Belarusian protesters received sentences of as much as 15 days in jail today after police arrested almost 400 people yesterday during demonstrations on the country’s Independence Day, human rights groups said.
President Park Geun Hye, who became South Korea’s first woman leader by promising a more “creative economy,” begins her second year vowing to pursue the unprecedented prosperity she said will result from unification with North Korea amid flagging interest from many citizens more than six decades after the peninsula’s war.
Rupsona’s kidnappers struck at dusk, when most children in her village in eastern India were outside playing and their parents were resting after tending crops all day. The 14-year-old student had just finished geography class and was walking home along a road lined with rice paddies when she felt a blade at her throat.
Attacks on Ivory Coast’s military were meant to disrupt security before a national holiday, with officials looking into a possible link with a postponed appearance by ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court, according to a government official.
This Fourth of July in the Connecticut town where I live, a small group of residents, many of them veterans, will gather on the green to read aloud the entire text of the Declaration of Independence. This solemn and salutatory ritual serves as a reminder that if we want to know what America is all about, the Declaration, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the place to start.