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JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Hamas delegation heads to Egypt before protest

JERUSALEM  — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and protests along with Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A high-ranking delegation of Gaza’s Hamas rulers is heading to Egypt a day ahead of a planned massive rally at the Israel-Gaza border. The media office at the Rafah crossing point … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Hamas delegation heads to Egypt before protest

Corsican nationalists protest ahead of French leader’s visit

CORSICA, France/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Corsica’s nationalist leaders are demonstrating along with unions and students ahead of a visit next week by French President Emmanuel Macron. The newly elected leaders on the French Mediterranean island hope that Saturday’s march will spur on fresh talks with the French government about demands including equal status for the Corsican … Continue reading Corsican nationalists protest ahead of French leader’s visit

China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

BEIJING/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. The implosion of Qianbao.com adds to a string of failures of Chinese financial ventures blamed on fraud or mismanagement that have prompted protests and … Continue reading China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

The Latest: Activists decry Davos ban of anti-Trump protest

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The head of Switzerland’s Young Socialists is accusing Swiss authorities of bowing to “global elites” by rejecting a request to protest in the town of Davos this week against President Donald Trump’s visit. Tamara Funiciello told … Continue reading The Latest: Activists decry Davos ban of anti-Trump protest

The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan warns Kurds not to protest

HASSA, Turkey/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Kurds in Turkey not to take to the streets and protest the Turkish military’s operations against a Kurdish-run enclave in Syria. Erdogan said Sunday those who heed calls by a Kurdish party for … Continue reading The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan warns Kurds not to protest

Protesting French prison guards clash with police

FRESNES, France/January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Protesting French prison guards have pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. Dozens of union activists lit a fire and were surrounded by riot police Tuesday morning at the notoriously violent Fresnes prison southeast of Paris. Protesters bellowing … Continue reading Protesting French prison guards clash with police

Plot twist: Opera ‘Carmen’ altered in anti-violence protest

FLORENCE, Italy/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it’s time to say enough to violence against women. The production of “Carmen” this month at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater in … Continue reading Plot twist: Opera ‘Carmen’ altered in anti-violence protest

Tunisian government denounces protesters after rioting death

TUNIS, Tunisia/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Tunisia’s prime minister is promising to crack down on rioters after violent protests over price hikes that left one person dead. A 45-year-old protester died, dozens were arrested and several police were injured in protest clashes in several regions over Sunday and Monday. The incidents recalled the 2010-2011 protest movement that … Continue reading Tunisian government denounces protesters after rioting death