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  • Thousands protest in Russia opposition demonstration

    Thousands protest in Russia opposition demonstration
    Russian police moved to disperse protesters after several thousand people rallied near Red Square on Tuesday to protest the conviction of the top Kremlin critic and his brother, in one of the boldest opposition demonstrations in Russia in years....
  • Missouri governor says violence won't be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling

    Missouri governor says violence won't  be tolerated after Ferguson grand jury ruling
    While the St. Louis area remains on edge awaiting a grand jury decision in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., local law enforcement and activists are preparing for protests that could potentially...
  • Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job

    Protesters attend vigil for N.Y. police killed on the job
    As dozens of people gathered in Harlem on Sunday to honor two slain New York police officers, President Obama expressed his condolences and the president of the NAACP decried the gunman's claim that he was avenging two unarmed black men who died in...
  • College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions

    College protests for 'Black Lives Matter' aren't a valid reason for finals extensions
    Some of the college and graduate students who participated in the “Black Lives Matter” protests happen to study at schools that were preparing for finals. And in a few cases, they asked the administration and professors for leniency of various...
  • Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

    Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia
    The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hong Kong police to remove protesters from streets after court order

    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...
  • Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère

    Review: 'Limonov' by Emmanuel Carrère
    The American critic and biographer Leon Edel once told an interviewer that writing a biography is "like falling in love." Infatuation, explained Edel, is necessary, but so is the termination of the love affair, "if a useful biography is to emerge."...
  • 183 Ferguson protesters arrested in L.A., many more than in other cities

    183 Ferguson protesters arrested in L.A., many more than in other cities
    Los Angeles police arrested 183 protesters overnight Tuesday -- a much larger number than in other major cities in the nation on the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. Los Angeles Police...
  • Young protesters vow to maintain Hong Kong democracy movement

     Young protesters vow to maintain Hong Kong democracy movement
    Hours after police forcibly dismantled the camp of pro-democracy protesters in the Mong Kok area this week, Christy Tsang was left bruised — literally and figuratively — by the setback. The 17-year-old activist said an officer had struck her...