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Belarus: Anger 'hasn't gone away' — Tsikhanouskaya

Belarus security forces used force to drive protests underground but the struggle against the regime continues, opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Friday. In an interview with DW, she...

Somalia's opposition postpones protest over election delay

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Opposition presidential candidates in Somalia have delayed a planned protest on Friday over the country’s election delay after the government apologized for its actions durin...

Bangladeshis protest prison death of commentator

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protesters blocked a busy intersection in Bangladesh’s capital Friday to protest the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested on charges of violating the s...

Myanmar protests: Several injured as clashes escalate

Security forces in Myanmar's two biggest cities cracked down on anti-coup protesters on Friday by firing stun grenades, rubber bullets and shots into the air. The unrest underscores the rising te...

Once the mainstream model, Michigan GOP embraces right wing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josh Venable, a longtime Michigan GOP operative and chief of staff to former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, can trace the arc of the state's Republican Party clearly. ...

Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging t...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan members of Milk Tea Alliance stand with Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Milk Tea Alliance is calling on its Taiwanese members to join with other member nations in supporting Myanmar democracy activists on Sunday (Feb. 28). On Wednesday ...

Weapons, cellphones seized after deadly Ecuador prison riots

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Ecuador on Thursday announced that law enforcement officers responding to the country’s deadliest prison riots have seized firearms, cellphones, handmade weapons and ...

Chief who knelt with protesters retires in new NYPD shake-up

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police commander who kneeled with protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd, but was also an architect of the department's forceful response to the demonstration...

EU targets Venezuela envoy in retaliatory move

A European Union statement said member states had agreed that Venezuela's ambassador would no longer be welcome as an envoy to the bloc. The decision to render Venezuela's ambassador a "...

Chief: Capitol Police were ready for trouble, but not a riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is testifying before Congress on Thursday as lawmakers press for answers about intelligence and procedural failures that allowed thousands...

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Members of a group supporting Myanmar’s military junta attacked and injured people protesting Thursday against the army’s Feb. 1 seizure of power that ousted t...

Cyprus eases lockdown but curfew, ban on gatherings remain

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus will reopen high schools, gyms, pools, dance academies and art galleries on March 1 in a further, incremental easing of the country’s second nationwide COVID-19 lockdown,...

Hunger-striking Ethiopia politicians 'deteriorating' in jail

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Lawyers representing jailed Ethiopian opposition politicians say they are concerned for the lives of their clients, whose hunger strike has gone on for nearly a month and drawn i...

Myanmar coup unites ethnic minorities and pro-democracy protesters

Three weeks after Myanmar's military coup, protests in cities around the country are growing larger than ever before and have spread to the capital cities of provinces with significant ethnic mino...