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Stories with subject: Blockades
  • Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-30-15 10:53 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.

  • French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:12 am

    PARIS - Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police - they gave the farmers their support.

  • Ukraine's richest man warns of aid blockade in the east 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:19 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - The biggest supplier of aid to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine says its mission could fold in two days' time if rebels continue to block its convoys.

  • Turkey briefly blocks access to Twitter over bombing images 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:38 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter on Wednesday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government, which they blamed for not doing enough to prevent the attack, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

  • Israel deports Gaza flotilla activists 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:56 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel has deported a group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a former Tunisian president, who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.