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Vietnamese police arrest 100 over anti-China protests

Vietnamese police arrest 100 over anti-China protests

World
June 11 (UPI) -- Vietnamese police arrested more than 100 people in demonstrations against proposed laws protesters say limit Internet freedom and favor Chinese investors. Police said 102 people were detained over the weekend after the protests turned violent. Authorities accused the protesters of throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at the People's Committee Headquarters in southeastern Binh Thuan province. Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday against the cyber and economic-zone bills the National Assembly is considering passing into law. One of the bills would allow foreign investors 99-year leases in special economic zones. Protesters said they feared this would give Chinese investors too much control. China's Embassy in Hanoi warned its citizens to be careful, referring to the pro...
Hamas warns of 'bloodier' Gaza protests

Hamas warns of 'bloodier' Gaza protests

World
A senior Hamas leader has warned that protests at Gaza's border fence with Israel will get bigger and "bloodier" unless there is an easing of the 10-year economic blockade of the coastal strip. Planned demonstrations this week are set to be further inflamed after 21-year-old medic, Razan al Najar, was shot dead at the border last Friday.The United Nations has called the incident "reprehensible".Clearly there is no end in sight to the protests and the intensity of the confrontation along the Gaza-Israel border is not easing.The air is thick with choking CS gas and the sporadic crack of passing bullets overwhelms ones senses. We filmed at one of the latest demonstrations against the economic blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt.Crowds ran towards waiting paramedics and ambula...
German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

Technology
Sparks fly and machines whir as workers busily prepare thousands of steel pipes that will become part of a vast undersea pipeline bringing gas from Russia to Germany's northeastern Baltic coast. The Nord Stream 2 project will double the amount of natural gas Russia can funnel directly to the heart of Europe from newly tapped reserves in Siberia, intentionally skirting Eastern European nations like Poland and Ukraine. It also promises much-needed jobs in this poor German backwater, some three hours' drive north of Berlin. The United States and some other German allies have bristled at the project, warning that it could give Moscow greater leverage over Western Europe. Energy-poor Germany already relies heavily on Russian gas and so far Chancellor Angela Merkel has deftly kept the new $ 11...
Saudi crown prince's visit to Britain marked by protests over Yemen crisis

Saudi crown prince's visit to Britain marked by protests over Yemen crisis

World
March 7 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday as activists protested Saudi Arabia's involvement in Yemen's humanitarian crisis.The crown prince dined with British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace before making his way to 10 Downing Street for a bilateral meeting with May. His visit was marked by vocal opposition from the Labour Party, which called on the prime minister to halt sales of arms to Riyadh while the country leads a largely Arab coalition fighting Houthi rebels on behalf of the Yemeni government.The war, between forces loyal to Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Shiite Houthi rebels, has killed at least 10,000 people since 2015 and led to one of the world's largest humanitarian cr...
Hull City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Nohua Dicko goal stuns Blades in spite of fan protests

Hull City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Nohua Dicko goal stuns Blades in spite of fan protests

Sports
Nouha Dicko fired Hull to a timely victory as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 against a backdrop of fan protests.Hull supporters have long been frustrated with the ownership of Assem Allam and their protests spilled onto the pitch with 19.04 on the clock - marking the year in which the club was formed - as sponge balls were thrown onto surface and whistles were blown.Further whistles and chants of "we want Allam out" came on the 30-minute mark, and the fans had little first-half action to support with Evandro coming the closest to breaking the deadlock.Dicko forced Jamal Blackman into a fine save with a stinging drive from range, before the forward fired in from close range in the 55th minute from the the resulting corner for his 50th goal in English football.After a slow start, fine work f...