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Myanmar frees more than 2,000 prisoners held since military coup

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Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees on Wednesday, among them journalists and others who the ruling military said had been held on incitement charges for taking part in protests, local media reported. The release ...

Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

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Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as Sudan grapples with the biggest political crisis in its two-year-old transit...

Haiti’s government claims it stopped coup amid dispute over presidential term limit

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Dozens were arrested in Haiti for an alleged coup attempt on Sunday, while protesters accused President Jovenel Moise of unconstitutionally extending his term. "We have arrested 23 people for conspiracy against the ...

‘They’re not going to f**king succeed’: Top generals feared Trump would attempt a coup after election, according to new book

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Washington The top US military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures af...

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says he’ll never step down ‘willingly’ in the wake of coup

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Khartoum, Sudan Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who is under house arrest following a military coup on Monday, says that he will never "willingly" stand down, according to sources close to the prime minister. ...

Armenian Prime Minister says he is facing an attempted ‘military coup’ after army demands his resignation

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said he is facing a military coup attempt after the general staff of the country's armed forces called for his resignation. "I consider the statement of the general staff ...

From ‘coup’ warnings to alleged Kremlin documents, journalists refight the Trump wars

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It has reached the point where the Trump headlines are starting to crowd out the Biden news, fueled by the former president’s own denials, denunciations and continued claims of a rigged election. After all, when it c...

Sudan internet cuts complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

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Sudanese pro-democracy groups launched two days of civil disobedience and strikes on Sunday in protest at last month's military coup, though participation appeared to be limited by continuing interruptions to intern...

‘My purpose is to fight back’: Myanmar’s UN ambassador on defying the coup in his country

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This was excerpted from the March 9 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. As a university student years ago, Kya...

Milley pressed on claims he was concerned Trump would attempt coup

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said Wednesday he wouldn't comment on a recent book excerpt alleging he was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take ot...

Sudan’s military chief reinstates prime minister ousted after last month’s coup

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Khartoum, Sudan Sudan's military chief on Sunday reinstated Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister, almost a month after he was ousted in a military takeover. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan appeared with Hamdok at a signing c...

Chinese factories set on fire and at least 38 killed in Myanmar’s deadliest day since coup

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Myanmar security forces killed at least 38 people Sunday in one of the deadliest days since the military seized power in a coup, and declared martial law in six areas after Chinese-funded factories were set on fire....

Death toll since Myanmar coup tops 1,000, says activist group

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The death toll as a result of Myanmar's coup in February this year has topped 1,000, according to an official of the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group, which has been recording killi...

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy alleges coup will be attempted against him next week; Russia denies involvement

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Zelenskiy told reporters that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup and that Ukrainians and Russians were involved, The Washington Post reported. While he also spoke of a threat of military escalation fr...

Heavy gunfire near Niger presidential palace in attempted coup, days before President-elect’s inauguration

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Paris Heavy gunfire was heard outside Niger's presidential palace early Wednesday morning in an attempted coup, an African diplomatic source has told CNN -- just two days before power is to change hands. The diplom...

LA teachers union boss says children lost nothing during pandemic, now know words ‘insurrection’ and ‘coup’

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"There is no such thing as learning loss," United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz told "Los Angeles Magazine" in a rare sit-down interview when she was questioned about how her insistence to keep the...

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