“It’s like if Adolph Hitler were still alive and suddenly appeared at the Berlin airport.”
— Georges Michel, historian, explaining why Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, was arrested upon his return …
Watch China’s president storm the White House, install a portrait of Chairman Mao in the Oval Office and take a body shot a Hooters.
Ahead of high-profile meetings between Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, the New York Times calls Hu Jintao “the weakest leader of the Communist era.” Ouch.
Soldiers and military vehicles have been deployed to central Tunis after unrest spread overnight to Tunisia’s capital city. Police reportedly fired into the air to disperse protesters in Ettadamen, which is just outside the city center.
The country’s third largest city is preparing for the worst. Officials warned downtown Brisbane could be inundated by Thursday.
Sometime late this year, our planet will welcome its 7 billionth person. Yes, that’s a lot of people. But, no, it’s not (necessarily) the end of the world.
“I have enough anger to last me 100 years. But I will channel that into my work.”
–Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, vowing to forge ahead after being released on bail Thursday
U.S. federal prosecutors are building a case against the WikiLeaks founder. But how will they get him? Glad you asked.
A wooden boat packed with asylum seekers hit jagged rocks off Australia today, dumping men, women and children into rough seas.
They called it the ‘trial of the century’: Six privileged kids nabbed for three gruesome murders. Today, 19 years after the killings that occurred south of Manila, the main suspect was acquitted. Was justice served?
“Ethical and responsible behavior needs to become the cornerstone of corporate behavior”
–Manmohan Singh, prime minister of India, addressing business leaders in the wake of a massive telecom scandal (via WSJ)
“Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.”
-LIU XIAOBO, Chinese dissident and winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, in a statement delivered last year; Liu did …