China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Nov 11, 2014

China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Authorities have ordered one of China’s most popular air pollution-reporting apps to remove data provided by the U.S. Embassy, a company spokesman said Tuesday, as Beijing hosts a high-profile gathering of world leaders. The Chinese capital is periodically hit by choking, acrid haze, with ...

| Nov 5, 2014

China purges Beijing of troubles for APEC

by Louise Watt

A thousand new facial-recognition cameras are watching for potential troublemakers. Kite-flying has become a jailable offense in some areas. Factories have been ordered to cut back or suspend production. And those are just part of China’s efforts to clear Beijing of dangers, dissent and ...

Nov 4, 2014

White House says Ferguson no-fly zone shouldn't have restricted press

The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there. Audio recordings obtained ...

Sep 30, 2014

Kuwait revokes citizenship of leading opposition activist

Kuwait revoked the citizenship of a prominent opposition activist Monday, something he said was a political move by a government that has vowed to crack down on people deemed to be undermining state stability. Kuwait-born Saad Al-Ajmi, spokesman of the nationalist opposition Popular Action ...