British prosecutors have decided to charge the wife of a U.S. diplomat with “causing death by dangerous driving” after she was involved in a car crash that killed 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, presenting a legal and diplomatic test for the two allies’ close relationship.
Indian Muslims are stepping off the sidelines to join the political fray, driven by fears their status as citizens is under threat and encouraged by the numbers of non-Muslims joining them in opposing a new citizenship law.
Indian authorities cut off communications and restricted access to parts of the capital in an effort to thwart large-scale public protests over a new law viewed by critics as discriminating against Muslims and eroding the country’s secular traditions.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government laid out a wide-ranging legislative agenda, pledging increased spending on health care, tougher sentencing laws and completing Brexit, as it seeks to shore up its new working-class voter base.
The legislature’s decision opened the way prevent Hezbollah raising funds, and was the latest move by a Western nation to isolate Lebanon’s Iran-backed movement.
Sweden’s central bank, one of the first to wield negative interest rates, has ended that policy, a move closely watched by other institutions that have resorted to what was supposed to be a radical and short-lived measure.
The year 2019 was a bumpy one for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in steering his country’s economy, and next year isn’t looking any easier.
Chile’s government has agreed to hold a referendum on a new constitution as leftist activists seek to overturn the nation’s free-market model. While protests have dissipated, experts believe more economic fallout is coming.
China’s sovereign-wealth fund is bailing out troubled lender Hengfeng Bank, the latest show of government support for the banking sector, which has come under intensifying financial stress as the economy slows.
Antigovernment demonstrations, rooted in resentment against Beijing’s ruling Communist party, have sparked turmoil in Hong Kong, but Macau has remained stable owing to its economic dependence on China, a smaller population and close ties.