China warns against travel out of Central African Republic capital after killings

BEIJING, March 20 (Reuters) – The Chinese embassy in the Central African Republic has urged its citizens to avoid traveling outside the capital, Bangui, after a report that nine Chinese nationals were killed in an attack by militants in a gold mine outside the city. The embassy said in a statement on Sunday that there … Read more

Ex-US Marine may have been ‘lured’ from China by security agencies before his arrest, lawyer says

SYDNEY, March 20 (Reuters) – A former U.S. Marine Corps pilot may have been “lured” from China to Australia by security agencies before his arrest, his lawyer said in court on Monday after a extradition hearing in Sydney. Daniel Duggan, 54, faces extradition to the US for breaking US law by training Chinese military pilots … 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

Paris police and protesters clash for third night over Macron’s pension reform

PARIS, March 18 (Reuters) – Paris police clashed with protesters for a third night on Saturday as thousands marched across the country amid anger at the government pushing for an increase in the retirement age without a parliamentary vote. The growing unrest and strikes have left President Emmanuel Macron facing the most serious challenge to … 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

Pressure mounts on Macron after violent pension unrest

Macron pushes through reform without a vote Violence erupts in spontaneous protests Unions plan more strikes and protests The opposition plans a vote of no confidence PARIS, March 17 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron faced the most serious challenge to his authority on Friday since so-called yellow vest protests after his decision to push … 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

Dutch farmers’ protest party wins big election win, shaking Senate

AMSTERDAM, March 15 (Reuters) – A farmers’ protest party rocked the political landscape in the Netherlands on Wednesday, becoming the clear winner in provincial elections that determine the composition of the Senate. The BBB or BoerBurgerBeweging (Farmers-Citizens Movement) party rode a wave of protest against the government’s environmental policies and looked set to win more … Read more