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China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law

Online BEIJING China’s parliament approved plans to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests over fears...

Military ready to act against Minneapolis ‘THUGS’: Trump

TLTP WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump has vowed decisive action to quell unrest in Minneapolis, sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black man, threatening to...

Red Cross appeals for $3.2b to assist most vulnerable

We now face a crisis on top of a crisis with worsening poverty and food insecurity alongside crippling economic conditions: Jagan Chapagain TLTP GENEVA The International...

Act now or risk devastation globally, warns UN chief

Covid-19 TLTP NEW YORK Unless countries across the world act together now, the Covid-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the...

Chinese parliament passes national security bill

Amid raging HK protests PM Li says China, US should respect each other’s core interests TLTP BEIJING The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill...

Trump to ‘sign executive order about social media’

Online WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order targeting social media firms, the White House has said. It comes after he threatened to shut...

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

Online WASHINGTON The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its...

Swiss govt announces easing of coronavirus restrictions

TLTP BERN The Swiss government has announced a significant relaxation of restrictions and, as of June 19, an end to the “extraordinary situation” to deal with the...

European Commission proposes $826b borrowing to recover from recession

TLTP BRUSSELS The European Commission has proposed borrowing 750 billion euros (826 billion U.S. dollars) in its name from the financial market to help the world’s...

S Korea brings back curbs amid fears of 2nd wave

Covid-19 TLTP SEOUL Tighter restrictions were reinstated in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, along with the adjacent city of Incheon and the Gyeonggi province until June...