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  • Russia 'optimistic' on Syria peace talks early next year: Lavrov

    Russia is optimistic at the prospect of renewed talks between opposition figures and the Syrian government early next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. Moscow, an ally of the Syrian government, has pushed to restart talks that...
  • Will police protests fade like tea party and Occupy?

    WASHINGTON This time, the protests might have consequences. Decades of demonstrations since the 1960s have usually started with passion but led to little. Now, however, protests over police-caused deaths of unarmed black men are having an impact. They'...
  • Demonstrations aside, it's not 1960s Berkeley any more

    Gray-haired activists still hand out leaflets on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, but the California university town that has seen violent protests over police killings of unarmed black men is a far cry from the leftist hotbed that was the face of the anti-...
  • Haitian commission recommends sweeping changes

    MIAMI A Haitian presidential commission is recommending sweeping changes, including a new prime minister and government to stabilize the country. It also asks President Michel Martelly to abandon plans to rule by decree. Haitian lawmakers Tuesday...
  • How Yemen's Houthis control Sanaa and alarm the West

    It was Waddah al-Hitari's beard that killed him. Militiamen on the streets of Yemen's capital shot him dead one Friday because he looked like a terrorist, colleagues of the young doctor said.     Hitari was killed by a member of the Houthis, an armed...
  • Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

    Setting up what looked to be a final showdown between Hong Kong government authorities and the pro-democracy protesters who have occupied streets for nearly 10 weeks, a court has issued an order allowing for the removal of barricades from areas near...
  • Haiti commission calls for new prime minister, government to stave off crisis

    MIAMI An 11-member Haiti presidential commission charged with helping stave off a deepening political crisis is calling for sweeping changes, including the resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and his government, the head of the country's supreme...
  • Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'

    Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'
    The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of...
  • Jerry Large: Yes, nationwide protests really mean something

    Mass urban protests have always been a necessary part of American democracy, giving people who are marginalized a voice and a way to exert influence they wouldn't otherwise have. We've been seeing more of them in recent years because more people...
  • In Hong Kong, Occupy protest leaders go free after surrender

    In Hong Kong, Occupy protest leaders go free after surrender
    Before surrendering to authorities, they were prepared for the worst: immediate arrest, perhaps prolonged detention. As they entered the police station Wednesday, they were jeered by opponents demanding that they be sent straight to jail. But the...
  • Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid

    Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid
    The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...