Sunday, May 28, 2017

Protesters clashed with police in Athens, Greece on second day of demonstrations

Protesters clashed with police in central Athens during a second day of demonstrations Thursday, as lawmakers prepared to vote on creditor-demanded measures that will impose additional income losses for many Greeks for another three years. A small number of masked youths broke out from a crowd of about 15,000 people protesting peacefully outside parliament and threw gasoline bombs at riot...

Venezuelan security officials accused of crimes against humanity

Venezuela's armed forces and the National Guard are responsible for the violence against anti-government demonstrations in the country. This is stated in the statement of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro on the situation in the Bolivarian Republic. "National Bolivarian Guard and its leader,...

Venezuela protest

Anti-government protesters walk to a meeting point to demonstrate against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 13, 2017. The anti-government protest movement that has drawn masses of people into the streets nearly every day since March, continued on Saturday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Lebanon protest

Lebanese anti-government protesters chant slogans as they hold Lebanese flags, during a protest demanding the drafting of a new electoral law in the country, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Tunisia protest

Several thousand Tunisians marched through central Tunis on Saturday to protest against a bill that would grant amnesty to businessmen accused of corruption when autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali was in power. Critics of the Economic Reconciliation bill say it is a step back from the spirit of Tunisia's 2011 revolution to oust Ben Ali but government officials say it...

India protest

Kashmiri students throw stones at Indian policemen in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Students in the region have been protesting since last month against a police raid in a college in southern Pulwama town in which at least 50 students were injured. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

China earthquake

In these photos released by Xinhua News Agency, soldiers walk past damaged houses following an earthquake in Kuzigun Village in Taxkorgan County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Thursday, May 11, 2017. A moderate earthquake that struck close to the earth’s surface killed at least several people, the region's earthquake administration said. (Li Jing/Xinhua via AP)

Venezuela protest

Anti-government protesters work together to aim a giant slingshot holding a glass bottle of fecal matter, at security forces blocking their march from reaching the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro tried to march to the Supreme Court to protest its decision to gut the opposition-controlled congress of its powers _ a...

Argentina protest

People raise white handkerchiefs, the signature symbol of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights group, during a protest against a Supreme Court ruling that benefited a man serving time for crimes against humanity in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. In response to the popular outcry, earlier in the day Wednesday, Argentina's Congress approved a bill banning...

US citizens detained in North Korea

North Korea has continued to detain American citizens as tensions rise related to North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons. ______ American politicians have expressed heightened concern about the authoritarian country's nuclear and missile development efforts. President Donald Trump said he isn't ruling out military action against the country, but also said he would talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "under...