political violence

BELGRADE, Serbia | Anti-govt protests for 6th week against Serbian leader

BELGRADE, Serbia —Jan 12, 2019— Several thousand people have turned out in Belgrade for the sixth week of street protests against populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Demonstrations first started after thugs beat up an opposition politician in November, prompting calls for more democracy and an end to political violence in Serbia. Critics … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Anti-govt protests for 6th week against Serbian leader

PITTSBURGH | Trump visits amid divide: ‘It’s sacred what happened here’

PITTSBURGH — To Marianne Novy, President Donald Trump isn’t wanted “unless he really changes his ways.” For David Dvir, politics should take a pause for grief: “It’s our president, and we need to welcome him.” Trump is once again called upon to step into the all-too-frequent role of national consoler after the worst instance of … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Trump visits amid divide: ‘It’s sacred what happened here’

WASHINGTON | Mail bomb investigation collides with midterms’ final weeks

WASHINGTON— A rapidly escalating investigation into a wave of mail bombs targeting Democrats and prominent critics of President Donald Trump has formed the backdrop of the final stretch of campaigning in the 2018 midterms. Still unclear: what role, if any, the cases will play in the elections. Trump praised the apprehension of a suspect in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mail bomb investigation collides with midterms’ final weeks

MOSINEE, Wis. | Trump decries violence but calls on media to end ‘hostility’

MOSINEE, Wis. — President Donald Trump decried the threat of political violence and called on the media to end its “hostility” on Wednesday, hours after authorities intercepted bombs sent to a news network and prominent Democrats who have been the targets of some of his sharpest barbs. Trump’s pleas for harmony came as law enforcement … Continue reading MOSINEE, Wis. | Trump decries violence but calls on media to end ‘hostility’

RIO DE JANEIRO | Amid violence, Brazil presidential candidates call for calm

RIO DE JANEIRO — The two presidential candidates who will square off in Brazil‘s runoff this month are calling for an end to politically motivated violence— an issue emerging as a central theme of the elections. Numerous cases of violence were reported in the week before the first round of voting on Sunday and have … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Amid violence, Brazil presidential candidates call for calm

PENAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua | UN calls on neighbors to receive those fleeing Nicaragua

PENAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua — Thousands of people are fleeing political violence and rights violations in Nicaragua following a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called on other nations Tuesday to help Costa Rica, which has been flooded with thousands of requests for asylum. Giulia Mortrones said … Continue reading PENAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua | UN calls on neighbors to receive those fleeing Nicaragua