Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Supporters cheer embattled Fillons at French election rally

Thousands of supporters gave embattled French presidential candidate François Fillon and his wife a standing ovation at a rally on Sunday, in a show of support after his campaign was thrown off track by allegations of misuse of public funds. Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchainé reported on Wednesday that Penelope Fillon had been paid thousands […]

Hundreds join anti-Trump rally in Paris

Hundreds join anti-Trump rally in Paris

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the French capital in a show of defiance on Saturday amid anxiety over what Donald Trump’s election to the White House will entail for immigrants, minority groups and women. Carrying pots and pans, banners and other anti-Trump gear, demonstrators chanted “No Trump, no hate, no KKK” and […]

Civilians and police killed in DR Congo opposition rally

Civilians and police killed in DR Congo opposition rally

Congolese police on Monday clashed with protesters marching against what they claim is a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his mandate, killing at least 17 people and prompting a threat of further sanctions from the United States. The protest, attended by thousands, came at a time of growing local and international pressure on […]

Rival camps rally across Venezuela as pressure piles on Maduro

Rival camps rally across Venezuela as pressure piles on Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition and government supporters returned to the streets for rival demonstrations Wednesday as tension mounted over a push for a vote on driving President Nicolas Maduro from power in the crisis-stricken country. A week after a mass protest in the capital, supporters of the opposition MUD coalition rallied nationwide near offices of the electoral […]

Brazilian police clash with protesters at mass anti-Temer rally

Brazilian police clash with protesters at mass anti-Temer rally

Police in Brazil’s biggest city clashed with protesters who marched to reject the new president Sunday, five days after Dilma Rousseff was ousted as leader of South America’s biggest nation. Sao Paulo authorities said they were forced to use tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons to stop vandalism after an “initially peaceful” demonstration against […]

Sanders calls for supporters to rally behind Clinton at DNC

Sanders calls for supporters to rally behind Clinton at DNC

Vanquished White House hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday told a riven and lively Democratic convention that his rival Hillary Clinton must win the US presidential election in November. To cheers and some boos, Sanders said that “based on her ideas and her leadership,” Clinton was a better choice than Republican nominee Donald Trump and that […]

Thousands take part in Turkey ‘unity’ rally condemning attempted coup

Thousands take part in Turkey ‘unity’ rally condemning attempted coup

Many thousands of Turks massed Sunday for the first cross-party rally to condemn the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid a purge of suspected state enemies. Istanbul’s Taksim square was transformed into a red sea of national flags as Erdogan’s ruling Islamic-conservatives and the opposition secular camps briefly set aside their differences in […]

Thousands rally in support of Turkish President Erdogan after foiled coup

Thousands rally in support of Turkish President Erdogan after foiled coup

Thousands took to the streets of Turkey Saturday in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after authorities crushed a military coup that claimed at least 265 lives. After facing down the bloodiest challenge to his 13-year rule, Erdogan triumphantly addressed flag-waving supporters in Istanbul following Friday’s chaos in the strategic NATO member of 80 million […]