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Politics

Amnesty slams Zimbabwe protesters arrest

Bloomberg Amnesty International criticised the Zimbabwean authorities’ arrest of several human-rights activists who took part in protests against state corruption. “The thwarting of the protest illustrates the Zimbabwean authorities’ total intolerance of criticism,” Muleya Mwananyanda, the human rights organisation’s deputy director for southern Africa, said in an emailed statement. He ...

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Beijing takes over US Chengdu consulate after forced closure

Bloomberg Chinese authorities have taken over the US consulate in Chengdu following its closure, the latest historic milestone marking the deterioration in relations between Washington and Beijing. The US lowered its flag over the American consulate in the southwest Chinese city on Monday, less than three days after the US ...

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