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French cabs to block Paris roads in Uber taxi war

Paris - Parisian taxi drivers have vowed to block roads leading into the French capital on Monday to protest a court's refusal to ban urban ridesharing service UberPOP.

Nobel protester sought to draw attention to 'murdered Mexican students'

Oslo - A young man who disrupted the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo by waving a Mexican flag streaked with red said Thursday he did it to denounce the alleged killing of students by Mexican authorities.

Dozens arrested at London protest over U.S. police killings

London - British authorities arrested 76 people at a mass "die-in" in London held in solidarity with demonstrations sweeping the United States over recent controversial killings of black men by police.

Obama urges persistence in fighting U.S. racism

Washington - President Barack Obama said banishing racism in the United States can only happen incrementally, and urged young people to "be persistent" in fighting bias.

Second night of violent California protests over police killings

Washington - Angry protesters in California -- some vandalizing, looting and clashing with police -- gathered for a second night Monday to condemn recent killings of black suspects by white officers.

Thousands march in Brazil against Rousseff, corruption

- Around 5,000 demonstrators marched through downtown Sao Paulo against government corruption and the recent re-election of President Dilma Rousseff.

Mexico City police chief quits amid new 'massacre' protests

- Mexico City's police chief has resigned after sharp criticism of his officers' handling of recent protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students, the mayor said Friday.

Protest over 43 missing Mexicans turns violent

- A peaceful rally over the presumed massacre of 43 Mexican students ended with violence in the capital, and the president's popularity sank to new lows on his second anniversary.

Thousands of French business owners protest taxes, red tape

Paris - Thousands of business owners took to the streets in French cities Monday in a rare protest against hefty taxes, charges and stifling regulations they say are driving their firms into the ground.

Black residents protect white-owned store in Ferguson

Ferguson - Racism was transcended in Ferguson when four armed black men stood their ground to protect a white-owned store from looters.

Spain's Canary islanders protest against oil drilling

About 200 people, including tourists, formed a giant "SOS" on a beach on Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday to protest against drilling for oil off the archipelago.

Protest over Ferguson violence halts Bay Area transit service

Oakland - Dozens of San Francisco Bay Area residents tied up regional transit service for more than an hour Friday with a peaceful protest that closed a major station serving transbay commuters.

Angry protests in Haiti over election delays

Port-au-prince - Thousands of angry protesters hit the streets of Haiti to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in the latest public outcry over long-delayed elections in the troubled Caribbean nation.

Thousands in Greek anti-austerity protests as reform talks stall

Athens - Thousands of Greeks demonstrated against a new bout of austerity on Thursday in a general strike as the government failed to break a deadlock with the country's international creditors.

Protesters block Acapulco highway over 43 missing

Chilpancingo - Protesters fuming over the presumed slaughter of 43 students blocked the highway linking Mexico City and Acapulco on Wednesday to mark two months since the disappearance rocking the government.

Thousands of Haiti protesters demand president to step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands of anti-government protesters in Haiti called Tuesday for the resignation of President Michel Martelly, whom they accused of trying to reinstall a dictatorship.

U.S. writer slams Brazil's 'monuments of poverty'

Rio De Janeiro - With its bold Oscar Niemeyer-designed monuments, the city of Brasilia symbolizes Brazil's frenetic modernization of recent decades.

UN blasts Thai junta for 'Hunger Games' detentions

Bangkok - The United Nations criticised Thailand's junta Friday for detaining people caught throwing a three-fingered protest salute inspired by "The Hunger Games" movies, as the prime minister warned that people using the defiant gesture could "jeopardise their...

Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing students

- Protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with police outside Mexico's National Palace after a massive march demanding President Enrique Pena Nieto's resignation.

Clash erupts in Mexico demo over 43 missing students

- Protesters furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with riot police in Mexico City on Thursday, during a new day of national demonstrations rattling the government.

Thousands protest in Ecuador against president

Quito - Thousands of people marched Wednesday in Ecuador against the leftist government of President Rafael Correa, denouncing a move that would allow him to extend his rule beyond 2017.

Istanbul plans redevelopment of controversial protest park

Istanbul - Turkish authorities said on Wednesday they intend to go ahead with the redevelopment of Istanbul's Gezi Park, the same project that sparked deadly nationwide anti-government protests last year.

The Sabal Trail Pipeline: Were there other options? Commissioned

The many critics of Florida’s Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline have already made numerous compelling arguments why the project is an unnecessary boondoggle.

Myanmar students stage illegal education protest in Yangon

Yangon - Scores of Myanmar students rallied illegally in Yangon Monday against a new education bill they describe as undemocratic, the latest in a series of protests that began during a visit by US President Barack Obama.

Thousands of Romanians protest against Ponta ahead of vote

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Friday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, favourite to win a presidency runoff this weekend, after a scandal over Romanians prevented from voting abroad.

Pope targeted by explicit protest on St Peter's Square

- Femen, the women's rights group known for topless protests, took their act to a new level of provocation on Friday with an explicitly sexually suggestive demonstration in front of the Vatican.

Government employees march in D.C. for higher pay, a union

Washington - Hundreds of federally-contracted government workers staged a day-long protest strike Thursday in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to issue executive orders that would increase pay and benefits for workers on government contract.

Protesters burn state congress over Mexico 'massacre'

Chilpancingo - Demonstrators angry over the disappearance of 43 college students set fire to the Guerrero state congress in southern Mexico on Wednesday in a new protest over the presumed massacre.

Mexico first lady's mansion causes stir

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto battled an emerging controversy over his wife's purchase of a mansion built by a company that later briefly won a lucrative bullet train contract.

Million Mask March protests government corruption Special

Edmonton - "Remember, remember the fifth of November." Guy Fawkes Day also marked the Million Mask March against government corruption.
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Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014. Shania  an ...
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014. Shania, an abused dog who was rescued.
Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the scien...
Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the science field.
Ustream
Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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Protest at Fort McNair in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Protest at Fort McNair in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Bradley Manning Support Network
Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
As protesters raised angry voices outside of Toronto s City Hall tonight the city council passed the...
As protesters raised angry voices outside of Toronto's City Hall tonight the city council passed the 2012 budget.
St. James Park
St. James Park
Saturday s anti-G20 Queen s Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Saturday's anti-G20 Queen's Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Anti-US demonstration in Sydney  Australia
Anti-US demonstration in Sydney, Australia
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A woman captured at the Labor Day protest in Taipei  Taiwain on May 1  2014.
A woman captured at the Labor Day protest in Taipei, Taiwain on May 1, 2014.
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Sonya Bryskine  Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’  speaking at the rally.
Sonya Bryskine, Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’, speaking at the rally.
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their sala...
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their salaries, February 12, 2013. Police officer lighting a paint bomb.
Athens  Greece 12 February 2012.  Greece debt crisis.
Athens, Greece 12 February 2012. Greece debt crisis.
Javi Larrauri
Thailand protesters  known as red shirts  march through Bangkok and vow to topple the Thai governmen...
Thailand protesters, known as red shirts, march through Bangkok and vow to topple the Thai government
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace
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."
Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
Nov.6  Lyon Protest against retirement reforms.
Nov.6, Lyon Protest against retirement reforms.
Scott Olsen at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scott Olsen at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
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.