Political and civil unrest

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April 28, 2017 - 8:07 am
CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — The Latest on Montenegro and NATO membership (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Montenegro's prime minister has urged lawmakers in to support NATO membership, saying that it will present a guarantee for Montenegro's future security, economic progress and regional stability...
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Police officers arrive by busses at the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, April 28, 2017. More than 100 people were injured Thursday evening including protestors, policemen and lawmakers, after protesters broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest against the election of an ethnic Albanian Talat Xhaferi as new speaker, despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 28, 2017 - 7:27 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Macedonia's interior minister has offered his resignation a day after protesters stormed the country's parliament. Protesters attacked legislators over disagreements in the election of a new...
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April 28, 2017 - 6:34 am
CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin lawmakers are set to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO on Friday and make a historic turn toward the West amid protests from traditional ally Russia and the pro-Russia opposition. The Montenegrin parliament will convene in the historic capital of...
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Demonstrators sharing opposing views argue during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 28, 2017 - 2:13 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement. The conservative pundit's canceled appearance...
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Demonstrators sharing opposing views argue during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 27, 2017 - 8:04 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting "USA" gathered peacefully Thursday for a rally at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter. Police in riot gear had prepared for...
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Demonstrators hold signs and flags Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 27, 2017 - 7:27 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting "USA" gathered peacefully Thursday for a rally at a park in Berkeley — home of the free speech movement — to protest a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter. Police in riot gear had prepared for...
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A woman cries during an homage to Juan Pablo Pernalete in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Pernalete, the latest victim of Venezuela's unrest, was killed during anti-government protests Wednesday when he was struck by a tear gas canister fired by security forces. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 27, 2017 - 6:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela's top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States. Yibram Saab said in an online video...
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Police try to block protestors as they enter into the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Scores of protesters have broken through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 27, 2017 - 6:01 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local): 1 a.m. Greece's Foreign Ministry says it is concerned that neighboring Macedonia may be "sliding into deep political crisis" following attacks on politicians by protesters who swarmed into parliament. A...
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Protestors enter into the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Scores of protesters have broken through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 27, 2017 - 5:55 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Chaos swept into Macedonia's parliament Thursday night when protesters stormed the building and attacked lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-old deadlock in efforts to form a new government. Violence also swirled outside, with police firing...
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French far-right leader and candidate for the presidential election Marine le Pen, left, waves from a fishing trawler as she arrives from a sea trip in Grau-du-Roi, southern France, Thursday April 27, 2017. After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning. (AP Photo/Jean-Paul Bonincontro)
April 27, 2017 - 5:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — Presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron fought over fish and Europe's future as they courted France's blue-collar vote Thursday in an increasingly charged campaign. A day after "the battle of Whirlpool," when Le Pen upstaged Macron at a home appliance factory...
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