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China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

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China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong and accused Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.”ByThe Associated PressAugust 1, 2020, 8:49 AM2 min readBERLIN -- China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” Germany's foreign minister announced the suspension Friday following the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy candidates from legislative elections and a subsequent decision to postpone the elections. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam cited a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in postponing the vote. The Chinese Embassy in Berlin expressed “strong indignation and firm opposition to the wrong rem
U.N. Rights chief Rupert Colville condemns deaths of 32 in Myanmar ethnic fighting

U.N. Rights chief Rupert Colville condemns deaths of 32 in Myanmar ethnic fighting

World
April 17 (UPI) -- At least 32 deaths, mainly women and children, were attributed to fighting in Myanmar on Friday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said. The fighting in Myanmar's Rakhine and Chin states, between government forces and the Arakan Army, which seeks greater autonomy for ethnic Rakhine people, has been ongoing for over a year. "There has been a spike in violence between the ethnic Arakan Army armed group and the Myanmar army, impacting civilians of all ethnic groups living in the area, including Rohingya, Rakhine, Chin, Mro, Daignet and others," High Commissioner Rupert Colville said in a statement. "Myanmar's military has been carrying out almost daily airstrikes and shelling in populated areas resulting in at least 32 deaths and 71 injuries since 23 Ma...
U.S. condemns Putin’s decree pushing Russian citizenship for Ukrainians

U.S. condemns Putin’s decree pushing Russian citizenship for Ukrainians

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April 25 (UPI) -- The United States condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to hasten the process for residents in separatist-occupied Ukraine to gain Russian citizenship, saying the move violates Ukraine's sovereignty. "The United States condemns today's decision by President Putin to provide expedited Russian citizenship to Ukrainians living in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine," the State Department said in a statement Wednesday. "Russia, through this highly provocative action, is intensifying its assault on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity." On Wednesday, Putin signed a decree allowing for residents of certain regions of southeastern Ukraine to apply for Russian citizenship through a simplified procedure, Russia's state-run TASS news agency report. "Indiv...
Thailand's king condemns bid by sister to become PM

Thailand's king condemns bid by sister to become PM

World
Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has denounced as "inappropriate" his sister's unprecedented bid to run for prime minister in March's election.In a palace statement, he said such an act would "defy the nation's culture".Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, has been nominated as a candidate for a party allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.Such a move would break with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics.Analysts say the king's intervention is likely to lead to the election commission disqualifying her from the 24 March election.The vote is being closely watched as the first chance for Thailand to return to democracy after five years under military rule. Thailand army's pivotal role in politi...
UK condemns China after US 'economic espionage' charge

UK condemns China after US 'economic espionage' charge

Technology
The UK has condemned Beijing as the US charged Chinese hackers accused of attempting to steal trade secrets and technologies in a bid to compromise government computers. More than a dozen allies affected - including the UK - have condemned China over the allegations.The US Justice Department revealed criminal charges against two hackers allegedly affiliated with Beijing's main intelligence service over a cyber-spying campaign targeting the US and others countries' networks.The charges accuse a group - known as APT 10 - of spying on some of the world's biggest firms by hacking into technology companies which managed email, storage and other computing tasks.Countries affected have accused China of backing the large-scale operation, known as Cloudhopper.In a statement, the For...