U.S. presidential hopefuls quiet on police-violence protests

Dec 14, 2014

U.S. presidential hopefuls quiet on police-violence protests

Protesters nationwide have demanded an acknowledgment that “black lives matter” after grand juries in Missouri and New York declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of two black men. But as prospective candidates look toward replacing America’s first black president in 2016, ...

Hong Kong police to shut down last pro-democracy protest site

Dec 13, 2014

Hong Kong police to shut down last pro-democracy protest site

Hong Kong police said Saturday that they would clear out the third and final pro-democracy protest camp this week, putting an end to demonstrations that have blocked traffic in the southern Chinese city’s streets for 2½ months. Police spokesman Steve Hui said authorities were ...

Brown praises players for protests

Dec 13, 2014

Brown praises players for protests

Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting for anything he’s believed in. On Friday, the 78-year-old Cleveland ...

Dec 11, 2014

Timeline of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong police swooped on the city’s main pro-democracy protest site on Thursday, clearing away tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies. Here is a timeline of key dates in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement: June 10: Beijing issues a “white paper” ...

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

Dec 11, 2014

Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

Hong Kong police on Thursday took away demonstrators who refused to leave the main prodemocracy protest camp and tore down their tents in a final push to retake streets occupied by activists for two and a half months. The first person arrested was carried ...

California protesters march for fourth straight night

Dec 11, 2014

California protesters march for fourth straight night

Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets for a fourth straight night, briefly blocking traffic on a highway and delaying metro and train services. Protesters have rallied for weeks following grand ...

Spate of bombings hits Ukraine military hub

Dec 10, 2014

Spate of bombings hits Ukraine military hub

The city of Kharkiv in Ukraine’s industrial east has stayed out of rebel hands but a mysterious spate of bombings has triggered fears that Russia is trying to destabilize this key defense hub. Barely a week goes by without another bombing reported against Ukrainian ...