At least one killed as protests rock Nicaragua; Ortega defiant

By Ismael Lopez MANAGUA, Sept 24 : Police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega clashed in on Sunday with demonstrators calling for the release of people imprisoned during recent protests, leaving at least one person dead, authorities said. Hundreds of protesters carrying Nicaragua’s blue and white flag massed in the eastern part of the […]

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

By Shoon Naing and Simon Lewis YANGON, Sept 16 : At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public’s right to information. Demonstrators including high-school students gathered peacefully in the […]

Germany’s spymaster must explain doubts over Chemnitz skinhead videos -minister

By Alexander H?bner MUNICH, Sept 10 : The head of Germany’s domestic spy agency must explain why he cast doubt on the authenticity of videos showing far-right gangs hounding migrants in an eastern city, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Monday. BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen has faced calls to resign from across the mainstream political […]

Russian police detain over 150 protesting against pension reform – rights group

By Andrey Kuzmin and Andrew Osborn MOSCOW, Sept 9 : – Thousands of supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny protested across Russia on Sunday against planned increases to the pension age, with a rights group saying at least 153 of them had been detained by the police. The protests were a challenge to the […]