BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN affairs — Edward Lawrence, a journalist with the BBC, was arrested by police in Shanghai on Sunday evening at the site of the protests, according to the BBC and as captured in what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. While he has since been released, a BBC spokesman has expressed deep … Read more

The US bans the sale of Huawei and ZTE equipment over Chinese espionage fears

The Biden administration has banned the approval of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose an “unacceptable risk” to US national security. The US Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had passed final rules, which also ban the sale or import of equipment made by Chinese surveillance equipment maker … Read more

Pope Francis was secretly recorded during a telephone conversation with the cardinal, the court has found

CNN — Pope Francis was secretly taped during a phone conversation with one of his cardinals, it emerged Thursday during an ongoing financial trial at the Vatican. A Vatican court heard the audio recording between Pope Francis and Cardinal Angelo Becciu, a defendant in the trial, in which the cardinal asks the pope to confirm … Read more

Elon Musk says he will broadly reinstate Twitter accounts that were previously banned

CNN affairs — Elon Musk said Thursday he will begin reinstating most of Twitter’s previously banned accounts starting next week, in his most far-reaching move yet to reverse the social media platform’s policy of permanently banning users who repeatedly break the rules. suspend. “The people have spoken,” Musk said tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty starts next … Read more

The body of a young Druze man seized by Palestinians in Jenin has been returned to his family – Israeli military

CNN — The body of an Israeli Druze young man seized by Palestinian gunmen in Jenin has been handed over to his family, the Israeli army said on Thursday, adding that nothing had been returned. “We did not negotiate in any way with the gunmen who had the body,” an IDF spokesman said at a … Read more

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan appoints former spy chief as new army chief

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Pakistan on Thursday appointed former spy chief Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment coming amid intense debate over the military’s influence on public affairs. to live. In a Twitter post, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said Munir’s nomination … Read more

Zaporizhzhia maternity ward strike: newborn baby killed in Russian attack on Ukrainian hospital

CNN — A two-day-old baby was killed in a Russian attack on a maternity hospital in Vilnyansk in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, as Moscow stepped up attacks on civilian infrastructure across the country. The newborn child’s mother and a doctor were pulled from the rubble of the destroyed medical facility in Zaporizhzhia as nearby private … Read more

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — A Washington, DC, jury will begin deliberations on Tuesday in the criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges that the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from then-President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. … Read more

11 killed in Syria after Turkey launched air campaign in response to Istanbul bombing

CNN — Eleven people, including a journalist, were killed in Syria after Turkish warplanes carried out an “air operation” in the country and neighboring Iraq late Saturday, according to an official of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). No casualties have been reported from the Iraqi side. Turkey’s new cross-border offensive, dubbed “Operation Claw-Sword” by … Read more

DOJ Announces Special Counsel for Trump-Related Mar-a-Lago and Criminal Investigations Jan. 6

CNN — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday appointed special counsel to oversee the criminal investigation into the preservation of national defense information at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and parts of the Jan. 6 riot 2021. Both investigations implicate the conduct of Trump, who declared his candidacy in the 2024 presidential race on … Read more