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Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the lockdown, local polls show. And this week, his hardline approach was thoroughly vindicated. On Sunday, Victoria recorded just 11 new coronavirus cases, down from over 670 at the height of the most recent outbreak last month. Next week, Melbourne will...

Thai protesters declare ‘victory’ in monarchy reform rallies, after delivering their demands to authorities

Thousands gathered in the nation's capital for this weekend's rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has been gaining momentum since July. Student leader and activist Panasaya "Rung" Sitthijirawattanakul, 21, took to a public stage late Saturday to directly address Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn -- an act that, under strict national laws, could be punishable by 15 years...

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia

Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the mountain time trial on the penultimate stage.Until then it had looked as if his compatriot and long-time leader Primoz Roglic would claim the yellow jersey, but in a remarkable reversal it was Pogacar who won the stage and took the...

A Hong Kong teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

The smoke billowed forth as experienced protesters pulled masks down over their faces and scrambled to put goggles on. Many bystanders were slower to react, and took lungfuls of the stinging, choking gas as they hurried to get out of the way. Chan Yin-lam was one of the unlucky ones. In a video the 15-year-old posted to social media, she complained she had...

Analysis: Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different

The October Surprise that American pollsters await with trepidation is usually a US domestic upset. Witness the seismic impact of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and it's only mid September. But the past two decades have also seen major international events overshadow November elections. A startling moment of opportunity looms for adversaries of Washington and the world order it still, perhaps...
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Analysis: Australia’s coronavirus lockdown strategy worked. Could this be a model for the US?

But Andrews -- a Labor Party politician who has run Australia's second-largest state since 2014 -- has remained popular with Victorians throughout the...