- Politics HuffPost
Lisa Kennedy said the president would have been better off keeping quiet during the former ambassador's testimony.
- World Associated Press
The mainland Chinese students arriving from Hong Kong huddled with their suitcases, waiting for a bus to take them to temporary accommodation in this city across the border from the protest-wracked territory. “We’ve just escaped,” said one postgraduate student, among a dozen from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
- WorldAssociated Press
An outspoken Australian parliamentarian said that he and a colleague have been barred entry to China for a study trip, a development he said was concerning. Sen. James Paterson said he and Rep. Andrew Hastie were due to take part in a study tour next month in Beijing organized by China Matters, an Australia-based think-tank. Paterson has spoken out about human rights abuses against minority Muslim Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang region and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, while Hastie in August was rebuked by Beijing after comparing the West’s handling of China’s rise to the failure to contain Nazi Germany.
- World Yahoo News Canada
The Toronto Police Service is warning the public about an ongoing telephone scam where fraudsters claim to be representatives from a government department or police agency.
- World Reuters
The view from Pavel Kacirek's apartment overlooking Prague's majestic Old Town Square should make it the dream home, but the hordes of tourists and clogged streets mean it no longer is. As Czechs prepare to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution ended Communism - ushering in a boom in tourism and considerable wealth along with it - not all local residents see the change as positive. Nearly 8 million tourists visited Prague last year, making it one of the most visited cities in Europe and putting pressure on local services providing for 1.3 million residents.