Monday, 16 September 2019
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Monday, 16 September 2019 10:47 WIB

Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong again on Sunday, with demonstrators hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at authorities who responded with volleys of tear gas and blasts of blue-dyed water fired from water cannons. Some of the thousands of protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People's Liberation Army base and tore down and set fire to a banner proclaiming the 70th anniversary of the October 1 founding of the People's Republic of China. Police said in a statement, "Radical protesters are currently occupying Harcourt Road in Admiralty, vandalizing...

Iraq Suspends US-Funded Broadcaster After Corruption Report
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 19:51 WIB | Global

Iraq on Monday suspended the operations of U.S.-funded Alhurra television after it broadcast a report alleging corruption in the country's Sunni and Shi'ite religious institutions. The 12-minute documentary aired Saturday, claiming that the religious authorities were misusing state funds in administering religious sites and real estate. The country's Communications and Media Commission accused the network of bias and defamation, saying the report lacked professionalism, balance and reliable evidence. It ordered the satellite network, which broadcasts reports in Arabic in the Middle East...

Taliban Attack Kabul as US Nears Peace Deal
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 13:09 WIB | Global Taliban

The Taliban claimed responsibility for an explosion in Kabul late Monday, just hours after a U.S. negotiator shared with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani œkey details of a deal that would see thousands of American troops leaving Afghanistan. The blast in the Green Village compound, which houses international organizations and guesthouses, killed at least 16 people and wounded 119 others, said an Afghan government spokesman. Feroz Bashari said police rescued 400 foreign nationals from the complex and transferred them to a safe place. Earlier, U.S. officials said they had reached a draft...

Iran Pledges 'Strong Step' Back From Nuclear Deal Unless Europe Helps
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:01 WIB | Global

Iran said Monday it will take a "strong step" away from the 2015 international nuclear deal if European countries do not take steps to help it bypass U.S. sanctions on its oil sales. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said "Iran's oil should be bought and its money should be accessible to return to Iran." Iranian officials have set a Friday deadline for instituting the latest pullback from the agreement that limited its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Already, Iran has gone past limits on the amount of enriched uranium it is allowed to stockpile as well as the level to...

New US, China Tariffs Take Effect on Each Other's Exports
Monday, 2 September 2019 16:33 WIB | Global

The U.S. and China imposed new tariffs on each other's exported goods on Sunday, the latest skirmish in the lengthy and contentious trade war between the world's two biggest economies. U.S. President Donald Trump levied 15% taxes on about $112 billion worth of Chinese exported products headed to the United States, with the tariffs likely resulting in higher prices paid by U.S. shoppers on some foods, sports equipment, sportswear, musical instruments and furniture. Meanwhile, Beijing started adding 5% and 10% tariffs on some of the $75 billion worth of U.S. exports being sent to China that...

Setback in First Legal Challenge to UK Govt's Brexit Plans
Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:11 WIB | Global

The first legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament has been delayed in a Scottish court.The Court of Session in Edinburgh refused Friday to take immediate legal action to prevent Johnson from suspending Parliament for several weeks during part of the period ahead of the Brexit deadline of Oct. 31. Judge Raymond Doherty, however, said a full hearing on the case will be heard Tuesday, raising the prospect that the government's move could still be blocked. He said there is no need for an immediate injunction because a œsubstantive hearing...

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