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Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

STOCKHOLM — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday she plans to take her message...
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Former Armenian President Is Jailed for Deadly Crackdown

YEREVAN, Armenia — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of v...
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Gaza Protests Escalate After Deal to Ease Blockade Fails

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled. "Creating new ways and tactics and di...
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Tour de France Riders Sprayed With Tear Gas Amid Protest

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France — After fans had caused chaos in the Alps by setting off flares, tear gas from police accidentally played havoc with Tour de France riders during the first stage in the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Four-time champion Chris Froome was amon...