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Azar meets with Taiwan President Tsai on breakthrough visit

Monday  08:15,   10 august 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday during the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic ties between Washington... >>>

Belarus election: Protests as preliminary results give President Lukashenko an overwhelming victory

Monday  08:15,   10 august 2020

Protests erupted across Belarus late Sunday after disputed preliminary results showed a landslide election victory for longtime President Alexander Lukashenko. © SIARHEI LESKIEC/AFP/Getty Images Riot police disperse protesters in the Belarus capital >>>

Testing royal taboos: inside Thailand's new youth protests

Monday  07:05,   10 august 2020

Testing royal taboos: inside Thailand's new youth protestsBANGKOK (Reuters) - Over two days of video calls earlier this month, about a dozen students from Thailand’s Kasetsart and Mahanakorn universities debated whether to break a taboo that... >>>

U.S. health chief offers Taiwan 'strong' support in landmark visit

Monday  06:15,   10 august 2020

U.S. health chief offers Taiwan 'strong' support in landmark visitTAIPEI (Reuters) - U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar offered President Donald Trump's strong support for democratic Taiwan on Monday, telling President Tsai Ing-wen that her... >>>

Belarus erupts in protest after opposition alleges rigged election

Monday  06:15,   10 august 2020

The Eastern European nation has been led by the same man, Alexander Lukashenko, since 1994.Following the vote, in which the leading opposition candidate scored just single digits, thousands took to the streets of Minsk, Reuters... >>>

Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote

Monday  06:15,   10 august 2020

In a country where crackdowns on dissent are routine, Belarus police and protesters clashed in the Minsk capital and the city of Brest Sunday night over rising discontent with the authoritarian rule of the country’s longtime leader, who recently... >>>

World's tallest prefab skyscrapers will rise in Singapore

Monday  05:50,   10 august 2020

A pair of skyscrapers are set to become the tallest prefabricated buildings in the world. And while the two 192-meter-tall (630 feet) towers will rise in densely populated Singapore, large parts of the structures are being built in Malaysia.And... >>>

Ghosn’s Accused Escape Plotters Stumble in Third Try for Bail

Monday  05:30,   10 august 2020

The father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn escape house arrest in Tokyo were denied bail for a third time as they battle an extradition request from Japan. © Bloomberg Carlos Ghosn, former chief executive... >>>

Belarus: clashes erupt in Minsk after the announcement of the re-election of Lukashenko

Monday  05:05,   10 august 2020

© Dmitry Brushko / Tut.By via REUTERS Law enforcement agents dispersed opposition demonstrators after the polls closed during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus on August 9, 2020. In Belarus, outgoing President Alexander Lukashenko, in... >>>

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law, top aide says

Monday  04:40,   10 august 2020

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law, top aide saysLai has been one of the most prominent democracy activists in the Chinese-ruled city and an ardent critic of Beijing, which imposed the sweeping new law on Hong Kong on... >>>

Taliban Fast Facts

Monday  04:40,   10 august 2020

Read Taliban Fast Facts on CNN and learn more about the Sunni Islamist organization operating primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan. © WikiLeaks starr taliban five freed for Bergdahl FactsReclusive leader Mullah Mohammed Omar led the Taliban from... >>>

Hong Kong Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested, Apple Daily Reports

Monday  04:15,   10 august 2020

Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon and prominent democracy activist Jimmy Lai under a national security law passed in late June for allegedly colluding with foreign forces, local media reported. © Bloomberg Jimmy Lai The arrest was reported by... >>>

Police crack down on protesters in Belarus following contested election

Monday  04:15,   10 august 2020

Protests in Belarus broke out Sunday against the results of a presidential election that gave the country's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, a landslide win. Photos and videos from the scene showed hundreds of heavily armored riot... >>>

Mauritania. President El Ghazouani appoints a new government

Monday  03:40,   10 august 2020

© TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 25, 2019. After the presentation to justice of the report of a parliamentary committee on the management... >>>

'Holy warrior' selfies: Pakistan teen feted for killing U.S. blasphemy suspect

Monday  03:25,   10 august 2020

'Holy warrior' selfies: Pakistan teen feted for killing U.S. blasphemy suspectISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Faisal Khan, a 15-year-old Pakistani, beams for selfies with lawyers and police. Thousands hail him in the streets as a... >>>