Blockades

This image taken from video provided by Mohammed Issam shows boats trying to rescue people in the Tigris River after a overloaded ferry sank on Thursday, March 21, 2019 near Mosul, Iraq. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in the northern Nineveh province, told The Associated Press the accident occurred as scores of people were out in a tourist area celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring. (Mohammed Issam via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 4:10 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi residents of the northern city of Mosul, angry over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 95 people, blocked a road where Iraq's presidential convoy was passing on Friday, chanting "no to corruption" and pelting the provincial governor's car with stones in...
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Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. (Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 12:38 pm
MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade. Officers broke glass windows in the back of the bus and got all the passengers...
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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines Friday, March 1, 2019. Pompeo is in the Philippines for talks on the two countries' relations as well as the mutual defense treaty. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 28, 2019 - 11:40 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the United States is committed to ensuring the South China Sea remains open to all kinds of navigation and that "China does not pose a threat" of closing the disputed sea lanes. Pompeo assured the Philippines during his...
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February 23, 2019 - 8:09 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Venezuelan security forces to "do the right thing" by allowing humanitarian assistance into the country. In a statement Saturday night, Pompeo also...
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Demonstrators block a train rail at the subway, during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday during a strike called to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 21, 2019 - 8:38 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday during a strike called to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. Regional police say they made four arrests...
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An immigration official observes a fuel tanker, cargo trailers and makeshift fencing, used as barricades by Venezuelan authorities attempting to block humanitarian aid entering from Colombia on the Tienditas International Bridge that links the two countries as seen from the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Immigration authorities say the Venezuelan National Guard built the roadblock a day earlier. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 06, 2019 - 1:12 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A young Venezuelan man is standing near the border bridge where the military has created a barricade and is urging troops to accept humanitarian aid. Twenty-two-year-old Jose Mendoza stood at the...
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An immigration official walks on the Tienditas International Bridge after Venezuelan authorities used a fuel tanker, cargo trailers and makeshift fencing, in an attempt to block humanitarian aid entering from Colombia as seen from the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Immigration authorities say the Venezuelan National Guard built the roadblock a day earlier. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 06, 2019 - 11:29 am
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Venezuelan military has barricaded a bridge at a key border crossing, Colombian officials said Wednesday, in an apparent bid to block humanitarian aid from entering the country. The Tienditas International Bridge was blocked a day prior by the Venezuelan National Guard...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 photo, Palestinian actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, 55, gives an interview in his home at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A new documentary called “Gaza” is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Abu Yaseen, won’t be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances depicted in the film. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
January 30, 2019 - 8:27 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be...
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FILE - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Police in Barcelona have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers. The attacks took place Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 after taxi drivers announced an indefinite strike protesting a regional government plan to regulate the ride-hailing services. One group reportedly smashed a car's windows while the driver was inside. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 22, 2019 - 8:50 am
MADRID (AP) — Taxi drivers striking to demand tighter regulations for companies using ride-hailing apps blocked traffic for another day in Spain's two major cities on Tuesday, while threatening to take their protest to the French border. Hundreds of taxi drivers continued to block major roads in...
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Pro-Europe demonstrators protests outside parliament in London, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019. The British government on Tuesday ruled out seeking an extension to the two-year period taking the country out of the European Union ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote next week on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 08, 2019 - 11:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Britain's Parliament has dealt the government a narrow defeat by passing an amendment designed to put roadblocks in place to make a "no-deal" Brexit more difficult. Legislators on...
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