Political And Civil Unrest

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

May 23, 2018

Trump issues a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers

Protesters: Bottled water should still be provided in Flint

May 23, 2018

About 100 people crowded into Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's office lobby to demand that the state continue to provide bottled water to Flint residents

Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

May 22, 2018

The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country

Truckers in Brazil block roads to protest diesel price hikes

May 22, 2018

Truckers in several Brazil states are blocking roads and highways to protest rising diesel prices

A closer look at 10 arrested Saudi women's rights activists

May 22, 2018

A closer look at the 10 detained activists in Saudi Arabia and how they became icons of the women's rights movement there

Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

May 22, 2018

Officials say nine protesters were killed when police opened fire on demonstrators demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant.

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

May 22, 2018

Police have blocked a march by Thai pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year

French public service workers strike again over job cuts

May 22, 2018

French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022.

Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

May 22, 2018

The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections

Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico, Texas

May 22, 2018

At least 200 demonstrators have blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas to protest the disappearance of dozens of people in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas

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