Category: International

Protesters and Police Clash in Indonesia’s Capital

Protesters and Police Clash in Indonesia’s Capital

Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the third day of a nationwide strike against a new law slashing worker and environmental protections. Violence breaks out as protesters clash with police over Indonesia’s controversial new labor law (The Telegraph) Thousands of protesters set fire to barricades and police posts in the Indonesian […]

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In this photo provided by the Greek Defense Ministry, warships take part in a military exercise in the eastern Mediterranean sea on Aug. 25. (Greek Defense Ministry/AP)

Europe’s tense standoffs with Turkey and Russia are rising

The brewing crisis in Belarus has sparked fears of an armed Russian intervention. And a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean is pitting Turkey against Greece, Cyprus and France. On Europe’s periphery, tensions involving an array of competing countries are rising. The brewing crisis in Belarus has sparked fears of an armed Russian intervention. And a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean […]

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A volunteer received a coronavirus vaccine as part of clinical trials at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in June. (Image by Sechenov Medical University Press Office, via Getty Images)

Your Monday Briefing

We’re covering Russian plans for a nationwide coronavirus vaccination campaign, Britain’s dilemma if President Trump loses in November and a far-right extremist group in Germany. Russia plans mass vaccination after shortened trials Russia is planning a nationwide vaccination campaign in October with a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to complete clinical trials. The announcement has raised international concerns that the […]

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US diplomats ordered to leave Chinese consulate as tensions escalate (Image- getty)

Chengdu: US leaves consulate amid row with China

China’s decision to close the US mission came after the US shut China’s consulate in Houston. The move is seen as a retaliation for China’s removal from its consulate in Houston, Texas. American diplomatic staff have left their consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, after a 72-hour deadline expired. China ordered the closure in response to the US closing […]

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President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]

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A Jewish settler walks past Israeli settlement construction sites in the Israeli-occupied West Bank near Jerusalem on June 30. (Ammar Awad/Reuters)

Whatever Israel decides, a one-state reality looms

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his new coalition government may not roll the dice this week. The international community has counted the days to July 1 with a degree of dread, wary of Netanyahu following through on his vows to annex parts of Palestinian territory where Jewish settlements sit. But, at the time of this writing, it was not […]

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