Political and civil unrest

South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party raises his hands as his party leaders and members watch on television local media's results of exit polls for the presidential election in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Exit polls forecast that liberal candidate Moon will win the election Tuesday to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye. Official results weren't expected for hours, but the exit poll of about 89,000 voters at 330 polling stations, jointly commissioned by three major television stations and released just after polls closed, showed Moon receiving 41.4 percent of the vote. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 09, 2017 - 6:16 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hours after celebrating his election win with thousands of supporters in wet Seoul streets, newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday will be thrown into the job of navigating a nation deeply split over its future and faced with growing threats from...
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South Korea's presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party raises his hands as his party leaders and members watch on television local media's results of exit polls for the presidential election in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Exit polls forecast that liberal candidate Moon will win the election Tuesday to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye. Official results weren't expected for hours, but the exit poll of about 89,000 voters at 330 polling stations, jointly commissioned by three major television stations and released just after polls closed, showed Moon receiving 41.4 percent of the vote. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 09, 2017 - 11:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Moon Jae-in declared victory in South Korea's presidential election Tuesday after his two main rivals conceded, capping one of the most turbulent political stretches in the nation's recent history and setting up its first liberal rule in a decade. Moon, a liberal former...
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In this March 17, 2017, photo and released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu, right, holds a "Welcome to America" sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen whose husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, is held on charge of inciting subversion made a harrowing flight from China with her daughters chased by Chinese security agents across Southeast Asia. (China Aid via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 8:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, left, and outgoing President Francois Hollande, attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Monday, May 8, 2017. Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday's presidential vote, and now must pull together a majority for his year-old political movement by mid-June legislative elections. (Philippe Wojazer, Pool via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 4:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — Freshly elected to the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron now faces an equally difficult Act II: securing the parliamentary majority he needs to make good on his campaign promises to lift France out of economic gloom. With legislative elections just five weeks away, the start-up...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, left, and outgoing President Francois Hollande, attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Monday, May 8, 2017. Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday's presidential vote, and now must pull together a majority for his year-old political movement by mid-June legislative elections. (Philippe Wojazer, Pool via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 3:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Freshly elected to the French presidency, now comes the equally difficult Act II for Emmanuel Macron: securing the parliamentary majority he needs to make good on his campaign promises to lift France out of economic gloom. With legislative elections just five weeks away, the start-up...
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In this March 17, 2017, photo and released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu, right, holds a "Welcome to America" sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen whose husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, is held on charge of inciting subversion made a harrowing flight from China with her daughters chased by Chinese security agents across Southeast Asia. (China Aid via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 11:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within...
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In this March 17, 2017, photo and released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu, right, holds a "Welcome to America" sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen whose husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, is held on charge of inciting subversion made a harrowing flight from China with her daughters chased by Chinese security agents across Southeast Asia. (China Aid via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 6:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within...
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In this March 17, 2017, photo and released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu, right, holds a "Welcome to America" sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen whose husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, is held on charge of inciting subversion made a harrowing flight from China with her daughters chased by Chinese security agents across Southeast Asia. (China Aid via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 2:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within...
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In this April 26, 2017 photo, former Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres poses for a photo during an interview at his office in Caracas, Venezuela. Rodriguez Torres, once Hugo Chavez's longtime spy chief is calling for President Maduro to go, a crushing blow to the already beleaguered socialist leader who is facing ever-louder calls from the left to step aside. (APPhoto/Joshua Goodman)
May 08, 2017 - 12:07 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former spy chief under the late leader Hugo Chavez is emerging as a political player in turbulent Venezuela, mistrusted by the opposition and despised by the government as he travels the country in a possible bid for the presidency. Miguel Rodriguez Torres is a longshot...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, senior Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti appears at Jerusalem's court. Israel's Prison Service released footage on Sunday, May 7, 2017, that it says shows Barghouti, the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike, breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
May 07, 2017 - 3:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day. Assaf Librati, a spokesman for the...
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