• Taiwan says Hong Kong warned of ongoing danger after S.China Sea flight blocked

    Taiwan says Hong Kong warned of ongoing danger after S.China Sea flight blocked0

    By Ben Blanchard 3 Min Read TAIPEI (Reuters) – Hong Kong air traffic controllers told Taiwan there was danger until further notice on a flight path to Taiwanese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, Taipei said on Friday, a case that has raised fears Beijing may try and blockade the islets. Tensions over the Pratas

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  • Azerbaijan, Armenia clash as France, Turkey trade barbs: Live

    Azerbaijan, Armenia clash as France, Turkey trade barbs: Live0

    Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia entered a fourth day on Wednesday in the biggest eruption of the decades-old conflict since a 1994 ceasefire. Armenia said three civilians had been killed in Martakert, a town located in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as a result of an Azeri attack, local news agency Armenpress reported. French President

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  • Dozens killed as Armenian and Azerbaijani forces clash for second day0

    Dozens of soldiers have been killed in the second day of clashes between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over a disputed south Caucasus region, with international calls mounting for an immediate ceasefire. Civilians have also been killed and are said to be among the hundreds wounded in the fiercest clashes since 2016 in an area that

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  • China ‘coercing’ thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps – report

    China ‘coercing’ thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps – report0

    China is coercing hundreds of thousands of people in Tibet into military-style training centres that experts say are akin to labour camps, a study has said. The report by the Jamestown Foundation is based on state media reports, policy documents and satellite imagery which Reuters news agency has corroborated. The study also compares the situation

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  • Tokyo Olympics must be held at ‘any cost’, says Japanese minister0

    The Tokyo Olympics must be held “at any cost”, Japan’s Games minister, Seiko Hashimoto, has said, as organisers continue to weigh up options for staging a “post-pandemic” celebration of sport in the city next summer. “Everyone involved with the Games is working together to prepare, and the athletes are also making considerable efforts towards next

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  • Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China0

    TAIPEI (Reuters) – Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport to give greater prominence to the island’s name. A paper cut out of the new Taiwan passport is displayed in Taipei, Taiwan, September 2, 2020.

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