Saturday, 8 Aug 2020

politics

Poland to push ahead with limits on foreign media ownership, sources say

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland is ready to craft rules to reduce foreign ownership of media outlets such as newspapers and TV channels, while making further changes to the judiciary, Poland’s de facto leader has signaled, raising the prospect of fresh battles with the EU. The leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party Jaroslaw […]

China economy cover up: Economist uncovers ‘impossible’ figures reported by Beijing

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. China has claimed an economic recovery has already begun in the state following the outbreak of coronavirus, much to the suspicion of analysts. However, economists have claimed the figures are unreliable with […]

Second lockdown fears in Germany as case numbers top 1,000 for the first time since May

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Berlin has now announced that compulsory testing would be in force from Saturday after the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s public health agency, reported 1,045 new cases in a single day yesterday. Jens Spahn, […]

Malaysia charges former finance minister with corruption

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former finance minister and senior opposition leader Lim Guan Eng was charged with corruption on Friday relating to soliciting a bribe for a $1.5 billion infrastructure project, state news agency Bernama reported. Lim, arrested on Thursday night, pleaded not guilty to the charge. Anti-graft officials have said he will face […]

South China Sea warning: Beijing brags its nuclear-tipped missiles can sink US ships

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The People’s Liberation Army’s Rocket Force recently launched a DF-26 intermediate-range anti-ship ballistic missile – which can be equipped with nuclear warheads – as part of an ongoing exercise, after the US […]