Political and civil unrest

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. County officials in Nevada began signing off Monday, Nov. 16 on results of the Nov. 3 election that gave Democratic candidate Joe Biden a 33,596-vote statewide victory over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential contest. The former vice president drew a little over 50% of the vote and Trump a little under 48% in unofficial results submitted for approval by commissioners in counties including Washoe, surrounding Reno, and Clark, which encompasses Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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November 16, 2020 - 6:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As officials in Nevada’s most populous counties certified results of the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday with a new attack on the vote that gave Democratic candidate Joe Biden a 33,596-vote statewide victory. The former vice president drew 50.06%...
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Police stand guard outside the Athens Polytechnic in the Greek capital on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. The government has banned an annual rally to mark the anniversary of Nov. 17, 1973 uprising by Polytechnic students against the military dictatorship that then ruled the country and collapsed the following year. Left-wing opposition parties have criticized the decision taken due to the pandemic and vowed to defy the ban. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 16, 2020 - 11:25 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister appealed to political parties Monday to show “self-restraint” in commemorations marking the 1973 crushing of a student uprising by the ruling military junta at the time, as part of measures to curtail a surging coronavirus outbreak in the country. Nov...
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A woman wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus gestures as she attends a pensioners' opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Crowds of retirees marched down the streets of the Belarusian capital on Monday, demanding the resignation of the country's authoritarian president and to end the government crackdown on peaceful protesters. (AP Photo)
November 16, 2020 - 8:50 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Crowds of retirees marched Monday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, marking 100 days since mass protests began and became an almost-daily feature of life in the country after authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko won his sixth term in a widely disputed election. More...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem gestures as he speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. Al-Moallem, a career diplomat who became one of the country's most prominent faces to the outside world during the uprising against Syria's President Bashar Assad, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. He was 79. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
November 16, 2020 - 1:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s longtime Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, a career diplomat who became one of the country’s most prominent faces to the outside world during the uprising against President Bashar Assad, died on Monday. He was 79. Al-Moallem, who served as ambassador to Washington for nine...
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Protesters carry to safety a fellow protester who was injured during clashes with police launching tear gas to disperse protesters gathered in Plaza San Martin to demonstrate their refusal to recognize Peru's new government, in Lima, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Peru’s Congress voted overwhelmingly to remove now ex-President Martín Vizcarra on Monday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 15, 2020 - 9:33 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's interim president announced his resignation Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation's popular leader. In a short televised address, Manuel Merino said he'd acted...
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Belarusian riot police detain demonstrators during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Protests have rocked Belarus since the August election that official results say gave Lukashenko a sixth term in office but that opponents and some polls workers claim were manipulated. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2020 - 8:12 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A human rights group in Belarus said more than 500 people were arrested in protests around the country calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. The Sunday demonstrations continued the wave of near-daily protests that have gripped Belarus since...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 15, 2020 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests. Several other cities on Saturday also saw...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 14, 2020 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade in adulation when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town. Hours later, after night fell in the nation's capital,...
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Students led pro-democracy protesters flash three-finger salute as they march to the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 14, 2020 - 8:01 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand rallied again on Saturday, promoting a diversity of causes and taking an opportunity to display their rejection of the country’s power structure directly to the monarch. Some 20 groups called the rally at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument under the...
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Demonstrators against the removal of President Martin Vizcarra gather during a protest in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. On Tuesday, Manuel Merino was sworn in as the country's president, after the legislature voted Vizcarra out of office Monday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2020 - 9:03 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — University student Yessenia Medina was trying to concentrate on her virtual psychology class when a stunning headline popped up on her screen: Peru’s Congress had voted to oust the nation’s popular president. Furious, the 23-year-old joined the thousands of students, workers and...
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