Activists: Hong Kong to arrest democracy protest leaders

A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 “Umbrella Movement” pro-democracy protests, activists said Monday. Police have informed nine people that they will be charged with committing a public nuisance, according to the Demosisto political party, which sent a list of those […]

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Beijing’s Pick Lam Chosen as Hong Kong Leader

A Hong Kong committee has chosen the government’s former No. 2 official Carrie Lam to be the semiautonomous Chinese city’s next leader. The 1,194-member election committee picked Lam to be Hong Kong’s new chief executive on Sunday. She will be the first female leader for the city and its fourth since British colonial control ended. Her victory was no surprise […]

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Brexit could hamper European counterterrorism efforts

The man who brought terror to the heart of London on Wednesday was British-born, and authorities have given no indication his planning unfolded transnationally. But the attack at the Palace of Westminster had instant ramifications for Europe and for the globe, not least because of the international profile of those killed or injured, among them Brits, Americans, Romanians and Italians. […]

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for Baghdad attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Baghdad that killed 27 people the previous day, shattering a relative lull in the Iraqi capital. The Sunni militant group says in an online statement posted on an IS-affiliated website hours after the attack that a militant parked the explosive-laden car in the commercial area of Baghdad’s Shiite-dominated […]

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Russian parliament orders probe of U.S. media in Moscow

Russia’s parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks on Russian media in the U.S, particularly state-funded broadcaster RT News. The State Duma, or lower house of parliament, called on its committee on information policy, information technology and communications to conduct an “audit” of Radio Liberty, the Voice of America, CNN and other U.S. media “for […]

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An anti-Islam Dutch leader is barred from power

If the Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders were any other politician, his robust election showing this week would warrant a shot at joining a political coalition. But the bleached-blond agitator says Moroccans are “scum,” mosques are havens of terrorism and the Koran is a blueprint for destruction, positions no mainstream Dutch leader will endorse. The anxious conventional leaders of Europe, […]

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