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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.
President Who Pulled Romania Back From the Brink Nears New Term

President Who Pulled Romania Back From the Brink Nears New Term

He helped put Romania’s most powerful politician behind bars for corruption and steer his country back toward the European Union’s mainstream.
Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated Ahead of Bangladesh Cyclone

Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated Ahead of Bangladesh Cyclone

With a strong cyclone approaching Bangladesh on Saturday, authorities used more than 50,000 volunteers and officials to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people to shelters across the low-lying delta
South Korea to End Intel-Sharing Pact With Japan as Planned

South Korea to End Intel-Sharing Pact With Japan as Planned

Relations between the two U.S. allies have soured to the worst level in decades since the South Korean Supreme Court ordered a Japanese company to compensate former Korean workers conscripted during
Hong Kong Police Fire Warning Shot After Death Fuels Clashes

Hong Kong Police Fire Warning Shot After Death Fuels Clashes

A Hong Kong police officer fired a warning shot on Friday in a clash with demonstrators as activists vandalized shops and petrol-bombed a police station in response to the death of a student during a
Amazon Rival Leads Seattle Contest in Face of Big Money Effort

Amazon Rival Leads Seattle Contest in Face of Big Money Effort

Amazon.com Inc.’s biggest critic on the Seattle city council appears poised to win re-election against a business-backed challenger, an indication the e-commerce company’s record election spending
DOJ Antitrust Boss Vows Scrutiny of Tech Giants’ Data Practices

DOJ Antitrust Boss Vows Scrutiny of Tech Giants’ Data Practices

The U.S. Justice Department’s top antitrust enforcer said data collection practices of technology companies can raise competition concerns, the latest warning directed at the industry amid a broad
Australia’s New South Wales Hit by Unprecedented Bushfires

Australia’s New South Wales Hit by Unprecedented Bushfires

At least two people were killed and 100 hundred homes destroyed as a series of devastating bushfires raged in Australia’s most populous state.
Michael Bloomberg Files Papers for Alabama Democratic Primary

Michael Bloomberg Files Papers for Alabama Democratic Primary

Michael R. Bloomberg filed the paperwork required for Alabama’s Democratic primary on Friday, taking a first step toward a potential 2020 presidential bid, though he hasn’t announced a formal decision
Trump to Appeal Ruling on Vance Subpoena to Supreme Court

Trump to Appeal Ruling on Vance Subpoena to Supreme Court

President Donald Trump’s lawyers told a judge they’ll ask the U.S. Supreme Court next week to block a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney seeking his tax filings and other financial records.
U.K. Outlook Cut to Negative by Moody’s on Policy ‘Paralysis’

U.K. Outlook Cut to Negative by Moody’s on Policy ‘Paralysis’

The U.K.’s sovereign credit rating was placed on negative outlook by Moody’s Investors Service, which said the country’s ability to set policy has weakened in the Brexit era along with its commitment
Hong Kong’s Protesting Teens Face Arrest, Bullets, Foster Care

Hong Kong’s Protesting Teens Face Arrest, Bullets, Foster Care

On a Friday evening in early October, an off-duty Hong Kong police officer grabbed his holstered gun and warned away protesters who surrounded him.