Political movements

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Ousted Catalan president Charles Puigdemont addressed the media on Friday, a day after regional elections in Spain. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 22, 2017 - 12:31 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's worst political crisis in decades showed few signs of abating Friday after Catalan separatist parties clinched a parliamentary majority in an exceptional election called by the country's prime minister, who remained steadfast in his refusal to consider independence...
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Mississippi flag demonstrators stand along a ledge at the Energy Plaza where the state's bicentennial celebration and the grand opening ceremony for the two museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, was held, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. The protesters are seeking the removal of the Confederate battle flag emblem from the flag and support a different symbol entirely. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 10, 2017 - 6:22 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Mississippi for the opening of museums dedicated to the state's history and its role in the civil rights movement (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Mississippi is the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate emblem. And...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens to Museum Division Director Lucy Allen, right, during a tour of the newly opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, left, joins the president on the tour. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 09, 2017 - 3:30 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among...
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Fired Catalan Cabinet members, front line from left, Raul Romeva, Carles Mundo, Jordi Turull and Josep Rull applaud to supporters and friends as they leave the Estremera jail some 75 kilometres (46 miles) south-east of Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Six Catalan politicians have left jails near Madrid after lawyers paid the 100,000-euro ($118,000) bail for each of them that a judge had set for their release earlier on Monday. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 04, 2017 - 3:37 pm
MADRID (AP) — Political parties in Catalonia started campaigning Monday for the early regional election called by the Spanish government in hopes of quashing the region's independence movement and featuring candidates who are either in jail or living abroad to avoid detention. The highly polarized...
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November 18, 2017 - 5:54 am
LYON, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has chosen a new leader, as the 19-month-old movement tries to overcome divisions and solidify its position after redrawing France's political landscape. Christophe Castaner, a government spokesman and Macron loyalist, was chosen...
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Belarussian Ivan Mikhnevich vice president of a new political party talks during an interview in capital Nicosia in southeast Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Mikhnevich says the Russian Cypriots who inspired the movement aim to mold Cyprus into a progressive European nation that rids itself of an antiquated, corruption-nurturing political system. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
October 07, 2017 - 7:29 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian Cypriots who inspired the creation of a new political party on the east Mediterranean island want to mold the country into a progressive European nation that roots out widespread corruption bred by an antiquated political system, the movement's vice president said...
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October 01, 2017 - 10:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A psychiatrist considered a trailblazer in the gay rights movement for appearing before his colleagues at a 1972 convention in a mask to announce his homosexuality is being honored in Philadelphia. Dr. John E. Fryer's actions are credited with paving the way for the American...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, photo, workers install the statue of Octavius Valentine Catto at City Hall in Philadelphia. A century before the fight to end Jim Crow segregation laws, Catto was leading a civil rights movement in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the city will laud Catto’s legacy with a statue in the shadow of City Hall, the first such named tribute for an African-American in a public space in Philadelphia. (David Maialetti /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 150 years after he was killed on the streets of his adopted hometown, Octavius Valentine Catto was honored by a crowd of hundreds gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the unveiling of a statue in his honor. The honor is the first such named tribute for an African-...
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Steelworkers from the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Fos-sur-Mer burn flares during a nationwide day of protest against government labor law, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. President Emmanuel Macron's presidency is facing its first big public test, as unions hold nationwide protests against changes to labor laws that they fear corrode hard-fought job security. The prominent CGT union is leading Tuesday's protests, calling for strikes across transport and other public sector businesses and planning some 180 demonstrations. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
September 12, 2017 - 12:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower saw service cutbacks, angry carnival workers snarled traffic around the Arc de Triomphe and police used water cannon and tear gas as unions held protests in Paris and elsewhere Tuesday against planned changes to French labor laws. The prominent CGT union called for...
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Steelworkers from the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Fos-sur-Mer burn flares during a nationwide day of protest against government labor law, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. President Emmanuel Macron's presidency is facing its first big public test, as unions hold nationwide protests against changes to labor laws that they fear corrode hard-fought job security. The prominent CGT union is leading Tuesday's protests, calling for strikes across transport and other public sector businesses and planning some 180 demonstrations. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
September 12, 2017 - 8:14 am
PARIS (AP) — Eiffel Tower employees planned a walkout, angry carnival workers snarled traffic around Paris' Arc de Triomphe, and Paris police girded for potential violence as unions and others hold nationwide protests Tuesday against changes to labor laws they fear corrode job security. The...
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