Political And Civil Unrest

20 Hong Kong activists guilty of contempt in 2014 protests

Oct 13, 2017

A Hong Kong court has convicted 20 activists, including student leader Joshua Wong, for defying authorities trying to clear a protest site during massive 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city

Police: Officer fatally shot by Gorkha protesters in India

Oct 13, 2017

One officer was killed and four were injured when they were shot at while following intelligence about weapons being stockpiled by a faction of a Gorkha group demanding statehood, police said

French President Macron launches Step 2 of labor changes

Oct 12, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is launching step two of his campaign to rethink French labor law, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training

6 dead as protests surge again in Ethiopia: Official

Oct 12, 2017

6 dead in Ethiopia as anti-government protests surge again: Regional official

Kenya bans opposition protests ahead of new election

Oct 12, 2017

Kenya bans opposition protests in major cities ahead of new presidential election

Egypt accepts leading activist's appeal of life sentence

Oct 12, 2017

An Egyptian court has granted a re-trial to one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising, who was sentenced to life in prison for taking part in a violent protest months later

The Latest: 65,000 recorded at Spanish loyalist rally

Oct 12, 2017

Barcelona's urban guard says that 65,000 people took part in Thursday's march to mark Spain's national day and call for the country's unity against attempts at secession

Spain celebrates national day amid Catalan secession crisis

Oct 12, 2017

Thousands of Catalans who want their region to remain in Spain marked the country's national day Thursday, marching through Barcelona waving both Spanish and Catalan flags and shouting "I am Spanish"

Mexico's largest state rocked by slayings of women

Oct 12, 2017

A wave of killings of women is plaguing Mexico's most populous state

ACLU sues over Kansas law that targets Israel boycotts

Oct 11, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Kansas law prohibiting state contractors from participating in boycotts against Israel

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