Seoul faces major decision over military pact with Tokyo

Squeezed between a growing North Korean threat and a shaky alliance with the United States, South Korea must decide this week whether its national pride and deep frustrations with Japan

Impeachment | Unpredictable Sondland faces questions about Trump, Ukraine

Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings with

UK | Tories under fire for Twitter name switch during debate

  Britain’s Conservative Party was accused yesterday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate between Prime

This Day in History | 1995 Balkan leaders agree to peace

A peace settlement for war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina has been brokered in the United States. US President Bill Clinton announced the deal after 21 days of seemingly deadlocked negotiation at the Wright Patterson

Offbeat | In Sweden, wanted man found asleep in store’s bed department

Police in Sweden say a wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm. Police spokesman Tobias Ahlen says the staff at the Ikea store

Chang says his new Netflix show honors Bourdain

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner host David Chang says he understands why critics are comparing his new show to work done by his late friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain. Chang’s show

Mourinho back in English football as Tottenham manager

Jose Mourinho sealed a return to coaching after almost a year out when Tottenham hired one of the world’s most successful managers in a bid to end the club’s decade-long

The Buzz | Austria: 3 arrested over video that brought down government

Austrian prosecutors say three people have been arrested in connection with a video that triggered the collapse of the government earlier this year. Prosecutor Thomas Vecsey said Wednesday that authorities made

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego.

World Briefs

CHINA A former employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong says he was detained and tortured by Chinese secret police trying to extract information about massive anti-government protests in

The Stranger | Love me tender

In statements reported by local media this week, Macau’s newly appointed Chief Executive (CE), Ho Iat Seng, claimed that the SAR would become “an example of the nation’s reunification.” Macau’s third

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – edition no. 3421

• A decision by Macau Grand Prix organizers appears to contradict local sporting regulations * Gov’t proposes 25% more police investigators, changes to career ladder * Mike Goodbridge: ‘Great movies have global

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