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  • Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo

    Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo
    The Kremlin is keeping Edward Snowden guessing about whether it will renew temporary asylum for the fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor. Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. prosecutors after he leaked details about NSA surveillance practices, was...
  • Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
    A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...
  • Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured

    Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured
    Egypt's Interior Ministry will investigate the alleged torture of a detainee at a Cairo police station, local newspapers reported Tuesday amid growing accusations of abuse in Egyptian prisons and detention facilities. The investigation was prompted by...
  • Bookworm: Former agency head draws on experience in business book

    Martha Johnson keeps a small carved giraffe on the desk of her home office in Annapolis. She got it for "sticking her neck out" and proposing a new program at the General Services Administration. It's as much a reminder of her heyday as it is her fate...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Movements start by simply caring

    Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world's attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes, has done...
  • Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source

    Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source
    Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said on Tuesday. If confirmed,...
  • Egyptian activist, 23 others get 15 years in jail for political dissent

    A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian...
  • Pictures in the News | May 21, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The flag was flying from a building near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It was later found shredded in the...
  • China begins crackdown on Tiananmen observances, news coverage

    With Wednesday’s 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown on pro-democracy student protesters fast approaching, authorities are trying to block foreign journalists from reporting about the event and detaining others who seek to commemorate it....
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  • Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case

    Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case
    CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge. Australian correspondent Peter...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...