In first debate between Johnson and Corbyn, questions of trust dominate

What was most notable in the first debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, his challenger in the Dec. 12 election, were the sharp, aggressive questions from the audience for both men.
An Israeli excavator demolishes Palestinian houses near al-Arub camp on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Hebron on Tuesday. (Hazem Bader/Getty Images)
An Israeli excavator demolishes Palestinian houses near al-Arub camp on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Hebron on Tuesday. (Hazem Bader/Getty Images)

Israeli settlers celebrate Trump’s policy shift in their direction

For many living in Israel's settlements, the news from Washington was a welcome relief from the drumbeat of condemnation from the international community.

Ex-British consulate worker alleges he was tortured by China over Hong Kong

The former worker described being handcuffed and shackled, blindfolded and hooded, deprived of sleep and made to sit still or hung in a spread-eagle position for hours on end.
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Siege of Nicaragua’s Catholic cathedral eases as hunger strikers leave

Several mothers who had launched a hunger strike inside a Managua cathedral left the church, saying they feared violence by pro-government demonstrators.

Organizations distance themselves from Prince Andrew after interview

After defending his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, students, charities and businesses are reviewing their associations.
In the past two years, China has expanded its coal fleet by 43 gigawatts — roughly the entire coal-fired capacity of Germany.
Sondland is the founder of a successful chain of hotels. Now he is mired in a diplomatic scandal.
On the island of Sulawesi, demand for nickel to supply electric-vehicle batteries brings worries of more environment blows.
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The deaths bring to 19 the number of service members killed this year.
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The administration's decision to accept the legality of Israeli settlements is "untethered from any strategy" and all about domestic politics, says a former U.S. diplomat.
A showdown at Hong Kong Polytechnic ended with the largest number of arrests and injuries on a single day since protests began five months ago.
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The president’s hold on aid did not seriously disrupt Ukraine’s military. But it brought worries about the overall U.S. partnership.
The swap was intended to be a goodwill gesture that would help restart peace talks.
The 6 billion euro flood barrier project has been plagued by delays, cost overruns and corruption.
The rights group cited what it said was verified video footage and witness testimony amid a nationwide Internet blackout.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it only displays framed photos of confirmed or elected leaders, so Trump’s affinity for acting chiefs means the president’s will stand alone.
The Swedish prosecutor said evidence had weakened with the passage of time.
The instructor at American University of Afghanistan was kidnapped in 2016 and released Tuesday.
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Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman refuses to endorse a candidate for prime minister, pushes nation toward new election
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Greece’s conservative government has announced plans to overhaul the country’s migration management system, and replacing existing camps on the islands with detention facilities and moving and 20,000 asylum seekers to the mainland over the next few weeks
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The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raises $11 billion in Hong Kong share offering
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Austrian prosecutors say three people have been arrested in connection with a video that triggered the collapse of the government earlier this year
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A teenage protester in Hong Kong is obsessed with one thought: How am I going to get out
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