California formally apologizes for WWII internment of Japanese Americans

National Feb 21, 2020

California formally apologizes for WWII internment of Japanese Americans

The California Assembly apologized Thursday for discriminating against Japanese Americans and helping the U.S. government send them to internment camps during World War II. The Assembly unanimously passed the resolution as several former internees and their families looked on. After the votes, lawmakers gathered at ...

Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide

National | FOCUS Feb 18, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide

The deadly coronavirus outbreak is sparking anti-Asian bigotry, hysteria and violence around the globe as the spread of rumor and misinformation grips people with fear. On Feb. 4 in Bolivia, three Japanese tourists in their 20s visiting the Uyuni salt flats were quarantined at a ...

Don't label all Uighurs terrorists, Turkey tells China

World Feb 17, 2020

Don't label all Uighurs terrorists, Turkey tells China

Turkey's foreign minister on Sunday said China should not label all Muslim ethnic Uighurs as terrorists, following talks with his Chinese counterpart in Germany. U.N. experts believe China is holding a million Muslims in camps in the western Xinjiang region where most of the country's ...

Destructive far-right out to shatter German politics

World / Politics Feb 13, 2020

Destructive far-right out to shatter German politics

The city of Erfurt, a quiet, chocolate-box town of around 200,000 inhabitants, is an unlikely epicenter for an earthquake that is shaking German politics to its post-war foundations. Yet last week, the city was the scene of a political scandal that toppled Chancellor Angela Merkel's ...