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China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison
A court in central China has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict in a sweeping crackdown on activism
Hillary Clinton Asked About 2016 In 'One of the Cleverest' Ways Yet
During an event in New York City on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton was asked the predicable question about 2016 – but in an unpredictable way. “Were you to run for president in 2016, would you consider Elizabeth Warren or Julian Castro for your running mate?” ABC’s...
Gary Locke to Step Down as U.S. Ambassador to China in Early 2014
Gary Locke, the U.S. ambassador to China, announced that he will step down from his diplomatic post in early 2014 for personal reasons. “When I met with President Obama earlier this month, I informed him of my decision to step down as ambassador in early...
Snowden and 7 Other Infamous Asylum Seekers
Last weekend, Edward Snowden was offered asylum in Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia. While Snowden is the most recent high-profile asylum seeker, he is not the first person to very publicly ask another country for refuge. Here are seven other important -- and sometimes infamous -- asylum seekers
Former Chinese Leader's Influence Holds Sway as Transition Begins
(Image Credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo) After the most politically tumultuous year in a generation, which saw the scandal-ridden fall of party official Bo Xilai and the Sino-U.S. diplomatic kerfuffle over blind activist Chen
Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng Visits U.S. Capitol, Says China 'Deteriorating'
Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese human rights activist who captured international headlines earlier this year after escaping House arrest, met with top congressional leaders at the U.S. Capitol today to plead for assistance from the U.S. government in standing up for human rights worldwide. ...
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson and Amanda VanAllen HEALTH CARE ABC News’ Emily Friedman: “Romney Predicts...
The Global Note: Mubarak & the Revolution, Redux…Global Boo$t?…Asian Millionaires…Turtle Sex
EGYPT: MUBARAK AT DEATH’S DOOR; EGYPTIANS TRY TO SAVE THE REVOLUTION -A DICTATOR’S LAST DAYS…From Alex MARQUARDT and Nasser ATTA in Cairo: The rumors are still swirling this morning. Security officials say Hosni Mubarak is in a coma but off life support - and that...
House Rejects Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions
The House voted today to reject a measure that would have banned sex-selection abortions in the United States, pitting Republicans and Democrats in a showdown over a woman’s right to choose, which opponents contended was “intended to chip away at woman’s right to obtain safe,...
Activist Chen Guangcheng : 'No Justice' In China
NEW YORK — Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said at the Council on Foreign Relations that laws in China are being “trampled on,” urging the Chinese Communist Party to enforce the country’s existing laws. In a conversation with Jerome Cohen, fellow at the council and co-director of...