Julie Bishop 'disappointed' Indonesia
Sydney Morning HeraldJulie Bishop 'disappointed' Indonesia ignored Anzac Day request over Bali nine ...Sydney Morning HeraldForeign Minister Julie Bishop says she is "profoundly dismayed" Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been given 72 hours' notice of their executions, and that there is "no evidence" Indonesia is responding to diplomatic pressure. And Ms ...Why Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran should not be executedHerald Sunall 431 news articles »
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 9:41 pm
Kazakh veteran leader re-elected by
ReutersKazakh veteran leader re-elected by landslide: election commissionReutersASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev won 97.7 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, securing a new five-year term at the helm of the oil-rich nation, the Central Election Commission announced on Monday, citing early data.Nazarbaev Wins New Term With More Than 97 Percent Of VoteRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyKazakh veteran leader Nazarbayev wins new term by a landslideDaily MailKazakhstan strongman leader re-elected with 97.7% amid record voter turnoutRTBBC News -Astana Timesall 315 news articles »
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 9:26 pm
Look to Global Law for South China Sea
Philippine StarLook to Global Law for South China Sea Engagement, Najib SaysBloombergRespect for international law must be the basis of rules of engagement and activities in the South China Sea, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said as tensions rise over the waters hosting some of the busiest shipping lanes. Southeast Asian nations ...ASEAN Warns Chinese Actions 'May Undermine Peace' in South China SeaNDTVThe Week Ahead: Executions and Talk of China's Territorial ClaimsWall Street Journal (blog)ASEAN warns Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in S. China SeaDaily MailInquirer.netall 435 news articles »
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 9:23 pm
Earthquake Aftershocks Jolt Nepal as Death
New York TimesEarthquake Aftershocks Jolt Nepal as Death Toll Rises Above 3200New York TimesKATMANDU, Nepal — Each time this city shuddered with aftershocks from the earthquake that convulsed Nepal, Samaj Gautam felt an urge to join the millions of residents who fled to safety outdoors. But working in a hospital emergency ward inundated with ...Rescuers struggle to reach victims of Nepal earthquake as death toll tops 3000Fox NewsNepal earthquake death toll tops 3200Los Angeles TimesLive: Nepal death toll crosses 3200, over 1900 Indians evacuatedThe Indian ExpressNew Vision -SFGateall 11,386 news articles »
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 9:01 pm
Japanese Leader Abe Rails for High-Speed
Wall Street JournalJapanese Leader Abe Rails for High-Speed Trains in USWall Street JournalTOKYO—When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S. this week, he will act as salesman-in-chief by marketing Japan's high-speed rail system. With the support of the government, Japanese companies are vying for chances to join three fast-train projects ...Shinzo Abe goes to US to showcase close tiesThe HinduAbe's US Congress speech to rivet audiences in AsiaThe Australian Financial ReviewJapan's revisionist WWII history on 'comfort women'Minneapolis Star Tribuneall 170 news articles »
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 8:46 pm
Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal
At least 3,218 are confirmed dead, two days after the quake ripped the nation.
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 9:48 pm
Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 9:38 pm
Freddie Gray protests show how much America
Eight months ago, the future of the civil rights movement that convulsed Ferguson, Mo., remained an open question. The protests in Baltimore this weekend are the latest proof that something has already changed. In the end, it seems, it has not mattered that the groups that came together in Ferguson have not been able to spawn an organized national movement of the scope that Martin Luther King Jr. did in the 1960s. This past week, that trend has added the name Freddie Gray to the list of black men whose deaths have recently brought attention to the issue of police violence.
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 4:12 pm
Lynch inherits civil rights probes from
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A string of deadly confrontations between mostly white police and black men will be among challenges immediately facing Loretta Lynch when she is sworn in on Monday as U.S. attorney general. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore, Maryland, take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case. Building on her career as an accomplished federal prosecutor, Lynch takes over from retiring Attorney General Eric Holder, who served more than six turbulent years at the head of the Justice Department. Besides the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, other questionable encounters between police and black males in recent months have led to unrest in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio and New York.
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 10:03 pm
Baltimore mayor says outsiders turned
By Shannon Stapleton BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor and police on Sunday again blamed outside agitators for violence and vandalism that flared during a mostly peaceful protest over last week's death of a young black man who sustained an unexplained spinal injury while under arrest. A day after thousands of demonstrators marched through the city demanding justice in the investigation into the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, 25, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake condemned the lawlessness that erupted on Saturday. "Last night we saw a small group of agitators turning what was otherwise a peaceful demonstration into violent disruptions," Rawlings-Blake said at a news conference held by civic leaders and clergy at a Baltimore church, echoing comments she made Saturday night.
Posted on 26 April 2015 | 6:18 pm