| Apr 29, 2015

Baltimore: a U.S. city of haves and have-nots

In the 1950s Baltimore was the sixth-largest city in the United States with a peak population of nearly 950,000. Now the riot-hit metropolis ranks 26th on that measure and scores as one of the less equal American cities when measured by income and educational ...

Hundreds protest in San Francisco for Abe war apology

Apr 29, 2015

Hundreds protest in San Francisco for Abe war apology

Hundreds of people protested outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his country’s treatment of people from other parts of Asia during World War II. Tuesday’s protest comes days before the prime minister is scheduled ...

| Apr 26, 2015

Drone stunt raises issue of 'lone-wolf attacks'

The radioactive drone landing at the prime minister’s office is a reminder of the threat posed by “lone-wolf incidents” as Japan prepares to host some high-profile events. The events include the Group of Seven summit of major industrialized nations in 2016 and the 2020 ...

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

Apr 26, 2015

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

by Jack Chang

All around Chow Tak-yee’s neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she’s always called home. The children of mainland families now fill her neighborhood’s best schools, and ...

Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest

Apr 26, 2015

Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest

Protesters targeted businesses and smashed police cars in downtown Baltimore on Saturday as the biggest demonstration yet over the death of a young black man in police custody turned violent. More than 1,000 people had joined an orderly 90-minute rally at City Hall demanding ...

South Korea adopts plan to salvage sunken ferry

Apr 22, 2015

South Korea adopts plan to salvage sunken ferry

The South Korean government announced Wednesday it would raise the Sewol ferry which sank a year ago with the loss of more than 300 lives — mostly schoolchildren. Bringing the Sewol to the surface has been a key demand of the victims’ families. They ...

Apr 21, 2015

Ousted Egypt president Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader. The Cairo Criminal Court issued the verdict ...