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Four members of the Saudi hit squad that killed US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 had received paramilitary training in the United States that had been approved by the State Department, the New York Times reported late Tuesday.
The first trial under Hong Kong's new national security law begins Wednesday without a jury, a landmark moment for the financial hub's fast-changing legal traditions.
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday lauded the work of three astronauts building China's first space station as opening "new horizons" in humanity's bid to explore the cosmos.
An American lawyer working in Hong Kong was convicted of assaulting a policeman on Tuesday when he intervened in a confrontation between the officer and members of the public during political unrest two years ago.
More than 40 countries led by Canada voiced grave concerns at the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday about China's actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet -- triggering a fierce backlash from Beijing.
Hunger, drought and disease will afflict tens of millions more people within decades, according to a draft UN assessment that lays bare the dire human health consequences of a warming planet.
On Monday, 21 June, ONE Championship officially signed three Chinese athletes to its already deep roster of martial artists. Superstar kickboxer Qiu Jianliang and talented mixed martial artists “The Prince” Banma Duoji and “The Warrior” Zhang Lipeng all joined the organization, and each will look to make an impact in their respective divisions. Qiu is a multiple-time Kickboxing World … Continue reading "Kickboxing World Champ Qiu Jianliang, Two Others Join ONE Championship"
Despite an early morning downpour last Friday, dozens of people formed a snaking line outside a nondescript clinic in Bedok, a residential district in eastern Singapore. They were mostly made up of senior Singaporeans and Chinese nationals who were eager to register for the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. Sun Yan Hui, a 50-year-old Harbin native, was one of them. She had taken a day off work just to queue for the vaccine as she expected it would be in high demand. “I am from China and I love my countr
Three appeal court judges have unanimously upheld the Hong Kong justice minister’s decision to exclude a jury from the trial of the first person charged under the national security law. Tuesday’s ruling at the Court of Appeal means Tong Ying-kit, whose three-week trial on secession and terrorism charges begins on Wednesday, will appear before a trio of High Court judges hand-picked by the city leader to oversee proceedings connected to the Beijing-imposed legislation. Chief Judge of the High Cou
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that Washington had "wrong" expectations for dialogue with Pyongyang and was facing "disappointment," state media reported.
A Vancouver businesswoman has launched a lawsuit to recover about US$200,000 she says was lost when a scheme to thwart Chinese money control laws went awry. But the four defendants deny that the funds lost by plaintiff Sarah Wu ended up in their hands after what they said was an attempted “illegal currency smuggling operation” to get money out of China and into Canada. Instead, they said, the money “appears to have been taken or confiscated by an unknown third party or government actor”.Do you h
The coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan has shown further signs of stabilising with 75 new local infections on Monday, down from 109 cases reported on Sunday. But, its soft lockdown measures could continue beyond the anticipated end date due to the appearance of a new “cluster” area. It is the first time Taiwan has registered fewer than 100 daily cases since May 19, when the entire island moved into the third tier of its four-tier Covid-19 alert system.Do you have questions about the biggest topics a
Repeatedly dubbed the happiest nation on the planet with world-beating living standards, Finland should be deluged by people wanting to relocate, but in fact it faces an acute workforce shortage.
Nine mainland Chinese men believed to have been recruited for a series of burglaries in Hong Kong over the past month were among 11 people arrested over the weekend, police said on Monday. A force insider said officers were investigating whether three of the suspects had ties to a notorious rural gang operating in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. All three men were surnamed Wei – a family name popular with villagers there – according to the source. The other four detained were also from the
Four protesters and at least two officers were killed as Myanmar soldiers battled an anti-junta civilian militia with small arms and grenades in the country's second city Tuesday, authorities and military sources said.
After months of speculation, China’s longest-serving ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai confirmed on Tuesday that he would be leaving Washington, at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries. Cui, who held the key position for eight years, was known for his relatively moderate stance compared to the more hawkish breed of Wolf Warrior diplomats. He is expected to be succeeded by foreign vice-minister Qin Gang, a career diplomat who has worked on European affairs, but with no direct ex
ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee has been on a tear since taking the belt from Japanese mixed martial arts icon Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki in 2019, defeating four of the five ranked lightweights in his division. And while Lee still has much to accomplish in ONE’s lightweight ranks, there are three fighters outside of … Continue reading "3 UFC Lightweights Who Could Challenge ONE World Champion Christian Lee"
He can’t stay in the top job when his term ends next year. But President Rodrigo Duterte can and will stage-manage what happens next.
Hong Kong's embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has been hit by a wave of resignations as authorities push to silence the outspoken tabloid and staff mull whether to leave or stay until the bitter end.
German police have arrested a Russian scientist working at a German university, accusing him of spying for Moscow, prosecutors said on Monday, in a case that risks further inflaming bilateral tensions.