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 […]

Venezuelans block streets with cars to protest gas shortage in Andes

By Anggy Polanco SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, Sept 21 : Dozens of Venezuelans on Friday brought the Andean city of San Cristobal to a standstill by blocking roads with their cars to protest gas shortages that have piled further misery on the OPEC nation’s crisis-weary citizens. “We have been here since Tuesday night waiting for a […]

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 […]

Turkish police detain hundreds of protesting airport workers

By Irem Koca and Yesim Dikmen ISTANBUL, Sept 15 : Turkish police have detained hundreds of workers protesting over labour conditions at Istanbul’s new airport, a giant project championed by President Tayyip Erdogan and due to open next month, a union leader said on Saturday. The protest broke out after a shuttle bus accident on […]

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 […]