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  • Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue

    Both sides in Hong Kong warn of crisis as clashes continue
    After a flare-up of violence between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy demonstrators Saturday, government officials and protest leaders alike warned that the situation was heading toward a breaking point. Demonstrators remained encamped around...
  • June Wing

    June Wing
    June Wing, a political, social and environmental activist who participated in the effort that stopped Interstate 95 from being built through several Southeast Baltimore communities, died of respiratory failure Tuesday at her Guilford home. She was 98....
  • Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail

    Hong Kong protesters march after government talks fail
    About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Others continued...
  • Hong Kong protest leader: New strategies needed to pressure government

    Hong Kong protest leader: New strategies needed to pressure government
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement will need to muster more political power to force the government to listen to its demands, said Alex Chow, one of the student leaders of the demonstrations, as the sit-ins stretched on Wednesday. “We will...
  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before...
  • Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague

    Hong Kong protesters criticize officials' reform plan as vague
    Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal. Yvonne Leung,...
  • Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera

    Protest and praise for 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at the Metropolitan Opera
    It wasn't on a scale with the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," but the first Metropolitan Opera performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," the controversial work by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman about the 1985...
  • Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue

    Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue
    A key pro-establishment Hong Kong politician on Friday urged the territory’s chief executive to step down, saying people had lost their trust in the government and a failure to resign would only exacerbate societal divisions. With democracy...
  • For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language

    For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language
    Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood. Back when the 77-year-old was a skinny, rambunctious schoolboy, teachers from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tried to exorcise a part of Tsosie...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer

    Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer
    Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were organizing for an electronic vote Sunday to gauge protesters’ opinions about the government’s recent olive branch. But some supporters of the sit-ins warned the poll could backfire. After more than...
  • Egyptian court sentences 23 secular activists to 3-year prison terms

    Egyptian court sentences 23 secular activists to 3-year prison terms
    In the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Egypt, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced nearly two dozen secular activists to three-year prison terms for violating a law that essentially bans street protests. The 23 who were sentenced in...