Political And Civil Unrest

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

The Latest: Trump says 'swamp' is trying to erase 2016 vote

Oct 11, 2019

President Donald Trump is decrying what he says is a "wretched Washington swamp" that is trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election

China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

Oct 9, 2019

China lashes out at Apple over smartphone app that lets Hong Kong protesters report police movements

Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says

Oct 8, 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says the city's economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests

Iraqi police replacing army in volatile Baghdad neighborhood

Oct 7, 2019

Iraqi prime minister orders police replace army in Shiite area of Baghdad where dozens were killed or wounded over the weekend

Rockets' general manager's Hong Kong comments anger China

Oct 6, 2019

China's official basketball association says it will suspend cooperation and exchanges with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong

Omaha Beach rallies to win in Santa Anita comeback

Oct 6, 2019

Omaha Beach rallied to win the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship after a six-month layoff. Earlier, about 50 workers and supporters of horse racing rallied outside Santa Anita

Climate activists build camp outside German chancellery

Oct 5, 2019

German members of the international protest movement Extinction Rebellion have started setting up a camp outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's office ahead of a planned week of demonstrations

Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting

Oct 5, 2019

All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell

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