Protests in Venezuela Reach Boiling Point


Protests in the South American country of Venezuela turned deadly this week. Demonstrators burned trash and made noise any way they could outside a court in the capital, Caracas, where a top opposition leader faces criminal charges. Continue reading

Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in central Kiev on February 18, 2014. (credit Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Fresh protest violence erupts in Ukrainian capital


Fighting and fire erupted in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev yesterday, with officials reporting more than a dozen people killed in the latest anti-Russian protests that have embroiled the country for almost three months. Continue reading


Women and children evacuated from war-torn Syrian city


There was some small relief in the Syrian city of Homs over the weekend, when some of the city’s residents were evacuated during a three-day ceasefire brokered by the Russians. Continue reading

Body Miller trains for the Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

American Athletes Go For Olympic Gold in Russia


The Winter Olympics have officially opened in Sochi, Russia and organizers hope to shift the focus away from controversies over human rights and corruption to the celebration of athletic competition. Continue reading


Olympics spur protests against Russia’s anti-gay law


In response to international protests against a controversial Russian gay propaganda law, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rebuked world leaders who have shunned the games for political reasons. Continue reading

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