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Human Rights

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  • U.N. rights agency reports 'total breakdown' in eastern Ukraine

    U.N. rights agency reports 'total breakdown' in eastern Ukraine
    More than 4,300 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine's “total breakdown of law and order,” the United Nations human rights agency reported Thursday. The Geneva-based U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights lamented...
  • '33 Artists' paints behind-the-scene picture of the art world

    '33 Artists' paints behind-the-scene picture of the art world
    If there was ever a subset of humanity ripe for anthropologizing, it's the art world. This caravan of artists, critics, curators, collectors, dealers and assorted hangers-on are united by a purported interest in art and a language called "artspeak." (In...
  • Russia says North Korea ready for renewal of nuclear talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday North Korea was ready to resume stalled international talks on its nuclear program. North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations told Reuters in Geneva last month that it was...
  • 3 cases drawing human rights focus to China

    HONG KONG China, which recently basked in the glow of an international summit, will end this week in the spotlight for its treatment of at least three prominent human rights advocates. On Thursday, the lawyer representing Pu Zhiqiang, an attorney who has...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A gunman shattered the calm of a crowded Florida State University library early Thursday morning, wounding three people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by campus police, authorities said. The gunman walked inside...
  • Protesters firebomb police, try to shut airport in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY Riot police blocked hundreds of hooded demonstrators Thursday from shutting down the Mexico City international airport at the start of a national day of protest that began with firebomb attacks and rock-throwing clashes. Organizers picked a...
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China

    LONDON xx (Reuters) - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a retrospective in...
  • Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat

    Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat
    A key media mogul who has strongly backed Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests urged demonstrators Thursday to leave the streets, saying a temporary retreat would be a strategic move in wake of recent clashes with police that have further divided...
  • Plywood political sign out, then in compliance

    Plywood political sign out, then in compliance
    One late night in September, Costa Mesa activist Chris McEvoy used some plywood to make a statement of his discontent with the mayor and a proposed development in Newport Beach. The end product read: "Riggheimer (sic) Supports 15,000+ cars a day on...
  • Student punished for preaching sues school district

    SEATTLE A proselytizing student at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash., has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Everett Public Schools, alleging administrators impinged on his First Amendment rights by suspending him for repeatedly handing...
  • Banks chase trading cheats with 'fuzzy' surveillance

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Stung by billion-dollar fines for malpractice on their trading floors, the world's big banks are using 'fuzzy logic' tools such as relationship mapping and behavioral analytics to read the minds of would-be cheats among their...