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Taiwan president pledges humanitarian relief for Hong Kongers

Asia Pacific May 27, 2020

Taiwan president pledges humanitarian relief for Hong Kongers

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday pledged to draw up a plan to give humanitarian relief to people involved in pro-democracy protests in Taiwan's most concrete intervention since a renewal of unrest in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong. China's proposed new security legislation for the former British ...

Hong Kong police clamp down on national anthem law protests

Asia Pacific May 27, 2020

Hong Kong police clamp down on national anthem law protests

Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub's legislature on Wednesday and fired pepper-pellet rounds in the commercial district as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China's national anthem. The latest unrest comes days after China announced separate ...

Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica

World / Social Issues May 27, 2020

Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica

Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage. A judge, two witnesses, relatives and hundreds of online viewers ...

Twitter calls Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for the first time

World May 27, 2020

Twitter calls Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for the first time

Twitter labeled two tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump "unsubstantiated" and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the president over truth-defying posts. The move drew a furious response from Trump, who ...