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  • 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.
  • As U.S. eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenge

    For decades, it was Cuba's first response to criticism. Poor economic performance? An obvious effect of a U.S. trade embargo that amounted to a blockade of the island nation by a bullying superpower. Arrests of dissidents? A legitimate act of self-...

    In dealings with the West, Erdogan holds all the cards

    President Tayyip Erdogan's tightening grip on power is likely to meet little more than symbolic resistance from the West next year, as Turkey's G20 presidency and the fight against Islamic State trump concerns about a slide towards authoritarianism....

    Executions in United States at 20-year low: report

    Executions in United States at 20-year low: report
    Amid growing concerns about how executions are carried out in the United States, the number of prison inmates being put to death fell to a 20-year low in 2014, the Death Penalty Information Center said in a report issued on Thursday. The 35 executions...

    China clears convicted teen 18 years after his execution

    BEIJING The exoneration of a man wrongfully executed 18 years ago has again thrown a spotlight on China's widespread use of torture to extract confessions from criminal suspects. In an unusually candid editorial Tuesday, a state government newspaper...