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US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, Carrie Lam, accusing them of roles in squashing...

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the postponement of highly-anticipated legislative elections by a year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to fight for seat in legislature

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has filed candidacy papers for upcoming legislative elections in Hong Kong, where the new national security law could prevent opposition...

All sides should learn from year of protest, Hong Kong leader says

A year on from the start of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese city said all sides should learn from...

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam criticises ‘double standards’ over US protests

Hong Kong’s leader criticised the “double standards” of foreign governments regarding national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an...

Politicians ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill

Three pro-democracy politicians were ejected from Hong Kong’s legislative chamber on Thursday morning, disrupting the start of a second day of debate on a...

Hong Kong election shows desire for change

The people of Hong Kong have said in no uncertain terms they want change. The question is whether they will get it — or...

Landslide win for opposition in Hong Kong local elections ‘a revolution’

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her...

Organisers call on protestors to wear Carrie Lam masks at Hong Kong Halloween rally

Hong Kong authorities are bracing themselves after pro-democracy protesters urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks on a march in defiance of a...

Joshua Wong barred from Hong Kong election

Hong Kong authorities have barred high-profile pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from standing in an election, a move he says proves interference from Beijing. The decision...

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Pennsylvania certifies Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as poll winners

Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, the US state’s governor said. Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat,...

Trump suffers setback as Michigan certifies Biden win

Michigan election officials have certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state despite Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to subvert the results of the...

‘Vaccine passport’ may be required tor international air travellers

Passengers may be required to prove they have had a Covid vaccine before being able to travel abroad on Qantas, the airline’s chief executive...

UAE relaxes rules on foreign ownership of companies amid pandemic fallout

The United Arab Emirates has relaxed and removed a range of limits on foreign ownership of companies, state-run media reported, in the country’s latest...

Israeli PM meets with Saudi crown prince

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly flown to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. If confirmed, this would...
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