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Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

China’s ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with the United States and Britain.

Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening

South Korea announced a spike in new infections Wednesday and considered reimposing social-distancing restrictions, revealing the setbacks ahead for other nations on the road to reopening.

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer has autonomy under China

The State Department announcement comes as President Trump weighs taking hard actions against Beijing, which is expected to approve a national security law on the territory Thursday.

Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling ‘ghettos’

A group of Copenhagen residents sued the Danish government Wednesday over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos,” arguing that the measures discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and should be overturned in court.

26 arrested in people-smuggling case linked to UK truck deaths

Prosecutors’ offices in Paris and Brussels said the 26 suspects were believed to be part of a broader human trafficking network that had transported not only those found dead in the truck but several dozen people a day for months.

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China

Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo notified Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China.

Boy has close encounter with bear in the mountains of Italy

Alessandro Breda's remarkable composure was no accident — he had recently watched a video on how to behave if you run into a bear.

Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days

It has succeeded, according to residents and Chinese news reports, by mobilizing thousands of medical and other workers and spending hundreds of millions of dollars.