Two million peacefully protest in Hong Kong, while Beijing looks on in silence

China 06/17/19, 17:49

A full week of protests in Hong Kong, culminating with as many as 2 million people taking to the streets on Sunday, June 16, is pressure-testing Beijing’s “one country-two systems” administrative policy. The protests themselves, historic in scale, as well as the absence of a clear response from communist officials in ...

Protesters strip, get painted in Times Square

New York 06/15/19, 18:28

Several dozen people stripped naked and got their bodies painted in New York's Times Square as part of what was billed as a protest against "divisiveness."The event Saturday was organized by body artist Andy Golub. He has staged similar nude Times Square protests in years past.Golub said the world we're ...

Hong Kong Chief Executive suspends China-extradition bill under mounting pressure

China 06/15/19, 13:35

After a week of citywide protests in Hong Kong, the largest in the city’s history, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has agreed to suspend indefinitely a controversial extradition bill that would increase Beijing’s influence over Hong Kong’s criminal justice system. Lam made the announcement Saturday evening at a press conference, an unexpected ...

Huge protest in Hong Kong blocks legislators from debating China-extradition law

World 06/12/19, 13:08

Tens of thousands of protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong late into the evening, Wednesday, June 12, as huge crowds earlier in the day blocked legislators from debating a controversial extradition law that could extend mainland-China authoritarianism to Hong Kong. Police in riot gear confronted protesters with tear gas ...

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

World 05/21/19, 21:38

Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday after the release of official election results.The situation turned violent late Tuesday when protesters tried to force their way into the offices of the election ...

Hundreds protest Alabama’s abortion ban at state capitol

U.S. 05/19/19, 20:10

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" The demonstration came three days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony ...

Anti-Kurdish protests in east Syria could endanger US plans

World 05/09/19, 04:14

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces took credit for defeating the Islamic State group in its last stronghold in eastern Syria, celebrating the victory in front of throngs of journalists at a ceremony in March following a bloody four-year war. But the Kurdish-led force now faces protests by local Arab tribesmen demanding ...

Auschwitz Museum protests camp photos on skirts and pillows

Europe 05/08/19, 07:11

Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp, where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II.On Twitter, the museum addressed the vending site, redbubble, ...

Venezuelans return to daily struggle after violent unrest

America 05/02/19, 16:49

Bumping shoulders with fellow shoppers as she navigated Caracas' biggest open-air market, Naira Garcia had no trouble tuning out the messy political struggle that plunged Venezuela into two days of deadly violence this week.She focused instead on her own daunting task: How to feed her family of five for the ...

Update: Spain confirms Lopez at embassy in Caracas

America 05/01/19, 03:03

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:50 a.m. Spain's government has confirmed that Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo López is at the Spanish embassy in the Caracas following an attempted military uprising on Tuesday that aimed to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela's opposition leader and self proclaimed president Juan ...

Venezuela awaits more protests after a day of turmoil

America 04/30/19, 23:34

He called it the moment for Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy once and for all. But as the hours dragged on, opposition leader Juan Guaidó stood alone on a highway overpass with the same small cadre of soldiers with whom he launched a bold effort to spark a military uprising ...

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