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Hong Kong-Style Protests Could Happen in Singapore, Minister Warns

Hong Kong-Style Protests Could Happen in Singapore, Minister Warns

Escalating violence between pro-democracy protesters and police had pushed Hong Kong to “breaking point,” Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said, warning a similar situation could
China Attack on Hong Kong Court Fans Fears of Legal Intervention

China Attack on Hong Kong Court Fans Fears of Legal Intervention

China denounced a Hong Kong court ruling that declared the government’s mask ban unconstitutional, raising the specter of a direct intervention in a judicial system whose independence is often seen as
Schools to Resume Wednesday: Hong Kong Update

Schools to Resume Wednesday: Hong Kong Update

Hong Kong said schools would reopen Wednesday after leader Carrie Lam said she wanted a peaceful end to a university standoff that has persisted since the weekend, with about 100 protesters still
Louisiana Target of Attempted Ransomware Hack, Governor Says

Louisiana Target of Attempted Ransomware Hack, Governor Says

Louisiana was targeted by an attempted ransomware attack that affected some of the state’s server computers, Governor John Bel Edwards said in a tweet.
As Extreme Storms Wreck Power Grids, Japan Seeks Home Battery Networks

As Extreme Storms Wreck Power Grids, Japan Seeks Home Battery Networks

After recent typhoons ravaged Japan’s grid and disrupted power to almost 1.4 million customers, the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in storage systems, seeking to marry batteries with
Eskom S.Africa CEO Appointment Met With Surprise, Skepticism

Eskom S.Africa CEO Appointment Met With Surprise, Skepticism

After months of speculation and delays, South Africa named Andre de Ruyter as chief executive officer of its debt-crippled state power utility, surprising investors with an unexpected choice and
Testimony of Two Diplomats Is Released: Impeachment Update

Testimony of Two Diplomats Is Released: Impeachment Update

The House Intelligence Committee plans to hear from eight witnesses in open hearings this week in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Lam Calls for Peaceful End to Hong Kong Siege as Numbers Dwindle

Lam Calls for Peaceful End to Hong Kong Siege as Numbers Dwindle

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has called for a peaceful resolution to a university siege that has transfixed the city and raised fears of a crackdown on scores of protesters who remain trapped in a
The Wall, Populists and a Giant Wave of Protests: Weekend Reads

The Wall, Populists and a Giant Wave of Protests: Weekend Reads

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Second Collective Suicide in Turkey in a Week Highlights Crisis

Second Collective Suicide in Turkey in a Week Highlights Crisis

A family of four was found dead in southern Turkey in what appears to be the second collective suicide in a week amid growing economic hardship.
Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Law to Fight False Information

Ethiopia Cabinet Approves New Law to Fight False Information

Ethiopia’s cabinet approved a law to combat hate speech and the dissemination of false information.
Floods Become U.K. Election Issue as Parties Spar Over Funding

Floods Become U.K. Election Issue as Parties Spar Over Funding

British political leaders are swapping blame over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge becomes an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election.
Merkel Champions Democracy as Germany Marks Wall Anniversary

Merkel Champions Democracy as Germany Marks Wall Anniversary

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Europe to fight harder for its values as Germany marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday.
Liberia Gets Third Central Bank Governor in Less Than Two Years

Liberia Gets Third Central Bank Governor in Less Than Two Years

Liberian President George Weah appointed the former head of the country’s electricity regulator to lead its central bank, advancing his plan to overhaul an institution beset by scandals.
Last Stage of Ukraine Troop Pullback Opens Way for Peace Summit

Last Stage of Ukraine Troop Pullback Opens Way for Peace Summit

Ukraine began the last of three troop withdrawals in its eastern conflict zone, a move that should help pave the way for a peace summit with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France.
China Says Only Patriots Can Become Hong Kong Chief Executive

China Says Only Patriots Can Become Hong Kong Chief Executive

China’s top official overseeing Hong Kong affairs said Beijing will ensure only people loyal to it become the city’s chief executive, damping hopes of pro-democracy activists.
Iran Says Case Open on Ex-FBI Agent Missing There on CIA Job

Iran Says Case Open on Ex-FBI Agent Missing There on CIA Job

Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country, renewing
Cambodia's Exiled Opposition Leader Makes It Part Way Home

Cambodia's Exiled Opposition Leader Makes It Part Way Home

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia on Saturday, making partial progress in his quest to return to his home country to lead a movement to try to oust long-serving Prime
Mulvaney Seeks Court Guidance Over House Demand for Testimony

Mulvaney Seeks Court Guidance Over House Demand for Testimony

President Donald Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney asked a judge to determine whether he must comply with a House Intelligence committee subpoena to testify in its impeachment hearings.