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Hong Kong Pop Singer Arrested for Singing at a 2018 Election Rally
August 2, 2021, 3:22 pm
HONG KONG—One of Hong Kong’s most prominent singers has been charged with corruption for a performance he gave at a 2018 rally to support a
U.S. and Turkey Caught in Extradition Fight for Businessman With Ties to Turkish Elite
August 2, 2021, 3:00 pm
A well-connected Turkish businessman currently sits in a Vienna jail, awaiting his fate in an extradition contest between the U.S. and Turkey. Both want him
Death Toll From China Flood Jumps to More Than 300
August 2, 2021, 3:00 pm
HONG KONG—Chinese authorities said 302 people had died during severe flooding that hit the central province of Henan last month, a sharp increase in the
U.S. Expands Refugee Aid Program for Afghans Following Rise in Taliban Violence
August 2, 2021, 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON—The U.S. will expand eligibility for Afghans seeking admission to the U.S. as refugees, the State Department said, citing increasing levels of Taliban violence amid
Coal Projects in Asia Face Dwindling Financing as Climate Pressure Mounts
August 2, 2021, 12:00 pm
Banks are cutting off funding for new coal-fueled power plants in poorer Asian countries, a move that could hasten the shift toward cleaner energy sources in some
Belarusian Olympic Sprinter Receives Polish Visa After Refusing to Return Home
August 2, 2021, 12:00 pm
TOKYO—A Belarusian Olympic athlete received a Polish visa after she resisted her team’s attempts to send her home from Tokyo against her will in the
U.S. Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Israeli-Linked Tanker
August 1, 2021, 9:00 pm
The U.S. joined the U.K. and Israel Sunday in blaming Iran for a fatal drone strike last week on an Israeli-linked tanker near the coast
Myanmar Rulers Extend State of Emergency
August 1, 2021, 6:38 pm
Myanmar’s junta leader has pledged to hold democratic elections within two years, extending a state of emergency imposed by the military when it overthrew the
Belarus Tries to Send Olympic Sprinter Home After Criticism
August 1, 2021, 6:38 pm
TOKYO—A Belarusian sprinter who had publicly criticized the country’s national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics said Sunday in a social-media video that she was taken
China’s #MeToo Advocates Laud Police Detention of Pop Star Kris Wu
August 1, 2021, 3:00 pm
TAIPEI—China’s #MeToo advocates for accountability in cases of sexual misconduct have often run up against a state more concerned about preventing disturbances to public order.