Civil Unrest

French police disperse protesters blocking major Spain-France road link

November 12, 2019

Members of Catalan protest group Democratic Tsunami clash with French police officers at the AP-7 highway on the French side of the Spanish-French border November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante LA JONQUERA, Spain (HeadlineNews) – French riot police were dispersing on Tuesday morning hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link […]

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Flash mob rallies in downtown Hong Kong financial district

November 12, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses after territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city. A flash mob of more than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a […]

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Hong Kong spirals into rare working-hour violence as police shoot protester

November 11, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester who, hospital officials said, was in critical condition on Monday, as the Chinese-ruled territory spiraled into rare working-hours violence in its 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest. Police fired tear gas in the Central business district where some protesters, crouching behind umbrellas, blocked […]

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Mexican cartels ‘worse than ISIS’: massacre victims’ kin urge U.S. help

November 8, 2019

BAVISPE, Mexico (HeadlineNews) – Angry kin of nine American citizens massacred in a suspected gangland ambush in northern Mexico urged the government to accept U.S. help to destroy drug cartels that one grieving relative described as being “as bad or worse than ISIS.” Funerals of the three mothers and six children began to be held […]

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UK lowers national terrorism threat level to ‘substantial’

November 4, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians use the Millennium Bridge on the South Bank, opposite St Paul’s Cathedral, in London, Britain December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (HeadlineNews) – Britain lowered its national terrorism threat level to “substantial” from “severe” on Monday, the country’s interior minister Priti Patel said. “Despite the change in the threat level, terrorism […]

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Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election

November 3, 2019

Bolivia’s presidential candidate Carlos Mesa gives a news conference in La Paz, Bolivia, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado LA PAZ (HeadlineNews) – Bolivia’s chief opposition leader on Sunday called for new elections to resolve the political crisis engulfing the nation since a disputed Oct. 20 vote that Bolivian authorities said was won by leftist President […]

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Five candidates to run in Algeria’s presidential election next month

November 2, 2019

ALGIERS (HeadlineNews) – Five candidates will run in Algeria’s presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests rejecting the vote. People walk past a campaign poster for presidential election in Algiers, Algeria November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina The authorities have repeatedly said […]

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Peru announces reforms to ‘improve lives’ as protests rock neighboring countries

October 30, 2019

SANTIAGO (HeadlineNews) – Peru’s government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice that have rocked neighbors Ecuador and Chile. President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Peru´s opposition-controlled legislature last month amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers over […]

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IOM suspends some Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan

October 30, 2019

JUBA (HeadlineNews) – The U.N. migration agency has suspended some screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan, the latest deadly incident involving relief staff in the violence-ridden country. FILE PHOTO: Gambian migrants deported from Libya stand in line with plastic bag from the International Organization for Migration […]

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China warns U.S. that criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks

October 29, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (HeadlineNews) – The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s U.N. envoy to warn it was not “helpful” for trade talks between Beijing and Washington. China has been widely condemned for setting up complexes in remote […]

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