Political and civil unrest

Demonstrators wearing yellow jackets open the toll gates on motorway at Benesse-Maremne southwestern France, Monday, Nov.19, 2018. The protests reflect broader frustration at President Emmanuel Macron, whose government is sticking to the fuel tax rise as part of efforts to clean up the environment. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
November 19, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — Citizen protests of fuel tax hikes are choking facilities critical to the French economy, and police have orders to remove the drivers blocking sensitive sites to show their anger, France's interior minister said Monday. In a third day of actions, grassroots protesters blocked oil...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 19, 2018 - 11:24 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday survived a political showdown that had threatened to bring down his coalition and trigger early elections. Netanyahu managed to persuade Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the ultranationalist Jewish Home Party, to drop...
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Occupy Central leaders, from right, Tanya Chan, Chan Kin Man, Benny Tai, Chu Yiu Ming and Lee Wing Tat shout slogans before entering a court in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement stand trial. The co-founders of the "Occupy Central" campaign - legal Prof. Benny Tai Yiu-Ting, sociology professor Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming - are facing charges related to the planning and implementation of the campaign which became part of the large-scale pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests which were carried out 79 days between September and December 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 19, 2018 - 5:20 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protest leaders who went on trial Monday for spearheading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 said their prosecution threatens the future of civil rights in the territory, where fears have grown of Beijing's growing influence. "What is on trial is not just the nine of us...
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An anti-migrant demonstrator is surrounded by the press as she argues with a woman during a protest against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Protesters accused the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana; complained about how the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion," and voiced worries that their taxes might be spent to care for the group as they wait possibly months to apply for U.S. asylum. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 19, 2018 - 4:12 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,...
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Demonstrators block cars in Bayonne, southwestern France, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured — eight seriously — at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry with rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement, posing a new challenge to beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
November 18, 2018 - 11:24 am
PARIS (AP) — Holdouts refusing to end protests of fuel tax hikes continued to slow traffic around France as the number of injuries from the weekend demonstrations climbed to at least 409 — 14 of them serious, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Sunday. Grassroots protesters, dubbing...
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Fascists and extreme far right wing supporters rise their right arm saluting the fascist anthem as they remember former Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco on the 43th anniversary of his death, in Madrid,Spain, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Hundreds of people nostalgic for Spain's fascist past held a rally on Sunday to mark the 43th anniversary of dictator Francisco Franco's death. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 18, 2018 - 8:03 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police intervened Sunday to keep trouble from erupting at a rally in Madrid marking the anniversary of military dictator Francisco Franco's death after feminist protesters interrupted the event. Officers on horseback and on foot quickly moved to keep an angry crowd of about...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 file photo, Ali Karimli, the then leader of Azerbaijan's opposition party Musavat, speaks to reporters during a news conference in the party's headquarters in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ali Karimli, the head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku on Saturday Nov. 17, 2018, for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati, File)
November 18, 2018 - 4:42 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration. Ali Karimli was detained Saturday while leading a procession through Baku's Alley of Martyrs, a national cemetery...
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November 18, 2018 - 12:25 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist. Anadolu Agency reported early Sunday that Yigit Aksakoglu, who works at Istanbul'...
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Demonstrators block a motorway exit to protest fuel tax, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 17, 2018 - 9:40 am
PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 106 others were injured at roadblocks set up around France on Saturday as citizens angry at rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement and posed a new challenge to President Emmanuel Macron. Police officers lobbed tear gas canisters at demonstrators...
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In this Saturday Nov. 16, 2013, file photo Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, and "Zwarte Piet", or "Black Pete" arrive in Hoorn, north-western Netherlands. As many Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests. Black Pete is often played by white people with their faces daubed in dark makeup. Supporters see him as a traditional children's character, while opponents decry him as a racist stereotype. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 17, 2018 - 5:16 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Scattered confrontations broke out Saturday between supporters and opponents of the divisive helper of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, police and media reported, amid a fierce and increasingly polarized debate about the helper known as Black Pete. White people often...
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