Jeanine Áñez made a public promise. Her “only objective” as interim leader of Bolivia, the 52-year old said, would be to call new elections. (Reuters)
Jeanine Áñez made a public promise. Her “only objective” as interim leader of Bolivia, the 52-year old said, would be to call new elections. (Reuters)

In Bolivia, an interim leader is leaving her conservative mark

Jeanine Áñez pledged to focus on new elections. Now she’s trying to undo nearly 14 years of socialist rule.

As violence spikes, some Hong Kong activists see salvation in British citizenship

Some argue that the West’s biggest leverage over China on Hong Kong hinges on a unique British passport category.

North Korea snubs Trump, saying he hasn’t earned a new summit to ‘brag about’

President Trump is seeking a third full summit with Kim Jong Un as the clock winds down on a first-term diplomatic victory.

Bid by Netanyahu’s rival to form a new Israeli government enters final, fraught stretch

Benny Gantz has two days left to assemble a governing coalition and unseat the prime minister.
The U.N.-backed government is seeking international assistance as it cites growing involvement of Russian mercenaries in the battle for Tripoli.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Trump administration, as it did with recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, had simply “recognized the reality on the ground.” This is a developing story. It will be updated.
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says about 600 protesters have left university campus surrounded by police, about 100 remain
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