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Twitter suspends more India accounts amid free speech debate

Technology
Twitter has suspended a portion of Indian accounts after it was served with several separate blocking orders by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the last 10 days related to massive farmer protestsBy KRUTIKA PATHI Associated PressFebruary 10, 2021, 9:20 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW DELHI -- Twitter said on Wednesday that it has suspended a portion of Indian accounts after it was served with several separate blocking orders by India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the last 10 days related to massive farmer protests.The social media company said in a statement that the accounts will continue to be accessible outside India. None of the suspended accounts belonged to journalists, news organizations, act...

Xi’s speech shows how Biden faces a very different China

Finance
The flags of China, U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party are displayed in a flag stall at the Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China, May 10, 2019.Aly Song | ReutersBEIJING — Less than a week into U.S. President Joe Biden's new administration, Chinese President Xi Jinping struck a confident tone Monday when he called for world leaders to cooperate more with China.Xi's keynote speech at the World Economic Forum's virtual Davos Agenda event comes as the world waits for a new phase in U.S.-China relations under Biden, following former President Donald Trump's single-handed approach.China is on track to surpass the U.S. as the world's largest economy in a few years and has gradually increased its global presence.Countries will fail if they operate alone, Xi said Monday. He did...
‘Trump didn’t concede’: How QAnon conspiracy theorists reacted to president’s speech

‘Trump didn’t concede’: How QAnon conspiracy theorists reacted to president’s speech

Technology
The future of the QAnon movement is uncertain under a Biden administration whose existence would shatter many of its guiding prophecies - but followers are not giving up hope just yet.Despite condemning those who rioted on Wednesday, Donald Trump's speech did not mention Joe Biden as the next president of the United States, instead stating: "A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power." Some of the president's supporters have accused him of betraying them by stating he was "outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem" caused by those who he had instructed to march on the Capitol.But many QAnon supporters - who espouse a conspiracy theory in which Mr Trump is secretly fighting against an ev...

China’s Xi uses key speech to promote integration of Hong Kong

Finance
Chinese President Xi JinpingAris Messinis | Pool | ReutersBEIJING — Amid uncertainty about Hong Kong's future and China's international relations, President Xi Jinping maintained Wednesday that the country remains intent on doing business with the rest of the world, in its own way.In a speech that lasted nearly one hour, Xi made broad statements reiterating China's commitment to improving the business environment and opening further to foreign enterprises, while indicating how Hong Kong might be integrated more into the mainland.The Chinese leader was speaking at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen special economic zone in the southern province of Guangdong. The city is home to technology giants such as Huawei and Tencent and has become the...
Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Entertainment
Beyoncé urged black communities to vote in the upcoming US elections, as she accepted an honour for her humanitarian work at the BET Awards.Dedicating her award to protesters around the country, the star said: "You're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain.""I'm encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system."We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does."Beyoncé was presented with her award by Michelle Obama, who praised the star's commitment to the black community."You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to black joy and black pain, to her activism that demands justice for black lives."And she's doing ...