Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Hong Kong set for fresh protests as police end university siege

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CHINA – Hong Kong police on Friday ended their two-week siege of a university campus that became a battleground with ...

Singapore uses law against misinformation for first time

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SINGAPORE – Singapore used its law to combat misinformation for the first time Monday, ordering an opposition figure to ...
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New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

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BEIJING – Leaked government documents outlining the need to prevent escape, double lock doors and constantly monitor detainees ...
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Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report

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JAKARTA – Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called ...

Arrests ordered in Philippines vaping ban

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MANILA – Just hours after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced he would ban e-cigarette use, police were ...
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Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure grows

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HONG KONG – Dozens of pro-democracy protesters remained holed up inside a besieged Hong Kong university campus for a fourth ...

Google healthcare project targeted by Congress committee

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SAN FRANCISCO – A US congressional committee on Monday asked for a briefing on a Google project to modernize healthcare while ...
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United States, EU back Georgia protesters

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GEORGIA – The United States and European Union expressed solidarity Monday with Georgia’s anti-government protesters who ...

Protesters set fire to hold off police at Hong Kong campus

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HONG KONG – Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze Monday after ...
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China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

by AFP/ pic by AFP BEIJING – China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan ...

In from the cold: Mr Stop Brexit runs for parliament

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LONDON – After more than two years spent protesting outside parliament with his EU flags and shouts of “Stop ...

EU keeps hopes of Brexit deal alive, for now

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LUXEMBOURG – A Brexit deal could yet be reached this week, the chief EU negotiator said Monday, but member states warned ...