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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29.

The World This Weekend

Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.

A caricature of Hong Kong police superintendent Rupert Dover by the Chinese artist Badiucao, July 2019.

Hong Kong’s Police Violence Is Stamped ‘Made in U.K.’

Modern riot control tactics were born in the city’s 1960s riots. Now they’re back with a vengeance.

Protesters demonstrate against the now-suspended extradition bill on June 16 in Hong Kong.

Ich Bin Ein Hong Konger

How Hong Kong is turning into the West Berlin of the quasi-cold war between the West and China.

Protesters take part in a rally in Kowloon in Hong Kong on July 7.

Can Hong Kong Export Its Protest Movement?

Plus: Russian missiles headed for Turkey, U.S. immigration raids, and the other stories we’re following today.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen registers as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's 2020 presidential candidate in Taipei on March 21.

Xi Jinping Is Tsai Ing-wen’s Best Poster Boy

Taiwan’s president is getting a reelection boost from Beijing’s aggression.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take part in the ITV debate on July 9 in Salford, England.

The Brexit Debate Never Ends

Plus: Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute, Mexico’s new finance minister, and the other stories we’re following today.

French President Emmanuel Macron waits with British Prime Minister Theresa May for the U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran on September 26, 2018 in New York City.

What Can Europe Do About Iran?

Plus: Sudan’s final transition deal, Parliament’s plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, and what to watch in the world this week.

Members of the U.S. Army park an M1 Abrams tank in front of the Lincoln Memorial on July 3 ahead of the Fourth of July "Salute to America" celebration.

The World This Weekend

Trump’s Washington celebrates a militaristic Fourth of July, protests surge in Hong Kong, and the European Union chooses new leadership.

Protesters confront police after the Legislative Council building was damaged in Hong Kong on July 2.

Hong Kong on Strike

The picket line could be a powerful tool in the fight for democracy.

Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong on July 2.

Carrie Lam’s Regrets

A transcript of the Hong Kong leader’s remarks during a day of violent protests.

Protesters rest on the road on July 2 in Hong Kong, China.

Can Hong Kong Keep Resisting?

Plus: Iran raises the stakes, the European Union hopes to break deadlock, and the other stories we’re following today.

Protesters rest on a road divide outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong after a flag raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1, 2019.

The Dangerous Romance of Hong Kong Protests

The focus on drama risks ignoring the hard slog of resistance.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating South and North Korea on June 30.

What to Make of Trump and Kim’s Surprise Meeting

Plus: Protests in Sudan, violence at a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong, and what to watch in the world this week.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He talk to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House on April 4.

Will China and the U.S. Resume Talks?

Plus: Iran's continuing war of words, Hong Kong activists eye G20 summit, and the other stories we’re following today.

A general view shows Harcourt Road after it was cleared in Hong Kong early on June 22 after protests on June 21.

In Hong Kong, the Freedom to Publish Is Under Attack

If the extradition law is eventually forced through the Hong Kong legislature, censorship of books will become commonplace in what has long been a bastion of publishing freedom.

Police gather at a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on early June 10, 2019.

One Country, Two Systems, Lots of Problems

Beijing’s soft sell to Taiwan and Hong Kong is falling apart.

The front page of a Chinese evening newspaper, showing images of a 2018 meeting between China's President Xi Jinping with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is displayed in Beijing on March 28, 2018.

Xi Meets Kim in North Korea

Plus: EU leaders discuss top jobs, Trudeau heads to the White House, and the other stories we’re following today.

Protesters demonstrate bill on June 16, 2019 in Hong Kong.

Beijing Blames Foreigners When Hong Kongers March

Belief in foreign spies is projection about the Party's own overseas activities.

Protesters march against the now-suspended China Extradition Law on June 16 in Hong Kong.

China’s Grip on Hong Kong

Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bishkek on June 14.

Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal

Plus: Hong Kong enters its second week of protest, Mexico begins its migration crackdown, and what to watch in the world this week.

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