Vice President Joe Biden calls Venezuela's situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using "armed vigilantes" against peaceful protesters and accusing it of "concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories" about the United States.» Read More
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Google Inc will begin to shield news organizations and human rights groups from cyberattacks as part of a new package of services designed to support "free expression" on the Web, the internet giant said Monday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15- A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices raised doubts on Tuesday over whether Daimler AG can be sued in federal court for allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970 s.
*Exiled critics see first chance to return to Iran since 2009. DUBAI, Oct 10- For the first time since Iran's authorities cracked down on dissent after the 2009 presidential election, some critics are returning from exile, spurred by signs of openness by the government of President Hassan Rouhani.
Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles and cultivated a loyal following through his charisma and populist, quasi-Maoist policies, especially among those left out in the cold by China's anything-for-growth economic policies.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Two years after getting its start in a downtown Manhattan park, Occupy Wall Street, the populist movement protesting economic inequality, marked its second anniversary on Tuesday with a protest near the New York Stock Exchange and a march near the United Nations.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Two years after getting its start in a downtown Manhattan park, Occupy Wall Street, the populist movement protesting economic inequality, marked its second anniversary on Tuesday with a protest near the New York Stock Exchange and a planned march near the United Nations.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as U.S. Washington immediately warned Syria against stalling tactics to avoid military strikes.
*Syria one of only seven countries yet to join chemical weapons ban. GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12- Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, a major first step in a Russian-backed plan that would see it abandon its arsenal of poison gas to avert U.S. military strikes.
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)