Oregon activists picked the wrong battle, militia leaders say

Jan 5, 2016

Oregon activists picked the wrong battle, militia leaders say

Self-styled militia members who seized federal property in rural Oregon in an effort to galvanize opposition to the U.S. government appear to have made a tactical error — potential allies say they picked the wrong battle. As armed anti-government activists occupied a snowy wildlife ...

Dec 12, 2015

Armed 'patriots' in U.S. turn protests toward Muslim-Americans

They are known as “Three Percenters,” followers of a movement that has rallied against gun control efforts nationwide, patrolled the U.S. border with Mexico and recently begun confronting Muslim-Americans. Followers describe themselves as armed “patriots.” But some of their leaders have been blamed for ...

Dec 1, 2015

Burkina Faso electoral body says Kabore has won presidency

Roch Marc Christian Kabore was elected Burkina Faso’s president, according to preliminary results announced early Tuesday, replacing the transitional government put in place after the West African nation’s longtime leader was toppled in a popular uprising last year. The country’s electoral commission said results ...

Russian truckers take on authorities in rare mass protest

Nov 30, 2015

Russian truckers take on authorities in rare mass protest

Russian truckers indignant at a new tax have caused huge traffic jams across the country, as they block roads in a rare mass protest rattling the authorities under President Vladimir Putin. Long lines of trucks halted traffic on highways in some 20 regions to ...

On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game

Nov 30, 2015

On China's fringes, cyberspies raise their game

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Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere. Hackers have expanded their attacks to parking malware on popular file-sharing services including ...