Thai protesters scale back rallies – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleOpposition protesters in Thailand have been dismantling barricades in the capital, Bangkok, in the wake of renewed violence. A city park is becoming the focus for rallies aimed at…

Thai protesters retreat but crisis ‘not over’ – Channel News Asia

Channel News AsiaTensions eased in Thailand’s strife-hit capital on Saturday after protesters abandoned their attempted “shutdown” of Bangkok, but the move was seen as only a temporary reprieve for the…

Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro’s talks – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Jailed Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez scoffed on Friday at President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to open talks with opponents and businessman after a month of demonstrations and…

Hollande: France Seeks to Preserve CAR Unity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFrench President Francois Hollande visited the Central African Republic Friday, and pledged to help hold the war-torn country together amid a wave of sectarian violence. Mr. Hollande met…

2 stabbed, 1 arrested in west Denver attack Thursday night – The Denver Channel

The Denver ChannelDENVER – Two stabbing victims and a suspect were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Thursday night, Denver police said. The violence happened about 10 p.m.…

Fresh violence in Venezuela as protestors refuse to be bought off by president’s … – Daily Mail

Daily MailViolence swept through the streets of Venezuelan capital Caracas yesterday as anti-government protesters rioted over President Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to buy them off with a six-day long-weekend. Hundreds of…

Man arrested in triple stabbing in Lynnwood – The Seattle Times (blog)

The Seattle Times (blog)UPDATE 10:55 a.m. | A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbings at the mobile home park. Snohomish County sheriff’s spokesman Shari Ireton wrote…

Venezuelan president calls for end to violence – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for dialogue and an end to violence as he opened a peace conference intended to end nearly a month of protests…

Pope calls for calm and dialogue amid Venezuela unrest – Reuters UK

Reuters UKCARACAS (Reuters) – Pope Francis called on Wednesday for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead…

Abbott, Houston DA announce domestic violence sweep – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleIt was the kind of violent display that landed Blake on Harris County’s Most Wanted Fugitives list and brought Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott to Houston…

Pope calls for calm and dialogue amid Venezuela unrest – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Pope Francis called on Wednesday for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead in…

Ukraine urges Russia not to promote separatism – Irish Times

Irish TimesA man salutes during a memorial ceremony yesterday for those killed in recent violence in Kiev’s Independence Square. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters. Daniel McLaughlin. Topics: News

Memphis mayor traveling to anti-violence meeting focusing on young African … – Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis mayor traveling to anti-violence meeting focusing on young African …Memphis Commercial AppealOther featured panelists include the mayors of Milwaukee, Oakland, Calif. and Tacoma, Wash. Even as overall crime rates…

Changes in Red Hook, violence in Kiev, and new ideas for … – Gizmodo

Changes in Red Hook, violence in Kiev, and new ideas for …GizmodoChanges in Red Hook, violence in Kiev, and new ideas for Paris from mayoral candidates. Plus Bogotá bans cars…

Ukraine crisis: Protesters assist traffic police in Kiev – BBC News

BBC NewsTraffic police in Kiev, Ukraine have returned to the streets to perform their duties for the first time since the latest violence. They are still concerned for their safety…

Can Venezuela’s socialist government survive wave of protests? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Student protesters pack the streets. Violence surges. Tear gas billows. Opposition leaders and government officials blame each other for the unrest, and both sides show no sign of…

Thailand protests targeted; 3 dead, dozens wounded – CNN

CNNBangkok, Thailand (CNN) — Thailand’s prime minister on Sunday condemned weekend attacks on her opponents that killed three people, including two children, and pledged to bring the attackers to justice.…

Ukraine’s bloodiest day: dozens dead as Kiev protesters regain territory from … – The Guardian

The GuardianThe conflict over Ukraine’s future escalated on Thursday into the bloodiest day of violence since protests began, as the opposition routed thousands of riot police to regain control of…

Dallas County family violence case against Judge Carlos Cortez dropped – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas Morning News (blog)Cortez and his lawyers questioned Strother’s motives, criticized the police investigation and said the case was trumped up by people with a political agenda, including The Dallas…

Rapid changes in Ukraine: What they mean – Washington Post

Washington PostKIEV, Ukraine — A frenzy of shuttle diplomacy and hard compromises produced what may be a breakthrough in Ukraine’s 3-month-old political standoff, a crisis that this week prompted the…

Video and Social Media Updates From Kiev – New York Times (blog)

Video and Social Media Updates From KievNew York Times (blog)Last Updated, 5:26 p.m. | As my colleagues Andrew Higgins and Andrew Kramer report from Kiev, a short-lived truce collapsed on…

UN chief calls for 3000 more troops in violence-hit Central African Republic – – Associated Press of Pakistan

Associated Press of PakistanUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to urgently send another 3,000 troops and police to the Central African Republic…

Ray Rice Sponsor — WE’RE STANDING BY HIM … For Now – TMZ.com

TMZ.comRay Rice is getting major support from one of his sponsors — a company that tells TMZ Sports it’s STANDING BY the Baltimore Ravens star in the wake of his…

Dozens Dead in Ukraine as Fresh Violence Flares in Kiev – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAs sirens wailed through Kiev’s narrow streets, top European diplomats shuttled between Mr. Yanukovych and opposition leaders late into the night, pushing for fresh elections to pull the…

Converts Join With Militants In Kiev Clash – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — As the center of the Ukrainian capital tipped into a maelstrom of gunfire and blood on Thursday, a man wearing a helmet stood on a…

Ukraine Crisis Deepens as Death Toll Climbs – New York Times

Ukraine Crisis Deepens as Death Toll ClimbsNew York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — Security forces fired on masses of antigovernment demonstrators in central Kiev on Thursday in a drastic escalation of the…

Egbert Souse’s Bar, Shooting Plagued, City Of Oakland Reach Agreement

Egbert Souse’s Bar, the shooting-plagued establishment on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Mac Arthur Blvd, and the City of Oakland’s City Attorney Barbara Parker have reached an agreement that…

Fresh violence mars truce, talks in Ukraine – CNN

CNNKiev, Ukraine (CNN) — A shaky truce crumbled in Kiev on Thursday morning, with gunfire erupting at Maidan, or Independence Square, which has been ground zero for anti-government protesters. As…

Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West – New York Times

New York TimesProtesters on Wednesday burned documents after trying to take over a government office in Ternopil, Ukraine. The violence in the country has killed at least 25 people this…

Merkel: Putin wants end to Ukraine unrest – Washington Post

Washington PostPARIS — The German chancellor says that she and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to do all they can to end the violence in Ukraine. Angela Merkel, speaking…

Ukraine President Yanukovych sacks army chief amid crisis – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has sacked the head of the armed forces, Col Gen Volodymyr Zamana, according to the president’s website. The move comes after the most intense violence…

Understanding Ukraine’s crisis – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUkraine’s capital Kiev over the last 24 hours has experienced some of its worst violence since the former Soviet republic became an independent nation in 1991. At least 26…

EU calls meeting of bloc’s 28 foreign ministers on Ukraine violence, weighing … – Fox News

Fox NewsBRUSSELS – The European Union is calling an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers to decide the 28-nation bloc’s reaction including possible sanctions to the recent escalation of violence in…

Kiev Protesters Set Square Ablaze to Thwart Police – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — With hundreds of riot police officers advancing from all sides after a day of deadly mayhem here in the Ukrainian capital, antigovernment protesters mounted a…

After 25 die, protesters prepare to stand their ground in Ukraine – CNN

CNN(CNN) — They’ve given up their ground before — voluntarily, as a political concession. But that seems to be over. After the deaths of 25 people from clashes a day…