Sabrina Lingenfelter

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Report: Torture widespread in Uzbekistan

Torture of political prisoners is widespread in Uzbekistan, a Central Asian country courted by the West as a transit point for forces fighting in Afghanistan, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.<p>In a report entitled <i>Until the Very End: Politically Motivated Imprisonment in Uzbekistan</i> published on …

Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

OECD sees stable growth momentum for major economies, Germany slowing

PARIS (Reuters) - Growth momentum in most major economies is stable although Germany is showing signs of losing steam and Japan’s prospects for economic expansion are souring, the OECD said on Monday.<p>Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development …

Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.<p>Obama will deliver a speech to Americans on Wednesday …

Iraqi lawmakers approve new leaders to combat Islamic State

Iraq's parliament late Monday approved a new prime minister and Cabinet in response to international demands for a more inclusive government in Baghdad to fight Sunni militants waging violence across Iraq and Syria.<p>Lawmakers endorsed Shiite Haider Abadi as prime minister to succeed Nouri Maliki, …

Ukraine's leader visits embattled city of Mariupol

Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)

Charlie Chaplin reportedly called him the "greatest comedian alive." Mexican actor Mario Moreno, or "Cantinflas" as he was known, starred in scores of films from the 1930s up to the 1980s. In Latin America, he's a beloved icon. In the U.S., he's best known for his Golden Globe-winning turn as the …