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Iran Unrest Raises a Question: Is ‘Maximum Pressure’ Working?

Iran Unrest Raises a Question: Is ‘Maximum Pressure’ Working?

Anti-government protests in Iran have left buses and banks burned, hundreds under arrest, the Internet blocked and an unconfirmed number of people dead. That raises the question of whether the Trump
Japan’s Lower House Passes U.S. Trade Deal Sought by Trump

Japan’s Lower House Passes U.S. Trade Deal Sought by Trump

Japan’s powerful lower house of parliament approved Tuesday a trade pact with the U.S. that opens the country’s markets to American beef and other agricultural products, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Hong Kong Executive Lam: Need a Peaceful Resolution at PolyU

Hong Kong Executive Lam: Need a Peaceful Resolution at PolyU

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks about the situation at PolyU and her plea for the violence to end during her weekly press briefing. (Source: Bloomberg)
Hong Kong Siege Continues as Students Evacuated From University

Hong Kong Siege Continues as Students Evacuated From University

The two-day university siege in Hong Kong is raising fears of a bloody crackdown on hundreds of protesters who remain inside the campus. Running battles between police and activists featured raging
Catalan Separatists Preparing Supporters to Accept Sanchez Deal

Catalan Separatists Preparing Supporters to Accept Sanchez Deal

The Catalan separatist party holding the key to unlocking a national government for Spain is preparing its supporters for the possibility of a deal that would put acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez
Trump Gets Reprieve From Release of N.Y. State Tax Returns

Trump Gets Reprieve From Release of N.Y. State Tax Returns

Donald Trump should have a chance to block House Democrats from obtaining his New York state tax returns, a federal judge decided, in a boost for the president as he fends off other subpoenas for his
Trump-Sondland Call Recalled ‘Vividly’ by Impeachment Witness

Trump-Sondland Call Recalled ‘Vividly’ by Impeachment Witness

An aide at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine told congressional investigators that he “had never seen anything like” the mobile phone conversation between President Donald Trump and a top diplomat.
Japan to Raise Hong Kong Worries With China as Tourist Arrested

Japan to Raise Hong Kong Worries With China as Tourist Arrested

A Japanese tourist in his 20s was arrested near the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University that has become a flashpoint between police and protesters, with Tokyo looking to raise its concerns about
Trump’s Weekend Hospital Visit Was Routine Exam, His Doctor Says

Trump’s Weekend Hospital Visit Was Routine Exam, His Doctor Says

Donald Trump’s visit to a Washington-area hospital on Saturday was for a routine checkup and did not include specialized cardiac or neurological examinations, his doctor said Monday.
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.