| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:58 PM
To hear Chinese authorities tell it, the world's most populous country has made "giant leaps in human rights protection," having reduced poverty, carried out judicial reforms and spread Internet access to 564 million people.
"We are soberly aware that...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Civilians fleeing a besieged town near Syria’s capital were attacked by government forces early Wednesday, leaving many dead and others wounded, activists and residents said.
Activists in Muadhamiya had struck a deal with the Syrian government,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:07 AM
CAIRO -- Apparently seeking to prevent a student’s death from becoming a rallying cause for the backers of Egypt’s deposed Islamist president, authorities said Saturday they were investigating the circumstances of the teenager’s killing....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:21 PM
SACRAMENTO -- About 100 demonstrators from across the state rallied in Sacramento on Wednesday to protest the state Department of Toxic Substances Control’s handling of hazardous waste in their communities.
Complaining that California was “...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:27 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian investigators said Wednesday that they found drugs and equipment that could be used for spying on board a Greenpeace ship used in a foiled protest against offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic.
Additional charges are expected...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:56 AM
MOSCOW -- For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a Russian court on Tuesday ordered an opposition activist to be sent to a mental institution for compulsory treatment.
Mikhail Kosenko, 38, who spent more than a year in preliminary...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:27 PM
More than 1,000 activists ended their hours-long rally and march through Hollywood on Saturday on a high note after getting word that Gov. Jerry Brown had signed several bills that would ease conditions for immigrants.
Just before noon on Saturday, a...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:05 PM
MOSCOW -- An additional 16 people were charged by Russia with piracy Thursday for their role in a foiled Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, a Russian television network reported.
Among the new defendants are Greenpeace activists,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:49 PM
MOSCOW -- A Russian court on Thursday ordered that 22 people arrested last week aboard a Greenpeace ship be held for two months pending an investigation of an attempt to board an offshore oil drilling platform.
Eight other people from the Artic Sunrise,...