Winnie the Pooh horror film ‘mysteriously’ canceled in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, March 21 (Reuters) – Screening of British slasher film “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”, which was due to be released in Hong Kong this week, has been cancelled, its distributor said on Tuesday without giving a reason. VII Pillars Entertainment said on their Facebook page that it was with “great regret” that … Read more

Israeli minister says ‘nothing like’ the Palestinian people

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) – An Israeli minister responsible for administering the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Monday after saying there was no Palestinian history or culture and there was no no Palestinian people. Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich also angered neighboring Jordan for speaking at a podium covered in what appeared to be a … Read more

New Zealand foreign minister to meet Chinese counterpart in Beijing

March 20 (Reuters) – New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will travel to China on Tuesday to meet her counterpart Qin Gang in the first such visit by a New Zealand minister since 2019. Mahuta said she would raise New Zealand’s concerns over key security challenges when meeting with Qin Gang in Beijing, such as … Read more

Hundreds of elite Israeli reservists say they are joining court protests

JERUSALEM, March 19 (Reuters) – A group of Israelis describing themselves as reservists in elite army and intelligence units said they would not report for certain duties from Sunday, stepping up protests against the judicial overhaul planned by the far-right government. Members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, which holds a majority in the Knesset, … Read more

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan marks his presence in court as his supporters clash with police

ISLAMABAD, March 18 (Reuters) – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan officially marked his attendance at court in the country’s capital on Saturday, his aide said, complying with court orders after a confrontation with police led to a intense clashes with his supporters. Local media outlet Geo TV reported that the Islamabad Magistrate’s Court had … Read more

ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Putin for war crimes in Ukraine

AMSTERDAM, March 17 (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of being responsible for the war crime of unlawfully deporting children from Ukraine . Moscow has repeatedly denied accusations that its forces committed atrocities during its year-long invasion of its neighbor. ICC … Read more

New Zealand to ban TikTok on devices linked to parliament, cites security concerns

WELLINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Friday it would ban TikTok on devices with access to the country’s parliamentary network due to cybersecurity concerns, becoming the latest country to limit the use of the video sharing app on government related devices. . Concerns have grown globally over the Chinese government’s ability to … Read more

UK bans TikTok on government phones over security concerns

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it would ban TikTok on government phones with immediate effect, a move that follows other Western countries banning the Chinese-owned video app For safety reasons. TikTok has come under increasing scrutiny amid concerns that user data from the app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance could end up … Read more

TikTok says US threatens to ban if Chinese owners don’t sell stakes

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has demanded that Chinese owners of TikTok divest their shares in the popular video app or face a possible U.S. ban, the company told Reuters on Wednesday. The move, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is the most dramatic in a string of recent moves by … Read more

Blinken meets with Ethiopian leader to mend war-damaged ties

Blinken meets Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Announces $331 million in new humanitarian aid U.S. relations with Addis were strained by the Tigray War Competing with China, the United States seeks to strengthen its ties with Africa ADDIS ABABA, March 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed … Read more