Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Is Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail

Russia’s leading opposition leader was detained for the third time this year as he launched his campaign to replace President Putin in the Kremlin. Source: World

Macron Faces First Big Street Protests, a Challenge to His Labor Reforms

Rallies were held in several cities, and union workers went on strike, to oppose the French president’s planned changes to the employment code. Source: World

Police and Protesters Clash Over Disappearance of Argentine Activist

Santiago Maldonado’s disappearance has transfixed Argentines and emerged as a flash point in the coming legislative election. Source: World

World Leaders Move Forward on Climate Change, Without U.S.

At a G-20 summit meeting marred by violent protests, 19 other member states broke decisively with President Trump, in a much-needed win for Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. Source: World

Protest at Kabul Bomb Site Turns Deadly

Security forces fired as angry crowds tried to get past the Afghan presidential palace gates. At least four people were killed. Source: World

Kashmir Shuts Down Social Networks for a Month

Officials blamed videos circulated on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other sites for inflaming recent protests. Source: World

Indian Army Ties Kashmiri Man to Jeep and Parades Him Through Villages

Video showing the man apparently being used as a human shield heightened tensions with Kashmir’s separatist movement, which has repeatedly called for election boycotts. Source: World

Romania Reverses Decision to Weaken Corruption Law

The move was a remarkable and rapid turnaround for a government that had shown every sign of holding firm against five days of mass protests. Source: World

For Mexican Leaders, a Turbulent Start to the New Year

The new turmoil promises to make this year even more difficult for President Enrique Peña Nieto, whose approval ratings have already plunged below 25 percent. Source: World