It started as a private Facebook group of a few Mormon women in Utah, upset about the Trump administration’s travel ban on immigrants. In a matter of weeks, Mormon Women for Ethical Government went national.
Clashes over an oil pipeline slated to cross historic Native territory in North Dakota continue after more the 140 people were arrested in protests last week. The increasingly high-stakes face-off is one of the biggest actions by Native Americans in years.
For some in Ukraine, the mounting protests for integration with the European Union is about more than politics. That's one reason Espreso TV's Anastasia Melnyk can host a morning news show in Kiev and then join the protests in the city's main square.
Ukrainian leaders seem ready to appease protesters by signing a deal with the European Union, while still maintaining close ties with Russia. But will that stop the protests? We also look at the Turkish model of Islamic democracy, and China's guidelines for the media on what to remember —and not remember — about Nelson Mandela. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Secretary of State John Kerry charmed Indonesian students in Jakarta over the weekend as he delivered strongly-worded messages on climate change to Asia's leading emitters of greenhouse gases. Italy works to form its third government in three years, without a new election. And German politicians sleep in their offices to save on rent, all in today's Global Scan.
Anti-government protests in Ukraine may be getting most of the attention, but a growing opposition movement in Venezuela is challenging its government to fix longstanding economic issues. What began as a non-violent movement has turned deadly in Venezuela, as well.
From the start of the anti-government protests in Ukraine, Russia's mainstream media have portrayed the protesters as anti-democratic forces intent on hurting Ukraine's ethnic Russians. Some Russians are rallying behind their government's intervention in Ukraine. Others, though, have mounted small-scale protests against Russia's military actions.
An album released by a Venezuelan band nearly a year ago is inspiring the growing protests in Venezuela. The group's lyrics seem to capture both the despair amidst the country's high crime, rising inflation and troubled economy and the hope for change.
Hugo Chavez was a larger-than-life political figure who served as Venezuela's president for 14 years, keeping a lid on protests and a difficult economy. His successor Nicolas Maduro has had anything but a smooth reign and Venezuela is now being compared to tumultuous counties like Syria and Ukraine.
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