Political And Civil Unrest

China legislature blasts US Congress over Hong Kong

Oct 18, 2019

China's ceremonial legislature is attacking legislation in the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

Democrats protest $200M in additional border wall transfers

Oct 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has quietly transferred more than $200 million from Pentagon counter-drug efforts toward building his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

The Latest: HK protest organizer attacked with hammers

Oct 16, 2019

Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody but conscious.

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader's annual address

Oct 16, 2019

In chaotic scenes, furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong's leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives and then clamored for her to resign

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

Oct 15, 2019

The Rockets are not engaging in the conversation on LeBron James's criticism of Houston general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct 14, 2019

Hong Kong police say a homemade remote-controlled explosive device intended to "kill or to harm" police officers was detonated during violent protests across the territory on Sunday

Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

Oct 14, 2019

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it has arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017

The Latest: Soccer club Barcelona bemoans prison sentences

Oct 14, 2019

Soccer club Barcelona has criticized the Spanish Supreme Court's conviction of 12 Catalan politicians and activists for their role in a 2017 secession attempt, saying "prison is not the solution"

Kremlin relishes US pullback from Syria, turmoil in Ukraine

Oct 13, 2019

U.S. pullback from Syria, turmoil in Ukraine offer new opportunities for the Kremlin to expand its clout

The Latest: Germany to curtail arms exports to Turkey

Oct 12, 2019

Germany's foreign minister has announced that the country will curtail its arms exports to Turkey, which has started a military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters

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