French prosecutors said they are pressing preliminary assault charges against four police officers allegedly involved in the beating of a Black music producer, requesting that three of the officers remain in jail.
Source: WSJ World News, French Police Officers Face Assault Charges in Beating of Black Producer
The deepening, three-week conflict has led to hundreds of civilian deaths and displaced tens of thousands.
Source: WSJ World News, Ethiopia’s Tigray Group Battles Government Forces
Friday’s killing of one of Iran’s most important nuclear scientists has dealt a setback to the country’s nuclear program, but the U.S. and its allies still face major challenges in trying to constrain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
Source: WSJ World News, Iran’s Nuclear Efforts Pose Growing Threat to Its Foes
Angry Indian farmers protested in and around the capital of New Delhi over the weekend, worried that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to deregulate agricultural markets will leave them without a safety net.
Source: WSJ World News, India’s Farmer Protests Challenge Modi’s Market Deregulations
Measures intended to thwart the sole Russian-owned ship capable of completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline recently advanced in Congress. Approval could mark a win for Ukrainian officials who saw the pipeline as a threat to their country.
Source: WSJ World News, U.S., Russia Race to Outflank Each Other on Russian Pipeline
Australia is preparing to take action against China at the World Trade Organization over tariffs on barley imports, the latest salvo in a trade dispute that has disrupted the supply of commodities from coal to wine.
Source: WSJ World News, Australia Threatens WTO Action Against China as Trade Row Intensifies
Government forces began an artillery assault on the capital of the rebel-run region, confirming the failure of last-minute diplomacy and raising fears of a protracted humanitarian crisis in the strategic Horn of Africa.
Source: WSJ World News, Ethiopian Forces Launch Offensive on Tigray Capital
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris to decry police brutality and protest proposed legislation that would restrict people from publishing identifiable images of police officers in France
Source: WSJ World News, French Protest Macron’s Effort to Restrict Images of Police
A Moscow-brokered peace agreement halted weeks of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but the presence of Russian troops in the area arouses distrust as well as gratitude among Armenians.
Source: WSJ World News, Russia’s Role in Enforcing Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh Stirs Hopes, Bitterness
With the return to power of the Rajapaksa family, Sri Lanka is deepening its ties to Beijing despite U.S. efforts to gain influence, with China poised to start building a $13 billion city on Sri Lanka’s seafront.
Source: WSJ World News, China Regains Clout in Sri Lanka With Family’s Return to Power
President-elect Joe Biden told NATO’s secretary-general in a recent telephone call of the U.S.’s “enduring commitment” to the military alliance—a relief for European allies after President Trump’s browbeatings and threats to leave.
Source: WSJ World News, Biden’s NATO Amity Sparks Debate Among European Allies
China is set to resume cruises soon, as its economy revives and the pandemic remains largely under control. The catch is the international cruise lines that spent the past decade building the market from scratch aren’t invited to the party.
Source: WSJ World News, China Is Ready to Restart Cruises, but Big Companies Are Left Out
A potential capstone to the Trump administration’s efforts to reorder the politics of the region slipped away.
Source: WSJ World News, Secret Meeting in Desert Between Israeli, Saudi Leaders Failed to Reach Normalization Agreement
“The images of the attack against Michel Zecler that we have all seen are intolerable. They put us to shame,” French President Emmanuel Macron wrote in a post on Facebook.
Source: WSJ World News, Video of Police Beating Black Man Roils France
After one man was snatched off the street for tracking protests online, he spent four years in custody and even now remains under close police watch.
Source: WSJ World News, ‘Their Goal Is to Make You Feel Helpless’: In Xi’s China, Little Room for Dissent
A top Iranian nuclear scientist was killed near Tehran, according to Iranian state television, the latest blow to Iran’s controversial atomic program.
Source: WSJ World News, Iran Says Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack
The coronavirus pandemic has strangled one of the most powerful engines of economic growth in the world: spending by India’s 1.3 billion consumers.
Source: WSJ World News, India’s GDP Shrinks as Covid-19 Keeps Stranglehold on Economy
A sharp rise in coronavirus cases tied to factories and workplaces has led to a Covid-19 resurgence in Malaysia, a sign of how industrial settings can become vectors of contagion as global demand recovers.
Source: WSJ World News, Covid-19 Infections Surge at One of World’s Largest Medical Glove Makers
The European Union approved a sanctions regime similar to the U.S. Magnitsky Act on human rights, ending a decade of political fighting and giving EU governments a new tool to coordinate sanctions with Washington.
Source: WSJ World News, After U.S. Push, EU Set to Launch New Human-Rights Sanctions Regime
The North Korean leader has asked officials to refrain from provoking the U.S., an effort that is likely aimed at preserving the possibility of engaging with the incoming U.S. administration, South Korean intelligence officials told lawmakers.
Source: WSJ World News, Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Want to Pick a Fight With Biden for Now, South Korean Lawmakers Say
Europe’s Covid-19 crisis is moving eastward, from the wealthiest and best-prepared countries on the continent into the poorer states that have exported doctors for decades. Now, as cases soar, the bill from that long exodus is coming due.
Source: WSJ World News, ‘It’s Like the Second World War.’ Covid-19 Is Tearing Into the Parts of Europe That Lack Doctors
China imposed anti-dumping tariffs on Australian wine, escalating a monthslong trade dispute and forcing local vintners to seek other markets for millions of bottles during a pandemic.
Source: WSJ World News, China Escalates Australia Trade Dispute With Wine Tariffs
Mexican security forces captured the man they said was behind a 2019 massacre that killed nine members of a breakaway Mexican-American Mormon community.
Source: WSJ World News, Mexico Arrests Alleged Mastermind of Attack That Killed American Women and Children
The Covid pandemic is squeezing working mothers out of the world’s labor pool in ways that could damage women’s economic prospects for years to come, according to a United Nations study.
Source: WSJ World News, Covid-19 Crisis Could Set Back a Generation of Women, U.N. Report Finds
While China hasn’t signaled it is ready to give up birth limits altogether, there are signs punishments have become less strict in some places as the country contends with a sagging birthrate.
Source: WSJ World News, Parents in China Find a Third Child Is Now Sometimes Allowed