Political movements

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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September 12, 2017 - 7:20 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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Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sit before an audience of former guerrillas as they lead the FARC's National Congress in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Aug, 27, 2017. The nation's once largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party as part of a historic peace deal signed last year. The accords guarantee the ex-combatants 10 seats in Congress. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
August 27, 2017 - 3:03 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Juliana, a 20-year-old rebel fighter for the 36th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rests from a trek in the northwest Andes of Colombia, in Antioquia state. A battle is brewing between Colombia’s chief prosecutor and what was recently the nation’s largest rebel group over just how much money and property it owns as the former guerrillas transition into becoming a political party. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia submitted a list of belongings on August 2017, that included farms, cattle and items as miniscule as mops and juice squeezers as required under a peace agreement earlier this month (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
August 27, 2017 - 10:40 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016 file photo, human rights activist and former vice president, Lenin Moreno, from left, then Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, and Vice President Jorge Glas, sing during the Alianza PAIS party convention where Moreno was chosen as the ruling party presidential candidate, and Glas as his running mate, in Quito, Ecuador. Moreno stripped Glas, his vice president, of much of his authority Thursday, Aug. 3, 3017, over corruption allegations that emerged amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)
August 03, 2017 - 5:06 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno stripped his vice president of his authority Thursday over corruption allegations that emerged amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition. In a signed decree, Moreno said he was withdrawing all the tasks that had been...
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