While US Vice President Joe Biden claims the US will chase ISIS to the gates of hell, on Thursday evening nearly 4,000 Hong Kong students chased democracy to the gates of the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s mansion in the hills over looking the city.
At a time when Indonesia has won widespread praise for electing a new president who emerged from the democratic reforms of the last decade, cynical political party interests used a lame-duck session of the legislature in the early hours of Friday to eliminate the direct election of local mayors and governors.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s parliament has voted to scrap the direct elections of local officials in what critics say is a blow to the country’s democracy.
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes over Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms in the former British colony.
Back in June, Duncan McCargo wrote a short article for Foreign Policy on why the coup is destined to fail. While BP agreed with the premise, it seemed better to wait to post until reality started to hit. BP has been waiting for the façade to start to crack. It is happening now. Below are some
Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 5:02PM UTC
12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:35PM UTC
China ship sinks off Japan coast, 9 missing
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:29PM UTC
Japanese swimmer awaits decision on theft at games
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:25PM UTC
Burma says sectarian violence challenges reforms
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 2:03PM UTC
Burma and Sri Lankan Buddhist hard-liners sign agreement
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 1:46PM UTC