Political and civil unrest

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo protesters gather for a far-right protest in front of a Karl Marx monument in Chemnitz, Germany. The large banner shows the bloodied faces of a dozen women above the words “we’re colorful until the blood flows.” The message to the boisterous crowd is clear: this is what migrants will do to you wives, sisters and daughters _ but the women pictured were actually victims of unrelated violent crimes in other countries. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
August 29, 2018 - 10:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Far-right protesters in Chemnitz, one giving the stiff-armed Nazi salute, hoisted a large banner showing bloodied women's faces on Monday, above the words "we're colorful until the blood flows." The message to the boisterous crowd was clear: this is what migrants will do to you wives...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with local officials in Omsk, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 3:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a rare televised address Wednesday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin offered some concessions to a package of pension reforms that have hit his approval ratings. Putin said the new retirement age for women will be raised to 60 from the current 55, instead of the 63 previously...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, a road sweeper van passes Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Protesters in Northern Ireland are demanding feuding political parties get back to governing, as the region matches a record for the world's longest peacetime period without a government. Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018 marks 589 days since the Catholic-Protestant power-sharing administration collapsed in January 2017 over a botched green-energy project. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
August 28, 2018 - 8:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Protesters demanded Northern Ireland's feuding political parties get back to governing, as the region matched a world record Tuesday for the longest peacetime period without a government. It has been 589 days since the Catholic-Protestant power-sharing administration collapsed in...
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Bosnian journalists shows banners with the text "Journalism is not a crime" and " Stop violence against journalists" in downtown Sarajevo to protest against the beating of a journalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Bosnia's journalists have held protests for a second day to express solidarity with a reporter from an independent Bosnian Serb television station who was badly beaten by unknown assailants. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
August 28, 2018 - 5:46 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's journalists held protests for a second day on Tuesday to express solidarity with a reporter from an independent Bosnian Serb television station who was badly beaten by unknown assailants. BNTV reporter Vladimir Kovacevic was hospitalized following the...
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FILE - In this Aug 27, 2018 file photo protesters light fireworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
August 28, 2018 - 4:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official offered to send federal assistance to the eastern state of Saxony on Tuesday following violence during a far-right protest in the city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured. The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old...
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A police officer pushes a man during a demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. Slogan reads 'No Access For Terror'. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 27, 2018 - 11:35 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of police officers worked to keep right-wing and left-wing demonstrators apart Monday night in a city in eastern Germany where an Iraqi and a Syrian citizen were arrested in the killing of a German man. About 1,000 left-wing protesters yelled slogans like "Nazis...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2018 file photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaks during a youth conference in Cairo, Egypt. On Tuesday, Aug 27, 2018 an Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties urged authorities to immediately release a former diplomat who earlier this month called for a referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government. Masoum Marzouk, who served in the Egyptian army's special forces, was arrested along with other activists on Thursday. (MENA via AP, File)
August 27, 2018 - 10:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian opposition coalition of secular and left-leaning parties has urged authorities on Monday to immediately release a former diplomat who earlier this month called for a referendum on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government. Masoum Marzouk, a veteran of the 1973 war...
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August 27, 2018 - 5:33 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Hundreds of workers from two major shipyards on Monday protested in the Croatian capital of Zagreb over unpaid wages and working conditions. As a union delegation met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, the workers shouted "out with the management" and blew whistles in...
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Pope Francis waves from a car as he leaves Dublin Castle at the end of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Ireland (all times local): 11 p.m. Pope Francis is facing a lukewarm reception and scattered protests on his trip to Ireland. Even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" has been dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims...
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Pope Francis passes by a banner of a protester as he leaves after visiting St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis is on a two-day visit to Ireland. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 25, 2018 - 1:30 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the "scourge" of sexual abuse and his outrage at those "repugnant crimes" dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland's wounded victims. But...
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