Posts Tagged ‘Reuters’
Proponents of same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana use gained ground in ballot initiatives across the United States Tuesday.
Burma's government on Monday pardoned more than 500 prisoners, among them political detainees and some foreigners.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced he is suspending executions for prisoners on death row, after being criticized for allegedly executing nine convicts last month.
Arts & Culture
Guor Marial, a marathon runner, is a man without a country at the 2012 Olympics. He will compete Sunday in London as an independent athlete under the Olympic flag.
A United Nations official overseeing international aid assistance in North Korea says current massive floods have caused shortages of food and clean water.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's life prison sentence for complicity in the killings of anti-government protesters has failed to appease some Egyptians who have taken to the streets in protest. Thousands of demonstrat...
Cuba's vice president says there will be no political reform in Cuba, despite calls by Pope Benedict XVI for more freedom and openness in the communist-ruled country.
Commentary and News
Pope Benedict XVI’s recent words of praise for Martin Luther, founder of the Protestant reformation, has set abuzz speculation on the possible “rehabilitation” of the spiritual leader as the Lutherans’ 500th anniversary approac...
A program in Alabama that was supposed to allow offenders to choose between going to church for a year, or serving a term in jail and paying a fine, was temporarily delayed after a civil rights group issued a letter of objectio...
A letter from the wife of a blind activist in China was released recently by ChinaAid, detailing the torture and beatings that she and her husband have been subject to since he was placed under house arrest. Yuan Weijing, wife ...