Joshua Wong, a leader in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, headed to join protesters after his release from prison. His release came as protesters were still gathered near Hong Kong's government headquarters after a protest over an extradition bill promoted by the territory's leader, Carrie Lam. In a tweet, he called for her to resign and for Hong Kong to "Drop all political persecutions."
MarÍa Verza, Associated Press | PostedJun 16th - 10:14pm
The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce.
The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and Turkey's governing party successfully challenged.
About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis.
The head of Libya's U.N.-supported government on Sunday proposed holding nationwide elections to end the war in the North African country, as the forces of the rival military commander Khalifa Hifter continue their two-month-long battle to take the capital, Tripoli.