Monday, February 24, 2020

Authorities in Switzerland have handed suspended sentences to at least five members of Cameroon President Paul Biya's security team after they were arrested on Tuesday in Geneva for an alleged assault on a journalist.

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President Donald Trump again lamented what he views as an unequal military alliance Wednesday, claiming that if the US is attacked, Japan "doesn't have to help us at all" and "can watch it on the Sony television."

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Huawei has denied that it has any links to the Chinese government.

Huawei's cyber-security chief John Suffolk told MPs on Monday that the tech giant had never been asked by China or any other government to "do anything untoward".

Mr Suffolk said Huawei welcomed outsiders to analyse its products and detect engineering or coding flaws.

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Thousands of people in Hong Kong have surrounded police headquarters, calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped.

Police have asked the protesters to withdraw peacefully, saying their presence would "seriously affect" emergency services.

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 Almost a week after Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in South Africa to attend the inauguration ceremony of his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, his former bodyguard and strong critic Nkuruziza was hours ago assassinated by unknown gunmen in Cape Town South Africa.

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India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report.

China and India currently account for about 37% of the entire global population of roughly 7.7 billion, with China currently home to about 1.4 billion people and India to 1.3 billion.
But by 2027, India will have more people than China, according to the UN's 2019 World Population Prospects report released Monday, and by 2050 the gap is expected to have widened even further.
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A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in a Japanese city near Tokyo.

At least 18 people were injured on a residential street in Kawasaki. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, are dead.

A suspect, a man in his 50s, stabbed himself in the neck after his rampage and later died in hospital.

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 “Mini power stations on wheels”, is how a University of Birmingham researcher describes them, as they give off zero emissions and their only by-product is water.

Two hydrogen trains are already in service in Germany but that design is not compatible with the UK's rail network.

source: BBC

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With the European elections concluded, one of the big challenges facing the European Union (EU) will be agreeing its next budget.

Every seven years, the EU agrees a long-term spending plan. All EU leaders have to agree on it unanimously, so the negotiations usually take a long time.

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Mohamed Morsy represented both the zenith of the Arab Spring and its almost universal failure. He became Egypt's first democratically-elected president in 2012, but after a year of deepening chaos was forced from office in a coup led by then-defense minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

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