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Amnesty Offer Could Oust Maduro. Critics Call It a Road to Impunity.

Ignacio Porras, 48, looked ashen as he described spending agonizing nights hanging from a cable clipped to his handcuffed hands behind his back. Rosa Virginia González Arizmendi, 26, recounted how one of her guards would dangle his penis [...]

Senate bans nondisclosures; critics say they silence victims

BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Senate has voted to ban non-disclosure clauses from ever being enforced against senators or staff members. Critics of non-disclosure or “non-disparagement” agreements say they can be used as a tool [...]

Critic’s Notebook: France’s Yellow Vests Reveal a Crisis of Mobility in All Its Forms

SENLIS, France — After more than a month of furious, antigovernment demonstrations across France, it is easy to forget that a gasoline tax set all this off. A few cents per liter at the pump. A pebble in the sea of the French economy. [...]

An Emboldened China No Longer Cares What Its Critics Think

BEIJING — Two Canadians detained in an apparent act of prosecutorial retaliation. A prominent pastor, an internationally renowned Chinese photographer and China’s top international police officer all held by the authorities. Hundreds [...]

Angolan president talks to some of state’s toughest critics

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard during the long rule of former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Lourenco, [...]

Pelosi shuts down critics in tense meeting

Zach Gibson/Getty Images Congress The Democratic leader refused to offer a timeline for stepping down, loath to turn herself into a lame duck speaker. By RACHAEL BADE, JOHN BRESNAHAN and HEATHER CAYGLE 11/29/2018 05:02 AM EST Updated [...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends her boss: Trump will “fight back” against media critics

On Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hosted her first press conference since early October — in the wake of yet another mass murder in America. On Saturday, 11 people were tragically killed by an apparent [...]

Critics blast proposed regulations for demonstrations on Park Service land in D.C.

New rules proposed by the National Park Service are coming under criticism over concerns involving their potential impact on protests around Washington, D.C., as the federal government’s window for receiving public comments nears closing. Park [...]

How Trump supporters, critics try to find common ground

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – They sat in a circle, Republicans next to Democrats, Trump supporters alongside Trump critics. No one pointed fingers. No one yelled at anyone. When it was over, everyone shook hands. On a recent rainy evening, [...]

South Korea Declares War on ‘Fake News,’ Worrying Government Critics

President Moon, Mr. Lee’s boss, took power last year after Park Geun-hye was impeached as president and ousted on corruption and other criminal charges. While in office, Ms. Park was also widely accused of plotting to silence her critics. Now, [...]