Douglas Todd: How Quebec’s religious restrictions compare to harsh regimes

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:00:03 +0000

Opinion: Compared to beheadings in Egypt and religious ‘re-education’ camps in China, Quebec’s restrictions on head scarves are mild. Yet they’re still worth debating.

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HK braces for more chaos

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:16:38 +0000

HONG KONG: Police increased security around Hong Kong and its university campuses Wednesday as they braced for more violence after sharp clashes overnight with anti-government protesters. Many subway and rail stations were closed for the morning commute as protesters blocked train doors from closing and vandalized train cars. Classes were suspended at universities, and parents […]

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1 dead, 6 hurt in Indonesia bombing

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:15:35 +0000

MEDAN, Indonesia: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a “lone wolf.” The motive for the attack was not immediately known, but police stations have been frequent targets for radicals in the world’s […]

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‘Rise of China good for the world’

Credit to Author: Xinhua| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:14:20 +0000

CANBERRA: Former Australian prime minister John Howard observes that the rise of China has been “good for the world.” Addressing the Third Sino-Australasian Entrepreneurs Summit on Monday, Howard, who served as Australian prime minister between 1996 and 2007, said the economies of Australia and China complement each other well. He said the rise of China […]

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Court to ex-PM Najib: Enter defense

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:14:20 +0000

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian judge ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense at his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting at the 1MDB state investment fund that helped spur his shocking election ouster last year. Defense lawyers said Najib was shocked he wasn’t acquitted. He will be the first defense […]

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Police shoot protester, man set alight in HK

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:13:33 +0000

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook on Monday while a man was set alight, during one of the most violent days of clashes seen since pro-democracy unrest erupted more than five months ago. Protesters, who had already begun a city-wide day of action […]

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Xi holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:12:54 +0000

ATHENS: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday holds talks in Greece, where he is eagerly awaited by the new pro-business government. Xi touched down in Athens on Sunday at the start of a three-day visit aimed at deepening cooperation with Greece across the board. “It is our duty to steadily upgrade our cooperation in all […]

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China seeks tough security laws to end Hong Kong chaos

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:13:22 +0000

BEIJING: China has said the lack of tough security laws in Hong Kong is a key reason for months of increasingly violent pro-democracy demonstrations and that the enactment of such legislation is an “urgent task.” The call — likely to further inflame protesters angry with a police response seen as heavy-handed — came in a […]

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Cheering crowds greet Japan’s new emperor

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:12:59 +0000

TOKYO: Thousands of flag-waving people cheered Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito on Sunday during a rare open-top car imperial parade that was rescheduled after a deadly typhoon. Some in the crowd camped overnight for a prime stop by the palace for the 30-minute parade featuring the emperor and his wife Empress Masako. The royal couple emerged […]

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SKorean firm exports, abuses kids

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 16:16:19 +0000

BUSAN, South Korea: A South Korean facility that kidnapped and abused children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped within its walls, the Associated Press (AP) revealed. The AP, which previously exposed a government cover-up at Brothers […]

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