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Joe Biden blames 'weak' Trump for Hong Kong clampdown

World / Politics Jul 2, 2020

Joe Biden blames 'weak' Trump for Hong Kong clampdown

U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden on Wednesday blamed a "weak" Donald Trump for China's clampdown in Hong Kong, vowing a tougher stance on human rights if he wins the White House. "It's no wonder Beijing is acting with impunity. Time and again, President Trump has ...

Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

World / Politics Jul 1, 2020

Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Russians are set to approve constitutional reforms on Wednesday denounced by critics as a move to allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin for life. The changes were passed weeks ago by Russia's parliament and copies of the new constitution are already on ...

Opposition wins historic rerun of Malawi's presidential vote

World / Politics Jun 28, 2020

Opposition wins historic rerun of Malawi's presidential vote

The opposition has won Malawi’s historic rerun of the presidential election, the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has led to the defeat of an incumbent leader. Lazarus Chakwera’s victory late Saturday was a result of months of determined street protests in the southern ...