Hong Kong, Tariffs, Russia: Your Wednesday Briefing August 13, 2019 | NY Times | Shares: 9 The stakes grow higher in Hong KongContinue reading… Share TweetLatest News What Happens Next With Russia’s Politics Kremlin critic calls for protest against Putin’s constitutional reforms Russia: Iran was spooked by reports of U.S. F-35s when it downed airliner Syria ceasefire has failed as civilians killed daily: UN Putin wanted Russian science to top the world. Then a huge academic scandal blew up. ‘They will destroy you’: in Putin’s Russia, how far can an artist go? Putin speeds up efforts to expand his Russian rule State media hailed Putin’s power shake-up. Moscow residents seem less enthused The Guardian view on Putin and power: he’s not going anywhere | Editorial Russia’s entire cabinet resigned en masse in a plan that would help Putin keep power indefinitely. Here’s everything we know.