The announcement by Google, which owns YouTube, comes days after Facebook and Twitter suspended accounts for an alleged campaign to manipulate public opinion about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.
The ads by Li Ka-shing, a billionaire known as Hong Kong's richest man, seem to express bland sentiment. But at least one scholar says they secretly sound a note of support for the protest movement.
A South Korean security official says the pact "does not serve our national interest." Japan's foreign minister says Seoul's decision "completely misreads the security situation."
Israel has begun using the technology at its West Bank checkpoints to verify Palestinians' identities as they cross into Israel. The new system means shorter wait times but is drawing criticism.
The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.
Across the country, farmers are losing money on every load of grain. The National Association of Wheat Growers estimates that since last year, U.S. wheat farmers have lost about $430 million in trade to China.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Canberra would commit a frigate, patrol plane and specialist defense force personnel to the security flotilla escorting commercial shipping from Iranian attacks.
Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir denies she means to snub Pence. Her scheduling decision was made before President Trump cancelled his trip to Denmark.
"Your police [steal] blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.
Lyubov Sobol's tenacity in standing up to the authorities, combined with a savvy use of social media, has put her at the center of attention as a new protest leader.
Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared to last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.
"I think it's much more appropriate to have Russia in," President Trump told reporters. In Russia, the foreign ministry spokeswoman said discussions should move from the media "to the expert level."
The State Department approved an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and related equipment to the self-governing island. China views the sale as a violation of its sovereignty.