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  • Sean Penn Blasts Sony for Pulling 'The Interview'

    Actor Sean Penn has criticized Sony Pictures Entertainment harshly over its decision to pull "The Interview" from release. Penn, in an email to Mother Jones, said: "This week, the distributors who wouldn't show 'The Interview' and Sony have sent ISIS a...
  • South Korea court orders breakup of left-wing party

    South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to disband a minority left-wing party accused of pro-North Korea activities that it said violated the basic principles of free democracy and stripped its five members of parliament of their seats....
  • Dalai Lama's star waning in the West, China official says

    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West and manages to win eyeballs only with pointless suggestions that his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official told state media. Tibetan Buddhism...
  • Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy

    "With all due respect." That's a fitting sentiment to express to Cuban-Americans angered by President Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Their emotions run deep, an indication of the decades of loss and hardship they and their...
  • Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

    Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated...
  • Detained China rights lawyer facing 'inhuman torment', wife says

    A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer arrested this year has had to endure hours of interrogation and his health has suffered, his wife wrote in a letter released on Friday, calling for his immediate release. Pu Zhiqiang, one of China's most...
  • Japanese activist challenges secrets law with whistleblower tool

    A Japanese Internet activist and academic is challenging a new state secrets law by setting up a website aimed at making it easier for government officials to leak sensitive information to the media without getting caught. The website, unveiled on...
  • Every trip I make to Cuba is an insult to my parents

    Every trip I make to Cuba is an insult to my parents
    I walk a tightrope with Cuba. I'm a daughter of Cuban exiles who've pledged not to return until there is political change. Yet I've traveled to the island numerous times since the early 1990s; it's the site of my research as a cultural anthropologist. I...
  • Venezuelan oil might be behind Cuba's pivot to the US

    After 53 years of acrimony, a motivating factor in Cuba striking a historic deal with the United States to renew diplomatic relations might have been Venezuelan oil. Both sides, of course, were eager to see their prisoners released USAID contractor...
  • US-Cuba's complex political puzzle

    MIAMI Talking about U.S. policy toward Cuba used to be relatively easy for politicians in Florida: say "Cuba libre" or "Cuba si, Castro no." Support for sanctions and the embargo was a given. But no longer. The reaction to President Barack Obama's...
  • China tightens grip on Macau as dissent rises in gambling hub

    By night, Ieong Man Teng was dealing baccarat to gamblers at the Wynn Macau casino. By day, he was mobilizing thousands of fellow dealers to protest on the street for better working conditions and higher pay. That made him one of the people on Beijing'...