Municipal elections

A woman holds a Russian national flag in front of police during a protest in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. some thousands of people rallied in central Moscow for the third consecutive weekend to protest the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the Russian capital's city council ballot. (AP Photo)
August 11, 2019 - 9:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's media oversight agency is demanding that Google take actions to stop its YouTube subsidiary from allowing users to send information about unsanctioned demonstrations. The move by the agency Roskomnadzor comes after weeks of demonstrations in Moscow over the exclusion of some...
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This photo from video provided by KVOA-TV shows Alex Kack, in the green shirt at left, laughing at a protester during a vote to put a "sanctuary city" initiative on the November ballot during a meeting of the Tucson, Ariz., City Council Tuesday, Aug. 6. Kack is mystified that video of him simply laughing at the meeting has captivated the internet. Kack, also known as "#GreenShirtGuy," told The Associated Press on Thursday that social media reaction spawned by a news clip of him shaking with laughter at a Tucson City Council meeting has been "surreal." (KVOA-TV via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 6:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Kack remained mystified Thursday as to how he became an internet sensation when all he did was laugh at a city council meeting in Arizona. "Everyone else was doing something far more active than me honestly. I was just laughing," Kack told The Associated Press. "You could have...
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Police officers detain a protestor, during an unsanctioned rally in Pushkin Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Moscow police detained more than 300 people Saturday who are protesting the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates from the city council ballot, a monitoring group said. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 04, 2019 - 7:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is calling on Russia to release the protesters detained during a rally for independent and opposition candidates in Moscow. The Foreign Ministry said Sunday that "the arrests are not in proportion to the peaceful character of the protests, which were directed against the...
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Sudanese protesters march during a demonstration in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Sudanese pro-democracy activists have posted videos on social media showing thousands of people taking to the streets in the capital, Khartoum. The Sudanese Professionals Association said Thursday that the rallies are demanding justice for the killing of at least six people, including four students, earlier this week during student protests in a central province. (AP Photo)
August 04, 2019 - 6:30 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Sunday aimed at paving the way for a transition to civilian rule following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Representatives signed a constitutional document that would...
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Police officers detain an opposition candidate and lawyer at the Foundation for Fighting Corruption Lyubov Sobol in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Moscow police detained more than 300 people Saturday who are protesting the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates from the city council ballot, a monitoring group said.(AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
August 03, 2019 - 1:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Police cracked down hard on an unsanctioned demonstration in Moscow for a second weekend in a row, detaining about 600 people protesting the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates from September city council elections. The issue taps growing dissatisfaction with a...
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Police officers detain protesters during an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV station broadcasting the protest. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
August 02, 2019 - 5:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow are warning that a planned attempt to hold an unauthorized protest on Saturday will bring a strong police response. Police violently detained more than 1,000 demonstrators on July 27 at an unsanctioned protest against the exclusion of some independent candidates...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, July 27, 2019, Inga Kudracheva screams as her boyfriend Boris Kantorovich lies atop her while police try to detain him during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow. Images of the young couple have been spread on social media. They say the crackdown by police has left them shaken but with their resolve strengthened. (AP Photo/Denis Sinyakov)
July 31, 2019 - 5:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The young woman screamed as her boyfriend lay atop her, absorbing the blows of a helmeted riot policeman. It's one of the indelible images of the violent police response to an unauthorized protest in Moscow. Inga Kudracheva's terror and anguish are clear in the video and photos that...
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Police officer assists a man who was injured during clashes between demonstrators and police in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Russian police clashed with demonstrators and have arrested some hundreds in central Moscow during a protest demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to run for the Moscow city council. (AP Photo/ Pavel Golovkin)
July 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case into the weekend protest in Moscow where police detained nearly 1,400 people, indicating charges could be filed that carry prison sentences of up to 15 years. No individuals were immediately named in the case that was...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 20, 2019, file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a protest in Moscow, Russia. Navalny remained hospitalized for a second day on Monday, July 29, 2019, after his physician said he may have been poisoned. Details about Navalny's condition were scarce after Navalny was rushed to a hospital Sunday from a detention facility where he was serving a 30-day sentence for calling an unsanctioned protest. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
July 29, 2019 - 3:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was moved back to jail from a hospital Monday even though his physician raised suspicions of a possible poisoning after he suffered facial swelling and a rash while in custody. Details about Navalny's condition were scarce after he was rushed...
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Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, who has been detained by police and charged with unlawfully organizing a public gathering, sits in a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Navalny has called for demonstrators to protest on Saturday outside the mayor's office against the rejection of several opposition candidates from the ballot for the Moscow city council elections. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 28, 2019 - 9:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on opposition protests in Russia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A spokeswoman says Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in satisfactory condition after being hospitalized for a severe allergy attack while in jail. Navalny was taken to a hospital Sunday morning from the...
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