The Senate is expediting a bill in support of Hong Kong protesters. The White House may not back it.

The bill mandates a yearly review of Hong Kong’s special status with the United States, which underpins its position as an international business hub.
Demonstrators protesting increased gas prices block off a highway in Tehran. (Wana News Agency/Reuters)
Demonstrators protesting increased gas prices block off a highway in Tehran. (Wana News Agency/Reuters)

Cash-strapped Iranians are protesting a rise in fuel prices. Here’s how economic protests have played out before.

Iran’s economy has taken a hit since President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018 and renewed U.S. sanctions. Meanwhile, Iran has been warily eyeing protests in neighboring Iraq and Lebanon, where the political proxies it funds hold power.
The episode, in which Sondland and Trump discussed the Ukrainian president’s commitment to politically charged investigations, will be scrutinized in the House impeachment inquiry.
In a BBC interview, Andrew said he has “no recollection” of the woman who accused him of having sex with her when she was 17.
The Israeli military also is investigating mistakes in an earlier attack that killed a Palestinian family.
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó led the largest demonstrations in months. But last year’s momentum remains hard to recapture.
A year later, momentum has flagged, but anger lives on.
The exiled leader says his resignation could be rejected — and he could head back to Bolivia.
In recent weeks, hundreds of people have died in protests worldwide.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former president’s brother, is favored to win the poll.
Climate scientists have said Venice is a harbinger of problems facing coastal cities as melting ice sheets and warming oceans raise sea levels to unprecedented heights.
The vote was set for April after anti-government protests that have left at least 20 dead.
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The main parties are keen to turn on the spending taps after years of austerity.
Kateryna Handziuk was 33 years old when a man threw sulfuric acid on her in front of her house in Kherson. She died three months later.
There’s a sense that life in one of the world’s most improbable and spellbinding cities is becoming unviable.
The hearings are likely to shed light on politicians, aides and oligarchs in Kyiv and their influence in Washington.
Last weekend, the Polish leader sent an official complaint to Netflix over a map that he said “places several German Nazi concentration camps within modern-day Poland’s borders."
The volley of insults came after Biden called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a “murderous dictator.”
After the launch this week of the Kuniao browser, China's tech-savvy circles have been lit up with a mix of curiosity and suspicion. But mostly suspicion.
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An outspoken Australian parliamentarian said Saturday that he and a colleague have been barred entry to China for a study trip, a development he said was concerning
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Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have arrived in New Zealand for a weeklong trip, during which they plan to visit the city of Christchurch and the historic treaty grounds at Waitangi, where the nation’s founding document was signed.
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Myanmar’s government has rejected the International Criminal Court’s decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority
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Q&A: Why Chinese troops are in Hong Kong and what they can do
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Police have fired tear gas at protesters holding out at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as overnight clashes resumed in the morning
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