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Hong Kong university covers up Tiananmen crackdown memorial slogan

By Jessie Pang HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading Hong Kong university on Saturday covered a painted slogan commemorating China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, the latest instance of a public June…

Belarus’s Lukashenko moves closer to Putin in wake of crackdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Belarus edged closer to integrating their economies at a virtual summit meeting on Thursday where presidents Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko affirmed their brotherly ties…

Communist leader asks Putin to call off party crackdown, voting reforms

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leader of Russia's Communist Party has accused authorities of persecuting his party's activists and carrying out reforms to the voting system that imperil political stability, in…

Kremlin internet crackdown causing major outages as election looms

By Anton Zverev and Alexander Marrow MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin's crackdown on websites linked to jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny and on technology used to evade online bans are…

Lost hope: Ortega’s crackdown in Nicaragua stirs fast-growing exodus

By Daina Beth Solomon and Alvaro Murillo MEXICO CITY/SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Nicaraguan activist Jesus Adolfo Tefel has already been detained once, in 2019, when he tried to bring water…

Xi’s crackdown on big tech hampers China’s global call

Taipei [Taiwan], August 7 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent crackdown on big tech and private firms to resolve internal uproars have now resulted in a drastic financial fall. And…

Myanmar junta escalating media crackdown, alleges rights group

Naypyitaw [Myanmar], July 28 (ANI): Myanmar's military junta should stop prosecuting journalists and end its assault on independent media, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday. "Myanmar's junta has made…

US sanctions seven Chinese officials over Hong Kong crackdown

Washington DC [US], July 16 (ANI): The United States on Friday imposed Hong Kong-related sanctions on seven individuals and warned companies of the risks of doing business in the territory.…

US, 20 other nations condemn crackdown on Hong Kong’s Apple Daily

Washington DC [US], July 11 (ANI): Over 20 nations have expressed their strong concerns about the forced closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper, and the arrest of its staff…

Plenty yet to be done on security law in Hong Kong, says Chinese officials

Hong Kong, July 7 (ANI): Claiming that the national security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong was a success, Chinese officials have vowed to continue to remake the former…

Chinese regulators target ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing

Beijing [China], July 3 (ANI): China's internet watchdog has started an investigation into the country's largest ride-hailing company, Didi Chuxing, for issues related to national data security. This development came…

Myanmar military targeting lawyers as conflict intensifies

Naypyitaw [Myanmar], June 28 (ANI): As the conflict within Myanmar continues to intensify, the military has now turned its focus to targeting lawyers in its bid to consolidate control over…