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Cambodia sends 13 to prison for insurrection plot

Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy, center, of the Cambodia National Rescue Party waves along with his party Vice President Kem Sokha, third from left, during a march in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, March 30, 2014. The opposition party held a symbolic march to avoid possible clashes with authorities, after the government banned it from meeting in one of the capital's public parks. The government ban was criticized by local human rights groups and Amnesty International, which called on authorities Saturday "to end their suppression of human rights and fully respect the right to peaceful assembly." AP

A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men to prison terms ranging from five to nine years for plotting to overthrow the government in a case that was criticized by a human rights group as a political setup.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia opposition leads, but less than expected

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station set up under a fly-over in Jakarta,Indonesia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Polls opened Wednesday for nearly 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections, a huge feat in the still-young democracy that's expected to help clear the path for the country's next president. AP

Indonesia’s biggest opposition party came out ahead in early election tallies Thursday, but the showing was far less than expected given the popularity of its pick for president, viewed as the favorite in this summer’s presidential race.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Venezuela’s opposition to meet with government

Ramon Guillermo Aveledo, executive secretary for the opposition Democratic Unity alliance, center, Lara's state Governor Henry Falcon, left, and opposition Congressman Omar Barbosa give a news conference after meeting with President Nicolas Maduro at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. AP

Key leaders of Venezuela’s opposition have agreed to sit down with President Nicolas Maduro’s government for talks aimed at defusing the nation’s political crisis, now entering its third month.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Egypt court upholds sentence for 3 activists

In this April 1, 2011 photo, activist Ahmed Douma chants slogans during a march to Tahrir Square demanding the prosecution of members of former President Hosni Mubarak's government in Cairo, Egypt. AP

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld convictions and three-year prison sentences passed against three of the country’s most prominent political activists.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gunmen kill 1 Thai protester, wound 4 in capital

Anti-government protesters carry their injured protester from a bus to an ambulance after an attack by suspected gunmen while on their way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Gunmen have fired on a convoy of anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital, and four people have been wounded. AP

Gunmen killed one person and wounded four Tuesday, in another attack on anti-government protesters in Thailand’s long political crisis, authorities said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mayor of Venezuelan city arrested amid protests

A woman prays with a bible in her hand, in front of Bolivarian National Guard officers during an anti-government protest in Plaza Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Protesters blocked the streets only when traffic lights turned red under the watchful gaze of the National Guard. Security forces have taken control of the plaza that has been at the heart of anti-government protests that have shaken Venezuela for a month. AP

Agents of Venezuela’s domestic intelligence service on Wednesday arrested the opposition mayor of a western city that has been a crucible of anti-government resistance and which spawned the current wave of protests.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Missing passenger jet roils Malaysian politics

A woman pushes her baby cart in front of the messages board for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. New radar data from Thailand gave Malaysian investigators more potential clues Wednesday for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner, while a massive multinational search unfolded in an area the size of Australia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia’s bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Venezuelan troops take control of protest plaza

Bolivarian National Guards patrol Plaza Altamira in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 17, 2014. Security forces on Monday took control of the plaza that has been at the heart of anti-government protests that have shaken Venezuela for a month. AP

Security forces on Monday took control of a Caracas plaza that has been at the heart of anti-government protests that have shaken Venezuela for a month.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 shot dead during unrest in central Venezuela

A student of Venezuela's Central University (UCV) shouts slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. A month of student-led demonstrations in a number of Venezuelan cities has left at least 25 people dead, according to the government. Venezuelans fed up with inflation that reached 56 percent last year, long lines for buying some items at grocery stores and one of the highest homicide rates in the world have joined students in protesting against the government. AP

A university student, a National Guard captain and a third man were shot to death in separate incidents Wednesday as anti-government protests roiled the central Venezuelan city of Valencia. Three National Guardsmen and several protesters were wounded.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Students, university attacked in central Venezuela

A demonstrator throws back a teargas canister towards police lines, during clashes in an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 10, 2014. The Venezuelan government and opposition appear to have reached a stalemate, in which street protests continue almost daily while the opposition sits out a peace process it calls farcical. AP

At least three people were wounded Tuesday in the central Venezuela city of Barquisimeto when student protesters blocking streets were attacked by unknown gunmen, a university official in the city said.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ukraine’s fugitive leader warns of civil war

This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych addressing the nation on a live TV broadcast in Kiev, Ukraine. The fugitive president said in a statement published by three Russian news agencies that he is asking Russia's protection from "extremists." Yanukovych, who fled from Ukraine's capital Kyiv last week, said in the Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, statement that he still considers himself to be the legitimate leader. (AP Photo/Andrei Mosienko, Pool, File)

Ukraine’s fugitive president has accused his country’s new government of fomenting a civil war and criticized the West for supporting it.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 dead as Venezuelans clash at protest barricades

Bolivarian National Police officers take cover from exploding fireworks launched at them by anti-government demonstrators during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 6, 2014. A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday in a clash between residents of a Caracas neighborhood and armed men who tried to remove a barricade, Venezuelan officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

A National Guardsman and a civilian were killed Thursday as gangs of government supporters on motorcycles rode into east Caracas neighborhoods to remove street barricades placed by opposition protesters.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yanukovych still legitimate Ukraine president – Russia PM

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.   AP FILE PHOTO

Ukraine’s deposed president Viktor Yanukovych is still the legitimate head of state of the country even if his authority is “negligible,” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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