Viktor Orban’s Hungary no longer a democracy, Freedom House says

World May 6, 2020

Viktor Orban’s Hungary no longer a democracy, Freedom House says

Hungary should no longer be considered a democracy after an unprecedented consolidation of power by the European Union member’s leader, according to an annual survey of countries that once lay behind the Iron Curtain. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s dismantling of checks and balances over the ...

China sanctions U.S. over support for Hong Kong unrest

Asia Pacific Dec 2, 2019

China sanctions U.S. over support for Hong Kong unrest

China suspended U.S. warship visits and sanctioned American NGOs on Monday in retaliation for the passage of a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The financial hub has been rocked by nearly six months of increasingly violent unrest demanding greater autonomy, which Beijing has ...