rallied in support of Sudan's military rulers in the capital Khartoum on Friday, carrying posters of the generals while some chanted religious slogans.

Haitian opposition senators ransack meeting room

Port-au-prince - Four opposition senators trashed their meeting room in Port-au-Prince early Thursday to prevent, for a third time, the ratification of Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin's agenda, further crippling the fledgling government.

Kosovo prosecutor asks to lift Russian UN staff's immunity

Kosovska Mitrovica - A Kosovo prosecutor on Wednesday asked to revoke the diplomatic immunity of a Russian UN staff member suspected of obstructing a police crackdown on organised crime, despite Moscow blasting his detention as "outrageous".

Albania's riotous politics rattle EU dreams

Tirana - Molotov cocktails in the streets and a mass resignation in parliament -- Albania's volatile political scene is exploding just as its European future is on the table, threatening Tirana's dreams of joining the bloc.

Armenian PM announces clean-up of judiciary

Yerevan - Armenian premier Nikol Pashinyan on Monday announced sweeping judiciary reforms as protesters blockaded court buildings in Yerevan, heeding his call for a demonstration against judges he accuses of political bias.

Six months of 'yellow vest' protests in France

Paris - Attacks on the police, insults for the president and violence at the Arc de Triomphe: AFP has captured the most striking moments of the half a year of protests by anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrators.

Mexicans march for their missing children on Mother's Day

Mexico - Mexicans with missing children led marches on Friday -- when Mother's Day is celebrated here -- to protest the government's failure to find their sons and daughters or bring their cases to justice.

Fifth anniversary of Ukrainian director's Russian detention marked

Kiev - A protest in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov by Russian authorities.

Canadian students say adapting to climate change like giving in

Quebec City - A Quebec high school French exam question that asked students about adapting to climate change has drawn a torrent of online criticism, as teens used memes and videos to denounce what they see as government inaction on climate issues.

Paris police ban 'yellow vest' protests near WWII commemorations

Paris - Paris police said "yellow vest" protesters whose weekly demonstrations have caused vandalism and security headaches will be barred from Paris's famed Champs-Elysees avenue on Wednesday during commemorations of the end of World War II.

Arc de Triomphe to be 'fully restored' for VE Day

Paris - The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which was ransacked during a "yellow vest" protest last year, will be entirely restored for next week's VE Day celebrations, the French government said Friday.

Istanbul police detains dozens as Turkey marks May 1

Istanbul - Istanbul police detained dozens of people who were trying to hold a May day rally at city centre square on Wednesday in defiance of a protest ban.
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