Political movements

FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, a Papuan activist whose body is painted in the colors of "Morning Star" separatist flag shouts slogans as police officers stand guard during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. Amnesty International said Monday, July 2, 2018 there have been dozens of unlawful killings by security forces in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region since 2008, including targeted slayings of activists, and a near total absence of justice for the mainly indigenous victims. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
July 02, 2018 - 2:39 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's police and military are responsible for at least 95 unlawful killings in the easternmost Papua region since 2010, including targeted slayings of activists, Amnesty International said Monday, condemning a near-total absence of justice for the mainly indigenous...
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A supporter of Gustavo Pedro shows an old photo of the presidential candidate, third from left, surrounded by former squatters he helped organize as a clandestine militant in the 80's at "Bolivar 83" community in the town of Zipaquira, north of Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. The two-man race between Petro and frontrunner Ivan Duque has tightened in the final stretch ahead of Sunday’s voting, with one poll indicating Petro having climbed to within 6 points of his conservative rival. In the first round of voting three weeks ago, Duque topped Petro by more than 14 points. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
June 16, 2018 - 7:41 pm
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Gustavo Petro began his long ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. In 1983, equipped with little more than a shovel and a surplus of revolutionary ideals, the then-clandestine...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Judge Aaron Persky poses for photos in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Persky says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost exactly two years ago, even though it's the reason why he is the target of a June 5 recall election in Santa Clara County. Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:04 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California voters on Tuesday recalled a judge from office after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Voters opted to oust Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky. The judge was targeted...
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Leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini, right, and Luigi Di Maio, leader of the Five-Star movement, during the swearing-in ceremony for Italy's new government at Rome's Quirinale Presidential Palace, Friday, June 1, 2018. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 12:47 pm
ROME (AP) — The 5-Star Movement, one of the two populist parties in Italy's new government, distanced itself Sunday from anti-gay comments made by a minister from its right-wing coalition partner, saying issues like same-sex civil unions deliberately were kept off their common political agenda...
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Horse-mounted Carabinieri officers perform the changing of the guard, prior to the swearing-in ceremony for Italy's new government at Rome's Quirinale Presidential Palace, Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 01, 2018 - 8:38 am
ROME (AP) — Euroskeptic politicians cheered and Milan's stock index rose Friday after Italy's populists staved off the threat of a new election and formed western Europe's first populist government with a last-minute compromise. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League party...
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Premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli, center, gets in a car as he leaves his hotel, in Rome, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Cottarelli has returned to the presidential palace for informal consultations amid continued market turmoil and uncertainty about the prospects of his proposed government. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:29 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's premier-designate said Wednesday that "new possibilities" had emerged to form a government based on the outcome of the March 4 vote, and that he wanted to give the option time to mature given the negative market reaction to the prospect of new elections. Efforts to create a so-...
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Giuseppe Conte, center, arrives to address the media after meeting Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Italy's president summoned Giuseppe Conte for consultations Wednesday to see if the law professor tapped by the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and League as their candidate for premier has what it takes to try to form a government. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 23, 2018 - 3:15 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's president asked political neophyte Giuseppe Conte to try to form a government Wednesday, giving the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and anti-immigrant League a shot at running western Europe's first populist government. Conte, a law professor who never has held political office, met...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 7, 2018. Hariri acknowledged that his parliamentary bloc lost seats in this week's elections, blaming it on a new electoral law and a performance "that wasn't up to the standard." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
May 07, 2018 - 4:27 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group declared "mission accomplished" Monday after scoring major gains in parliamentary elections, as the main Western-backed faction headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri lost a third of its seats. The results of Sunday's election...
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Joumana Haddad, a novelist and candidate running on an independent list, speaks to her supporters during a protest against what they say are clear signs of fraud to deny her victory, outside the Interior Ministry, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 7, 2018. Haddad's win was thrown in question on Monday, amid news that another candidate had edged her out according to preliminary results. Official results have yet to be announced, 24 hours after polls closed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
May 07, 2018 - 3:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — They won just one seat in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly, but they celebrated like they'd won 20. A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers said any presence in parliament was a landmark victory for its campaign against patronage in an era...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, of Ohio speaks during the Ohio Democratic Party's fifth debate in the primary race for governor at Miami (OH) University's Middletown campus in Middletown, Ohio. Kucinich is returning a $20,000 speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor announced his decision in a letter sent Thursday, April 26, 2018, to The Plain Dealer. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 27, 2018 - 2:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, said he plans to return a $20,000 speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The former congressman announced his decision in a letter sent Thursday...
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