Rebellions and uprisings

March 31, 2019 - 7:24 am
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards are marching in Madrid to demand that the government take steps to curb the depopulation of rural areas. Sunday's march under the slogan "The Revolt of the Emptied Spain" was organized by grassroots groups from rural areas in the southern European Union nation...
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March 31, 2019 - 12:35 am
BACOLOD, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police said Sunday 14 suspected communist rebels were killed after they opened fire during raids in a central province but rights groups countered the men were farmers and the latest victims of extrajudicial killings. Dozens of police, backed by army troops,...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit to lawmakers in the House of Commons, London, Monday March 25, 2019. May is under intense pressure Monday to win support for her Brexit deal to split from Europe.(House of Commons via AP)
March 26, 2019 - 6:24 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The European Parliament's top Brexit official says that "we see for the moment a real Brexit revolt" in the United Kingdom, with over 5 million people signing an online petition to revoke Britain's...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators wave "esteladas," or separatist flags during a rally in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Tens of thousands are marching in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists standing trial for their attempt to secede from Spain. The nine defendants face decades in prison on rebellion and other charges for staging a banned referendum in October 2017 and declaring Catalan independence. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
March 16, 2019 - 3:42 pm
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people marched Saturday in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists who are on trial for their attempts to secede from Spain in October 2017. The nine defendants face decades in prison on rebellion and other charges for staging a banned independence referendum...
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High school students face riot police officers as they protest in Algiers, Algeria, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Algerian students protested against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to delay presidential elections indefinitely. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
March 12, 2019 - 12:11 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian students protested Tuesday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to delay presidential elections indefinitely, as political opposition figures voiced their resistance amid an unprecedented revolt against his 20-year leadership. Bouteflika ceded to...
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An exile Tibetan breaks down during a march to mark the 60th anniversary of the March 10, 1959 Tibetan Uprising Day, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 10, 2019. The uprising of the Tibetan people against the Chinese rule was brutally quelled by Chinese army forcing the spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans to come into exile. Every year exile Tibetans mark this day as the National Uprising Day. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 10, 2019 - 7:50 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias. The statements in official media came as Tibetans...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2015 file photo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, left, greet Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a summit in Riga, Latvia. Across the European Union, a three-month campaign has begun ahead of May’s election for the European Parliament, a massive exercise in democracy that spans 27 nations and close to half a billion people. This year could be a tipping point in post-war European history. Some traditional political powerhouses might start to crumble and extremist, populist parties might gain more clout. The next parliament will have 705 seats, since Britain is to leave and won’t be taking part in the May 23-26 vote. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
March 01, 2019 - 10:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is seeing a groundswell of revolt from allied center-right parties that want to kick him out of their European Parliament group less than three months ahead of the May elections. Several Christian Democrat parties already have voiced their...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:24 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing deadly protests, on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year, disbanded the federal government and replaced all state governors with senior army officers. Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said that he will postpone...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:27 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in Friday as administrators of a new Muslim autonomous region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions. President Rodrigo Duterte will lead...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad. In 2013, Syrian government forces captured the Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque, which sustained heavy damage in...
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