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Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday.

Chinese court jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years

Chinese court jails 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years

A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed 10 Hong Kong democracy activists for up to three years over a bid to flee the city by speedboat to Taiwan, as a crackdown on dissent in the territory intensifies.

Indian film star Rajinikanth ends political bid over health fears

Indian film star Rajinikanth ends political bid over health fears

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday cancelled his plans to enter politics, saying a health scare had been ‘a warning from god’.

UK and EU extend Brexit talks after ditching deadline

UK and EU extend Brexit talks after ditching deadline

The European Union and Britain will return to the negotiating table on Monday after agreeing to abandon a supposed make-or-break deadline for a post-Brexit trade pact.

Shortages, jams and shutdowns: UK readies for Brexit 'no-deal' chaos

Shortages, jams and shutdowns: UK readies for Brexit 'no-deal' chaos

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports: as talks with Brussels remain unresolved three weeks before leaving the EU single market, the UK is preparing for a chaotic ‘no-deal’.

UK, EU leaders to hold call in bid for Brexit breakthrough

UK, EU leaders to hold call in bid for Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will hold talks Saturday to try to break the deadlock in post-Brexit trade deal negotiations, with time running short.

Indian action hero Rajinikanth enters political fray

Indian action hero Rajinikanth enters political fray

Indian film superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday became the latest in a long line of big-name actors to enter politics, vowing to bring in ‘corruption-free’ government to his home state.

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Covid at 94

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Covid at 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of Covid-19, his family said. He was 94.

The young Hong Kong trio facing jail over protests

The young Hong Kong trio facing jail over protests

Three prominent Hong Kong activists are facing jail on Wednesday after pleading guilty to inciting an ‘illegal assembly’ outside the city's main police station during last year's huge pro-democracy protests.

Biden pledges help 'on the way' for US economy

Biden pledges help 'on the way' for US economy

President-elect Joe Biden presented his economic team on Tuesday and pledged they would lead the charge on a plan to provide more relief for the faltering US economy, which his nominee for Treasury secretary called an ‘American tragedy.’

Seven dead in Uganda protests after arrest of presidential candidate

Seven dead in Uganda protests after arrest of presidential candidate

Seven people died in violent protests that erupted in Kampala on Wednesday after Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested, police said.

Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the government's top election security official, who had rejected the president's unsubstantiated claims of ‘massive’ fraud in the vote he lost to Joe Biden.