Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality – UN human rights expert

As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independence,” following concerns that some pressure may have been placed on the country’s justice system “to act against the political opposition”. source

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Chinese navy’s 70th birthday parade set to showcase country’s rising sea power

China will hold a naval parade next month to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army Navy and will invite more than a dozen of foreign navies to participate.The parade will take place on April 23 in the Yellow Sea off the coast of Qingdao in Shandong province, Ren Zhiqiang, […]

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The gate to Foxconn’s huge Zhengzhou facility is enveloped in a grey haze, pollution hangs constantly in the air.Outside a man is smoking, his luggage at his side. He has been squatting on the ground for more than 10 minutes.“Are you looking for work here?” I asked him. “Yes,” he replied, “you too?”He stubbed out […]

Will Kim Jong-un stop by Beijing to brief Xi Jinping about failed talks with Trump in Hanoi?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met top Vietnamese leaders at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Friday to cement ties with communist state before leaving the city empty-handed, as Washington and Pyongyang continued to blame each other for failed denuclearisation talks.Kim, who remained in the city after his two-day summit with US President Donald Trump, […]

China shuts Turkey consulate in wake of Uygur row

China has shut down its consulate in Turkey’s second biggest city following repeated criticism by the Islamic country of Beijing’s treatment of Uygur and other Muslims in its far western Xinjiang region.“China has decided to temporarily close the consulate in Izmir from February 28, 2019. All diplomatic and consular services of the Izmir consulate will […]

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen dismisses threat of Chinese colonisation

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his country’s close ties with Beijing, declaring that a surge of mainland visitors and investment does not put Cambodia at risk of becoming a kind of Chinese colony.Chinese investors only wanted to do business and China’s foreign policy sought friendship, with no desire to occupy Cambodia, Hun Sen […]

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Spain says it will ease residency for Britons in case of no-deal Brexit

Spain said on Friday it would allow British citizens living in the country to stay on if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, giving them until the end of 2020 to apply for permanent residency and making it automatic for many. source

Irish PM says to fix law that prompted border trawler seizures

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar promised on Friday to resolve a legal “anomaly” that led to the seizure of two small fishing boats from Northern Ireland and drew angry denunciations from pro-British politicians. source

Somali special forces battle militants holding hostages

Heavy gunfire rang out across central Mogadishu on Friday as Somali special forces battled to dislodge insurgents who bombed a hotel, killing at least 29 people, then holed up with hostages in a neighboring building. source

Iran’s Zarif derides Trump over North Korea summit failure

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the collapse of a summit on North Korean denuclearization, vowing Washington would not get a better Iran nuclear deal than the one it exited last year. source

Graft accusation piles pressure on Israel’s Netanyahu as election looms

Opposition protesters waved black flags outside Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence on Friday, sensing vulnerability in the Israeli prime minister weeks before an election where he will face the shadow of corruption charges as well as a surging new rival. source

Botswana’s president denies report of $600 million loan to Zimbabwe

Botswana’s president on Friday dismissed a report that the country had offered Zimbabwe a $600 million diamond-backed loan and said his government had only offered to guarantee a $100 million private credit line for Botswana companies to invest in their troubled neighbor. source

Argentina’s Macri to increase subsidies for poor families

Argentine President Mauricio Macri said on Friday he will increase subsidies for poor families with children by 46 percent, as the center-right leader prepares to run for a second term in October. source

Tens of thousands of Algerians rally against fifth Bouteflika term

Tens of thousands of Algerians marched on Friday to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plan to seek a fifth term in power in the biggest protest in the capital for eight years. source

Brexit extension could draw legal challenge: German parliament report

Britain could face an EU legal challenge if it seeks to delay Brexit because of the impact on EU legislative elections, a legal opinion produced for Germany’s Bundestag said, potentially making it difficult for Berlin to back anything but a short extension. source

U.S. imposes more sanctions on Venezuela amid humanitarian aid fight

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, targeting six Venezuelan government officials tied to President Nicolas Maduro, in its latest move to squeeze the embattled leader. source

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims found on Malaysian beach, officials say

Thirty-five people, believed to be Rohingya Muslims abandoned at sea, were found safe on a Malaysian beach on Friday, officials said, part of what authorities fear could be a new wave of dangerous people smuggling by sea. source

Somali militants held civilian hostages in Mogadishu attack: minister

Somali Islamist militants held civilian hostages during their attack on a hotel in the capital of Mogadishu, state-run Somali News Agency quoted the minister of information on Friday as saying. source

Israel should face justice for unlawful Gaza protest killings: U.N.

Israeli security forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in killing 189 Palestinians and wounding more than 6,100 at weekly protests in Gaza last year, United Nations investigators said on Thursday. source

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