Feb 25, 2017

Dakota Access oil pipeline could be operating within weeks

Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota where pipeline opponents had gathered for the ...

U.S. states mark 75th anniversary of internment order for Japanese-Americans

Feb 19, 2017

U.S. states mark 75th anniversary of internment order for Japanese-Americans

States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Most were from Oregon, California and Washington state. Adults, including the elderly, ...

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Feb 3, 2017

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Ukraine’s president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a front-line town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives. The sworn foes have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire ...

Jan 25, 2017

China to push Mandarin for minorities, protect dying tongues

China will “unswervingly” stick to the promotion of Mandarin for ethnic minorities, the government said on Tuesday of a policy that has ignited sporadic protests. The government will also step up protection for threatened tongues on the verge of extinction. Language politics have long ...