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12 Jun 11:57pm Updated A Canadian Store Tried to Bag-Shame Its Customers. Nice Try.
A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise hit on social media instead.
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Shinzo Abe’s Latest Diplomatic Long Shot: Peacemaking in Iran 12 Jun 11:11pm Updated Shinzo Abe’s Latest Diplomatic Long Shot: Peacemaking in Iran
Japan’s prime minister arrives Wednesday in Tehran, placing himself directly in the middle of a tense confrontation between the United States and Iran.
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Hong Kong Protesters and Police Battle With Bricks, Bottles and Tear Gas 12 Jun 10:56pm Updated Hong Kong Protesters and Police Battle With Bricks, Bottles and Tear Gas
Some demonstrators, protesting an extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police officers guarding the city’s Legislative Council. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.
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Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain 12 Jun 7:51pm Updated Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain
The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday closed the trial of 12 leaders of the Catalan independence movement accused of staging a rebellion during their botched 2017 secession attempt.
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Russian Military Reports Cease-Fire in Syria 12 Jun 7:39pm Russian Military Reports Cease-Fire in Syria
Russian news reports say Russia and Turkey reached a cease-fire in Idlib, the last rebel-held province in Syria. But intense fighting continued.
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12 Jun 6:46pm President Trump, Hong Kong, Summer Camp: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Two More Ebola Cases Diagnosed in Uganda as First Victim, 5, Dies 12 Jun 6:30pm Updated Two More Ebola Cases Diagnosed in Uganda as First Victim, 5, Dies
Fears grew that the year-old outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread more in what one expert called a “truly frightening phase.”
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12 Jun 6:16pm Updated Hong Kong, Iowa, Danube: Hong Kong, Iowa, Danube: Your Wednesday Briefing
Hong Kong braces for more protests.
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In the Battle for Hong Kong, Field Has Tilted Toward Beijing 12 Jun 4:21pm Updated In the Battle for Hong Kong, Field Has Tilted Toward Beijing
Unlike China’s retreat after big protests in 2003, this time it is not likely to back down.
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The Latest Reason to Breast-feed: Milk Is Alive 12 Jun 3:47pm Updated The Latest Reason to Breast-feed: Milk Is Alive
Fresh breast milk may nourish a baby’s microbiome in ways that bottled breast milk can’t.
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Boris Johnson Emerges to Face Reporters’ Questions. Six of Them. 12 Jun 1:54pm Updated Boris Johnson Emerges to Face Reporters’ Questions. Six of Them.
Criticized as hiding from scrutiny, the front-runner to be Conservative Party leader spoke at a campaign event, vaguely, about his Brexit plans and college cocaine use.
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A City on Edge: Updates From the Hong Kong Protests 12 Jun 1:22pm Updated A City on Edge: Updates From the Hong Kong Protests
Some demonstrators, protesting an extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police officers guarding the city’s Legislative Council. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.
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Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets at Extradition Protesters 12 Jun 1:06pm Updated Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets at Extradition Protesters
The demonstrators were mostly peaceful, but some hurled bricks and bottles as they charged officers guarding the Legislative Council.
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Russian Police Arrest Hundreds at Protest, Including Navalny, After Reporter’s Release 12 Jun 12:36pm Russian Police Arrest Hundreds at Protest, Including Navalny, After Reporter’s Release
Riot police dragged demonstrators from the crowd and arrested news photographers and reporters at a protest called to support the journalist Ivan Golunov, who had been detained and abruptly freed.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Leader Condemns Violence as City Remains on Edge 12 Jun 12:34pm Updated Hong Kong Protest Updates: Leader Condemns Violence as City Remains on Edge
Demonstrators, protesting a contentious extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the city’s Legislative Council. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.
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Sara Netanyahu Cuts Plea Deal in Catering Case 12 Jun 9:52am Sara Netanyahu Cuts Plea Deal in Catering Case
The wife of Israel’s prime minister was accused of misusing about $100,000 in public funds. The prime minister’s own corruption case still looms over his run for another term.
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A 13-0 World Cup Rout? Thailand Is as Proud as Ever 12 Jun 9:46am Updated A 13-0 World Cup Rout? Thailand Is as Proud as Ever
The women’s loss to the United States produced the most lopsided score in World Cup history. But soccer fans in Thailand say they were just happy their team was there.
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Hong Kong, World Cup, Alabama: Your Wednesday Briefing 12 Jun 9:34am Updated Hong Kong, World Cup, Alabama: Your Wednesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Standoff With Police After Clashes 12 Jun 8:58am Updated Hong Kong Protest Updates: Standoff With Police After Clashes
Demonstrators, protesting a contentious extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the city’s Legislative Council. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.
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12 Jun 8:36am Houthis Strike Airport in Saudi Arabia, Injuring Travelers
The Houthis, fighting a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s civil war, fired a projectile that they called a cruise missile. The Saudis said 26 people were hurt.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police and Protesters in Tense Standoff After Clashes 12 Jun 8:02am Updated Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police and Protesters in Tense Standoff After Clashes
Demonstrators, protesting a contentious extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the city’s Legislative Council. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and batons.
