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Iran sentences French academic to six years in prison: lawyer

PARIS, May 17 (Reuters) – Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga, whose arrest on Saturday ended 26 years on the run, was a frail, aged man who stated little to neighbours and who would take a stroll most days outdoors of his condominium in a well-off suburb of Paris. Kabuga, 84, Rwanda’s most needed man with … Read more

U.S. restriction on chipmakers deals critical blow to Huawei

U.S. restriction on chipmakers deals critical blow to Huawei

HONG KONG (AP) — The newest U.S. sanctions on Huawei threaten to devastate China’s first international tech competitor, escalating a feud with Beijing that might disrupt know-how industries worldwide. Huawei Technologies Ltd. is without doubt one of the largest makers of smartphones and community tools, however that $123 billion-a-year enterprise is in jeopardy after Washington … Read more

Anthem bill sparks new clashes in Hong Kong legislature

Anthem bill sparks new clashes in Hong Kong legislature

Hong Kong (AFP) – Clashes broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature for the second time this month on Monday as the town’s pro-democracy camp tried to scupper a controversial legislation that bans insulting China’s nationwide anthem. Fighting erupted in the House Committee, a physique that helps scrutinise payments, with protesting pro-democracy lawmakers dragged from the … Read more

First coronavirus case detected in Ecuador Amazon tribe

First coronavirus case detected in Ecuador Amazon tribe

Quito (AFP) – The first case of the novel coronavirus has been detected in one among Ecuador’s indigenous Amazon tribes, the well being ministry mentioned Sunday. Waorani organizations — talking by way of the GO Alliance for Human Rights in Ecuador (DDHH) — warned COVID-19’s unfold may very well be “catastrophic and highly lethal” for … Read more

Japan sinks into recession, worst yet to come [Video]

Japan sinks into recession, worst yet to come [Video]

Japan’s financial system has fallen into recession for the primary time in 4 and a half years. That’s in accordance to GDP knowledge from Monday (May 18). It places the nation on track for its deepest postwar droop, as the worldwide well being disaster takes a heavy toll on companies and shoppers. The world’s third-largest … Read more

Why Africans should take part in vaccine trials

Why Africans should take part in vaccine trials

A generic photograph of a masked nurse holding up a vaccine There have been quite a few scare tales about trials for a coronavirus vaccine being carried out on folks in Africa. However, scientists say that it’s critical that Africans take part in these trials, arguing it might jeopardise efforts to discover a vaccine that … Read more

China keeping Beijing petition offices closed

China keeping Beijing petition offices closed

BEIJING (AP) — The central authorities petition offices in Beijing, the place folks come from throughout China to register complaints, will stay closed in the intervening time as a virus-control measure, state media reported Monday. As its circumstances have declined for weeks, China has moved to restart faculties and reopen companies and industries to revive … Read more