Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protest

In this photo released by Yang on Sunday, July 10, 2022, people hold banners and chant slogans during a protest at the entrance to a branch of China's central bank in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province. A large crowd of angry Chinese bank de

BEIJING– A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors faced off with police Sunday, some roughed up as they were taken away, in a case that has drawn attention because of earlier attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to prevent them from mobilizing. Hundreds of people held up banners and chanted slogans on the … Read more

UN condemns protesters’ storming of Libya’s parliament

UN condemns protesters' storming of Libya's parliament

CAIRO — A senior UN official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of the parliament’s headquarters in the east of the oil-rich country as part of protests in several cities the previous day against the political class and deteriorating economic conditions. Hundreds of protesters marched in the streets of the capital, Tripoli, and other … Read more

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Nice, France — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests. From Paris commuters to tourists on the French Riviera, many people seem … Read more

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

LONDON– British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is dealing with another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post and then was suspended by the Conservative Party over a drunken incident in which he reportedly groped two men at an event. Chris Pincher, whose role was to maintain discipline among Tory members … Read more

School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

School's Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Many teachers have packed up classrooms for the last time as schools break for summer, leaving a profession where stresses have multiplied as a national teacher shortage threatens to grow. Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to … Read more

Breaking the Biden Age Taboo

Breaking the Biden Age Taboo

A pastime around our office in early 2021 was guessing when Democrats would begin to point out that President Biden was too old for the job and should pack it in. The consensus was after a drubbing in the midterm election, but congrats to the colleague (he knows who he is) who figured sometime early … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Biden's Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See Friday’s agreement by the … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Biden's Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See Friday’s agreement by the … Read more

Top Palestinian envoy to Israel says cooperation has limits

Hussein al-Sheikh

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as a successor to the 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have gotten so bad that Palestinian leaders cannot go on with business as usual. But even if they are serious this time around, they have few options. And they appear … Read more

Brazil police: Items owned by missing men found in Amazon

Brazilian actress Lucelia Santos takes holds a poster with the images of British journalist Dom Phillips, left, and expert on indigenous affairs Bruno Araujo Pereira following their disappearance in the Amazon, during a protest in Copacabana beach, R

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil — Search teams found a backpack, laptop and other personal items that belonged to Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and freelance British journalist Dom Phillips, who went missing in a remote area of ​​Brazil’s Amazon a week ago, Federal Police said Sunday night. Phillips’ backpack was discovered Sunday afternoon tied to a … Read more