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Tech Is Fueling the Hong Kong Movement. An Insider Told Us How, and Why It’s a Huge Step for Freedom

Over the past two months, Hong Kong has roared into global headlines. Its seven million citizens have increasingly taken to the streets (and the capital building, and the airport) to protest China’s move to decrease the city-state’s autonomy, set off by a proposed bill that would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China. Pro-democracy activist ...

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China Sends Letter To More Than 30 Foreign News Outlets Urging More ‘Objective’ HK Reporting

China sent a letter to foreign news outlets Thursday urging journalists to be more “objective” and “impartial” in their reporting of the Hong Kong protests that have been ongoing since June. Protesters in Hong Kong have reached their 12th consecutive week of demonstrations against an extradition bill that would send criminal suspects in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial, ...

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‘Stop Meddling In Hong Kong Affairs’: China Acknowledges Detention Of Missing Hong Kong British Consulate Employee

China acknowledged the detention of a Hong Kong British consulate employee Wednesday who was reported missing to police Aug. 9. Simon Cheng’s family said the 28-year-old did not return from a business trip to Shenzhen Aug. 8 in a Wednesday Facebook post, saying, “We feel very helpless and are worried sick about Simon. We hope Simon can return to Hong ...

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Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Suspected In US Drone Being Shot Down Over Yemen

A U.S military drone was reportedly shot down over Yemen’s Dhamar governorate Tuesday, according to two U.S. officials. An air defense system brought down the U.S drone, according to an anonymous Houthi military official, Reuters reported. He said the drone was shot down late Tuesday night by what was suspected to be a surface-to-air missile. “We are investigating reports of ...

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Hong Kong Demonstration Draws Crowd Of More Than 1.7 Million Against Government Orders

Hong Kong protest organizer Civil Human Rights Front estimates more than 1.7 million people gathered in the rain Sunday for the region’s 11th consecutive week of demonstrations. Government officials told protesters to stay in Victoria Park, but the large, pro-democracy crowd eventually took to the streets to protest an extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals in Hong Kong to ...

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Iranian Oil Tanker Held On British Territory Released After US Makes Moves To Seize It

Authorities in Gibraltar, a British territory, released an Iranian oil tanker Thursday, hours after the U.S. requested to seize the ship. The Iranian oil tanker, Grace 1, was seized July 4, with Iran seizing a British oil tanker shortly after in retaliation. The U.S. applied to seize the oil tanker Thursday morning, according to the Gibraltar government. Hours later, the ...

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‘The World Is Watching’: US Senators Warn China Against Military Crackdown In Hong Kong

Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin and Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner issued stern warnings to China on Tuesday and Wednesday against military intervention in Hong Kong. The senators’ notices come amid threats from China to send military personnel into Hong Kong in retaliation for the violent protests there that have been ongoing since Sunday. Troops have already been sent to ...

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North Korean Christians Participate in Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and Pastor Benny Hinn’s Conference in London

Christian leaders from North Korea attend the landmark World Evangelical Conference organized and led by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in London. Christian leaders from North Korean proudly wave the country’s flag (center) at the closing session of the opening day of the World Evangelism Conference hosted by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in London. A North Korean delegation of pastors and Christian leaders ...

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Chinese Media Says Hong Kong Airport Protesters Are ‘Asking For Self-Destruction’

Chinese propaganda outlets said Hong Kong protesters are “asking for self-destruction,” AFP reported Tuesday. Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run tabloid Global Times, said on the social media website Weibo that the presence of Chinese military at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border was a warning to protesters in Hong Kong that China can and will intervene if the situation does not ...

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Russia Warns Google Not To Advertise Videos Of ‘Illegal’ Political Protests

Russia warned Google in a Sunday letter not to advertise videos of what was reportedly the country’s biggest political protest in eight years. The letter came a day after over a thousand protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday calling for free and fair local elections; 311 people were arrested. Russia’s state communications watchdog, Roscomnadzor, asked Google on ...

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Protesters Forced Hong Kong International Airport To Cancel Most Flights

Hong Kong protesters forced one of the world’s busiest airports to close Monday. Protesters were responding to reports of police brutality used against demonstrators on Sunday. Demonstrations against a bill that would extradite Hong Kong residents convicted of crimes to mainland China have been going on since June. Thousands of protesters forced the cancelation of more than 150 flights at Hong ...

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Kim Jong Un Calls Recent Missile Tests A ‘Warning’ For The US, South Korea

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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday that the country’s ballistic missile test Tuesday was a “warning” to both South Korea and the United States. Kim said the test was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the U.S. and South Korean authorities,” Reuters reported, citing the state-operated Korean Central ...

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China Says Trump Admin’s Currency Manipulator Label Will ‘Cause Chaos’

China’s central bank said Tuesday that the Trump administration’s decision to label China a currency manipulator will “cause chaos in financial markets.” “[China] has not used and will not use the exchange rate as a tool to deal with trade disputes,” the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement, according to Reuters. “China advised the United States to ...

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Sex Cult Founder, Alleged Followers Tied To Experimental Schools For Children Still Operating Internationally |

A childhood education program created by convicted NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere is still operating in France, Guatemala and the United Kingdom. Raniere founded Rainbow Cultural Garden (RCG) in 2006, claiming it would teach children as young as 2 years old up to seven languages simultaneously.  Many of Raniere’s NXIVM adherents, including his alleged financier Sara Bronfman-Igtet, are deeply ...

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