Aug 23, 2016

Okinawa media union protests forcible removal of reporters

A group of labor unions for media in Okinawa Prefecture issued a statement of protest after two local newspaper reporters were forcibly removed by riot police while covering protests last week near a helipad construction site in a U.S. military training area. The act ...

Aug 17, 2016

Merkel deputy flips bird at German neo-Nazi protesters

A top German politician has received applause — and some criticism — after making an unambiguous gesture of disdain toward far-right protesters. A video posted online late Tuesday shows Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis in the central ...

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 ...

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Aug 9, 2016

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Thailand will hold a general election in 2017, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns his military government might delay plans for a return to democracy, days after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution. Sunday’s referendum was seen as the ...