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The discontent shaking Nicaragua

Managua - A week of deadly protests in Nicaragua has exposed widespread public resentment and frustration directed at the government of veteran President Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua protest killings may be 'unlawful': UN

Geneva - The United Nations called Tuesday on Nicaragua to investigate a crackdown on protests that have left at least 27 dead, saying that a number of the killings may have been "unlawful".

Armenia unites to mark Ottoman massacres after leader quits

Yerevan - Armenians on Tuesday marked the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces in 1915, in a show of unity a day after leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned following days of mass protests.

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Yerevan - Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.

Protesters march in Armenia after opposition leader detained

Yerevan - Hundreds of opposition supporters took to the streets of Armenia's capital Monday amid rising political turmoil as the whereabouts of the protest leader remained unclear a day after he was detained.

Greek anarchists throw paint at French consulate

Atenas - A Greek anarchist group on Sunday attacked the French consulate in Athens, Greek police said, in protest at France's involvement in airstrikes against Syria.

Armenia protests: the PM and his opposition nemesis

Yerevan - Anti-government protests have gripped Armenia for more than a week in protest at a constitutional change that has allowed the country's former president to retain power as prime minister.

Armenia opposition leader detained after failed talks

Yerevan - Armenia's political turmoil deepened on Sunday with the detention of anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule.

Armenian protest leader says to meet PM to discuss his 'resignation'

Yerevan - Armenian anti-government protests leader Nikol Pashinyan said he would meet Prime Minister and ex-president Serzh Sarkisian on Sunday, after nine days of mass demonstrations against an alleged power-grab.

Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Yerevan - Tens of thousands protested in Armenia's capital on Friday against what they say is a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian, as police arrested more than 230 people.

Dozens of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Yerevan - Dozens were arrested as hundreds of opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block road traffic in Armenia's capital Friday to protest ex-president Serzh Sarkisian's election as prime minister.

S.Africa riots force new president to hurry home

Johanesburg - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday returned early from a summit in London to rush to the scene of violent demonstrations in North West province, where at least 23 people have been arrested.

Armenia police detain dozens of anti-government protesters

Yerevan - Police in the Armenian capital Yerevan detained dozens of anti-government demonstrators on Thursday -- the seventh day of large-scale protests against ex-president Serzh Sarkisian's election as prime minister.

Around 16,000 rally in Armenia against new PM

Yerevan - More than 16,000 people rallied in Armenia's capital on Wednesday to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister, viewed by the opposition as a power grab.

Armenian protesters pile pressure on new PM

Yerevan - Thousands of people rallied in Armenia's capital on Wednesday to protest the election of former president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister, viewed by the opposition as a power grab.

Assad supporters rally in Damascus after Western strikes

- Thousands of Syrians gathered Monday in Damascus in defiance of Western strikes on the country and to celebrate the regime reconquering a former rebel bastion outside the capital.

Massive march in Barcelona against jailing of separatist leaders

Barcelona - Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders facing trial on "rebellion" charges.

French rail strikes ease as Macron vows he won't back down

Paris - French travellers on Friday faced a third wave of rolling train strikes which appeared to be easing off despite determination from rail union leaders to oppose President Emmanuel Macron's reform plans.

Aboriginal abuse victim throttles himself in Games protest

Gold Coast - An Aboriginal man whose abuse in custody shocked Australia tried to throttle himself in the back of a police van following angry protests at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Macron insists strikes won't block French rail overhaul

Berd'huis - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Thursday he would not back down on his plans to overhaul the state rail operator, as workers prepare a next wave of strikes that nonetheless appear to be easing off.

Macron insists strikes won't block rail overhaul

Berd'huis - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Thursday that he would not back down on his plans to overhaul the state rail operator, urging workers to call off three months of strikes and pursue the reforms "together".

Fierce clashes as French police try to clear anti-capitalist camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Activists reinforced by dozens of their supporters clashed with police for a third day in western France on Wednesday to oppose their eviction from an anti-capitalist camp set up 10 years ago to protest a new airport.

Dawn clashes as French police clear anti-capitalist camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - Clashes broke out before dawn at an anti-capitalist camp in western France on Wednesday as police battled for a third day to clear activists who first set up the alternative commune a decade ago.

Thousands rally against Czech government across country

Prague - Thousands of protesters rallied across the Czech Republic Monday against the outgoing cabinet led by the second wealthiest Czech, Andrej Babis, a billionaire with a murky past.

Boat set alight as UK fishermen hold anti-EU protests

Fpo - "Burn the flag!" chanted the crowd in a British fishing port on Sunday, as a boat adorned with the EU flag was set on fire in one of a series of Brexit rallies held around Britain.

UK fishermen launch nationwide protests over Brexit

London - British fishermen launched protests in ports around the country Sunday over perceived capitulation to the European Union in Brexit negotiations.

Eleven Albanians jailed over motorway toll protest

Tirana - An Albanian court on Wednesday jailed 11 protesters for an undefined period of time over a violent demonstration against the introduction of a toll on a motorway linking the country with Kosovo.

US blocks UN Security Council statement on Gaza violence

New York - The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border that left 16 dead, diplomats said.

French statues get anti-pollution masks in clean air protest

Paris - Activists put masks on statues in Paris and other French cities on Saturday to highlight what they say is France's failure to tackle air pollution.

Russia landfill protest town on 'high alert'

Moscow - Russia on Friday declared a "high alert" in a town where noxious fumes have leaked from a landfill site, distributing masks and respirators to residents who have held repeated protests.
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