Belarus election: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya ‘safe’ in Lithuania 0 (0)

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Tikhanovskaya says she won the election Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has left Belarus and is “safe” in Lithuania, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says. Ms Tikhanovskaya’s departure came as protests went on for a second day over Sunday’s disputed presidential poll. Her campaign team said she was avoiding the […]

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Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images 0 (0)

Image copyright Reuters The explosion at a portside warehouse in Beirut sent devastating shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, decimating seafront buildings and causing widespread destruction. At least 137 people died and about 5,000 others have been injured. Satellite and aerial images show the extent of the physical damage to a city more accustomed to such […]

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Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election 0 (0)

Image copyright EPA Image caption The president suggested postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results Top Republicans have rejected President Donald Trump’s suggestion that November’s presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy both dismissed the idea. Mr Trump does not […]

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Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election 0 (0)

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joshua Wong said the decision showed a “total disregard for the will of Hongkongers” Hong Kong authorities have disqualified 12 pro-democracy candidates from upcoming elections, deepening political tensions in the Chinese territory. Opposition legislators had hoped to obtain a majority in the Legislative Council (LegCo) in September’s poll after Beijing’s […]

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Chengdu: US leaves consulate amid row with China 0 (0)

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crowds of curious locals gathered outside the US diplomatic mission American diplomatic staff have left their consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, after a 72-hour deadline expired. China ordered the closure in response to the US closing the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, last week. Before Monday’s deadline, staff […]

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Singapore man admits being Chinese spy in US 0 (0)

Image copyright Getty Images/AFP A Singaporean man has pleaded guilty in the US to working as an agent of China, the latest incident in a growing stand-off between Washington and Beijing. Jun Wei Yeo was charged with using his political consultancy in America as a front to collect information for Chinese intelligence, US officials say. […]

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