Germany Dismantles QAnon-Inspired Terrorist Group Suspected of Plotting Coup

Germany Dismantles QAnon-Inspired Terrorist Group Suspected of Plotting Coup

German authorities on Wednesday said they had dismantled a domestic far-right terrorist cell inspired by the QAnon conspiracy on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government. Of the 25 people arrested in the early hours of the day, 22 are suspected of conspiring to foment a coup, the country’s federal prosecutor said. Their alleged plans … Read more

Argentine Court Sentences Vice President Cristina Kirchner to Six Years in Prison

Argentine Court Sentences Vice President Cristina Kirchner to Six Years in Prison

BUENOS AIRES—A federal court on Tuesday convicted Vice President Cristina Kirchner of fraud charges and sentenced her to six years in prison for embezzling money through public-construction contracts, a blow for a leftist government grappling with soaring inflation and one of the worst economic crises in two decades. A three-judge panel said Mrs. Kirchner, along … Read more

Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

Restaurant and trade groups said they have submitted enough voter signatures for a ballot measure to try to halt the implementation of a new California law that would set minimum hourly wages for fast-food workers in the state starting next year. A coalition of restaurant owners and business groups called Save Local Restaurants said Monday … Read more

OPEC+ Keeps Oil Curbs Despite Russia Price Cap

OPEC+ Keeps Oil Curbs Despite Russia Price Cap

OPEC+ said Sunday it would keep output steady ahead of a momentous week in global energy markets, as wealthy nations impose a price cap on Moscow’s petroleum exports, the European Union launches a ban on Russian oil and Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Saudi Arabia. The decision on Sunday allows the Organization of the Petroleum … Read more

House Democrats Set to Pick Hakeem Jeffries to Lead Party

House Democrats Set to Pick Hakeem Jeffries to Lead Party

WASHINGTON—Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is expected to be chosen to lead House Democrats in the next Congress, making the New Yorker the first Black person to lead a major political party and marking a generational shift following the departure of three longtime chiefs. Democrats will vote on their new leadership Wednesday, ending two decades under Nancy … Read more

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption  The Wall Street Journal

Chinese Protests Put Xi Jinping in a Bind

Chinese Protests Put Xi Jinping in a Bind

President Xi Jinping faces a difficult choice between loosening China’s zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy or doubling down on restrictions that have locked down neighborhoods and stifled the country’s economy over the past three years. Neither option is a good one for a regime focused on stability. Stock markets around the globe and oil prices declined Monday … Read more

Most Power Is Restored in Kyiv as Russian Strikes Hit Southern Ukraine

Most Power Is Restored in Kyiv as Russian Strikes Hit Southern Ukraine

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian officials said Sunday that they had managed to restore most of the electricity to the capital city of Kyiv, even as Russian strikes hit cities across southern Ukraine and intense fighting continued in the country’s eastern Donetsk region. Even though parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid have been hobbled by Russian strikes over the … Read more

Stop Pronouncing ‘Turkey’ Wrong, Country Begs the Rest of the World

Stop Pronouncing ‘Turkey’ Wrong, Country Begs the Rest of the World

Talking turkey is a pastime in the halls of government around the world. Yet what to call Turkey, the country, is something many can’t agree on. In April, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the international community to recognize his nation by its traditional name, spelled “Türkiye” and pronounced Tour-key-yeh. A name flap His government … Read more

Chinese Protests Spread Over Government’s Covid Restrictions

Chinese Protests Spread Over Government’s Covid Restrictions

BEIJING—Protests are erupting in major cities in China over President Xi Jinping’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19, an unusual show of defiance in the country as the economic and social costs from snap lockdowns and other strict restrictions escalate. Demonstrations occurred throughout the weekend in Beijing, Shanghai and the eastern city of Nanjing, according to witness … Read more