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How to get kicked out of Japan’s parliament: Livestream instead of legislating

Since he was elected to Japan’s parliament in July, Yoshikazu Higashitani has spread celebrity gossip on his YouTube channel, explored the sights of Dubai, and handed out snacks to children displaced by an earthquake in Turkey.

US, Russia ratchet up their rhetoric over downing of drone

The Kremlin said the incident proved again that Washington is directly involved in the fighting and added that Moscow would try to recover the drone’s wreckage from the Black Sea. US officials said the incident showed Russia’s aggressive and risky behavior.

Chinese businessman arrested in $1 billion fraud conspiracy

A self-exiled Chinese businessman has been arrested in New York on charges alleging that he oversaw a $1 billion fraud conspiracy.

Honduras will seek ties with China, spurning Taiwan

Honduras President Xiomara Castro announced Tuesday that her government will seek to establish diplomatic relations with China, which would imply severing relations with Taiwan.

US says Russian warplane hits American drone over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet struck the propeller of a US surveillance drone over the Black Sea on Tuesday in a “brazen violation of international law,” causing American forces to bring down the unmanned aerial vehicle, the United States said.

Why US troops remain in Iraq 20 years after ‘shock and awe’

Twenty years ago the US invaded Iraq amid blinding explosions of shock and awe.

Flood of Russians alters life for countries that took them in

It would be easy to mistake Tuf for a trendy club somewhere in Russia. A meditative indie band played, a family of Muscovites sold homemade cosmetics, and a tattoo artist from St. Petersburg drew a seal on someone’s arm.

Russian fighter jet hits American drone over Black Sea, US says

The US military said a Russian fighter jet Tuesday struck the propeller of a US drone over the Black Sea in "an unsafe and unprofessional intercept" that forced officials to bring it down in international waters.