Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:28 WIB

Over 600,000 Hong Kongers cast their ballots in the democratic camp primaries elections over the weekend, far exceeding the organizer™s expected turnout in a poll widely seen as a sign of continuing opposition to the new national security law imposed by Beijing.  The election, held 10 days after the law took effect, aims to select the strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest pro-Beijing candidates in September™s Legislative Council elections.  Benny Tai, one of the vote™s organizers, described the turnout as "a miracle created by Hong Kongers." He told the press that...

WHO Warns 'No Return to Normal' Amid Pandemic
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:16 WIB | Global WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday that there would be œno return to the old 'normal for the foreseeable future as COVID-19 cases rise across the globe. Nearly 13 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the world resulting in nearly 570,000 deaths, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. In a regular briefing streamed online, WHO head Tedros Adhanom said that œits never too late to bring the virus under control, but warned that œtoo many countries are headed in the wrong direction. "Mixed messages from...

China Announces Sanctions Against US Lawmakers Over Uighur Issue
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 00:07 WIB | Global

China has imposed sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers in retaliation for Trump administration's sanctions imposed over Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province. Chinese Foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying announced sanctions Monday against Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Republican Representative Chris Smith. Hua also said sanctions have been imposed against Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, and the Congressional-Executive Committee on China, a joint congressional-White House panel created to "monitor...

Florida Reports New Record With Over 15,000 New Coronavirus Cases
Monday, 13 July 2020 09:48 WIB | Global

The U.S. state of Florida set a new record, reporting over 15,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in one day Sunday. The number by far beat previous records of single-day increases in a U.S. state. The previous record was seen in California on Wednesday when the state recorded 11,694 new cases. Florida now has nearly 270,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has seen 4,346 deaths. The state had eased lockdown restrictions in recent weeks, including theme park Disney World opening its doors to guests in masks Saturday, despite recommendations by health experts to avoid gathering in...

Seoul Mayor Found Dead Friday; Suicide Suspected
Friday, 10 July 2020 23:43 WIB | Global

South Korean police say Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead early Friday, a suspected suicide. The body of 64-year-old Park was found near an entrance at the mountain Bugaksan in Seoul after just midnight, several hours after he had been reported missing Thursday. The day before, Park's former secretary filed a sexual harassment claim. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Friday a five-day funeral service will be held at Seoul National University Hospital. The Korea Herald said Park apologized to everyone, mainly his family, in a note found at his home. It is unclear whether an...

North Korea Says It's Not Interested in Another Trump-Kim Summit
Friday, 10 July 2020 17:50 WIB | Global

North Korea says the chances are low for another summit with the United States, after President Donald Trump this week said he is open to meeting again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of Kim Jong Un, said another summit would "not be useful to us" unless the U.S. changes its approach to stalled nuclear talks, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Friday. "It is my personal opinion, but a summit between the U.S. and North Korea will not take place this year, said Kim Yo Jong, who has recently taken on a more prominent leadership role in...

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