| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on Friday signed into law hastily approved measures to ban unauthorized protests, a move aimed at wiping out the remnants of a civic uprising against his rejection of closer ties with the European Union in favor of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Greece on Wednesday took over the rotating presidency of the European Union amid hopeful forecasts of an end this year to its protracted recession but lingering resentment of the austerity imposed by the 28-nation bloc.
Public anger over the belt-...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:37 AM
"They left the sneaker in the fence!" said Michael Kilday, his eyes watering at the memory. "They left the sneaker in the fence!"
"They" were the hundreds of heavily armed cops and, later, National Guardsmen, whom Governor Ronald Reagan ordered to...
| Dec 17, 2013
Three years ago Tuesday, the Arab Spring began when 26-year-old vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in suicidal protest against the political repression and limited economic opportunity offered in dictator Zine el Abidine ben Ali's...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:05 AM
WASHINGTON — Senate leaders on Friday called a cease-fire in a weeklong fight over the chamber’s new rules that limit filibusters, ending a nearly 48-hour marathon session.
In the end, senators’ aversion to what would have been a...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CAIRO — Young Egyptian musician Ramy Essam boasts a distinction that few others can claim: a starring turn in a documentary film shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, as well as an arrest warrant hanging over his head.
Amid an unprecedented...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:54 AM
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian riot police used force in an attempt to disperse protesters in downtown Kiev on Wednesday, further stoking opposition leaders, who vowed to coax hundreds of thousands into the streets, rejected more negotiations and demanded...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:31 PM
The federal government shutdown has lasted nearly two weeks, but the Washington blame game is still open for business.
Hundreds of demonstrators pushed past barricades at the sealed-off World War II Memorial Sunday as part of a "Million Vet March" to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Now that we all live inside hermetically-sealed political feedback bubbles when it comes to receiving and reacting to news, it's never been easier to form an opinion on a given story. That's particularly true of the type of Rorschach-test-like stories for...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:44 AM
MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall.
On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...