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Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea will not renew a contract with an Australian company providing security at Pacific refugee camps, a senior minister told AFP, in another setback for the deeply controversial policy.

Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports

Hong Kong govt to 'pause' divisive extradition bill: reports

Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday.

Trump inadvertently reveals more of US-Mexico migrant deal

Trump inadvertently reveals more of US-Mexico migrant deal

US President Donald Trump accidentally revealed Tuesday that Mexico agreed to take stronger legal action to halt Central American migrants if its initial efforts to stem the flow don't show results in 45 days.

Trump raises tariff threat anew over secret provision in Mexico deal

Trump raises tariff threat anew over secret provision in Mexico deal

President Donald Trump said Monday a secret provision of the US immigration deal with Mexico will require the approval of that country's legislature and warned US tariffs will be reinstated if it is not forthcoming.

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader on Monday refused to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal.

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Moldova crisis deepens as new president calls snap vote

Moldova plunged deeper into crisis Sunday as a new, acting president dissolved parliament and called elections just after lawmakers appeared to have formed a government following months of wrangling.

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU would be willing to renegotiate ...

'Million march': Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

'Million march': Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Hong Kong witnessed the largest protest since its 1997 handover to China on Sunday as huge crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to the mainland, a proposal that has plunged the city's pro-Beijing leaders ...

Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Thousands of people took to the streets of Liberia's capital Monrovia Friday to protest rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test for President George Weah.

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Mexico over immigration Sunday as a top aide warned that the US president is ‘deadly serious’ about slapping tariffs on imports from the southern neighbour.

Austria gets first female chancellor

Austria gets first female chancellor

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen appointed the head of the country's consitutional court as Austria's first female chancellor Thursday to lead an interim government until elections later in the year.

Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks ...