U.S. states mark 75th anniversary of internment order for Japanese-Americans

Feb 19, 2017

U.S. states mark 75th anniversary of internment order for Japanese-Americans

States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Most were from Oregon, California and Washington state. Adults, including the elderly, ...

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Feb 3, 2017

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Ukraine’s president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a front-line town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives. The sworn foes have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire ...

Jan 25, 2017

China to push Mandarin for minorities, protect dying tongues

China will “unswervingly” stick to the promotion of Mandarin for ethnic minorities, the government said on Tuesday of a policy that has ignited sporadic protests. The government will also step up protection for threatened tongues on the verge of extinction. Language politics have long ...

Jan 24, 2017

U.S. blacks experience far more deaths in the family: study

African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to lose two or more family members by age 30 — often their mother, father or a sibling — a factor that may contribute to poorer health over a lifetime, researchers said Monday. The study in the ...