30 Years On | China handles Tiananmen anniversary with usual silence

Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China imposed an information lockdown yesterday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on

Pompeo vs Beijing: war of words

China responded pointedly to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments on the 30th anniversary of the Chinese army’s bloody suppression of student- led pro-democracy protests centered

Philippines | US to launch new program to fight extremism

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India Officials looking to recover bodies on Himalayan mountain

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North Korea | Kim’s sister back in public eye at mass games

The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days,

Australia | Cardinal set to appeal child sex convictions

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Eid al-Fitr | Faithful Muslims around the world begin celebrating end of Ramadan

Muslims across the Middle East and beyond began marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, one of the most celebrated holidays for the world’s 1.5

Trump turns from pomp to business in UK visit

Moving from pageantry to policy during his state visit to Britain, President Donald Trump yesterday urged embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to “stick around” to

Offbeat | David Lynch, Wes Studi among honorary Oscar recipients

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This Day in History | 1989 – Election boost for Solidarity

Solidarity, Poland’s anti-communist party, looks set to claim a remarkable success in the country’s elections, with initial results suggesting it has done much better than predicted. The

Football | Nations League Ronaldo’s Portugal looks for another title

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CHINA went into customary lockdown yesterday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling Communist Party’s emphasis

The Buzz | Paulo Taipa appointed to Portugal’s National Electoral Commission

Taipa was sworn in last week to the ten-member- strong commission by the president of the Portuguese parliament, Ferro Rodrigues, representing the homeland security ministry where

Chambois | South of D-Day beaches, another slaughter is remembered

In the spring that followed the terrible D-Day battle, the grass grew especially thick and green, fertilized by thousands of corpses that had been plowed into

Animal Farm | 2019: Macao inflation will be lower!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 – edition no. 3304

* Memory of Tiananmen kept alive | Hundreds in Senado Square watched by police * Morpheus, MGM Cotai to watch on 2020 world’s best rooms guide * Carrie Lam seen in retreat

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