Man pleads guilty to riot conspiracy in Virginia rally

U.S. 04/29/19, 14:54

A member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to riot at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at other demonstrations in California.Thomas Walter Gillen, 25, of Redondo Beach, California, became the second member of the Rise Above Movement to plead guilty after four members of ...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Europe 04/23/19, 08:29

The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet.Here are answers to some questions about the ...

Northern Irish police arrest 2 over killing of journalist

Europe 04/20/19, 02:47

Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry.The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said Saturday. No further information was immediately given.Lyra ...

Northern Ireland police release video in hunt for killer

Europe 04/19/19, 15:06

Police in Northern Ireland searched for multiple suspects Friday after the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in Londonderry and sought help from the public to get "a killer off the streets" and into custody. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed, ...

State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

U.S. 04/19/19, 11:35

South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built. The law allows officials to pursue criminal or civil penalties from demonstrators who engage in "riot boosting," ...

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Europe 04/19/19, 02:15

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Friday morning that 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee died after she was shot during ...

Pussy Riot protest group member briefly detained in Moscow

Europe 04/16/19, 17:16

One of the protesters who barged onto the field last year to disrupt the World Cup final in Russia was briefly detained Tuesday by police in Moscow, activists said.Veronika Nikulshina of the Pussy Riot protest group was reportedly detained along with two others as they were heading to attend a ...

France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

Europe 03/24/19, 08:32

French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a yellow vest protest ban in Nice.The woman was waving a rainbow flag marked "Peace" and wearing a yellow vest when riot police carrying shields suddenly pushed toward the protesters ...

Update: Thousands of yellow vests marching through Paris

Europe 03/23/19, 07:53

The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):1:50 p.m.Thousands of yellow vest protesters are marching through Paris amid heightened security a week after resurgent rioting by demonstrators angry at President Emmanuel Macron.Police officers guard street during a protest in Nice, southeastern France, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude ...

French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security

Europe 03/23/19, 03:43

The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, following last week's riots in Paris.Authorities banned protests from the capital's Champs-Elysees avenue and central areas of several cities including Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille and Nice in the south, and Rouen in western France.New ...

Update: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

World 03/18/19, 11:25

The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):5:20 p.m.France's prime minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue and in two other French cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires.French President Emmanuel Macron, center, ...

France seeks answers after police failed to stop Paris riots

Europe 03/18/19, 05:59

French President Emmanuel Macron summoned top security officials Monday after police failed to contain resurgent rioting during yellow vest protests that transformed a luxurious Paris avenue into a battle scene. The prime minister promised to announce new measures later Monday to avoid a repeat scenario of Saturday's violence, in which rioters ...

France cleans up Champs-Elysees after yellow vest rioting

Europe 03/17/19, 08:10

Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Sunday after rioting by an ultraviolent core in the dwindling yellow vest protest movement angry at President Emmanuel Macron. Luxury stores, restaurants and banks on the Champs-Elysees assessed damage after they were ransacked or blackened by life-threatening fires, as tourists took ...

Update: Mother, child saved from bank fire in Paris riot

Europe 03/16/19, 08:45

The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):2:40 p.m.A bank has been set ablaze as French yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris and firefighters had to rescue a mother and her child as the fire threatened to engulf their floor.A news stand burns during a ...

French yellow vests clash with police in Paris

Europe 03/16/19, 05:07

French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of a police van. Riot police then retreated, as did a ...

Heavy security in Algiers for protests against president

Africa 03/15/19, 04:37

Riot police vans are lining streets around Algeria's capital and a helicopter is circling as the country braces for what could be decisive protests against longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Students, teachers, judges, unions and others say they are planning to join protests in Algiers and other cities demanding that Bouteflika step ...

As blackout eases, Venezuela braces for rival rallies

America 03/09/19, 10:00

Venezuelan opposition protesters on Saturday confronted security forces on a main avenue in Caracas, venting their anger over a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.Demonstrators on Avenida Victoria in the Venezuelan capital pushed against the shields of riot police, who later withdrew from ...

Turkish police use tear gas to disperse women’s march

Europe 03/08/19, 13:34

Riot police in Istanbul fired tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators who tried to march along the city's main pedestrian avenue to mark International Women's Day.Thousands of people, most of them women, gathered near Istiklal Street on Friday for a march that police said was unauthorized.Police had set up ...

Yellow vest boxer goes on trial in France for police attack

Europe 02/13/19, 09:06

A former French boxing pro who was filmed attacking riot police officers during the yellow vest protests is going on trial in France.Christophe Dettinger, a former French champion in the light heavyweight category, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison in Wednesday's trial.The videos from the Jan. ...

Protesting Greek teachers clash with riot police, again

Europe 01/14/19, 10:46

Greek riot police have used tear gas to disperse state schoolteachers protesting violently in Athens, days after the country's public order minister accused officers of indiscriminately attacking teachers in similar circumstances.The new violence came during a protest by about 2,000 teachers Monday against the government's process for hiring new staff ...

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