Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

Feb 18, 2015

Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

Thousands of people marched in Niger’s capital on Tuesday to protest Boko Haram Islamists, who have launched deadly raids in the country from their base in neighboring Nigeria. Prime Minister Brigi Rafini led the demonstrators who marched under a heavy police presence, with snipers ...

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Jan 5, 2015

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do ...

NYC police chief calls protest at funeral 'inappropriate'

Dec 29, 2014

NYC police chief calls protest at funeral 'inappropriate'

New York’s police commissioner, Bill Bratton, said Sunday it was “very inappropriate” for officers outside the funeral of slain cop Rafael Ramos to turn their backs in protest as the mayor spoke. “That funeral was held to honor Officer Ramos, and to bring politics, ...

Protesters vow to continue fight against secrecy law

Dec 6, 2014

Protesters vow to continue fight against secrecy law

Protesters against the contentious secrecy law enacted exactly a year ago vowed Saturday to continue fighting to have it scrapped, amid concern the legislation will undermine the public’s right to know. With the law that toughens penalties for leakers of state secrets set to ...

Sep 30, 2014

Japan protests banner of assassin at Asian Games

Japan has protested to Asian Games organizers in South Korea after the image of a Korean hero who assassinated a senior Japanese official a century ago was shown in a stadium, officials said Tuesday. The Japanese Olympic Committee acted after fans unveiled a large ...