Sep 1, 2015

German minister's 'Negro' comment sparks social media storm

A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a “wonderful Negro” during a TV debate on Europe’s migrant crisis. The Twitter hashtag #Neger (Negro) topped trending topics in Germany the morning after Bavarian Interior Minister ...

Death toll from violent protest in Ukraine rises

Sep 1, 2015

Death toll from violent protest in Ukraine rises

The death toll from violent protests in Ukraine rose to three Tuesday when two more National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion, officials said. In the worst outburst of violence in Kiev since the new government took power in 2014, ...

Ukraine accuses ultra-nationalists in deadly Kiev clash

Sep 1, 2015

Ukraine accuses ultra-nationalists in deadly Kiev clash

A member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country’s breakaway regions. Major powers voiced deep ...

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Aug 31, 2015

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Savagely beaten and accused of spying for Moscow, Xu Weiyi — one of China’s few citizens of Russian descent — stared over the river separating his border village from the Soviet Union, longing for escape. “My mother was too old, so it was mostly ...

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

Aug 27, 2015

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man’s grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman’s sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game. It was the chilling video by a killer of him stalking ...

Aug 26, 2015

In shift, U.S. backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe

The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month’s U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka’s government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes. The announcement by the visiting Assistant Secretary ...