Small groups of protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Sunday amid brief scuffles with riot police as attention turned to an upcoming meeting between Hong Kong’s leader and China’s president.
Hong Kong mall protests flare with chief executive in Beijing
Tensions between the French government and unions opposed to pension reforms mounted Sunday as a crippling transport strike entered its 11th day.
Tensions mount over French transport strike
A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child, injuring dozens and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October.
Child killed as quake strikes southern Philippines
Turkish Navy ships intercepted an Israeli research vessel in Cypriot waters, over which Ankara claims jurisdiction, forcing it to leave the area in a move that could negatively impact an Israeli project to pipe natural gas to Europe.
Turkish ships chase Israeli vessel out of Cypriot waters
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the UK against the country’s will.
Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon
Former Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, condemned a recent decision by the US to slap sanctions on leaders of the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi.
Ex-Iraqi PM censures US blacklisting of counterterror figures
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority at this week’s election.
UK PM vows to repay voters’ trust
From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters – Libya's warring parties are running rings around a UN arms embargo.
UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

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