Namely, the long-term political stability of Germany under Angela Merkel, who as an unofficial European leader helped manage a series of political and economic crises on the continent, is over, and after the elections it seems that a weak and compromise coalition will be formed.
Two Canadians detained in China on spying charges were released from prison and flown out of the country on Sept. 24, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, just after a top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies reached a deal with the U.S. Justice Department over fraud charges and flew to China.
Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China on Sept. 20 under anti-virus controls.
The Hollywood studio's "Jurassic Park," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Harry Potter" film franchises, plus Minions from "Despicable Me" feature prominently at Universal Studios Beijing on the Chinese capital's eastern outskirts.
Beijing has targeted tech giants and U.S.-listed Chinese companies
It was Beijing's response to the sanctions it imposed on British lawmakers who spoke about human rights violations in China's Xinjiang province.
Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, and Speaker of the House of Lords, John McFall, prevented the Chinese Ambassador from speaking in the British Parliament today, Reuters reports.