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‘The Daily Show’ Trashes Ted Cruz for 9 Minutes in ‘Booger on the Lip of Democracy’ (Video)

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” the show escalated its beef with widely disliked Texas Senator Ted Cruz spectacularly — simply by presenting a completely accurate biography of him t

Myanmar releases prisoners for New Year, though likely not dissidents

But few, if any, democracy activists arrested since the February 1 coup are expected to be among them.Suu Kyi is among 3,141 people arrested in connection with the coup, according to a tally by the As

Hong Kong court jails Jimmy Lai and other prominent activists for 8 to 18 months over 2019 protest

Among those sentenced was Jimmy Lai, 72, who founded the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper.During Friday's sentencing hearing, judge Amanda Woodcock said the defendants 'deliberately defied the law'

Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

HONG KONG — Seven of Hong Kong’s leading veteran pro-democracy advocates were found guilty on Thursday of unauthorized assembly, as Beijing’s campaign to quash the city’s opposition ensnared s

Hong Kong court convicts Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee and other pro-democracy activists over 2019 protest

The other defendants included 'Hong Kong's father of democracy' Martin Lee and veteran pro-democracy figures Albert Ho and Lee Cheuk-yan.They were charged with organizing and taking part in a protest

China passes new ‘patriot’ election law for Hong Kong that restricts opposition

In a unanimous and unsurprising decision Tuesday, the standing committee of the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp parliament, endorsed proposed changes to how Hong Kong lawmakers and th

Is that how Xi sees it?

'I've known Xi Jinping for a long time.Thus did Biden frame the conflict between America and China in almost purely ideological terms.your children or grandchildren are going to be doing their doctora

Myanmar: At least 50 protesters killed on ‘day of shame for armed forces’

Protesters against the February 1 military coup came out on the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other towns, defying a warning that they could be shot 'in the head and back' while the country's genera

The New Hong Kong – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.China’s crackdown on Hong Kong has happened swiftly: A rising power has asserted its authority over a global financial capital, through a harsh

China’s plans to ‘improve’ democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city’s opposition

Hong Kong may be about to find out the democracy that fits best, at least in Beijing's opinion, is no democracy at all.The Election Committee, a Beijing-dominated body which currently chooses Hong Kon