World China Faces Off Against World on Trade 2016-12-09T19:14:34.000000Z The anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization on Sunday threatens to trigger a rift with the U.S. and Europe over whether Beijing should gain “market-economy status.” South Korea President's Impeachment a Fresh Blow to Global Order 2016-12-09T19:02:30.000000Z The impeachment of South Korea’s president is the latest hit to global political order following populist referendum victories in the U.K. and Italy and Donald Trump’s election. Canada's Liberal Government, Most Provinces Set to Endorse Climate Pact 2016-12-09T18:48:21.000000Z Canada’s Liberal government and the bulk of provinces are set to endorse a pact late Friday to fight climate change, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tries to revive the energy sector with the recent approval of two pipeline projects. Southeast Asian Nations Assess Options Amid Trade-Deal Uncertainty 2016-12-09T18:26:38.000000Z Southeast Asian officials hunkered together to assess where the region stands in the wake of global shocks, including the near-certain death of a trade deal with the U.S. following the election of Donald Trump as president. Over 1,000 Russian Athletes Involved in Doping, Investigation Says 2016-12-09T17:53:27.000000Z More than 1,000 Russian athletes across more than two dozen sports benefited from a state-sponsored doping program between 2011 and 2015, according a new report by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Turkey's Autocratic Turn 2016-12-09T17:49:55.000000Z President Erdogan’s harsh crackdown is moving a democratic Muslim ally toward Middle Eastern autocracy. Dutch Politician Geert Wilders Guilty of Inciting Discrimination, Not Hatred 2016-12-09T16:27:04.000000Z Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was found guilty of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans in a verdict that could strengthen his poll numbers ahead of general election in the Netherlands. Cairo Blast Targets Egyptian Security Forces, Killing Six 2016-12-09T16:07:30.000000Z A shadowy militant group claims responsibility for the attack along the main road leading to the pyramids at Giza. Japan's 2011 Nuclear Accident Expected to Cost $200 Billion 2016-12-09T13:06:27.000000Z Japan expects the total cost of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident to reach about $200 billion, nearly double earlier projections, spurring plans for further restructuring of the Fukushima plant’s operator. Hong Kong Leader C.Y. Leung Won't Seek Re-Election 2016-12-09T12:53:21.000000Z The city’s chief executive said he won’t seek a second term in office, a surprise decision by the deeply unpopular leader.