But the major headache is Hong Kong , where pro-democracy protesters hit the streets early in a bid to grab the spotlight from Beijing, with a series of rallies against what they see as the erosion of their special freedoms. In a vivid illustration of the political insecurity now coursing through Hong Kong , city officials watched a morning harborside flag-raising ceremony from the safety of the nearby convention center.
Kurz emerged from the scandal largely unscathed and says he will talk to all parties in order to form a governing coalition. A long period of coalition talks could leave the current provisional government of civil servants led by former judge Brigitte Bierlein in place until Christmas or later.
Activists were also taking part in the global climate strike at Charles Clark Square in downtown Windsor Friday afternoon. More than 46,000 people signalled on Facebook they plan to attend the event in Vancouver, almost 11,000 in Edmonton and 5,000 in Halifax.
The challengers argued that Harvard's practice of affirmative action and their "personal" rating system sets the bar higher for Asian-American students, who typically have higher standardized test scores than other minority groups, such as Latinos and African-Americans.
In 2018, a developer, an architect and a civil engineer were indicted over the partial collapse of a building that killed 14 people during an quake earlier that year. A magnitude 3.8 natural disaster also struck the area on Monday, but officials are still trying to determine if poor conditions played a role in the collapse.
The latest Hurricane Lorenzo charts from National Hurricane Center confirm expectations that the storm will veer right across Ireland after it reaches the west coast on Thursday. It also canceled Wednesday classes at schools and told government workers to stay at home, except for emergency workers. However, Lorenzo is expected to weaken to a tropical cyclone as it approaches Europe - with its sustained wind speeds dropping from its previous high of 260kmh down to below 100kmh.