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New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say

Posted on July 4, 2020
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A battle involving Michael Pack and a U.S.-funded tech group revolves around software from Falun Gong, the secretive, anti-Beijing spiritual movement with pro-Trump elements.

In North Korea, Coronavirus Hurts Like No Sanctions Could

Posted on July 4, 2020
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Closing the border with China crippled the regime’s few remaining methods, legal and otherwise, for bringing in much-needed foreign currency.

South Korea Quarantine Hotel Is Targeted by Angry (and Noisy) Protesters

Posted on July 4, 2020
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At one South Korean hotel, hundreds of quarantined foreigners are enduring noisy daily protests from local residents, who want them out.

Sorting Out Canada’s Patchwork of Face Mask Rules

Posted on July 4, 2020
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Without general directives from federal and provincial governments, local leaders have been left setting mask directives.

Saroj Khan, Choreographer Who Made Bollywood Sparkle, Dies at 71

Posted on July 3, 2020
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Beginning in the industry as a child actress, Ms. Khan went on to choreograph some of the most memorable performances of the 1980s and ’90s..

Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

Posted on July 3, 2020
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Russia’s grievances against what it sees as American bullying and expansion into its own zones of influence have been stacking up for decades.

Turkey Convicts Human Rights Activists on Terror Charges

Posted on July 3, 2020
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The cases are part of a widespread effort to quash dissent in the country, which has seen dozens of activists put on trial after a failed 2016 coup attempt.

As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’

Posted on July 3, 2020
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After plastic explosives and Nazi memorabilia were found at an elite soldier’s home, Germany worries about a problem of far-right infiltration at the heart of its democracy.

George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home

Posted on July 3, 2020
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Africans are increasingly pushing to hold police agencies to account and “decolonize” the repressive institutions they inherited from colonial rulers.

Duterte Signs Antiterrorism Bill in Philippines Despite Widespread Criticism

Posted on July 3, 2020
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Human rights groups say the new law will give the police and military forces more powers to stifle dissent.

 

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