| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Ragip Zarakolu, head of Belge Publishing, has angered Turkish officials by publishing books about the Kurds and the Armenian genocide. He was arrested Friday, sparking international concern....
| Sep 8, 2013
When my children were growing up, they were very selfish, and they demanded a lot of attention. They learned the word "mine" and then proceeded to use it to describe everything that they could see. They used to push and hit and stomp their feet over and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Since President Richard Nixon's visit to China in February 1972, American presidents have hoped that building personal rapport with Chinese leaders would strengthen bilateral ties and win political points at home.
While Nixon's trip was a diplomatic...
| Dec 23, 2012
Meteorologists know seasons are predictable. In the weather world, spring is always followed by summer. But the political world is different. Spring can proceed to summer, or it can lead to a sudden onset of winter.
That was the case this year in the...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
It's disgraceful that 19 nations beholden in some way to China won't attend the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Oslo. Nor will the honoree, who's serving an 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 2:07 PM
In a rare concession on a highly sensitive issue, Chinese President Hu Jintao used his White House visit on Wednesday to acknowledge "a lot still needs to be done" to improve human rights in his nation accused of repressing its people. President Barack...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 7:14 AM
CHINA (REUTERS) -- One of China's most prominent dissidents, Hu Jia, was reunited with his family early on Sunday after serving three-and-a-half-years in jail on subversion charges, but he needed rest and was not ready to speak in public, his wife said....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:23 AM
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — This year's Nobel Peace prize winner is "obvious," the chairman of the prize committee says, and he's surprised that "commentators and experts" haven't picked up on it.
With upheaval in the Arab world and Europe's...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:20 AM
OSLO, Norway — Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen's autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of the importance of women's rights in...