Category: <span>International</span>

Hong Kong upholds ban on masks at protests
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Hong Kong upholds ban on masks at protests

The nation’s highest court ruled in favour of the government on Monday, upholding its use of a colonial-era law to unilaterally ban masks at the height of protests last year, reversing a lower court’s ruling. The ruling represents a defeat for Hong Kong‘s pro-democracy opposition, now forced out of the legislature, which tried to establish that the ban was unconstitutional and...

EU foreign ministers pave way for revival of Iran nuclear deal
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EU foreign ministers pave way for revival of Iran nuclear deal

EU foreign ministers have agreed not to set fresh preconditions on a revival of the Iran nuclear deal, believing Tehran and Washington should be able to come back into full compliance with the agreement without at this stage needing to accept to extend or strengthen it. The step removes one of the potential roadblocks to Iran coming back...

Ivanka Trump blasted as ‘fake scientist’ after attacking US coronavirus lockdowns
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Ivanka Trump blasted as ‘fake scientist’ after attacking US coronavirus lockdowns

The businesswoman, 39, retweeted a video on Tuesday of a restaurant owner arguing with health inspectors, which has been viewed almost two million times. President Trump’s daughter wrote alongside the clip: “These blanket lockdowns are not grounded in science. “These arbitrary rules imposed by callous politicians are destroying lives. “It is just wrong for small...

Indian minister says beef ban law is needed ‘to protect cow vigilantes’
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Indian minister says beef ban law is needed ‘to protect cow vigilantes’

An Indian politician has provoked a backlash for suggesting that a law banning the slaughter of cattle was needed to shield vigilantes who violently attack others in the name of cow protection. The so-called “beef ban” was passed by the lower house of Karnataka’s state assembly on Wednesday, and includes a strict prohibition on the killing of...

Trump administration puts Brandon Bernard to death amid rushed series of executions
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Trump administration puts Brandon Bernard to death amid rushed series of executions

The Trump administration has executed Brandon Bernard, after the US supreme court denied a last-minute request to delay his killing. Bernard’s execution is one of five that the Trump administration is rushing through before Joe Biden takes office. The execution on Thursday night was the ninth federal execution since since July, when Donald Trump ended a 17-year hiatus in federal...