Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders sentenced
28 April 2019 | 4:26 pm
The "Umbrella Movement" leaders organized 79 days of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in 2014. The group wanted Hong Kong voters to have the right to choose the city's leader.
Top US General Mark Milley told Congress that the Defense Secretary and others knew about his call to his Chinese counterpart, to reassure Beijing that former President Donald Trump was not preparing a sudden attack.
Rachele Mussolini said she wanted nothing to do with the "burden" of her surname. The far-right politician insisted her success was because of her hard work, not her family history.
The two leaders discussed the pandemic, climate change and human rights during a video call. Xi Jinping reportedly called Merkel a "friend of the Chinese people."
China's Q3 GDP growth came in below forecasts at 4.9%, as power shortages, supply chain disruptions and a liquidity crisis in the real estate market continue to weigh on the economy. Also, Facebook announces a plan to hire 10,000 new EU workers to build its "metaverse", and Hollywood narrowly avoids a major production crew strike.
A key indicator of the health of the Chinese economy, the Purchasing Manger's Index (PMI) contracted. Analysts say the indicators of stagflation in the Chinese economy are there.
Nigeria has secured a new set of military gear and they are massive. The Nigerian Army recently unveiled 60 new VP1 Type Tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers to expand it armory.
With the US House of Representatives moving towards a vote on a $1.75 trillion social spending and climate package, the country could see a string of new tax hikes. Also, eco-friendly fashion designers hope to change a sector known for a heavy carbon footprint and enthusiasts of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) meet up in New York City.
Taipei has said it is one of the largest Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone since early October, coming right after an EU delegation visited Taipei to work on building ties.
Engines developed in Germany can evade export control bans due to their status as a so-called dual-use technology, a German media investigation has revealed.
President Sebastian Pinera was involved with the controversial sale of a mining company in 2010, as revealed in the Pandora Papers. If impeached, he could have faced five years in prison.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the incursion off its east coast lasted roughly 10 minutes. Beijing later said the warplanes entering South Korea's air defense identification zone was part of an exercise.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has called China a "savior." The people around the Bor copper mine, however, fear for their future, as Bor is part of the strategic investments around China's New Silk Road to Europe.
57 mins ago
57 mins ago
58 mins ago
1 hour ago
The Super Eagles won all their three group games but came unstuck against Tunisia's Carthage Eagles in Garoua. What promised to be a long campaign was brought to an abrupt end at the first knockout stage.
2 hours ago
If the global community doesn't act soon on global warming, hundreds of millions will have no choice but to search for better climes. The World Bank says by 2050, 200 million people could be looking for a new home.
2 hours ago
The omicron variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in South Africa, has so far resulted in fewer deaths and hospitalizations than previous waves. Though some experts warn not to take the variant lightly, life has almost returned to normal in cities such as Cape Town, where restaurants and bars are open for the first time since the pandemic began.