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  • As China cracks down on dissent, activists press US to raise issue

    BEIJING With Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials in the midst of two days of meetings with their Chinese counterparts, human rights activists are urging them to elevate a topic that President Xi Jinping would rather dodge: his government's increasingly harsh treatment of critics and civic activists.
  • Terror and sympathy from Turkish hostages seized in Iraq

    SANLIURFA Turkey (Reuters) - When truck driver Vehbi Demir was handcuffed by masked Islamists wielding machine guns and driven to an unknown destination, he little imagined he would end up sympathizing with the militants' cause. Demir was among 32...

    Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group

    Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group
    Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News Agency said...

    Naciones Unidas reconocerá todos los matrimonios del mismo sexo entre su personal

    NACIONES UNIDAS (Reuters) - El secretario general de Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-moon, anunció el lunes que el organismo mundial reconocerá todos los matrimonios del mismo sexo de los miembros de su personal. Previamente, la condición personal de los...

    United Nations to recognize all same-sex marriages of staff

    United Nations to recognize all same-sex marriages of staff
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday that the United Nations will recognize all same-sex marriages of staff members at the world body. Previously, a staff member's personal status was determined by the laws of their country of...