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Associated PressAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Arab Spring uprisings that toppled four Arab leaders have forced Mideast governments to allow more freedom of expression and of the press, Jordan's prime minister said Monday, but critics charged that Jordan itself is not...
LAREDO, Texas -- A recent wave of kidnappings in Nuevo Laredo was prominently featured in a recent Sunday edition of El Mañana, one of the largest and most long-standing Spanish-language newspapers on the border. But the story carried no byline, and...
Tags: Human Rights, Justice and Rights, Mexico, Journalism, Politics
Reuters* Iran's acclaimed Farhadi seen as top prize front-runner * Like "A Separation", "The Past" looks at family, divorce * Only Chinese entry is thinly veiled political critique By Alexandria Sage CANNES, May 17 (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Iranian...
Tags: Entertainment, Bérénice Bejo , Political Corruption, China, Iran
A recent poll on Facebook asking if President Barack Obama should be killed raises important questions about the limits of freedom of speech on social media sites. Many wanted the poll taken down, calling it a threat to the president. Others said the...
Tags: Polls, National Government, Government, Facebook, Politics
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A summary of tests...
As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour. On another fall afternoon, three tour...
China employs an army of censors. As many as 50,000 well-trained monitors police the Internet, and 12 government departments are empowered to search and seize information and shut down users and sites. They work fast: A recent study conducted by two...
Tags: National Government, Government, China, Punishment, Politics
Sun National StaffSANTA MARIA, Calif. - Recording superstar Michael Jackson returned to his Neverland Ranch a free man yesterday after a jury acquitted him of charges that he had plied a 13-year-old cancer patient with alcohol, molested him, then conspired to imprison...
Coming soon to a theater near you: China's Communist Party. From demanding changes in plot lines that denigrate the Chinese leadership, to dampening lurid depictions of sex and violence, Beijing is having increasing success in pressuring Hollywood...
This post has been corrected. See note below.LONDON -- The British Broadcasting Corp. faced a dilemma Friday: Would it play "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" when everyone knows the song has become a biting reference to the late Margaret Thatcher? The network's solution: turn the song into a sound...
HONG KONG — When Mabel Cheung, one of this city's leading directors, shot her historical-political drama "The Soong Sisters" in China in the mid-1990s, the nature of the exchange for the co-production was simple: Beijing provided inexpensive...
Tags: Gordon Chan, Entertainment, China, Beijing (China), Taiwan
YANGON, Myanmar — Down a back road in northern Yangon, a sagging teak house fights back the jungle. On the gate, barely noticeable under the weeds, rusty ironwork spells out "A1 Film." Myanmar's first movie studio, once known as the Burma Film Co....
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