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  • Women street artists are focus of upcoming LALA Gallery exhibit

    Women street artists are focus of upcoming LALA Gallery exhibit
    The competitive, often territorial world of street art has long been male-dominated. Increasingly, however, women artists are adding a distinct sensibility to the street art scene that, in Los Angeles and other cities, includes yarn bombing (or graffiti...
  • Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked

    Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked
    The head of Turkey’s biggest publishing house is a 32-year-old, Istanbul-raised, Boston-educated sociologist with a smart nose for business and the good sense to steer clear of politics — until now. Can Oz runs the publishing house Can...
  • Tribeca 2013: 'The Rocket,' 'Kill Team' among fest's top winners

    Tribeca 2013: 'The Rocket,' 'Kill Team' among fest's top winners
    NEW YORK -- A scripted feature about life in Laos and documentaries about U.S. war crimes and a town in the grip of a debilitating drug addiction were among the big winners at the Tribeca Film Festival's jury prizes Thursday night. "The Rocket," the...
  • Erdogan rallies supporters as protests continue in Turkey

    Erdogan rallies supporters as protests continue in Turkey
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — Riot police firing tear gas and water cannons repelled thousands of antigovernment protesters attempting to converge on Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Sunday, unbowed even as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended his...
  • Turkish unions march in support of Istanbul protesters

    Turkish unions march in support of Istanbul protesters
    ISTANBUL — Riot police in Istanbul fired water cannons and tear gas Monday to disperse pockets of protesters on the sidelines of a demonstration called by labor groups hoping to capitalize on weeks of activism to register broader discontent. Two...
  • Turkey's leader warns protesters in Istanbul and sends his 'love'

    Turkey's leader warns protesters in Istanbul and sends his 'love'
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Tuesday that his tolerance for nationwide street protests was at an end, as riot police clashed with demonstrators who have occupied Istanbul’s Taksim Square for nearly...
  • Offensive reported on key Syrian city of Aleppo

    Offensive reported on key Syrian city of Aleppo
    Syrian government forces backed by Hezbollah fighters have begun an offensive near the once-commercial city of Aleppo to cut off the rebels’ supply line from Turkey and attempt to regain control of the north. It comes a week after the government...
  • Turkey's leader may consider referendum on park development

    Turkey's leader may consider referendum on park development
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey's leader might consider holding a referendum on plans for development in an Istanbul park that sparked nationwide protests against his government, according to media reports Wednesday. Such a move would mark Prime Minister...
  • Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters

    Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued what he said was a final warning: The protesters in Gezi Park would be removed within 24 hours, he told a meeting of his Justice and Development Party in the capital,...
  • White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

    White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria
    The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using...
  • Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now

    Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...