Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:40 WIB

Italian police arrested three men Monday accused of torturing and extorting money from migrants in a Libyan detention center. Prosecutors in Sicily ordered the arrests of two Egyptians and one Guinean after several people identified them as their suspected tormentors. The three allegedly ran a migrant camp at a former military base in Zawiya, Libya. "I have been beaten several times. I suffered real torture that left scars on my body," one migrant told prosecutors. Others say women were raped and migrants who could not pay a ransom were killed or sold to human traffickers. Armed...

China Demands that US Diplomats Stop Meddling in Hong Kong's Affairs
Thursday, 8 August 2019 23:51 WIB | Global

China has demanded that U.S. diplomats based in Hong Kong stop meddling in matters involving the city after a diplomat reportedly met with pro-democracy activists. The foreign ministry said Thursday it expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with U.S. officials over a U.S. consulate official's reported meeting with a local "independence group." The ministry called on the the U.S. consulate to "immediately make a clean break with various anti-China rioters" and to "stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs immediately." The Hong Kong newspaper Takungpao reported U.S. Consulate General political...

US Formalizes Ban on Government Contracts to China's Huawei, Others
Thursday, 8 August 2019 18:02 WIB | Global

The U.S. administration unveiled rules Wednesday formally banning technology giant Huawei and other Chinese firms from government contracts, in the latest move in an escalating trade war. The interim rule will preclude any U.S. federal agency from purchasing telecom or technology equipment from the firms "as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical technology as part of any system," starting August 13. The document said waivers may be granted "under certain circumstances" by an agency head for up to two years, or in other cases, by the director of national...

US Silent on Ousting Iran's Sanctions FM Zarif From Social Media
Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:55 WIB | Global

A week after the U.S. sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, raising the prospect of him losing access to U.S. social media platforms, U.S. officials and tech companies are mum on the issue. The Trump administration sanctioned Zarif on July 31 for having œacted or purported to act on behalf of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whom it sanctioned a month earlier as part of its œmaximum pressure campaign against Tehran. A Treasury Department statement announcing the move said Zarif was being sanctioned under President Donald Trumps June 24...

Chinese Officials Warn Protesters Not to Challenge Hong Kong Status Quo
Thursday, 8 August 2019 03:44 WIB | Global

As Hong Kong cleaned up after a general strike that splintered into a night of violent clashes between police and protesters, a Chinese government official warned opponents on Tuesday that "those who play with fire will perish by it." Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Chinese government's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, told reporters that Hong Kong protesters had abused their right to assemble and warned that China would not permit the semi-autonomous territory to challenge Chinese sovereignty. He also criticized the protesters' frequent chants and graffiti tags quoting Edward Leung, an...

Can Turkey Be a Trusted NATO Partner?
Wednesday, 7 August 2019 17:40 WIB | Global

Can Turkey be reeled back in as a trusted NATO partner? A growing chorus of policy-makers and foreign-policy analysts fear it cant. The threat this week by Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a military incursion into Kurdish-majority areas in northern Syria is setting the stage for yet another fierce dispute between Ankara and the rest of NATO ” including the U.S., which partnered with Syrian Kurds to rout the Islamic State terror group. Erdogans warming ties with Russias Vladimir Putin and his purchase of an advanced Russian air-defense system ” as well as...

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Departemen Keuangan Amerika telah mengeluarkan daftar politisi dan tokoh bisnis Rusia yang dekat dengan pemerintahan Presiden Vladimir Putin, berikut hubungan mereka dengan para pemimpin puncak...

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