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Arrests over alleged secret 'police station' deepen showdown between Washington and Beijing

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 20:02
"We don't need or want a secret police station in our great city," said Breon Peace, the US attorney for the Eastern District of New York on Monday -- expressing the likely feeling of many Americans at the news that the FBI has arrested two alleged agents for the Chinese government accused of working to harass and silence its critics in the US.
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Australian businessman accused of supplying suspected Chinese spies with AUKUS information

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 19:28
An Australian man has been refused bail after being charged with a foreign interference offense for accepting cash from suspected Chinese intelligence agents, with a Sydney court saying his close ties to China made him a flight risk.
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US helicopter raid kills senior ISIS leader in Syria

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 12:47
A US helicopter raid in northeast Syria targeted a senior ISIS leader and planner early Monday morning, according to a spokesman for US Central Command.
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Sorry, Sydney — Melbourne is now officially Australia's biggest city

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 07:32
Melbourne has overtaken Sydney to become Australia's largest city by population — thanks to a technicality.
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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and son Arjun make history as first father-son duo to play in IPL

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 06:47
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his son, Arjun, became the first father-son duo to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday after Arjun made his debut for Mumbai Indians.
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Debate rages on in UK after more than 100 people arrested over Grand National protests

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 01:41
The Grand National is regarded as a national institution by many in the United Kingdom, a must-watch sporting event -- but it is also one of the most controversial horse races in the world.
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Intense fighting continues for third day in Sudan as death toll nears 100

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 01:20
Intense fighting in Sudan is continuing for a third day, sparking growing alarm among foreign governments and international organizations as the death toll ticks higher.
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Police raid home of Japanese prime minister attack suspect as Kishida vows G7 meeting will be secure

Mon, 04/17/2023 - 00:02
Police have raided the home of a man suspected of throwing an explosive near Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, as the leader vowed to ensure maximum security to keep global dignitaries safe during G7 meetings in the country next month.
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Analysis: China resorts to unusual measures to restore confidence among entrepreneurs. But it's not working

Sun, 04/16/2023 - 23:30
After years of regulatory crackdowns and draconian Covid curbs, private entrepreneurs in China are low on enthusiasm. The Chinese government is resorting to surprising measures to restore their confidence, but the campaign has inspired more nervousness than optimism.
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US-sanctioned Chinese defense minister meets Putin in Moscow, hails military ties

Sun, 04/16/2023 - 21:07
Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Defense Minister Li Shangfu met Sunday in Moscow, where the two hailed their countries' close military cooperation.
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Rival generals are battling for control in Sudan. A simple guide to the fighting

Sun, 04/16/2023 - 07:48
Fierce fighting across Sudan has left hopes for a peaceful transition to civilian rule in tatters.
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Kylian Mbappé becomes Paris Saint-Germain's all-time top scorer in Ligue 1

Sun, 04/16/2023 - 02:48
Kylian Mbappé has already achieved much in his young career. The 24-year-old has won a World Cup, scored a hattrick in a World Cup final and is captain of France.
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A woman's body was found in a bag at an abandoned bus stop. Malaysian police are investigating

Sun, 04/16/2023 - 00:37
Police in Malaysia say they are investigating the death of a woman whose decomposing body was discovered in a travel bag at an abandoned bus station.
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Europe's migration policies in chaos as arrivals surge

Sat, 04/15/2023 - 23:55
As a boat carrying 400 migrants drifted, out of fuel, along a perilous migration route in the central Mediterranean last week, Italian authorities led a major rescue operation following the reported refusal of Maltese authorities to retrieve those on board.
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Japan's Kishida vows maximum security for G7, day after explosive thrown at him

Sat, 04/15/2023 - 22:10
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed on Sunday to keep world leaders safe during G7 meetings in the country, a day after a man threw what appeared to be a smoke bomb at him during a campaign speech.
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A weapons stockpile and asymmetric warfare: how Taiwan could thwart an invasion by China -- with America's help

Sat, 04/15/2023 - 17:19
When Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen defied warnings from China to meet with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California earlier this month, Beijing's aggressive military response reverberated around the world.
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At least 25 killed, 183 injured in ongoing clashes across Sudan as paramilitary group claims control of presidential palace

Sat, 04/15/2023 - 15:08
At least 25 people were killed and 183 others injured in ongoing clashes across Sudan, the Sudanese Central Medical Committee told CNN on Saturday.
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US should stop 'encouraging' Ukraine war, Brazilian president says

Sat, 04/15/2023 - 08:38
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Saturday that the United States should stop "encouraging" the war in Ukraine.
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Top French court backs unpopular plans to raise retirement age to 64

Sat, 04/15/2023 - 02:47
France's top court on Friday approved the government's unpopular plans to raise the age of retirement, in a huge win for President Emmanuel Macron in the face of mass protests across the country.
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Man arrested after explosion prompts evacuation of Japanese leader Fumio Kishida from speech venue

Fri, 04/14/2023 - 23:13
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was evacuated unharmed Saturday after an explosion at a venue where he was giving an outdoor speech.
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