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Maoists in Nepal Cut Strike Short After Violent Clashes

Nepalese Maoists leading a nationwide shutdown amid violent protests and clashes with police called off the strike Tuesday as anger rose at the disruption their drive for a new constitution was causing. On the first of three days of strikes, opposition activists fanned out across Kathmandu waving red hammer-and-sickle flags to enforce the shutdown. Stone-throwing protesters damaged 17 vehicles, and 50 people were detained for arson, officials said. The impoverished Himalayan nation...

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