Monday , September 28 2020

Politics

Xi stays course on Xinjiang policies despite global furor

Bloomberg Chinese President Xi Jinping has doubled down on China’s policies towards Uighurs in the country’s western Xinjiang region despite international condemnation. “Facts prove that the party’s policies on Xinjiang in the new era are completely correct and must be adhered to in the long term,” the official Xinhua News ...

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15 killed in gun attack in western Ethiopia

Bloomberg An attack by unidentified gunmen in Ethiopia’s western Benishangul-Gumuz region left at least 15 people dead, including four women, in the third such raid this month, according to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. “Civilians are being subjected to repeated attacks with unmitigated cruelty in Benishangul-Gumuz,” Daniel Bekele, the chief ...

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Baltic worries swirl as Belarus protests open door to Russia

Bloomberg Russia’s increased presence in Belarus, where it’s helping strongman President Alexander Lukashenko retain power amid a wave of demonstrations, is putting nearby countries on alert. One is Estonia, which like its Baltic neighbours has been edgy since Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and backed a war ...

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