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Thousands protest right-wing party’s formal ball in Vienna

Thousands of people rallied in Vienna Friday to protest against the staging of an annual ball hosted by an extreme right party in a palace in the heart of the Austrian capital. State television network ORF estimated 10,000 people took part in the three protest marches. Police put the number…

Gays honor U.S. rights pioneer Frank Kameny

WASHINGTON — Tributes poured in Wednesday for Frank Kameny, a pioneer of the gay rights movement in the United States who died the day before in Washington at the age of 86. “The death of Frank Kameny is a profound loss and he will be greatly missed,” the National Gay…

U.S. calls for restraint in Yemen

SANAA — The United States on Monday called for restraint in Yemen where activists and medics said at least 53 anti-regime protesters have been killed in two days of violence. The US embassy said Washington hoped for a peaceful transition of power in Sanaa and hoped a Gulf Cooperation Council…

Syrian forces kill 19, U.S. threatens more sanctions

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces killed at least 19 people in raids near the Lebanon border and in the country’s Sunni tribal heartland, activists said, pursuing a military campaign to crush street protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Assad’s forces have intensified assaults on towns and cities across the country since…

Spain’s ‘indignant’ protesters rally in Madrid

MADRID — Two months after they launched a movement against the economic crisis and soaring unemployment, Spain’s so-called “indignant” protesters were converging on Madrid again on Saturday. Seven cross-country protest marches were set to reach the city’s Puerto del Sol square Saturday evening on the eve of a demonstration through…

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