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China-US trade war: New Chinese law seeks to address concerns

Many in the business community in China see this law as a kind of sweeping set of intentions rather than a specific, enforceable set of rules, he says. The legislation aims to address long-running grievances from foreign firms, including stronger protections for intellectual property, but the U.S. and European chambers of commerce voiced concerns that they were not given enough time to provide the... [Full Article...]

Malaysia Rejects Acquittal Bid for Vietnamese Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Murder

Malaysia Rejects Acquittal Bid for Vietnamese Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Murder He said prosecutors were being unfair to Huong as her case was similar to Aisyah. Vietnam had been pushing for her release, and the decision comes days after her Indonesian co-defendant, Siti Aisyah, was unexpectedly freed . It was decision which Hisham described as "discrimination" and evidence that the attorney general Tommy Thomas had "favoured" one defendant over another. [Full Article...]

US, Canada, EU hit Russian Federation with fresh sanctions over Ukraine

US, Canada, EU hit Russian Federation with fresh sanctions over Ukraine The targets include a former deputy prime minister and current chairman of Russian's state oil company, wealthy friends of President Vladimir Putin and mid-ranking public officials, and industrial concerns such as aircraft corporations and a shipyard. [Full Article...]

James Shaw attack: New Zealand climate minister punched in face

James Shaw attack: New Zealand climate minister punched in face Local police confirmed that Shaw was assaulted at around 7:50 a.m. local time near Botanic Garden which leads the footpath to the parliament building. Witnesses of the incident are sought by police. Mr Shaw's Green colleague Gareth Hughes wrote: The NZ Greens team are shocked this happened to James and are supporting him today. [Full Article...]

Australian senator blames Muslims for Christchurch #MosqueAttacks

Australian senator blames Muslims for Christchurch #MosqueAttacks Anning said the attacks were an "example of the growing fear within our communities of the increasing Muslim presence" in Australia and New Zealand . Anning earned just 19 first-place votes in the 2016 election, but he took over the seat in 2017 after one of the initial winners was kicked out of the Senate for being a British citizen at the time of his election. [Full Article...]

Social media criticised as slow to stop New Zealand video

Social media criticised as slow to stop New Zealand video Mazharuddin said as soon as the gunman entered the mosque, he started firing wildly. While it is not clear what happened to the man, he was able to tackle the shooter to the ground. "This is and will be one of New Zealand's darkest days". Earlier Friday afternoon, police had urged people to stay indoors as authorities responded to a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque. [Full Article...]

Jeb Bush Calls for a Republican Candidate to Challenge Trump in 2020

Jeb Bush Calls for a Republican Candidate to Challenge Trump in 2020 Bush, who himself was unable to defeat Mr. Trump in the 2016 Republican primaries, said beating him in 2020 will be tough for anyone because the president has a "strong, loyal base" and it's hard to defeat a sitting president. "He hasn't shifted to being president in the way that people are used to, and I think that's the problem, I would say". As IJR reported, Trump and Bush have gone back a... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump appreciates Nancy Pelosi's 'statement against impeachment'

Donald Trump appreciates Nancy Pelosi's 'statement against impeachment' Our Verdict: Steyer won't let politics stand in the way of impeachment. But the work of preparing the path to impeachment has already started, beginning with the public hearing two weeks ago of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. "I think many Democrats ... have to look at the economic results, more money in their paychecks, manufacturing jobs coming back, against a party that says 'we want to e... [Full Article...]


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