Sep 27, 2016

China sentences activists for 'disturbing social order': Xinhua

Three labor activists were given suspended sentences of two to four years, Chinese state media said Tuesday, citing their involvement with “overseas organizations hostile to China.” Zeng Feiyang, director of the prominent labor rights group the Panyu Workers’ Center, was given a three-year sentence ...

Gabon court upholds victory of incumbent leader Bongo

Sep 24, 2016

Gabon court upholds victory of incumbent leader Bongo

Gabon’s constitutional court upheld incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s victory in last month’s disputed election early Saturday, raising fears of continued unrest as the Bongo family extended its political dynasty of nearly half a century in the oil-rich country. The announcement, read by the ...

Charlotte workers asked to stay home after night of violence

Sep 22, 2016

Charlotte workers asked to stay home after night of violence

Streets appeared calm early Thursday in downtown Charlotte after a second night of violent protests over the deadly police shooting of a black man, although at least three major businesses were asking their employees to stay home for the day as the city remained ...

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Sep 22, 2016

Sherman says message of anthem protests being lost

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isn’t listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem. While some fans are obsessing about whether players take a knee, raise a fist or lock arms ...

Unrest flares anew in U.S. city after police shooting

Sep 22, 2016

Unrest flares anew in U.S. city after police shooting

A second night of race-related clashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday left one protester on life support, with the renewed violence prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. Gov. Pat McCrory said on Twitter that along with declaring the state of ...