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Hong Kong sends 500 officers in pro-democracy newspaper raid

Hong Kong sends 500 officers in pro-democracy newspaper raid

Some 500 policemen raided the offices of pro-democracy paper Apple Daily in Hong Kong, alleging its reports breached a national security law. Police also arrested the editor-in-chief and four other executives at their homes. It also froze HK$18m ($2.3m; £1.64m) of assets owned by three companies linked to Apple Daily. The paper is owned by...

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Kim Jong-un admits North Korea facing a ‘tense’ food shortage

Kim Jong-un admits North Korea facing a ‘tense’ food shortage

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has formally acknowledged that his country is facing food shortages. Addressing a meeting of senior leaders, Mr Kim said: “The people’s food situation is now getting tense”. He said the agricultural sector had failed to meet its grain targets due to typhoons last year, which caused flooding. There are reports...

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Putin and Biden begin talks in Geneva summit

Putin and Biden begin talks in Geneva summit

The highest-stakes talks of President Joe Biden’s long career began Wednesday in Geneva, where he and Russia’s Vladimir Putin shook hands and immediately began a summit set to test his decades of experience on the world stage and lay down an early marker of his diplomatic skills. Inside a book-lined study with a large globe...

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Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett vows to unite nation

Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett vows to unite nation

Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has vowed to unite the nation frayed by four elections in two years of political stalemate. He said his government “will work for the sake of all the people”, adding that the priorities would be reforms in education, health and cutting red tape. The right-wing nationalist will lead an...

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Scott Morrison says G7 leaders back Australia’s stand over China

Scott Morrison says G7 leaders back Australia’s stand over China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the leaders of G7 nations have a “strong level of support” for the stand Australia has taken against China as the three-day summit wrapped up in Cornwall. Speaking shortly before departing for talks with UK officials in London, Mr Morrison said there was increased awareness from European nations about tensions...

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Biden warns Russia against ‘harmful activities’ at start of G7 trip

Biden warns Russia against ‘harmful activities’ at start of G7 trip

US President Joe Biden has launched his first official overseas trip with a warning to Russia that it faces “robust and meaningful” consequences if it engages in “harmful activities”. Mr Biden made clear his intention to strengthen ties with US allies, following strained relations under the Trump administration. President Biden arrived in the UK on...

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30 killed in Pakistan train collision

30 killed in Pakistan train collision

Two passenger trains have collided in southern Pakistan, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens more. Officials said that one train travelling in the Sindh province had derailed and landed on another track. A second train packed with passengers then collided with it and overturned. Rescue teams took the injured to nearby hospitals and...