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Thursday, 9 July 2020 10:50 WIB

Social media giant Facebook said Wednesday that it had removed dozens of accounts linked to supporters or employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an investigation into the spread of false news online. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's head of cybersecurity policy, said in a statement that 73 Facebook and Instagram accounts, 14 pages and one group had been removed. Brazilian courts have been investigating the spread of false news in connection with Bolsonaro. There was no immediate comment from the presidential office about Facebook's action. Facebook's executive said...

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Chinese Law Professor Critical of President Xi Jinping Detained in Beijing
Monday, 6 July 2020 23:38 WIB | Global

A Chinese law professor who has written essays critical of President Xi Jinping's governance has reportedly been detained in Beijing. Friends of Xu Zhangrun say the writer and academic was taken from his home early Monday morning by more than a dozen police officers.  The New York Times, quoting his friend Geng Xiaonan, says a computer and papers were also taken from the home. Geng says she learned from Xu's wife that police told her Xu was accused of soliciting prostitutes during a recent visit to the southwestern city of Chengdu.   Xu Zhangrun taught law at Beijing's...

County in Spain Back on Lockdown After New Coronavirus Infections
Monday, 6 July 2020 17:00 WIB | Global

An entire county in northwestern Spain is on lockdown all week because authorities fear a new COVID-19 outbreak even after the federal government ended a nationwide lockdown. Officials in La Marina in the Galicia region placed all 70,000 residents in a countywide quarantine after several bars in the area reported new cases. Only essential travel in and out of the county is allowed and gatherings of more than 10 people are forbidden. The lockdown will be in place through Friday. The La Marina lockdown comes a day after authorities in Lleida in Catalonia reimposed a lockdown, affecting more...

Britain Poised to Ban China's Huawei
Monday, 6 July 2020 10:28 WIB | Global

The British government is set to end the participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the building of Britains 5G phone network ” a policy about-turn that will further deteriorate Londons strained relations with Beijing, but will please Washington, according to British media reports. The major policy change follows a fresh reassessment by Britains National Cyber Security Center, or NCSC, on the eavesdropping risks posed by the Chinese company, according to Britains Sunday Telegraph newspaper. British officials have confirmed to VOA the newspaper report is...

Colombia Arrests 8 More Suspects in Police Academy Car Bombing
Saturday, 4 July 2020 01:40 WIB | Global

Colombia has captured eight leftist rebels accused of killing at least 22 people in a bombing attack on a police academy. The National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed responsibility for the January 2019 car bombing in the capital Bogota. The rebel group claimed the attack was in retaliation for President Ivan Dugues refusal to respect a unilateral cease-fire declared by the leftist group in 2018. Duque on Thursday praised police and prosecutors for arresting those behind the terrorist attack. The eight suspects face multiple charges, including murder and financing terrorism. The latest...

US Senate Passes Bill Targeting Entities Over China's Hong Kong Security Law
Friday, 3 July 2020 17:34 WIB | Global

The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday that would penalize individuals or companies for conducting business with Chinese officials responsible for implementing Beijing's new national security law on Hong Kong. The Republican-led Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act one day after the Democratic majority House approved the measure without opposition. The approvals were a rare display of bipartisan support in the face of an erosion of autonomy in Hong Kong, a former British colony that prospered as Chinas most democratic city and a global financial hub. The measure,...

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POLITICS
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SECURITIES
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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

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