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Jul 1, 2014

Timeline of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

July 1997: Hong Kong is handed back to Chinese authorities after more than 150 years of British control. Tung Chee-hwa, a Shanghai-born former shipping tycoon with no political experience, is hand-picked by Beijing to rule the territory following the takeover. February 2001: Hong Kong’s ...

After riots, Le Pen seeks end to dual nationality

Jun 30, 2014

After riots, Le Pen seeks end to dual nationality

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Sunday that dual nationality should be revoked following riots after Algeria’s last World Cup match, which she claimed showed the “failure” of French immigration policy. Celebrations after Algeria’s historic qualification for the second round of the football ...

U.S. voters rarely boot lawmakers

Jun 30, 2014

U.S. voters rarely boot lawmakers

The U.S. Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the ultraconservative tea party movement is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are nervous about the upcoming November elections, right? No. Mostly they are not. People ...

Israel endorses Kurdish state, citing chaos in Iraq

Jun 30, 2014

Israel endorses Kurdish state, citing chaos in Iraq

Seizing on the mayhem in Iraq, Israel’s prime minister on Sunday called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance with moderate forces across the region. He also said Israel would have to maintain a long-term military presence in ...