Today’s the perfect day for some jackhole to cut you off in traffic, for a co-worker to let the elevator doors close in your face or for a run-in with your least favorite ex. Why?
THE END CAME WITH ALL THE BITTERNESS of a military surrender. For weeks General Motors chairman Robert Stempel had tried to ignore the signals of discontent radiating from a hostile band of outside directors.
Early in the evening of June 7, children swarmed in front of the Virgin Mary Church in Cairo’s Imbaba slum, carrying pink carnations.
Two political earthquakes have shaken Spanish life in the past week.
THE Supreme Court had forbidden it, but they prayed defiantly in a school in Netcong, N.J., reading the morning invocation from the Congressional Record. In the state legislatures, they introduced more than 100 Draconian bills to put down campus dissent.
The prospective decision by Japan’s government to take control of the Tokyo Electric Power Company may seem belated to the rest of the world, given the confusing way the firm has managed the Fukishima nuclear reactor crisis.
Authorities detained activists, elevated the number of police about the streets, disconnected some cell phone text messaging companies and censored Web postings regarding the contact to stage protests in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other key metropolitan areas. Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a display of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious […]
In the seven weeks since the military-backed bloodless coup in Honduras, several hundred people protesting against the de facto government have been arbitrarily arrested and beaten by government forces, a new Amnesty International report says. The report, released Wednesday, said the beatings were meant to punish those who opposed the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya in June. It includes testimony from, and photographs of, several people who were baton-whipped and detained by police officers who sometimes wore no visible identification and hid their faces behind bandanas as they broke up demonstrations.