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Human Rights

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  • President Obama says Russia seized Crimea 'out of weakness'

    President Obama says Russia seized Crimea 'out of weakness'
    THE HAGUE — President Obama has shunned comparisons to the Cold War era on his trip to Europe this week, focusing on diplomacy while saying Russia is no longer a global power. On Tuesday he sought to calm allies rattled by Moscow's seizure of...
  • Egypt convenes trial of more than 680 on heels of mass death sentence

    Egypt convenes trial of more than 680 on heels of mass death sentence
    CAIRO — An Egyptian court convened another mass trial Tuesday with more than 680 defendants, a day after being vehemently denounced by human rights groups and legal organizations for simultaneously condemning 529 others to death. The proceedings...
  • Relatives of Malaysia jet passengers scuffle with police in Beijing

    Relatives of Malaysia jet passengers scuffle with police in Beijing
    BEIJING — Hundreds of relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers marched on the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday, rejecting the government’s conclusion that the flight crashed into the Indian Ocean with no survivors. The...
  • Egypt sentences group of 529 to death

    Egypt sentences group of 529 to death
    CAIRO — Even by the baroque standard being set by the Egyptian judiciary under the nearly 9-month-old military-backed government, the scene that unfolded Monday in a courthouse south of the capital was extraordinary: 529 defendants simultaneously...
  • Yemeni militants attack elite paratroopers, killing 20

    Yemeni militants attack elite paratroopers, killing 20
    SANA, Yemen -- Militants believed linked to Al Qaeda staged a deadly dawn strike Monday on a remote checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing 20 elite paramilitary troops and wounding eight others in the latest blow to government forces at the hands of...
  • She's no Hillary Clinton: Michelle Obama plays it safe in China

    She's no Hillary Clinton: Michelle Obama plays it safe in China
    Michelle Obama, who has been an effective if tamped-down first lady, took her daughters and mother to China this week. The seven-day trip, which ends Wednesday, is not much different from other most traditional first lady trips, where highly choreographed...
  • Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more

    Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more
    WASHINGTON — A challenge to part of President Obama's healthcare law that hits the Supreme Court on Tuesday could lead to one of the most significant religious freedom rulings in the high court's history. Four years ago, in their controversial...
  • How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad

    How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad
    If you live in the United States, it's easy to be lulled into thinking that the battle for broader civil rights for gay people is nearly over. The last few years have brought important victories in courts, legislatures and at the ballot box, and...
  • Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives

    Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives
    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...
  • Turkish fighter jets shoot down Syrian warplane in border zone

    Turkish fighter jets shoot down Syrian warplane in border zone
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane Sunday in an embattled border zone, and Turkey and Syria each insisted the plane was in their airspace when it was downed. The downing was the latest border clash between onetime...
  • Egyptian activist freed after 4 months in jail

    Egyptian activist freed after 4 months in jail
    CAIRO -- In a case closely watched by human rights advocates, a leading figure in Egypt’s 2011 revolution was freed on bail Sunday after spending nearly four months in jail. Alaa Abdel Fattah was arrested in late November, soon after a tough new...