Carles Puigdemont, president of Catalonia

Catalan Extradition Case Pushed to Next Month

The lawyer for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the extradition hearing for his client and four others has been pushed to December 4.
Windmill near the COP23 meeting in Bonn, Germany with coal plant in the background

Climate Talks Wrap Up with Progress on Paris Rulebook

Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.
Hong Kong "Umbrella Movement" demonstrators attacked with tear gas in 2014

China Extends National Anthem Law to Hong Kong, Further Undermining the City’s Autonomy

China voted to extend a national anthem law to Hong Kong, another reminder that Beijing aims to fully incorporate the city into the mainland legal system.
Chinese envoy Song Tao visits North Korea

Senior Chinese Envoy in North Korea Amid Chill in Ties

The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in 2 years visited the country's capital to try to improve relations between the two countries.
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe at a graduation in Harare

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Makes 1st Public Appearance Amid Talks on Departure

Zimbabwe President Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital.

US Congress Approves Sweeping $700Bln Military Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress on Thursday sent President Donald J. Trump a sweeping defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military.

Trump Says US, China Agree on North Korea Nukes

President Donald J. Trump says the United States and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program.

German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse to Transport Israeli Passengers

A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because of potential legal repercussions at home.

Russia Vetoes US Resolution on Syria Chemical Weapons Use

Russia on Thursday vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria.

Amid Tensions, Southeast Asian Nations Counter Threats to Religious Harmony

Southeast Asian states are battling the rise of extremism and inter-communal conflict in the region by hardening laws against religious leaders and groups.