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First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak 12 Jun 7:50am First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak
A 5-year-old Congolese boy died on Wednesday, a day after officials confirmed his case as the first outside the Democratic Republic of Congo since an outbreak began last summer.
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The Hong Kong Extradition Protests in Pictures 12 Jun 7:25am Updated The Hong Kong Extradition Protests in Pictures
Demonstrations this week over a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China have produced some of the city’s biggest shows of dissent in years.
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U.K. Will Cut Net Greenhouse Emissions to Zero, Theresa May Vows 12 Jun 6:34am U.K. Will Cut Net Greenhouse Emissions to Zero, Theresa May Vows
The prime minister’s plan leaves many questions unanswered, but sets a new standard that she hopes other countries will adopt.
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A 13-0 World Cup Rout? ‘The Women’s Team Never Disappoints Thais.’ 12 Jun 6:33am A 13-0 World Cup Rout? ‘The Women’s Team Never Disappoints Thais.’
The team’s loss to the United States produced the most lopsided score in World Cup history. But soccer fans in Thailand say they were just happy their team was there.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police and Protesters in Tense Standoff After Clashes 12 Jun 6:32am Updated Hong Kong Protest Updates: Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police and Protesters in Tense Standoff After Clashes
Demonstrators, protesting a contentious extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the city’s Legislative Council. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and batons.
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12 Jun 6:21am Kim Jong-un’s Sister Meets With South Korean Officials at Border
Mr. Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, delivered a letter from him expressing condolences on the death of a former South Korean first lady, officials said.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police Use Tear Gas and Batons to Beat Back Protesters 12 Jun 5:53am Updated Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police Use Tear Gas and Batons to Beat Back Protesters
Protesters threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the Legislative Council.
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Hong Kong, Hungary Crash, Grenfell: Your Wednesday Briefing 12 Jun 5:48am Updated Hong Kong, Hungary Crash, Grenfell: Your Wednesday Briefing
A look at the rise of nationalism in Italy.
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12 Jun 5:38am Updated Before Fatal Boat Crash in Budapest, Safety Warnings Went Unheeded
Traffic along the Danube, propelled by an explosion in tourism, has expanded fast, and many had pointed to the risk of overcrowding even before the accident.
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As Protesters Fill Hong Kong’s Streets, Businesses Watch Quietly With Alarm 12 Jun 5:03am Updated As Protesters Fill Hong Kong’s Streets, Businesses Watch Quietly With Alarm
A wave of concern has spread through a community of foreign consultants, investors and executives who have made the territory their home and regional headquarters.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police Use Tear Gas as Protests Inch Toward Legislature 12 Jun 4:48am Updated Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police Use Tear Gas as Protests Inch Toward Legislature
Protesters threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the Legislative Council.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Protesters Charge, Hurling Bricks and Bottles 12 Jun 4:05am Hong Kong Protest Updates: Protesters Charge, Hurling Bricks and Bottles
Riot police guarding the Legislative Council used tear gas, pepper spray and shields to try to fend off the demonstrators.
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Hong Kong Protest Updates: Senior Official Urges Demonstrators to Disperse 12 Jun 3:31am Updated Hong Kong Protest Updates: Senior Official Urges Demonstrators to Disperse
The police used pepper spray and water cannons against thousands of protesters who flooded Hong Kong’s streets and forced the Legislative Council to suspend debate on a contentious extradition bill.
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Hong Kong Protests: Senior Official Urges Protesters to Disperse 12 Jun 2:57am Updated Hong Kong Protests: Senior Official Urges Protesters to Disperse
The police used pepper spray and water cannons against thousands of protesters who flooded Hong Kong’s streets and forced the Legislative Council to suspend debate on a contentious extradition bill.
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Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Block Council from Debating Extradition Bill 12 Jun 2:10am Updated Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Block Council from Debating Extradition Bill
The police used pepper spray and water cannons against demonstrators, as tens of thousands of protesters surrounded the city’s Legislative Council.
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Hong Kong Protests: Council Delays Debate on Extradition Law 12 Jun 12:47am Updated Hong Kong Protests: Council Delays Debate on Extradition Law
The police used pepper spray and water cannons against demonstrators, as tens of thousands of protesters surrounded the city’s Legislative Council.
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China Moves to Close Gap in Trade Expertise as Clash With Trump Intensifies 12 Jun 12:15am Updated China Moves to Close Gap in Trade Expertise as Clash With Trump Intensifies
Beijing called in one of its most experienced negotiators on trade policy shortly before talks with the United States collapsed, adding a veteran voice at a critical moment.
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Botswana’s High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex 12 Jun 12:14am Updated Botswana’s High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex
Activists hailed the ruling on laws that date from the British colonial era as a significant step for rights on the African continent.
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A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa 12 Jun 12:07am Updated A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa
Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow.
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