In South China Sea Confrontation, Indonesia Resists China---Cautiously

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:29:00 -0500

A two-week standoff between the Chinese coast guard—escorting Chinese fishing boats—and the Indonesian navy illustrates the delicate decisions Southeast Asian officials face in pushing back against Be...

Supreme Leader Rallies Iranians, Praises Attacks on U.S. Bases

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:32:00 -0500

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the country’s attacks on U.S. positions in Iraq a blow to Washington’s honor, as he attempted to rally popular support amid pressure over the accide...

Brazil Minister Ousted Over Remarks Echoing Nazi Propaganda

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:11:00 -0500

President Jair Bolsonaro fired the culture secretary over a speech he gave that contained phrases from Adolf Hitler’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.

Thousands of Chinese Students' Data Exposed on Internet

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:50:00 -0500

A Chinese facial-recognition database with information on thousands of children was stored with no protection on the internet, a researcher discovered, raising questions about school surveillance and ...

Russia Reaffirms Its Global Ambitions After Political Transition

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:29:00 -0500

President Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat said a recent change of government and the “destabilizing” influence of the U.S. won’t distract the Kremlin from its biggest success: increasing Russia’s influe...

China's Slowing Growth Underlines Stress Facing Its Economy in 2020

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:38:00 -0500

China emerged from 2019 with an official economic growth of 6.1%, within the government’s target but the lowest level in nearly three decades, as trade, investment, consumer spending and business conf...

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