| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year.
Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
MOSCOW – Russia’s parliament on Wednesday approved an amnesty law that could allow two jailed members of the punk music group Pussy Riot to go free and pardon 30 people facing charges over a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling....
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CAIRO — Young Egyptian musician Ramy Essam boasts a distinction that few others can claim: a starring turn in a documentary film shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, as well as an arrest warrant hanging over his head.
Amid an unprecedented...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Vietnamese American activists say they will ask Westminster officials to block organizers from staging the colorful Tet parade because they refuse to allow gays to participate in the Lunar New Year event.
Parade organizers barred LGBT individuals from...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:54 AM
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian riot police used force in an attempt to disperse protesters in downtown Kiev on Wednesday, further stoking opposition leaders, who vowed to coax hundreds of thousands into the streets, rejected more negotiations and demanded...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:04 AM
NEW DELHI — In a reversal that surprised many gay activists and flew in the face of changes seen in some other countries recently, India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling, in effect making homosexuality a crime...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The long public farewell to Nelson Mandela will end on Sunday. After 10 days celebrating his life and mourning his death, South Africans will bury their leader in his family's village of grazing cows and one-room, tin-roofed shacks.
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — Disabled since birth, Liza Shaposhnik, 27, came to the capital city two months ago from the depressed mining region of Donetsk in search of work. What she found instead is a community that needs and cherishes her — fellow...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:26 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Members of the ruling parties of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have erected blockades at several points along main highways hoping to stop trucks carrying goods for NATO forces in Afghanistan in a protest over...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:02 PM
MOSCOW — Fourteen Greenpeace activists were charged with piracy Wednesday in connection with their protest at a Russian oil platform in the Arctic, an official of the environmental group said.
The charges, issued by prosecutors in Murmansk,...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Jorge Garavito was 3 years old when his father got caught up in a raid at the airport and was deported back to Colombia.
Now 22, the political science student said said he hasn't been able to save enough money to go back and see his father for almost...