| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear.
Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
MOSCOW — There was no one to stop him.
That's why Russian President Vladimir Putin was able to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine with barely a whisper of internal resistance.
Recovering the region that was part of Russia for centuries has...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers.
These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:33 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Police in Taiwan fired high-pressure water cannons Monday on hundreds of demonstrators who broke into the country's Cabinet compound to protest the liberalization of trade with political rival China, handing the island president one...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 3:45 PM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy.
Government officials have pledged...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:20 PM
CAIRO — A state-appointed human rights panel on Monday blamed both sides for the deadly violence seven months ago when security forces broke up protest camps set up by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
The National Council for...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"The Activist" is an earnest but largely melodramatic thriller placed against the 1973 standoff between federal authorities and members of the American Indian Movement in the South Dakota village of Wounded Knee.
Writer-director Cyril Morin (who also...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:05 AM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- As more troops and military hardware from Russia were reportedly deployed in Crimea on Friday, opponents of a weekend referendum on secession from Ukraine took to the streets of the peninsula to protest the upcoming vote.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When the women's militia of an Al Qaeda splinter group recently raided a high school in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, it found a range of violations of its strict interpretation of Islam.
Ten young women were deemed guilty of donning a face veil...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of postwar and contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
They will officially unveil plans for a new plaza adjacent to the Broad —...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:21 PM
President Obama launched a federal task force on Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, telling the estimated one in five women who are victims, "I've got your back."
Flanked by senior members of his Cabinet at the White House, Obama...