Chief Executive Carrie Lam has apologized for her handling of the contentious extradition bill after protesters called for her resignation. The city's leader has put the plans on hold, but won't withdraw them completely.
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Germany's populist AfD party lost a key mayoral race in Görlitz, where all mainstream parties united behind a Romanian-born CDU candidate Octavian Ursu. AfD's Sebastian Wippel said his own result was still "great."
Claus Ruhe Madsen has become the first foreigner to rule a German city after being elected as Lord Mayor of Rostock. The Danish national presented himself as pragmatic and environmentally conscious.
Three weeks after the Kassel district president was shot dead, DNA evidence has prompted a new arrest. The 65-year-old was found with a gunshot wound to his head and a political motive has not been ruled out.
Israel's cabinet has visited the Golan Heights to inaugurate the country's controversial new settlement. In March, Trump recognized the territory that Israel seized from Syria in 1967 as belonging to the Jewish state.
Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was brought before a prosecutor to face corruption charges. It was the first time he has been seen in public since being toppled in an April coup.
A massive power grid failure left all of Argentina and parts of Uruguay and Paraguay without electricity, affecting around 50 million people. Power was restored to a third of Argentina by the afternoon.
Reduction of marine plastic trash was one of the major issues at the G20 summit of environment ministers in Japan. Delegates also discussed the future of energy security following the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
More than a billion people followed the India-Pakistan Cricket World Cup match in Manchester, England on TV, radio and online. What makes the cricketing rivalry between the two South Asian neighbors so exciting?
As one of the end points for China's vast new global trade route, the former industrial city of Duisburg is well known to many Chinese businesses. Many Duisburg residents are optimistic about Beijing's growing influence.
While Boeing has scaled back its presence amid its MAX crisis, Airbus is preparing to steal the show with new planes.
Two decades after France ended conscription, the government has launched a program targeting young people. The government is hoping to "increase the cohesion and resilience of the nation" with the service.
Four-time PM Ahmed Ouyahia has again been questioned over alleged corruption involving Volkswagen's local partner. He's the latest to face investigation as part of an army purge of the old ruling elite.
Ending gang violence has become a priority for citizens in Guatemala, a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world. One top candidate, a former attorney general, has fled to the US, citing death threats.
The German government has given the green light for arms shipments worth over €1 billion so far this year to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The approval comes despite export restrictions being in place.
Sara Netanyahu was accused of overspending state funds on catered meals at the premier's official residence although it employed a full-time chef. A plea bargain saw her avoiding a harsher sentence.
Under Beijing's influence, the basic principle of "one country, two systems" is in jeopardy, says Dang Yuan.
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Germany's right-wing populist AfD party will only have limited influence, but its lawmakers hope to learn from the best.
As climate change really hits, people around the world are increasingly working to stop it.
India has imposed higher levies on a range of US products after Washington ended key trade privileges for New Delhi.
Leather, heels, sequins and almost bare bodies; Europe's annual celebration of its LGBT community drew a record crowd.
A presentation copy of Charles Darwin's seminal work has sold for $500,075 — double the amount expected.
Special carousels at rural schools are not only fun but have generators that power lamps kids can take home at night.
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