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Pro-democracy activists heartened by US system's resilience

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Stunned and riveted by the riot that engulfed the U.S. Capitol, pro-democracy and human rights campaigners around the world also were reassured -- because, ultimately, democracy he...

Ukraine imposes virus lockdown that many say came too late

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Friday imposed a broad lockdown aimed at containing surging coronavirus infections, but some cities appeared to be largely ignoring the restrictions and critics said th...

Äzerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — As Azerbaijan regains control of land it lost to Armenian forces a quarter-century ago, civilians who fled the fighting decades ago wonder if they can go back home now — and if...

Armenians torch their homes on land ceded to Azerbaijan

KALBAJAR, Azerbaijan (AP) — In a bitter farewell to his home of 21 years, Garo Dadevusyan wrenched off its metal roof and prepared to set the stone house on fire. Thick smoke poured from houses that h...

Putin won't congratulate Biden until legal action resolved

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t congratulate President-elect Joe Biden until legal challenges to the U.S. election are resolved and the result is official, the Kremlin announced M...

Portugal, Hungary hunker down against Europe's virus surge

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and Hungary on Monday became the latest European countries to impose curfews against the resurgent tide of coronavirus infections and deaths lashing the continent and ...

Pent-up global wish list of hopes, demands awaits Biden

LONDON (AP) — Spare a thought for the people who'll be managing Joe Biden's presidential appointment diary. Four years of inward-looking “America First” leadership by outgoing Presi...

Azerbaijan president criticizes mediators; fighting rages on

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Heavy fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued Saturday in their conflict over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, while Azerbaijan’s president criticized th...

Protest-rocked Belarus cancels all foreign media credentials

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus, rocked by weeks of protests against its authoritarian president and Western condemnation over a crackdown on dissent, on Friday rescinded the accreditation of all journal...

March of 100,000 marks week 7 of Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the authoritarian president to resign marched through the capital Sunday as the country’s wave of protests entered its seventh week. ...

Rights group: More than 200 women detained at Minsk protest

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 200 including an...

Russia's Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive'

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he is recovering his verbal and physical abilities at the German hospital where he is being treated for suspected nerve agent poisoning but ...

Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resign

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than 100,000 demonstrators calling for the authoritarian president of Belarus to resign marched through the capital of Minsk on Sunday as the daily protests that have gripped...

10,000 women march to demand that Belarus president resign

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 10,000 women marched noisily through the Belarusian capital on Saturday, beating pots and pans and shouting for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president in t...

100,000 march in Minsk to demand Belarus leader resigns

KYIV, Belarus (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday to the outskirts of the presidential residence in the capital of Belarus, calling for the country's authoritarian leader to resig...