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The Top 10 Global Risks for 2023 | Best Countries
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The Top 10 Global Risks for 2023 | Best Countries

The world faces some of “the most dangerous” risks in decades in 2023, according to a report published this week by the Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy.,“A small group of individuals has amassed an extraordinary amount of power, making decisions of profound geopolitical consequence with limited information in opaque environments,” according to Ian Bremmer and Cliff Kupchan, the president and chairman, respectively, of the Eurasia Group.,“On a spectrum of geopolitics with integrated globalization at one extreme, these developments are at the other extreme, and they're driving a disproportionate amount of the uncertainty in the world today.”,Indeed, with Putin and Xi topping this year’s report and the Iranian government sliding into the top 5, the extent to which global power ...
EXPLAINER: How Peru Plunged Into Political Crisis and Protests | Best Countries
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EXPLAINER: How Peru Plunged Into Political Crisis and Protests | Best Countries

After what many describe as a coup attempt and the subsequent removal of a recently elected president, Peru has entered a political crisis.The impeachment and detention of left-leaning President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7 after he attempted to dissolve Congress sparked widespread protests, which have left at least 26 people dead as of Dec. 20, according to Peru’s Ministry of Health. Many more have been injured.The government, under new President Dina Boluarte, who was the former vice president under Castillo, imposed a state of emergency on Dec. 14 that limits some civil liberties for 30 days, including the right to assemble. But on Dec. 20, in a move seen in part as an attempt to appease protesters, the legislature approved a measure to move elections up two years to April 2024.“For the ...
Hong Kong Publisher’s Security Trial Further Delayed
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Hong Kong Publisher’s Security Trial Further Delayed

HONG KONG (AP) — The national security trial of a Hong Kong pro-democracy publisher was further postponed Tuesday to next September as the city awaits Beijing's ruling that could effectively block him from hiring a British defense lawyer.Jimmy Lai, who was arrested in August 2020 during a crackdown on the city's pro-democracy movement, is fighting charges of endangering national security. The 75-year-old founder of the now-defunct pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily faces up to life in prison if convicted under a sweeping National Security Law imposed by Beijing.His high-profile trial, which was originally scheduled to begin on Dec. 1, was already delayed earlier this month after Hong Kong leader John Lee asked China’s top legislative body to decide whether foreign lawyers who don’t nor...