China ‘manipulated’ coronavirus pandemic to force through new authoritarian Hong Kong law

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The former British colony has maintained its autonomy from Beijing since 1997 when the UK handed Hong Kong back to mainland China. But this year, the Communist nation introduced a new security law viewed as an attempt

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Merkel crisis: Chancellor’s blunders make 2021 departure inevitable – ‘Voters lost faith’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Mrs Merkel, in the spotlight after Germany assumed the rotating presidency of the European Union at a critical time for the bloc, has not been leader of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party since 2018 – but

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Spying corruption crime – China will stop at nothing to SMASH US role as No1 SUPERPOWER

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Bureau director Christopher Wray called China’s government’s the “greatest long-term threat” to the future of the United States and said: “The stakes could not be higher – China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the

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North Korea plague: Dictatorship ‘expected to use’ biological weapons against South

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. North Korea has suspended its plans for “military action” for the time being, according to its state media. Kim Jong-un, the country’s supreme leader, gave a statement yesterday morning that he had taken the “prevailing situation” into

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South China Sea warning: Losing most eastern UK military base would be victory for Beijing

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, was speaking after Alistair Carmichael, the Liberal Democrat member for Orkney and Shetland, sent a round robin email to all 650 MPs asking them to add their signatures to a

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UK scrambles RAF fighter jets to intercept Russian planes above Baltic Sea

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The latest incident underlines raised tensions in the region, the scene of numerous military exercises ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent months, while Armed Forces Minister James Heappey MP saying the move indicated the UK’s

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South China Sea warning: All-out war fears erupt as Beijing rejects Taiwan peace plan

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, the former Foreign Secretary warned China abandoned “peaceful” plans to reunify with Taiwan and may be on the verge of deploying military action against the neighbouring country as tensions erupt

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China FURY: Beijing erupts at USA and UK scrutiny as Trump savaged for ‘brutality at home’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. USA and UK officials raised China’s plan to impose new security legislation on Hong Kong at summit, prompting China and Russia to criticise the United States for excessive use of force against black people. The 15-member council

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Verhofstadt backlash after ANOTHER United States of Europe demand – ‘Thank God UK’s left’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Yesterday he was at it again, tweeting a picture of the cover of his 2005 book, and commenting: “15 years ago, I wrote The United States of Europe – calling for a Hamilton moment in European politics

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South American country emerges as new coronavirus hotspot after steep rise in cases

The move triggered an argument over local lockdowns enforces to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Mr Bolsonaro’s latest guidance on Monday saw the list of businesses considered “essential” widen. The announcement was made from his perspective that the damage caused by lockdown measures is worse than the risks presented by the virus. The move came even as the death

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