Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from U.N., blasts U.S.

Aug 21, 2016

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from U.N., blasts U.S.

The Philippines’ brash-talking president threatened Sunday to withdraw his country from the United Nations and lashed out at U.S. police killings of black men in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drug campaign, which has left hundreds of suspects dead. President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Aug 17, 2016

Peru high court throws out Fujimori embezzlement conviction

A five-judge Supreme Court panel on Tuesday unanimously overturned the embezzlement conviction of imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was charged with diverting $40 million from the military to pay for articles in sensationalist tabloids that maligned his political foes. The verdict, which ...

15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer

Aug 16, 2016

15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer

Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday. The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid ...

Hong Kong protest leaders avoid prison for 2014 rally

Aug 15, 2016

Hong Kong protest leaders avoid prison for 2014 rally

Three Hong Kong student protest leaders have avoided prison time for leading or encouraging an illegal rally that sparked huge pro-democracy street protests two years ago. On Monday, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were sentenced instead to community service. Nineteen-year-old Wong became ...

Aug 12, 2016

10 dead in suspected jailbreak in Philippines

Ten prisoners in the Philippines were killed when a suspected jailbreak and attempt to kidnap the warden went wrong in a Manila suburb, authorities said Friday. The prisoners, including two Chinese, were meeting with the warden of the Paranaque City jail in his office ...

China lawyer gets seven years in the third subversion trial this week

Aug 4, 2016

China lawyer gets seven years in the third subversion trial this week

A Chinese lawyer was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in the third of a series of subversion trials demonstrating the ruling Communist Party’s determination to shut down independent human rights activists and government critics. The sentence handed down to Zhou Shifeng results ...

Aug 3, 2016

China sentences second rights activist in series of cases

A Chinese legal rights activist was sentenced to 7½ years in prison on subversion charges Wednesday, the second in a series of cases underscoring the ruling Communist Party’s determination to rein in government critics. State broadcaster CCTV said Hu Shigen had pleaded guilty to ...