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Trump Administration Meets With Taiwan’s President Despite Objections From China

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen Monday morning, marking the most prominent meeting between the two nations in decades, The Hill reported. The visit “demonstrates the robust U.S.-Taiwan partnership on global health and health security, one of the many aspects of our comprehensive friendship,” Azar said, according to CNN. “We consider Taiwan to ...

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Father Of 30 Kids Discovers Three Stones Worth Millions, Promises To Build School And Continue Raising His 2,000 Cows

A Tanzanian miner has dug up multiple gemstones worth a total of about $5.4 million in the last two months and has promised to put the stone revenue toward his community. Saniniu Laizer, 52, first unearthed two tanzanite stones worth $3.4 million, which are extremely rare gems only found in northern Tanzania, at the end of June, BBC reported. Laizer ...

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WHATEVER… China Vows Retaliation If US Refuses To Renew Chinese Journalists’ Visas

China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the U.S. refuses to grant visa extensions for Chinese journalists residing in America. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said no journalist from China has received a visa extension since the U.S. tightened visa rules for Chinese media personnel in May, according to Reuters. Chinese journalists are now limited to 90-day stays with ...

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3 Men Trapped On An Uninhabited Island Rescued After Writing Giant ‘SOS’ In The Sand

Three mariners were rescued from a remote Pacific island after a helicopter saw their message – an enormous “SOS” written in the sand. The sailors, who were headed to the Micronesian island of Pulap, had been missing since Friday after their boat ran fuel and drifted off course in the middle of Micronesia, a nation consisting of thousands of islands ...

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Four Young Hong Kong Residents Arrested In First Crackdown Under New Security Law

Hong Kong police arrested four young residents Wednesday for suspicion of inciting secession in their first major crackdown under a new security law. The residents are believed to be students ranging in age from 16 to 21. The police allege that the group voiced their support for Hong Kong’s independence from China on social media, the Associated Press reports. “They ...

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10,000 Child Deaths Each Month Tied To Coronavirus-Linked Hunger, United Nations Says

Over 10,000 children are dying each month from coronavirus-linked hunger, according to the United Nations. The U.N. warned in an analysis that coronavirus-related hunger is killing children and causing malnutrition across the globe, the Associated Press reported. “The food security effects of the COVID crisis are going to reflect many years from now,” Dr. Francesco Branca, head of nutrition at ...

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Brazilian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus For The Third Time: Report

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday to CNN Brasil he has tested positive for COVID-19 after he had first positive July 7, CNN reported. After initially testing positive for coronavirus on July 7, Bolsonaro started working in partial isolation at the presidential residence while continuing to be regularly tested, CNN reported. This is the third time Bolsonaro has tested positive ...

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UK Will No Longer Extradite Prisoners Or Sell Weapons To Hong Kong After China’s Aggression

The U.K. has suspended its extradition treaty and blocked arms sales with Hong Kong following China’s passage of the national security law, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced Monday. Raab told the House of Commons that the decision would last indefinitely until there are “clear and robust safeguards which are able to prevent extradition from the U.K. being misused,” citing the ...

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Beijing Sanctions US Lawmakers Who Called Out Its Abuses Against Its Uighur Population

Beijing sanctioned three U.S. lawmakers and an ambassador Monday, responding to similar actions the Trump administration imposted last week over China’s alleged human rights abuses against its minority Uighur population. Hua Chunying, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, announced the “corresponding sanctions” Monday, Reuters reported. The U.S. move, which focused on China’s actions in Xinjiang, a region in western China, “seriously ...

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Putin Praises Russians For Voting ‘With Their Hearts’ To Let Him Keep Power Until He’s 83

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his country’s electorate Friday after they overwhelmingly voted to grant him two additional six-year terms in office, Reuters reported, allowing him to hold office until he is 83 years old. Putin, who has been in office for a combined 17 years, said that the just-approved constitutional amendments would go into effect Saturday. Seventy-eight percent of ...

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Chinese Government Spied On Uighur Muslims Using Cell Phone Apps, Study Finds

Hackers linked to the Chinese government have been spying on Uighur Muslims in China since 2013 by hacking cell phone apps, according research from cybersecurity company Lookout.  Lookout’s research found that legitimate Android apps, such as religious Quran text apps used by Uighur Muslims, were hacked to include malicious code, Lookout security intelligence engineer Apurva Kumar told the Daily Caller News ...

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Man Arrested For Holding Hong Kong Independence Flag During Demonstration Against New Chinese Law

A man was arrested for holding a Hong Kong independence flag during demonstrations against a new Chinese law, according to police. The National Security Law criminalizes secessionist activities in Hong Kong and gives China’s central government sweeping powers in enforcing the law, The Wall Street Journal reported. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs ...

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‘I Am Afraid’: China Tightens Grip On Hong Kong With Commission To Report Dissidents

China unanimously voted and enacted a national security law Tuesday to further tighten its control over Hong Kong amid rising tensions with the United States. The law creates the Commission for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, which will report rebellious acts, including secession and working with foreign powers, to the Chinese government, according to the Washington Post. China’s new ...

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