Morning Brief

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to supporters at the Copper Box Arena on Dec. 11 in London.

Britain Goes to the Polls Amid Brexit Deadlock

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a narrow lead, but undecided voters will determine the winner.

A view of a glacier at Chiriguano Bay in South Shetland Islands, Antarctica on Nov. 7.

Carbon Markets Dominate U.N. Climate Talks

As the COP25 conference winds down, negotiators are focused on carbon credits. Critics say they should be emphasizing urgency.

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi leaves Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Dec. 8 ahead of her appearance at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Genocide Charges

Myanmar’s national leader is one of only a few to personally address the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

People gather at Victoria Park for a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on Dec. 8.

Hong Kong Sees Biggest Protest in Months

After a victory for pro-democracy candidates at the polls, protesters turned out in droves to mark six months in the streets.

People take part in a demonstration against pension overhauls in Paris on Dec. 5, 2019 as part of a nationwide strike.

France’s Strike Could Last for Days

As French public sector workers walk out, what happens next depends on who gives in first: the unions or the government.

Soldiers stand guard outside the in Villa Union, Coahuila state, Mexico, on Dec. 2.

Will Trump Label Mexican Cartels Terrorist Groups?

The U.S. attorney general visits Mexico City today to discuss the country’s rising violence.

People bang pans and pots during the 'Cacerolazo Latinoamericano' in support of the strike against the government of Colombian President Ivan Duque, in Medellin, Colombia on Dec. 1.

Colombia on Strike

Activists refuse to stand down after talks with the Colombian government, going ahead with the third strike in as many weeks.

French President Emmanuel Macron and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg shake hands after a press conference in Paris on Nov. 28.

Disputes Overshadow NATO’s 70th Anniversary

As its leaders convene in London, cracks in the NATO alliance could be growing.

Waves hit the shore in Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands, one of the small islands nations pushing for U.N. action at COP25.

U.N. Climate Conference Opens in Madrid

Delegates from nearly 200 countries meet to hash out crucial negotiations on the Paris climate agreement.

A man walks with an umbrella as a car sits underwater in a flooded area following heavy rains in Le Muy in southeastern France on Nov. 24.

U.N. Calls for Emissions Cuts to Slow Climate Crisis

China and the United States both increased emissions last year; a U.N. report shows 1.5 percent growth in emissions per year since 2009.

White House Counsel Don McGahn attends a cabinet meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Oct. 17, 2018 in Washington.

Judge Paves Way for Impeachment Net to Widen

A federal court ruling means former White House counsel Donald McGahn could testify, and so might John Bolton.

Pro-democracy supporters celebrate after pro-Beijing candidate Junius Ho lost a seat in the district council elections in the Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong on Nov. 25.

A Symbolic Victory in Hong Kong

With record turnout, pro-democracy politicians won Hong Kong’s local elections by a landslide—a result that’s likely to embolden protesters.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Nov. 13.

Israel’s Political Crisis Deepens

With the indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s path out of parliamentary deadlock remains uncertain.

Military officers stand guard in front of the Senkata fuel plant as supporters of Evo Morales block the road on Nov. 20 in El Alto, Bolivia.

Bolivia Debates Election Bill as Violence Surges

A new proposal isn’t likely to placate Morales’ supporters after deadly clashes with the military outside of La Paz.

Iranian protesters hold a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in Isfahan, Iran, on Nov. 16.

Iran Grapples With Major Unrest

The swift crackdown on protesters suggests Iran's leaders are unsettled by the widespread anger.