Morning Brief

Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer look on at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 12.

Could Trump Be Charged With Bribery?

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testifies again as Democrats appear to narrow their focus in the impeachment investigation.

Protesters stand on a bridge over the Tolo Highway at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on Nov. 13.

Hong Kong’s Universities Are Becoming Battlegrounds

As violence between police and student activists spirals in Hong Kong, this round of unrest could last for days.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the West Wing of the White House on May 16, 2017 in Washington.

Erdogan Heads to the White House

The Turkish president arrives in Washington amid widespread criticism over his campaign in northern Syria.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on during a meeting in New York on Sept. 25.

White House Could Release Second Ukraine Memo

Details on another phone call between Trump and Zelensky would come as the public phase of the impeachment inquiry begins.

Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference on Nov. 10 in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bolivia’s Morales Steps Down Under Pressure

Leftist leaders in the region have decried the series of events following the disputed presidential election as a coup.

Banners cover an abandoned high-rise building in Baghdad on Nov. 6.

Why Iraq’s Protesters Are Still in the Streets

Despite a promise of early elections, the government in Baghdad has yet to address demonstrators’ demands.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation on Oct. 22 in Washington.

After Sondland Bombshell, Pompeo Heads to Germany

As career diplomats testify in the U.S. impeachment inquiry, the Secretary of State faces looming political fallout.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists while departing the White House on Nov. 4.

Who Will Save the Paris Agreement?

With the United States withdrawing from the climate pact, other big carbon emitters may have to step up their emission pledges.

Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire tear gas on Nov. 2 in Hong Kong.

China Warns Hong Kong After Weekend of Violence

After violent unrest, Beijing calls on authorities to take a “tougher line” against pro-democracy protesters.

People take part in the second week of civic strike against the results of the Oct. 20 presidential election in La Paz, Bolivia on Oct. 31.

Bolivia’s Democracy Faces a Test

An audit of the contested elections results is underway amid protests, with President Evo Morales confident he has nothing to lose.

Anti-government protesters demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 30.

Canceled Climate Summit Could Inflame Chile’s Protests

President Sebastián Piñera’s decision to back out of hosting the U.N. COP25 summit may aggravate tensions with protesters in Santiago.

An anti-government protester waves a Lebanese flag in Martyrs' Square on Oct. 29 in Beirut, Lebanon.

What Does Hariri’s Resignation Mean for Lebanon?

After two weeks of unprecedented protests, Lebanese activists have made clear that they have lost trust in the political system.

Turkish soldiers and Turkey-backed Syrian fighters walk during a raid in a village in northeastern Syria, on Oct. 28.

U.N. Syria Envoy Prepares for Talks in Geneva

The first meeting between the Syrian government and the opposition in years comes after a dramatic shift on the ground.

An aerial view on Oct. 27 shows the site that was hit by helicopter gunfire which reportedly killed nine people in Idlib province along Syria's border with Turkey.

What Remains of the Islamic State?

After ISIS leader Baghdadi’s death, the terrorist group still poses a threat in Syria and Iraq.

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