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West backs Georgia opposition protests

West backs Georgia opposition protests

The United States and European Union expressed solidarity Monday with Georgia's anti-government protesters who took to the streets after the ruling party backtracked on promises of electoral reforms.In the biggest anti-government protest in years, more than 2

Catalan president goes on trial for 'disobedience'

Catalan president goes on trial for 'disobedience'

The president of Catalonia's regional government went on trial in Barcelona on Monday for "disobedience" after refusing to remove separatist symbols from public buildings, amid heightened tensions in the Spanish region.Prosecutors have called for Quim Torra

Iran spy agency leaks reveal 'vast' sway in protest-hit Iraq

Iran spy agency leaks reveal 'vast' sway in protest-hit Iraq

Reports Monday on a trove of leaked Iranian intelligence documents drove home the depth of its influence in Iraq, where anti-government protesters have accused Tehran of meddling and overreach.The New York Times and online publication The Intercept reported th

Israel's Gantz races to form government

Israel's Gantz races to form government

After weeks of talks over a new Israeli government have gone around in circles, Benjamin Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz had just two days left Monday to form a coalition and become prime minister.Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party and Gantz's centrist Blue a

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after massive document leak

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after massive document leak

China on Monday vowed it would "never be soft" in its crackdown in Xinjiang, after a massive leak of government documents shed new light on the mass detention of Muslims in the far-west region.Over 400 pages of internal papers obtained by the New York Times