Disillusioned Hong Kong youths eye separatism

Jul 17, 2015

Disillusioned Hong Kong youths eye separatism

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On a recent Sunday night in the working-class Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, a group of radical young activists swore through loudspeakers and gestured rudely as they denounced mainland Chinese as “prostitutes” and “barbarians.” The youngsters are members of a new front that ...

Jul 9, 2015

Guinea ex-junta leader indicted over stadium massacre

Guinean authorities have indicted former military leader Moussa Dadis Camara over a massacre at a stadium in the capital in 2009 in which soldiers are accused of killing at least 157 people, a spokesman for his party said on Thursday. Camara’s indictment could throw ...

Sanders not yet making the most of booming 2016 crowds

Jul 8, 2015

Sanders not yet making the most of booming 2016 crowds

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is drawing bigger crowds than any other presidential candidate: 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. More than 2,500 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Another 7,500 this week in Portland, Maine. The trick for the independent senator from Vermont and self-described democratic ...

Gunma governor re-elected to third term

Jul 6, 2015

Gunma governor re-elected to third term

Masaaki Osawa won a third term as governor of Gunma Prefecture on Sunday, beating a former junior high school teacher. Osawa, 69, who ran as an independent but was backed by the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, had the support of more than 70 ...

Does Greek vote befit the birthplace of democracy?

| Jul 4, 2015

Does Greek vote befit the birthplace of democracy?

When Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras dropped the bombshell of a popular plebiscite on the tough demands of creditors keeping Greece afloat, he cited the country’s pedigree as the “birthplace of democracy.” Greeks, the left-wing prime minister said last weekend, “should send a resounding democratic ...