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Hong Kong leader starts push for new security laws, says city 'can't afford to wait'

HONG KONG, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader confirmed on Tuesday his intention to tighten national security laws to build on sweeping legislation China imposed in 2020, saying the city "...

Jimmy Lai case puts Hong Kong's legal system on trial

Jimmy Lai, one of Hong Kong's most high-profile pro-democracy figures, has pleaded not guilty to charges of "sedition and collusion with foreign forces" in a landmark trial that symboliz...

Hong Kong: Media tycoon Jimmy Lai pleads not guilty

Hong Kong media mogul and China critic Jimmy Lai pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to all charges against him in a high-profile "national security" trial where the 76-year-old could face a life ...

Hong Kong court won't quash Jimmy Lai's sedition charge

A court in Hong Kong on Friday rejected jailed activist Jimmy Lai's appeal to revoke a sedition charge against him. The pro-democracy advocate's trial has gained international attention. Wha...

Malaysia PM says China gave reassurance after map stirred South China Sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said China had given an assurance that it would continue to negotiate with Southeast Asian countries over disputed territorial c...

India-Canada tensions shine light on complexities of Sikh activism in the diaspora

The shocking accusation this week by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that India may have been behind the assassination of a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia has raised several complex...

Jimmy Lai's son fears media mogul may die in detention while awaiting trial

LONDON (AP) — The son of jailed Hong Kong media mogul and prominent pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai said Wednesday he did not want to see his father die in detention, as his lawyers raised the prospe...

India expels Canadian diplomat, escalating tensions after Trudeau accuses India in Sikh's killing

NEW DELHI (AP) — India expelled one of Canada’s top diplomats Tuesday, ramping up a confrontation between the two countries over Canadian accusations that India may have been involved in the killing o...

Judge rejects defense effort to throw out an Oath Keeper associate's Jan. 6 guilty verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday upheld an obstruction conviction against a Virginia man who stood trial with members of the Oath Keepers extremist group in one of the most serious cases b...

A Myanmar journalist gets a 20-year sentence for reporting on cyclone's aftermath, news site says

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar sentenced a photojournalist for an underground news agency to 20 years in prison with hard labor for his coverage of a deadly May cyclone's aftermath, the media organ...

Bolivia's opposition leader undergoes medical tests as his pre-trial detention drags on for months

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The governor of Bolivia’s most populous and richest region was allowed to briefly leave his high-security prison cell Wednesday for medical tests, highlighting how the politicia...

Proud Boys’ Enrique Tarrio gets record 22 years in prison for Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for orchestrating a failed plot to keep Donald Trump in power after the Republican lost the 2020 e...

Myanmar's High Court declines to hear Suu Kyi's appeals in 5 cases where sentences already commuted

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Supreme Court has declined to hear special appeals from the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi against her convictions in five cases of which the head of the military-in...

Hong Kong judges propose a further delay in the trial of activist publisher Jimmy Lai

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong judges on Friday proposed a new delay until December in the trial of a prominent activist publisher who was arrested in August 2020 under a sweeping Beijing-imposed national...

Connecticut official continues mayoral campaign despite facing charges in Jan. 6 case

DERBY, Connecticut (AP) — A Connecticut alderman and mayoral candidate is pressing ahead with his campaign after being charged this week by federal prosecutors with illegally entering the U.S. Capitol...