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The Long Odds Facing China’s Protesters

Still, without some of China’s elite breaking with Mr. Xi to support the protesters, William Hurst, a Northwestern University scholar, wrote on Twitter, “the most likely scenario I can see is that the protests fizzle out (as most such movements do in most countries).”Understand the Protests in China“Having erupted spontaneously in a short period,” predicted Mr. Hurst, who studies Chinese social movements, “they will fade away without reaching any climax […]

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Taking Brunt of Lockdown, Migrant Workers Fuel China’s Latest Protests

The Haizhu District of Guangzhou, where the clashes took place, is a center of garment production, and tens of thousands of migrant workers from rural China make a living in small factories, shops and diners that cram its streets.But there and across much of China, Covid restrictions on work and travel have added to a wider economic slowdown and pushed many small businesses into closure or bankruptcy, leaving migrant workers […]

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How Cities Around the US and Abroad Approach Homelessness

When Mayor Eric Adams of New York City announced on Tuesday a major push to remove people with severe, untreated mental illness from the streets, he waded into an issue that has for years been driving policy — and frustrating policymakers — in cities around the United States and the rest of the world.Here is a snapshot of a few places where the authorities have been trying to recalibrate their […]

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In ‘Mandela: The Lost Tapes,’ a Veteran Journalist Finds Himself

One morning, in the winter of 1992, Richard Stengel found that his rented home in a Johannesburg suburb had been robbed. The television was missing. The stereo, too. Worse, his recorder was gone, and with it three hours of interviews with Nelson Mandela, in service of what would become Mandela’s memoir, “Long Walk to Freedom.” (Stengel, then a 37-year-old freelance journalist, had been hired as a ghostwriter on the strength […]

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US calls for the release of Cambodian labor activist

The United States on Tuesday said it was deeply concerned by Cambodia’s arrest of union leader Chhim Sithar and called for her release and that of other detained trade unionists. The State Department said Sithar, whose union has been in a year-long dispute with the NagaWorld casino, was arrested after returning to Cambodia from a labor conference in Australia. It said Cambodian authorities had previously interfered with workers’ rights by […]

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Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care, opposition spokesman says

CNN  —  A prominent Belarusian opposition figure, who has been serving an 11-year prison sentence after leading mass street protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, is in intensive care after undergoing surgery, an opposition spokesman said Tuesday. Maria Kolesnikova was taken to a hospital in the southeastern city of Gomel, placed in a surgical ward and later transferred to the intensive care unit, Gleb Germanchuk, a spokesman for Kolesnikova, told CNN. […]

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NATO Supports Eventual Ukraine Membership as US Pledges Millions to Fix Power Grid

BUCHAREST, Romania — Officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Tuesday stressed their commitment to eventually allowing Ukraine to become a member of the military alliance. But they spent the first day of a two-day summit focused on a more immediate concern: helping the nation rebuild an electrical grid crippled by relentless Russian airstrikes.Over the past eight months, the United States and its allies have poured in billions in […]

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Poland Wants Ukrainian Refugees to Pay Some Housing and Food Costs

Poland’s government wants Ukrainian refugees to begin paying for some of their government-provided housing and food by early next year, the Polish Prime Minister’s office said Tuesday, and the Council of Ministers adopted draft legislation to that end, which is expected to pass easily in Parliament. Poland has borne the brunt of Europe’s biggest exodus since World War II, as millions of Ukrainians fleeing the war have crossed into the […]

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Your Wednesday Briefing: The U.S. Beats Iran

Victory for the U.S.The U.S. beat Iran, 1-0. In so doing, the team avoided elimination and moved through to the next round in second place for Group B. England coasted past Wales, 3-0, and moves forward. Iran and Wales were eliminated.The U.S. scored its goal in the first half and kept the momentum up through the end. Christian Pulisic scored the only goal, but then crashed into Iran’s goalkeeper and […]

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