NEW YORK, April 17- Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.» Read More
KIEV, Dec 4- Ukraine's prime minister warned protesters trying to blockade government buildings on Wednesday they would be punished for any "illegal acts", as officials went to Moscow seeking aid to avoid a financial meltdown.
NEW YORK, Nov 25- In May 2012, Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident, was getting ready to journey to New York after his improbable escape from house arrest. About a week before his arrival, an Evangelical Christian pastor from Texas and a New York University law professor took a walk in Central Park.
The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban discrimination against gay workers but the measure faces a struggle in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public opinion, passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers. The bill cleared the Senate 64-32, with 10 Republicans joining 52 Democrats and two independents in voting "yes."
CAIRO, Nov 4- Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Mursi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on Monday, chanting' Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only' legitimate' president. Opponents of Egypt's army-backed government say the trial is part of a campaign to crush Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood movement and revive a police state.
CAIRO, Nov 4- Egypt began the trial of ousted president Mohamed Mursi on Monday in what opponents of the army-backed government say is part of a campaign to crush his Muslim Brotherhood movement and revive a police state.
CAIRO, Nov 4- Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood arrived at a Cairo police academy on Monday to face trial on charges of inciting violence, state media reported. It is the second time in just over two years that an ousted president has been in court in Egypt, a pivotal Arab nation some fear is sliding back into autocratic rule.
WASHINGTON, Nov 3- With ties between Washington and many close allies strained because of eavesdropping revelations and differences over U.S. policies in the Middle East, the Obama administration can take some comfort from an improvement in ties with China.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Some U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were unhappy about cuts in Washington's aid to Egypt announced earlier this month after authorities in Cairo used violence to put down protests. "I support a continued and robust military relationship with Egypt," California Republican Ed Royce, the committee's chairman, said at a hearing on Egypt.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29- The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for the 22nd time to condemn the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, whose foreign minister said the more than 5- decade-old blockade was barbaric and amounted to genocide.
Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch, discusses the organization's report of fresh labor violations in a Chinese factory producing Apple's soon-to-be-released cheap iPhone.
David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool, Singapore highlights some of the salient issues in the Snowden saga.
James Tien, Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Leader of the Liberal Party in Hong Kong, says the territory has become less efficient, but it's a necessary price to pay for democracy.
On the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Claudia Mo, Hong Kong Legislator and lawmaker from the Civic Party, discusses its legacy and the divisions between Hong Kong and the mainland.
A new "issue-inspired song" written by Peter Buffett, gets its debut tonight (Wednesday) at a commemorative concert in the United Nation's General Assembly Hall. "Blood Into Gold" also features Akon, the internationally-known, Grammy-nominated rap/R&B singer.
While passing the Olympic torch has become a focal point for demonstrations over China's human rights record, major sponsors of the games aren't expected to flame out over the controversy.
A key congressional panel endorsed legislation on Tuesday that would bar U.S. Internet companies from cooperating with authorities in China and other repressive regimes.
From YouTube to MySpace, entrepreneurs in the user-generated content space join the world's top business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum's 2007 annual meeting, underscoring this year's theme "The Shifting Power Equation." WEF, in turn, is aiming to "expand the Davos conversation" with Web-based communication tools. (More)