Political and civil unrest

Pro-Spain demonstrators gather a long a street during a protest called by a unionist Catalan civil society group in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Thousands of Spaniards marched in downtown Barcelona on Sunday in favour of national unity and against the secessionist movement in Catalonia. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 27, 2019 - 9:17 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the separatist movement in the northeastern Catalonia region that has created Spain's worst political crisis in decades. Barcelona's police said 80,000 people rallied, with many carrying Spanish and...
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Anti-government protesters wave national flags during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Iraqi protesters converged on a central square in the capital Baghdad on Saturday as security forces erected blast walls to prevent them from reaching a heavily fortified government area after a day of violence that killed scores. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 26, 2019 - 11:02 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least seven more Iraqi protesters were killed Saturday in clashes with security forces in Baghdad and the southern town of Nasiriyah, as thousands took part in nationwide anti-government protests, officials said. The new violence brought the number of demonstrators killed to 49 in...
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A demonstrator holds a Chile flag as he is sprayed by a water cannon during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Chile has been facing days of unrest, triggered by a relatively minor increase in subway fares. The protests have shaken a nation noted for economic stability over the past decades, which has seen steadily declining poverty despite persistent high rates of inequality. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 26, 2019 - 10:03 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's President Sebastián Piñera asked all his Cabinet members to offer their resignations Saturday as he prepared to shake up his government in response to a wave of protests, including one that drew more than a million people the day before. Chile's conservative president...
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A protester wearing an Estelada or Catalan independence mask stands in front police, not seen, moments before clashes in Barcelona, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The clash comes after 350,000 people protested peacefully Saturday against the imprisonment of nine Catalan separatist leaders for their roles in an illegal 2017 secession bid. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 26, 2019 - 6:03 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police and violent protesters in Spain's restive Catalonia region clashed Saturday after a massive rally in Barcelona against the imprisonment of nine separatist leaders for their roles in an illegal 2017 secession bid. The flare-up in violence came after a week of tense...
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Catalan pro-independence protesters gather during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Protests turned violent last week after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 26, 2019 - 3:38 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on clashes in Barcelona between police and separatists (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Police are clashing with a large group of Catalan separatists in downtown Barcelona in a flareup of violence in the restive Spanish region. Several hundred mostly masked protesters...
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Anti-government protesters rest during sit-in at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Iraqi protesters converged on a central square in the capital Baghdad on Saturday as security forces erected blast walls to prevent them from reaching a heavily fortified government area after a day of violence that killed scores. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
October 26, 2019 - 3:16 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide protests in Iraq (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Iraq's semi-official human rights commission says at least 63 protesters have been killed in two days of anti-government rallies in the capital and southern cities. The Iraq High Commission for Human Rights...
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Security forces fire tear gas and close the bridge leading to the Green Zone during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Iraqi protesters converged on a central square in the capital Baghdad on Saturday as security forces erected blast walls to prevent them from reaching a heavily fortified government area after a day of violence that killed scores. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 26, 2019 - 2:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — In Hong Kong, it was a complicated extradition dispute involving a murder suspect. In Beirut, it was a proposed tax on the popular WhatsApp messenger service. In Chile, it was a 4-cent hike in subway fares. Recent weeks have seen mass protests and clashes erupt in far-flung places...
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People gather during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. At least 19 people have died in the turmoil that has swept the South American nation. The unrest began as a protest over a 4-cent increase in subway fares and soon morphed into a larger movement over growing inequality in one of Latin America's wealthiest countries. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 25, 2019 - 8:54 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched peacefully in Chile's capital Friday, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship. The huge throng surged toward a central plaza as participants blew whistles, banged pots and...
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Anti-government protesters hold posters with caricatures depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, from left, Bolivia's President Evo Morales and former Venezuelan President Chavez, during a march demanding a second round presidential election, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Bolivia's official vote tally was revealed Friday pointing to an outright win for Morales in a disputed presidential election that has triggered protests and growing international pressure on the Andean nation to hold a runoff ballot. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
October 25, 2019 - 8:40 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's official vote tally was revealed Friday pointing to an outright win for incumbent Evo Morales in a disputed presidential election that has triggered protests and growing international pressure on the Andean nation to hold a runoff ballot. The Supreme Electoral...
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An injured protestor is rushed to a hospital during a demonstration in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters on Friday to disperse thousands of protesters on the streets of Baghdad, sending young demonstrators running for cover and enveloping a main bridge in the capital with thick white smoke. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 25, 2019 - 6:44 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, many of them young and unemployed men, thronged public squares and blocked main streets Friday in the capitals of Iraq and Lebanon in unprecedented, spontaneous anti-government revolts in two countries scarred by long conflicts. Demonstrators in Iraq were...
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