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The German NGO behind Alexei Navalny's rescue

Russian dissident politician Alexei Navalny was flown from Omsk to Berlin for medical treatment on Saturday aboard a plane arranged by the Cinema for Peace Foundation. The 44-year-old was in a coma a...

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city. Ai was arrest...

Online art fair Taipei Connections extended due to increased demand

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Taipei Connections, an online art fair, will be extending its run on the digital platform Ocula through Sunday (May 10). Taipei Dangdai announced on its website that Ta...

Court orders Danish VW importer to pay dissident artist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A suburban Copenhagen court has ordered the importer in Denmark of Volkswagen to pay 1.5 million kroner ($226,000) to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei for "unjustified use...

Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's segment cut from 'Berlin, I Love You'

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei's segment in the film "Berlin, I Love You" was cut from the final version due to concerns the artist had become a political liability, the artist and f...

Dissident artist: China's arrests of Canadians unsurprising

TORONTO (AP) — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says China's arrests of two Canadians who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese Huawei executive is unsurprising ...

Angelina Jolie doesn't rule out move into politics

LONDON (AP) — Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it. The American actre...

Ai Weiwei: 'Refugee crisis is a political tool for populists'

DW: In a recent interview with the media, you described the current mood in Germany and Europe as a reflection of the 1930s. Could you elaborate on trends and events that made you feel that civil soci...

Hong Kong’s disappearing freedom: events canceled, editor expelled

HONG KONG (AP) — Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financi...

Events canceled, editor expelled: Hong Kong's losing freedom

HONG KONG (AP) — Concerns have been raised about freedom of expression in Hong Kong following the cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow an editor from the Financial Tim...

PEN America giving artistic expression award to Ai Weiwei

NEW YORK (AP) — Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, will be honored this fall by PEN America. Ai is to receive the Artistic Expression Award at PEN's LitFest Gala in Los Ang...

Ai Weiwei says China authorities raze his Beijing studio

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have begun razing his Beijing studio. The frequent government critic says on his Instagram account the demolition began Frida...

The life and struggle of Liu Xia, widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

"You are like the wind that never told me where it was going! When you come, my eyes are filled with tears; and when you leave, you leave grains of sand," Liu Xia wrote in 1992 to Liu Xiaobo...

Critic's jailing shows hushed dissent since '08 China quake

BEIJING (AP) — A decade after a massive earthquake devastated parts of China's Sichuan province, an outspoken critic of the government's response is languishing in jail, his health deteriorating. ...