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‘It’s a very emotional time’: Hong Kongers pack memories for new life overseas

By Carol Mang Natalie Thomas HONG KONG/LONDON - When college graduate Wong, 23, leaves Hong Kong to escape Beijing's new national security law, it will...

Palestinians hope Biden would roll back Trump’s embrace of Israel

By Rami Ayyub RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian leaders hope Democrat Joe Biden will tone down Washington's pro-Israel policies if he becomes U.S. president, and...

Dutch police detain about 50 farmers protesting over pollution rules

AMSTERDAM - Dutch police detained about 50 farmers who blocked a road with their tractors on Wednesday in protest against new environmental pollution rules...

Hong Kong bans protest anthem in schools as fears over freedoms intensify

HONG KONG - Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday banned school students from singing of "Glory to Hong Kong", the unofficial anthem of the pro-democracy...

China to impose visa restrictions on U.S. citizens over Tibet

BEIJING - China said on Wednesday it will impose visa restrictions on U.S. citizens who have engaged in what it called egregious behavior over...

Dozens injured in Belgrade rioting sparked by new virus lockdown

BELGRADE - Dozens of demonstrators and police were injured in overnight rioting in Belgrade, triggered when a crowd stormed Serbia's parliament in protest at...

Hong Kong’s top cop overshadows embattled leader Lam as China cracks down

By Greg Torode, James Pomfret and David Lague HONG KONG - As Hong Kong fretted over tough new national security legislation Beijing was fashioning earlier...

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U.S. Supreme Court to weigh FTC authority to seek ill-gotten gains

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can continue to require scam artists and firms...

Tesla appears poised to electrify S&P 500

By Noel Randewich and Chuck Mikolajczak Wall Street's most controversial stock may be about to go mainstream. Tesla Inc appears on the verge of joining the...

Rio de Janeiro mayor says ‘will reopen beaches when there is a COVID-19 vaccine’

By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO - The famous beaches in Brazil's tourist hot spot of Rio de Janeiro will only reopen officially for...

Pandemic pushes U.S. insurers to avoid already strained senior care market

By Suzanne Barlyn The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for senior-care centers in the United States to find or afford standard liability insurance,...

In echo of Mao era, China’s schools in book-cleansing drive

By Huizhong Wu BEIJING - As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books...