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  • Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure

    Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure
    Hours after mainland Chinese officials announced new rules ensuring that only handpicked candidates could run for Hong Kong’s top leadership position in 2017, local democracy activist Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared a new "era of civil disobedience."...
  • Poll shows unwavering support for medical marijuana

    Poll shows unwavering support for medical marijuana
    Florida's attempt to become the 24th state to completely legalize medical marijuana is beginning to look inevitable – with a new poll showing support from 88 percent of likely voters. The level of support is the same as Quinnipiac University...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
  • 'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan

    'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan
    The political crisis in Pakistan deepened Monday as protesters stormed and briefly held the state-run television headquarters and the capital buzzed with talk about whether the army would step in to remove either Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or the...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • Pakistani cleric will be allowed to march on capital: police

    MULTAN Pakistan (Reuters) - A fiery Pakistani cleric will be allowed to lead his supporters on an anti-government protest march to the capital, a senior policeman said on Thursday, reversing an earlier government decision. Tahir ul-Qadri has spent the...
  • Thousands in Pakistan anti-government protests as coup fears loom

    ISLAMABAD Thousands of anti-government protesters in Pakistan began a march on Islamabad on Thursday amid fears that a prolonged confrontation might lead to a military coup a year after the country's first democratic transfer of power. Cricketer-turned-...
  • Three Islamist protesters killed in Cairo: security sources

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Islamist protesters were killed on Friday during clashes between police and demonstrators in Cairo, Egyptian security sources said. The men died from bullet wounds during clashes between a few hundred protesters and police in...
  • The world needs a freer, better Egypt

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Aug. 14: Egypt, the heart of the Arab world, could and should be a major player today in finding resolution to all of the chaos and violence in the Middle East today. Instead, it...
  • Critics decry lack of U.S. response to Bahrain expulsion

    Critics decry lack of U.S. response to Bahrain expulsion
    Bahrain's expulsion last month of the top U.S. diplomat for democracy and human rights was a provocative move that seemed sure to bring a strong reaction from Washington. But four weeks later, the Obama administration has made no visible response beyond...
  • Bob Corker: A president of empty words

    Those around the world who are looking to the United States for support against intimidation, oppression or outright massacres have learned a tough lesson in the past few years: This U.S. president, despite his bold pronouncements and moral posturing,...