Baltics Mark 30th Anniversary of Key Anti-Soviet Protest
Estonia’s prime minister says one should never forget the 1989 'Baltic Way' in which nearly 2 million people of then-Soviet Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) long to protest Soviet occupation.
China Criticizes Australian Move to Close Language Schools
China is criticizing a decision by the government of Australia’s New South Wales state to close more than a dozen Chinese-sponsored language programs in more than a dozen public schools over political concerns.
Young Dugong Dies in Thailand in Blow for Vulnerable Species
Marine resources officials in Thailand say an ailing 5-month-old dugong has died during surgery, just days after the much-publicized death of another dugong from what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste.
Security in Kashmir Tightened Following Call for March
Authorities have intensified patrols in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi’s tightened grip on the disputed region.
As Global Economic Picture Dims, Solutions Seem Out of Reach
As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the picture they face:
Syrian TV: Troops in Control of Northern Hama Countryside
Syrian state TV says President Bashar Assad’s troops have seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing its takeover of the region just south of Idlib province.
Australia, Vietnam Concerned About China Actions in Sea Row
Australia and Vietnam on Friday expressed serious concern over tensions in the disputed South China Sea, where Hanoi says China’s gas survey ship has infringed on its territory and has disrupted Vietnam’s exploration activities.
Peppa Pig to Get New Owner: GI Joe Maker Hasbro
Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig.
Yemeni Government Forces Rout Separatists From Southern City
Yemeni security officials say forces loyal to the country’s internationally recognized government have taken full control of a key southern city after overnight clashes with separatists.
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Released From Jail
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest.