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Dec 7, 2014

Haitians protest delayed elections

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched Saturday through Haiti’s capital for the second time in two days amid anger over delayed elections and other issues. The crowd began marching peacefully toward the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince, but protesters later began burning tires, throwing rocks at ...

Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Pentagon chief

Dec 6, 2014

Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Pentagon chief

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated veteran defense expert Ashton Carter as his defense secretary, a job that will require him to tackle messy wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan and try to fend off potentially damaging budget cuts. In Carter, Obama chose ...

Dec 5, 2014

Bahrain jails Shiite activist for insulting king

A Bahraini court on Thursday sentenced a prominent opposition activist to three years in prison for insulting the king after she tore up the monarch’s photo, her lawyer said. The activist, Zainab al-Khawaja, gave birth only a few weeks earlier. Al-Khawaja was also fined ...

Dec 4, 2014

Obama assesses Xi's power, Chinese rights and nationalism

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated power more quickly than any Chinese leader in decades, raising concerns over human rights and worrying China’s neighbors. Obama, who met Xi last month in Beijing, told the Business Roundtable ...