Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by suspected gang members at a train station on the weekend.
U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday, just as he was preparing to step down because of an unspecified illness.
As Boris Johns is set to take over as prime minister in Britain, the Irish deputy PM warns that simply because there is another occupant at 10 Downing Street, the realities of Brexit will not change.
Britain’s currency has slumped as uncertainty grows over how and when the U.K. will leave the European Union.
Core European government bond yields steadied on Monday after posting their biggest weekly drop in seven weeks as investors consolidated positions before a central bank policy meeting this week where policymakers might unveil plans of more rate cuts. Money markets are assigning a 55% probability of a 10 basis points deposit rate cut with a Reuters poll expecting the ECB to change its forward guidance towards more easing this week and move to cutting interest rates only in September. As a result, German bond yields for 10-year maturities were broadly steady at minus 31 bps in early London trading and within striking distance of a record low of minus 40 bps hit earlier this month.
Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday. State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying it had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects. A ministry official said some of those arrested had been sentenced to death, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Early results show the Ukrainian president's party winning a majority of seats in Sunday's parliamentary election. Ukraine's Central Election Commission said Monday that 34% of the ballots counted show President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party, Servant of the People, getting 42.1% of the vote with its closest rival trailing behind with 13% of the vote. In addition, results from single-mandate constituencies also show Zelenskiy's allies winning in at least 115 of the 199 districts, meaning that Servant of the People is projected to win an outright majority of seats at the Supreme Rada.
Wyoming Valley West School District in Northeastern Pennsylvania sent families a letter stating that their children would be removed from their homes if unpaid cafeteria meal debt was not settled.
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While the battle with the European Commission over the rule of law rages on, PiS is discreetly trying to tweak electoral law in their favour.
Germany's new defence minister and CDU leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, plans to increase military spending to the Nato target of two-percent of GDP by 2024, which is also a frequent demand of US president Donald Trump. Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners, the SPD said they would not allow Trump to dictate military spending, DW reported.
South Korean police say they've detained six people for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese diplomatic facility in South Korea. Monday's arrests came amid growing anti-Japanese sentiments in South Korea as the two countries are locked in trade and diplomatic disputes. Police say they were trying to find why the six people entered the Japanese consulate building in the southeastern city of Busan.
Police have arrested 25 people in the eastern Polish town of Bialystok Saturday after homophobic attacks on a city's first pride march, Euronews reported. Interior minister Elzbieta Witek said the "officers ensure security regardless of the ideas, values and beliefs proclaimed by citizens". LGBT rights have become an issue ahead of the October election with the ruling Law and Justice party depicting activists as a threat to traditional Polish values.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party scored some 42 percent in the parliamentary election, according to preliminary results on Monday. The pro-Kremlin opposition received the second-highest number of votes at 12.5 percent. The 41-year-old comedian-turned-president has appealed to voters by promising to negotiate a political solution to the eastern Ukrainian conflict, boost the economy and cracking down on corruption. It is yet unclear what sort of coalition could govern.
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Morgenthau's office prosecuted mob boss John Gotti, "Preppie Killer" Robert Chambers Jr. and John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman.
Japan wants to make every effort to reduce tension between the United States and Iran before responding to an expected U.S. request to send its navy to guard strategic waters off Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday. Japanese media have said a U.S. proposal to boost surveillance of Middle East oil shipping lanes off Iran and Yemen, where the United States says Iran and its proxies have carried out tanker attacks, could be on the agenda during this week's visit by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.
EU interior ministers gather in Paris on Monday to try to bridge European divisions over migration, and find a temporary solution for the relocation of asylum seekers disembarked in Italian ports. Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is demanding equal distribution of arrivals across EU ports, but he will not attend the informal meeting.
Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year due to uncertainties around the U.S.-China trade war, the finance minister told Reuters in an interview on Monday. Southeast Asia's third-largest economy is dealing with a debt pile of over 1 trillion ringgit ($243.19 billion), which the administration of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has blamed on mismanagement by the previous government. Malaysia is also struggling with slowing economic growth, hurt largely by a global slowdown and the trade war between the United States and China.
Italy's fractious coalition partners are gearing up for a showdown this week that is likely to determine if the government will collapse, triggering autumn elections, or survive to the end of the year. The far-right League and anti-system 5-Star Movement have been at each other's throats for months, but tensions have risen even further this month with each accusing the other of betrayal and ill faith. League leader Matteo Salvini warned last week he would quit the 14-month-old government unless 5-Star dropped its opposition to projects close to his party's heart, including a drive to hand greater autonomy to the League's wealthy northern heartland.