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EU calls on China to reverse ban on BBC World News channel

The European Union is calling on China to reverse its ban on the BBC World News television channel imposed in apparent retaliation for Britain’s pulling of the license of state-owned Chinese broadcaster CGTN ByThe Associated Press February 13, 2021, 10:52 AM • 3 min read BEIJING — The European Union on Saturday called on China […]

Police shooting sets off fiery protests in southern Chile

The shooting of a street juggler has set off protests over alleged police violence in southern Chile, where several buildings were set ablaze and an officer held in custody for investigations ByThe Associated Press February 7, 2021, 2:11 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANTIAGO, Chile — The shooting […]

UK pulls license of Chinese state-owned broadcaster CGTN

Media regulator Ofcom said Thursday that it had withdrawn the Chinese state-owned channel’s license after an investigation “concluded that the license is wrongfully held by Star China Media Limited.” Ofcom said that Star China Media Limited did not have “editorial responsibility” for the channel’s output, and therefore “does not meet the legal requirement of having […]

Netflix is doubling down on Asia with K-dramas and mobile-only deals. But China remains elusive

The entertainment giant added 9.3 million paid subscribers in Asia Pacific last year, a 65% jump compared to 2019. Revenue in the region soared almost 62%, compared with 40% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. That momentum has encouraged Netflix to direct more firepower to Asia. It’s made plans to roughly double its budget […]

Reports: Military stages coup in Myanmar, Suu Kyi detained

Reports says a military coup is taking place in Myanmar and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained under house arrest ByThe Associated Press February 1, 2021, 2:13 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — A military coup was taking place in Myanmar early Monday […]

Pakistan court orders release of man accused in Pearl death

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered on Thursday the release of a Pakistani-British man convicted and later acquitted in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh’s acquittal filed by Pearl’s family and the Pakistani government. A minister in the Sindh province where […]

UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging global action to build an alliance against the growth and spread of neo-Nazism, white supremacy and the resurgence of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and hate speech sparked partly by the COVID-19 pandemic By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press January 26, 2021, 3:12 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels ByThe Associated Press January 23, 2021, 8:48 AM • 1 min read DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its […]

Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

A court in Thailand has sentenced a former civil servant to a record record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country’s strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy By CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL Associated Press January 20, 2021, 12:15 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

US won’t observe Uganda’s election as accreditations denied

The United States ambassador to Uganda says the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s presidential election on Thursday By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press January 13, 2021, 8:34 AM • 3 min read KAMPALA, Uganda — The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country’s tense […]