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Youth, right, face French riot police officers during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Paris police are firing tear gas at rowdy protesters on sidelines of May Day workers' march. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
May 01, 2017 - 4:00 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Police say they've made multiple arrests in the German capital after far-left demonstrators threw bottles at officers and small skirmishes ensued. Berlin police said Monday they used pepper spray to subdue...
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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen arrives at her meeting, Monday May 1, 2017, in Villepinte, outside Paris. With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 01, 2017 - 3:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron hunted working class votes Monday, entering the final week of an increasingly nasty campaign for president. Thousands across France celebrated May Day by showing their top concerns are jobs and the kind of country the next...
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May 01, 2017 - 1:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A man who critically wounded a Detroit police officer responding to a domestic dispute was caught on video surveillance chambering a round into a handgun as officers knocked on the door to his apartment building, the city's police chief said Monday. Cameras inside the west side...
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Guadalupe Chavez, center, and others yell during a protest outside of the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services building in San Francisco, Monday, May 1, 2017. Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday, May 1, 2017, to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations. The day has become a rallying point for immigrants in the U.S. since demonstrations were held in 2006 against a proposed immigration enforcement bill. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 01, 2017 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Several hundred teachers picketed outside Philadelphia schools early Monday as thousands more immigrants and union members across the United States prepared a series of strikes, boycotts and marches to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The demonstrations on May...
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May 01, 2017 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is adopting his own definition of "Loyalty Day," telling Americans to mark Monday by celebrating their individual liberties, limited government, and human dignity. It's a designation made by his predecessors for decades. Workers elsewhere in the U.S. call...
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A gay rights activist holding a rainbow umbrella is detained by police during a rally marking May Day in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
May 01, 2017 - 12:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of homosexuals in Chechnya. An Associated Press photographer saw three women being detained during Monday's protest. The Fontanka.ru news portal...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during his speech at the "Prosperity For All" Summit, the parallel event of the 30th ASEAN Leaders' Summit at metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Thailand's prime minister has accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump to visit the United States, his office said Monday, as the U.S. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward several Southeast Asian counterparts. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
May 01, 2017 - 12:47 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister has accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump to visit the United States, his office said Monday, as the U.S. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward several Southeast Asian counterparts. Trump telephoned Thai Prime Minister Prayuth...
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May 01, 2017 - 12:13 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Germany says it will double the 70 million euros ($76 million) it has already pledged to help Somalia cope with the severe drought and hunger that is threatening millions of people across this Horn of Africa nation. The promise was made during a surprise visit by Germany's...
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Youths shield behind a banner as Paris police are firing tear gas, during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Scores of hooded youth have thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces who fired back with tear gas during the May Day workers' march in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 01, 2017 - 12:08 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march. Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and...
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Youth, right, face French riot police officers during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Paris police are firing tear gas at rowdy protesters on sidelines of May Day workers' march. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
May 01, 2017 - 11:28 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Police in Istanbul have detained 165 people during May Day events around the city, most of them demonstrators trying to march to a symbolic square in defiance of a ban. A security department statement said...
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