Ukraine Revolution Erupts in New Wave of Violence

The revolution in Ukraine, now nearly three months old, has erupted in a new wave of violence. On Tuesday morning, huge columns of protestors marched out from their barricaded encampment in the center of the capital, Kiev, and surrounded the parliament building while the chamber was in session. Police responded with stun grenades and rubber bullets, while protestors reportedly set […]

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Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to sign into law a bill that would impose a lifetime jail sentence on anyone who commits homosexual acts, a government spokesman said Friday. In January, Museveni criticized the parliament speaker for passing without a quorum the bill that would make it a crime to be gay, to talk about homosexuality without condemning it and to not […]

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This is the Extreme Right Wing Japanese Politician Who Has a Lot of People Worried

Japan’s emerging nationalist movement has 611,000 reasons to be happy this week. That’s the number of votes an ultra-conservative candidate for Tokyo governor received in Sunday’s election. And that’s enough for everyone else to worry. Toshio Tamogami finished fourth of 16 candidates, gaining a surprising 12 percent of the vote. That’s nearly a third as many as the winning candidate, […]

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Palestinian Official Says ‘Armed Resistance’ an Option If Peace Talks Fail

The Palestinian official who headed Yasser Arafat’s security force at the start of the Second Intifada is warning that armed conflict may well follow the failure of current peace talks with Israel. “They should expect a reaction,” Jibril Rajoub tells TIME in an interview. “We have to ring the bell. Uncle Sam should understand that there is a new fascistic […]

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Afghan Civilian Casualties on the Rise, Says U.N.

The 12th year of the war in Afghanistan saw a sharp increase in the number of civilians killed, as more than eight people every day died in 2013, one of the bloodiest years since the U.S.-led 2001 military invasion. This week, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan released its annual report documenting civilian casualties in the conflict. In 2013, civilian casualties rose […]

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Holder: Same-Sex Couples To Get Equal Legal Rights

The Justice Department is preparing to eliminate legal distinctions between straight and same-sex couples in the federal criminal justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday, ensuring that gay Americans have the same rights as heterosexual couples when filing bankruptcy, testifying in court or visiting partners in prison. The policy memorandum, which Holder said would be released Monday, will include important […]

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Egypt Accuses Islamist Group of Forming ‘Military Wing’

Egyptian authorities have accused the ousted Muslim Brotherhood of building an insurrectionary military wing to stage attacks against security forces. The accusation comes as mass protests across the country wane but violent attacks increase. Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Sunday the alleged ”military wing” is based in the city of Beni Suef, south of Cairo. It also named 12 people that belong to […]

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