As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Apr 27, 2015

As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s foreign ...

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Apr 11, 2015

Fears grow over Nikkei strength

Monetary easing and optimism about the economy briefly pushed the Nikkei 225 stock average above 20,000 points for the first time in 15 years last week, but analysts warn that share prices may be higher than warranted by the real economy.

Feb 24, 2015

Okinawa anti-base activists freed from jail

Two activists have been released following their arrest Sunday during a protest against construction of the replacement base for U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture. The pair allegedly trespassed at the gate of Camp Schwab during a demonstration against work on ...

Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds first Austria march

Feb 3, 2015

Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds first Austria march

PEGIDA, the anti-Islam movement born in Germany, drew hundreds of supporters and counterdemonstrators to the streets of Vienna when it held its first march in neighboring Austria on Monday. With 1,200 police officers deployed in Austria’s capital as a precaution, around 250 marchers carrying ...

Jan 22, 2015

Argentine Jews call rally for 'truth and justice' over 1994 bombing

Argentina’s Jewish community called for “truth and justice” Wednesday, convening a demonstration at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack. Alberto Nisman was found dead of a gunshot to the head in ...

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Oct 2, 2014

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Thousands of slogan-chanting Taiwan residents rallied late Wednesday to support the growing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, with one saying the city faces a “life-and-death” moment. The crowd, many of them Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan universities, raised their fists and sang “Boundless ...