Taliban says it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport as UN warns of ‘credible’ reports of executions

The Taliban said it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport. A spokesperson said their skills are needed to rebuild the country. The UN has warned that the Taliban is committing serious violations, including summary executions. A Taliban spokesperson on Tuesday said Afghans will be prevented from going to the airport in Kabul because theirContinue reading “Taliban says it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport as UN warns of ‘credible’ reports of executions”

US, allies accuse China of global cyber hacking campaign

The United States and a coalition of allies accused China on Monday of a global cyber hacking campaign that employed contract hackers, specifically attributing a large Microsoft attack disclosed earlier this year to actors working on Beijing’s behalf. Opening a new area of tensions with China, the United States is joined by NATO, the EuropeanContinue reading “US, allies accuse China of global cyber hacking campaign”

China says after massed drills that Taiwan’s future lies in ‘reunification’

Taiwan needs to be clearly aware that its future lies in “reunification” with China and that it cannot rely on the United States, China’s military said on Thursday, responding to questions on a massed incursion by Chinese warplanes last week. Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defence identificationContinue reading “China says after massed drills that Taiwan’s future lies in ‘reunification’”

Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force

It’s the largest reported incursion to date, breaking the previous record of 25 aircraft reported on April 12. Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan‘s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the island’s government said, the largest reported incursion to date. While there was no immediate comment from Beijing, the news comesContinue reading “Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force”

Pikachus gather at G-7 summit, call on Japan to stop burning coal

A group of protesters dressed as the popular Japanese animated character Pikachu gathered at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Cornwall, England, and called on Japan to stop burning coal. The Independent reports that the demonstration was organized by the No Coal Japan coalition. The group called on Japan to stop using fossil fuels byContinue reading “Pikachus gather at G-7 summit, call on Japan to stop burning coal”

Taiwan says will be ‘force for good’ after unprecedented G7 support

Taiwan will be a “force for good” and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the Chinese-claimed island won unprecedented backing from the Group of Seven of major democracies. The G7 leaders on Sunday scolded China over human rights in Xinjiang, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomyContinue reading “Taiwan says will be ‘force for good’ after unprecedented G7 support”

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while fighting climate change and backing a minimum tax on multinational firms. At the group’sContinue reading “G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations”

Joe Biden kicks off Europe visit with warning for Russia

“The United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way, when the Russian government engages in harmful activities,” said US President Joe Biden as he kicked off his first overseas tour as president on Wednesday. “We’ve already demonstrated that. I’m going to communicate that there are consequences for violating the sovereignty of democracies, inContinue reading “Joe Biden kicks off Europe visit with warning for Russia”

UK pushes for financial services to be exempt from G7 global tax plan

British finance minister Rishi Sunak is pushing for financial services firms to be exempt from a new global tax system which was agreed last week by the Group of Seven (G7) economies, sources familiar with the negotiations said. One of the officials said Britain – home of Europe’s biggest financial hub – had put aContinue reading “UK pushes for financial services to be exempt from G7 global tax plan”

Russia refuses to allow European planes to land in Moscow

Retaliation over Belarus airspace row results in cancellation of flights from French and Austrian carriers Russia has retaliated against a ban on carriers entering Belarus’s airspace by refusing to grant permission to European planes flying to Moscow. In an apparent escalation by the Kremlin, Russian aviation authorities forced Austrian Airlines to cancel its flight fromContinue reading “Russia refuses to allow European planes to land in Moscow”

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