The top cyber-security official warned that a major cyberattack was "a matter of when, not if."
Beijing has attracted global criticism for its detention of Uighur activist Ilham Tohti and journalist Gao Yu.
The EU cap on bankers' bonuses is designed to reduce risk-taking, and British authorities decided that a challenge was "unlikely to succeed."
Chris Patten urged the U.S. to maintain a firm stand with China over Hong Kong, without emphasizing more on economic relationship.
Since the country's drug wars began in 2006, about 70,000 people have been killed and over 20,000 people have been reported missing.
A grand jury decision is expected Friday on the controversial shooting death in August of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
Russia responded sharply to the suggestion by a U.S. official that legal military assistance was "something we should be looking at."