• Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    University Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

    Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across other parts of the city, fueled by palpable public anger over the police blockade of Hong Kong...

  • Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Fight With Fire as Police Storm University

    Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons.

  • police officer Nov 7, 2019

    Chile's President Proposes Minimum Wage Increase Amid Deadly Unrest

    Chile’s president sent a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage, one of a series of measures to try to contain nearly three weeks of anti-government protests over inequality in one of Latin America’s richest countries. President Sebastian Piñera signed the measure that seeks to guarantee a minimum salary of about $470 a month as demonstrations...

  • Iraq Oct 29, 2019

    18 Killed in Attack Against Protesters in Iraq's Karbala

    Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks on protesters since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their...

  • Associated Press May 2, 2019

    Venezuelans Take to Streets as Uprising Attempt Sputters

    Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising, instead dispersing crowds with tear gas as the political crisis threatened to deepen. Thousands cheered Guaidó in Caracas as he rolled up his sleeves and called on Venezuelans to remain out...

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Venezuelans Await Maduro Foe's Next Step Amid Power Crisis

    All eyes were on Juan Guaido’s next step after the popular Venezuelan opposition leader declared he was temporarily assuming presidential powers in a high-stakes bid to unseat Nicolas Maduro, whose powerful loyalists went on the offensive Thursday in support of the embattled leader. Guaido has disappeared from public view since swearing before tens of thousands of cheering supporters to uphold...

  • Donald Trump Jan 24, 2019

    Venezuela's Guaido Leaps From Back-Bench to Center Stage

    The rise of Juan Guaido from back-bench obscurity to the U.S-backed, self-declared interim president of Venezuela in just three weeks has been meteoric – and by his own recognition risky. Few Venezuelans had even heard of the fresh-faced, 35-year-old lawmaker when he was plucked from anonymity and named as president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly in early January. The move...

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2018

    In Gaza Protests, Israeli Troops Aim for The Legs

    Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel’s long-running blockade of Gaza began in March. And for eight months, Israeli snipers have targeted one part of the body more than any other — the legs. The Israeli army says it is responding to weekly...

  • DRIVER Aug 25, 2017

    Dutch Police Detain Suspect in Concert Terror Threat

    Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man early Thursday and questioned him on suspicion of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock band. But the Dutch justice minister suggested later in the day that the suspect may only have sent a threatening message. The 22-year-old man was being interrogated...

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