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Monday, 6 July 2020 23:38 WIB

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...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 17:58 WIB | Global

The Trump administration is urging Turkey to stop oil-and-gas drilling off the coast of the divided island of Cyprus. "This provocative step raises tensions in the region," the State Department said late Tuesday. "We continue to believe the island's oil-and-gas reserves, like all of its resources, should be equitably shared between both communities in the context of an overall settlement." There has been no comment so far from Turkey which sent a drilling ship to the Mediterranean off Cyprus Monday, sparking a protest by the Greek Cypriots. Cyprus has been split between a Turkish Cypriot...

Trump: British Ambassador 'a Very Stupid Guy'
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 12:41 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called British ambassador Kim Darroch "a very stupid guy," a new taunt aimed at undercutting the envoy's assessment that Trump is "inept" and "incompetent." "The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with," Trump said on Twitter. The U.S. leader said Darroch, Britain's top diplomat in Washington since 2016, "should speak to his country, and Prime Minister [Theresa] May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was handled. I told @theresa_may how to...

UN Confirms Iran Enriching Uranium in Excess of Nuclear Deal Limit
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:24 WIB | Global

The United Nations' atomic energy agency has confirmed Iran has surpassed the uranium enrichment limits spelled out in the 2015 nuclear deal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said its inspectors verified Monday that Iran has surpassed the 3.67% enrichment limit set in the accord, aimed at restraining Tehran's ability to develop nuclear weapons in return for sanctions relief. It did not specify by how much Iran exceeded the limit, but the Associated Press quotes a spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on Monday as saying Tehran had enriched uranium to "around 4.5%" purity....

Police Conduct Anti-Doping Busts Across Europe, 234 Arrested
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 18:08 WIB | Global

A massive continent-wide police operation has netted 24 tons of anabolic steroid powder and 234 arrests across Europe. It also resulted in the closure of nine underground labs that produced performance-enhancing drugs and the dismantling of 17 organized-crime groups. The operation involved 33 countries, including 23 EU nations, the European police agency, Europol, and the World Anti-Doping Agency  (WADA). "This is the sort of multi-party collaboration that produces real results and can make a significant impact on the availability of counterfeit and illegal drugs used by some...

UN Rights Chief Condemns US Conditions of Immigration Detention
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 12:21 WIB | Global

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned the conditions of detention in which refugees and migrants are being held on the southern border of the United States. Bachelet calls conditions in the camps appalling for both adult and child refugees and migrants, but especially for children. Her spokeswoman, Ravina Shamdasani, told VOA that the high commissioner, as a former pediatrician, and as a mother, grandmother, and former head of state, feels personally stricken by the plight of the children. "She is deeply shocked from all these perspectives at the way...

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