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Taiwan’s local elections billed as message for China and the world

Taiwan’s local elections billed as message for China and the world

Polls opened in Taiwan on Saturday in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen has framed as being about sending a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of China’s rising bellicosity. The local elections, for city mayors, county chiefs and local councilors, are ostensibly about domestic issues …

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Trudeau says emergency powers needed to disperse convoy blockades | Police News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended his decision to invoke emergency powers to disperse anti-vaccine protesters who blocked Canadian border crossings with the United States and occupied the capital earlier this year. Trudeau, testifying on Friday before an independent commission of inquiry in Ottawa, said it was up to him and his cabinet to …

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Trudeau says emergency powers needed to disperse convoy blockades | Police News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended his decision to invoke emergency powers to disperse anti-vaccine protesters who blocked Canadian border crossings with the United States and occupied the capital earlier this year. Trudeau, testifying on Friday before an independent commission of inquiry in Ottawa, said it was up to him and his cabinet to …

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Omicron BQ variants dominant, XBB circulating at low level

A person receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in Manhattan, New York City, US, December 22, 2021. andrew kelly | Reuters The omicron BQ coronavirus subvariants have risen to dominance in the US as people gather and travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, putting people with compromised immune …

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Foreign students to reportedly be barred from UK unless studying at top universities

The UK government is looking to reduce migration, which could impact international students’ ability to study in Britain. LONDON — Foreign students wanting to study in Britain may be turned away unless they have secured a place at a “top university,” according to a report by The Times newspaper. Ministers were allegedly discussing how to …

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges European unity; Russian reservists suffer heavy losses

Ukrainian soldiers are seen in a tank as the UK defense ministry says Russian reservists have likely suffered heavy casualties. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday called on Europe to stay united in the face of Russia’s ongoing war, calling it “mission number one” for the region …

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Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by …

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Boom economies with Russian wealth, migration

Russians cross the border between Russia and Georgia days after President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization drive on September 21. Daro Sulakauri | Getty Images News | Getty Images As many economies real from the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a select few countries are benefiting from an influx of Russian migrants and their …

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Malaysia’s Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government | Election News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Anwar Ibrahim has started work as Malaysia’s prime minister after promising to lead a government inclusive of everyone in the multiethnic, multireligious Southeast Asian nation. Anwar clocked in at 9am (01:00 GMT) at the prime minister’s office in the country’s administrative capital Putrajaya on Friday, after being sworn into office by …

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Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim’s rise to prime minister | Politics News

For Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters, his appointment as Malaysia’s new prime minister has been a long time coming. The 75-year-old opposition leader secured the Southeast Asian country’s top job on Thursday after his king intervened in the political impasse that followed last weekend’s inconclusive general election and named him the country’s 10th prime minister. It was …

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