Generation born under Putin finds its voice in Russian protests

By Denis Pinchuk and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW, Mar 29 :Protests across Russia on Sunday marked the coming of age of a new adversary for the Kremlin: a generation of young people driven not by the need for stability that preoccupies their parents but by a yearning for change. Thousands of people took to the streets […]

Italian police disrupt protest to prevent olive grove removal

By Vincenzo Damiani and Giancarlo Navach BARI/MILAN, Mar 28 : Italian police broke up a protest by environmentalists trying prevent the removal of a grove of olive trees dating back centuries standing in the way of a 40 billion dollars pipeline to bring Asian gas to Europe. The trees, including some more than 100 years […]

Generation born under Putin finds its voice in Russian protests

By Denis Pinchuk and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW, Mar 28 : Protests across Russia on Sunday marked the coming of age of a new adversary for the Kremlin: a generation of young people driven not by the need for stability that preoccupies their parents but by a yearning for change. Thousands of people took to the […]

Three people removed from Tokyo park at centre of Olympics protest

By James Daniels TOKYO, Mar 27 : At least three people were removed from a park in the Japanese capital Tokyo today where homeless people have protested against construction projects for the 2020 Olympic Games. Reuters Television footage showed three people being escorted from Miyashita Park by people who appeared to be police officers and […]

Kremlin rejects US, EU calls to free detained opposition protesters

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW, Mar 27 : The Kremlin today rejected calls by the United States and the European Union to release opposition protesters detained during what it said were illegal demonstrations the previous day and accused organisers of paying teenagers to attend. The protests, estimated to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin […]

Hong Kong protest leaders say they face criminal charges after new leader chosen

By Venus Wu HONG KONG, Mar 27 : Hong Kong protest leaders said today that police intend to charge at least nine activists, including students and academics, who helped organise or lead Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2014. News of the move to charge the activists comes a day after a new Beijing-backed city leader […]