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Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes, an upsurge in terrorist attacks and a global economic downturn have contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2015, according to a U.S.-based international human rights group. In its newly released annual report, Freedom House found an overall drop in freedom for the 10th consecutive year. The 2015 Freedom House report says 72 countries showed a decline in freedom for the year, the largest number since the downturn...

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