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Blog Profile / The Lede


URL :http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/
Filed Under:News
Posts on Regator:2019
Posts / Week:8.9
Archived Since:May 2, 2010

Blog Post Archive

In Egypt, One Step Up and 529 Steps Back

5 months agoNews : The Lede

Rights activists in Egypt and abroad were stunned that 529 people were sentenced to death by an Egyptian court on Monday, for the murder of a police officer killed during clashes last summer after President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was deposed by the military.

Malaysian Opposition Leader Calls Speculation About Pilot of Missing Jet ‘Absurd’

5 months agoNews : The Lede

The s opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, dismissed speculation that the pilot, a supporter of his movement for democratic change, might have hijacked the plane for political reasons.

Turks Evade Twitter Ban to Mock Twitter Ban, on Twitter

5 months agoNews : The Lede

Turkey's court-ordered ban on Twitter was widely subverted on Friday by many of the 12 million Turkish users of the social network, who found ways to access the platform and posted defiant messages of protest.

Students and Readers Share Their Experiences of Race on Campus

5 months agoNews : The Lede

When is a question not as innocent as the questioner thought? What are the limits of tolerance and the boundaries of ignorance? Readers and students told us their stories and their perspectives.

Ukrainian Nationalists Hand Russians Propaganda Coup With Video of Assault

5 months agoNews : The Lede

By recording their own act of violence against a television executive, Ukrainian nationalist politicians delivered a propaganda coup to their enemies in Russia, who claim that mob rule prevails in Kiev.

Pilot of Missing Jet Expressed Interest in Democracy and Atheism on Social Networks

5 months agoNews : The Lede

Posts on the Facebook and YouTube accounts maintained by Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah support descriptions of him by friends as a man without extremist leanings in religion or politics.

Distraught Relatives of Missing Flight 370 Passengers Dragged Away From Reporters by Malaysian Officials

5 months agoNews : The Lede

Distraught family members of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were forcibly dragged away from reporters on Wednesday after they unfurled a banner accusing the Malaysian government of "concealing the truth" and spoke of their grief.

Video of Putin’s Complete Speech on Crimea

5 months agoNews : The Lede

President Vladimir Putin's address welcoming Crimea to the Russian Federation, and a subsequent signing ceremony, were broadcast with simultaneous English translation by RT, the Kremlin-funded network.

TV News Helicopter Crashes in Seattle, Killing at Least Two

5 months agoNews : The Lede

A television news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle in Seattle, killing at least two people and setting three cars on fire on the ground.

Murdoch Urges Irish to Boycott Guinness Over Its Embrace of Gay Rights

5 months agoNews : The Lede

Rupert Murdoch's call for the people of Ireland and their cousins in the diaspora to defend the honor of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan by boycotting Guinness appeared to generate little support.

Russia Could Still ‘Turn the U.S. Into Radioactive Dust,’ News Anchor in Moscow Reminds Viewers

5 months agoNews : The Lede

One of Russia's most influential television hosts appeared on the evening news Sunday night to remind viewers that Russia is still "the only country in the world capable of turning the U.S. into radioactive dust."

Now, the ‘Shut Up Your Mouse, Obama’ Dance Remix

6 months agoNews : The Lede

YouTube video of an Egyptian woman's rant at President Obama

Witnesses Share Video and Accounts of Deadly Attack on Anti-War Rally in Eastern Ukraine by Russian Separatists

6 months agoNews : The Lede

The morning after journalists watched a pro-Russia mob attack peaceful protesters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, leaving at least one young demonstrator dead, Russia's foreign ministry claimed that the exact opposite had occurred.

Former U.S. Ambassador Confronts Russian Network’s Editors Over Reporting on Crimea

6 months agoNews : The Lede

Michael McFaul, the former United States ambassador to Russia, told the editor of the Russian government's overseas broadcast network Russia Today, that he refused to keep "pretending that RT is a news organization."

Fatal Crash at South by Southwest Festival Was a ‘One-Minute Event’

6 months agoNews : The Lede

Video and images shared on social media from Austin, Tex., where two people were killed and 23 others injured after a car crashed through a barricade and struck people attending the South by Southwest festival.

U.N. Denies Altering Image of Palestinian Refugees in Damascus

6 months agoNews : The Lede

A United Nations spokesman rejected claims that an arresting image of thousands of Palestinian refugees waiting for food distribution on a ruined street in Damascus recently had been digitally altered.

Iranian Lawmaker Dismisses Blame Attached to Flight 370

6 months agoNews : The Lede

An influential Iranian lawmaker accused the United States of having “kidnapped” Flight 370, saying it was an attempt to “sabotage the relationship between Iran and China and South East Asia.”

Jailed Leaders of Egypt’s 2011 Revolt Describe Beatings

6 months agoNews : The Lede

In a letter smuggled out of Egypt's Tora Prison over the weekend, a leading figure in the 2011 uprising who was recently jailed for protesting the current military-backed government, reported that prisoners are routinely tortured.

Russian ‘Riot Grrrls’ Assaulted on Camera

6 months agoNews : The Lede

The two best-known members of the protest group Pussy Riot were assaulted by six men who hit them and tossed acidic liquid and green dye on their faces while cursing at them.

President Obama Spoke on Ukraine

6 months agoNews : The Lede

Saying that "the world can see that we are united with our allies," President Obama talked about efforts to lessen tensions in Ukraine but also to sanction Ukraine's pro-Russia leaders.

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