• martial law Mar 20, 2020

    What Is Martial Law, and Why Does NY Gov. Keep Getting Asked About It?

    Self-quarantine. Self-isolation. Shelter-in-place. Martial law. All of these terms have been kicked around in the last few days to describe what might — or might not — happen in New York to keep people in their homes and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made about as clear as he could on Thursday that he has no plans…

  • Associated Press Jul 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas After Protesters Defy Ban

    Hong Kong police on Saturday fired tear gas, swung batons and forcefully cleared out protesters who defied warnings not to march in a neighborhood where last weekend a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train station. Protesters wearing all black streamed through the Yuen Long area, even though police refused to grant permission for the march, citing...

  • GUARD Nov 30, 2018

    Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males, Upping Ante in Conflict

    Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in the growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian males and searching the home of an influential cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fired on three Ukrainian vessels near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed...

  • Germany Nov 29, 2018

    Ukraine Urges NATO to Deploy Ships in Dispute With Russia

    The president of Ukraine is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen tensions between the two countries following a weekend confrontation in the waters off the Crimean Peninsula. U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he was canceling a planned meeting with Russian...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2018

    After Dispute With Russia, Ukraine to Impose Martial Law

    Ukraine’s parliament voted Monday to impose martial law in parts of the country to fight what its president called “growing aggression” from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors. Western leaders and diplomats urged both sides to de-escalate the conflict,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2018

    Russia Fires on Ukrainian Vessels in Black Sea; 2 Wounded

    Russia’s coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine’s vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a tense standoff in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula, the Ukrainian navy said. Russia blamed Ukraine for provoking the incident, which sharply escalated tensions that have been growing between the two countries since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014,...

  • Facebook Jul 15, 2018

    South Korea Probes Army Plan for Troops to Control Protesters

    A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in the late 1980s. But revelations this past week of a...

  • United States Aug 19, 2017

    Prize-Winning Polish-US Playwright Janusz Glowacki Dies

    Renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki, who won top prizes for his bitter, ironic analysis of the difficult lives of immigrants, died Saturday at 78. His wife, actress Olena Leonenko-Glowacka, announced his death but its cause was not immediately revealed. Popular in New York and Polish artistic and intellectual circles, Glowacki was the author of award-winning plays “Antigone in...

  • United States Jun 1, 2017

    Philippines' Duterte Slams Chelsea Clinton for Rape Joke Criticism Two Days in a Row

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton in an expletive-laden speech for a second straight day Thursday after she criticized a comment he made about rapes committed by soldiers. Duterte, speaking Wednesday at a navy event, questioned whether Chelsea Clinton also criticized her father when he had an affair with Monica Lewinsky...

  • Iraq May 30, 2017

    Priest Says He and 200 Others Held Hostage in ISIS-Linked Attack in Philippines

    A Catholic priest who was taken hostage by militants linked to the Islamic State group says he’s being held alongside 200 other captives, including children, in what appeared to be a battle-scarred part of a southern Philippine city. In a video apparently taken under duress by militants, Father Teresito Suganob said his captors wanted the military to withdraw its forces...

  • leader May 24, 2017

    ‘Ghost Town': ISIS-Linked Militants Siege Philippine City, Take Hostages

    Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the nation, warned he may expand it nationwide. At least 21 people have died...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2016

    Ku Klux Klan Dreams of Rising Again 150 Years After Founding

    Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of...

  • Pennsylvania Aug 11, 2015

    A Kumbaya Moment: The Annual Trek From NJ to Pa. for 3,000+ Pilgrims

    Each August, thousands of pilgrims hike from the woods of Warren County, New Jersey to beautiful Bucks County to see the Black Madonna or Our Lady of Czestochowa. The spiritual and social event is growing in number each year.

  • Governor Jul 15, 2015

    Jade Helm 15 Begins Wednesday in Bastrop

    A summer military training exercise that has aroused alarm among archconservative Texans begins Wednesday outside the Central Texas town of Bastrop.

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