27 Jul 2016

EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year

The new EU-US data-sharing agreement will be able to run for at least a year, European regulators announce. The Privacy Shield allows companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the US. Source: EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year – BBC News

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27 Jul 2016

Indonesia’s Energy Minister to Be Replaced in Cabinet Reshuffle-Sources

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will appoint a new cabinet on Wednesday, replacing at least his energy minister in the second cabinet reshuffle in less than two years, sources told Reuters. Source: Indonesia’s Energy Minister to Be Replaced in Cabinet Reshuffle-Sources

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27 Jul 2016

Hong Kong Graft Buster’s Exit Stirs Fears Over Agency’s Independence

At Hong Kong’s graft-busting commission, Rebecca Li was a star, helping to bring corrupt tycoons and bent officials to justice. She received commendations for her work, won a coveted spot to train with the F.B.I. and last year became the agency’s most senior career official, a first for a woman. But

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27 Jul 2016

N. Korea Floats Propaganda Leaflets in River for 1st Time

South Korea on Wednesday accused rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets down a river in the first such incident. South Korea’s military discovered dozens of plastic bags, each carrying about 20 leaflets, near the estuary of Seoul’s Han River close to the tense Korean border last Friday, according to the

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27 Jul 2016

HK journalists jailed in China for ‘illegal business’ 

Two journalists who worked on political magazines in Hong Kong are jailed in mainland China for running an illegal business. Publisher Wang Jianmin and editor Guo Zhongxiao worked on New-Way Monthly and Multiple Face, which published gossipy news about mainland leaders. The articles were published in Hong Kong, which has greater media

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26 Jul 2016

Erdogan says Turkish people want death penalty restored

The Turkish people want the death penalty restored and those governing the country must listen to them, President Tayyip Erdogan said, despite European officials saying such a move would immediately stop Ankara’s EU accession process. Source: Erdogan says Turkish people want death penalty restored

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26 Jul 2016

After Nepal prime minister goes, China says hopes for stability

China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it hoped that all parties in Nepal put national interest first and worked for stability, after the landlocked country’s prime minister resigned, nine months after coming to power. Source: After Nepal prime minister goes, China says hopes for stability

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26 Jul 2016

Erdogan vows to stick to migrant deal, but questions EU’s commitment

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Monday to keep Turkey’s promises in a migrant deal with the European Union but said the EU was failing to deliver on its side of the bargain. Source: Erdogan vows to stick to migrant deal, but questions EU’s commitment

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26 Jul 2016

China Scolds Indian Government for Expelling 3 of Its Journalists

Chinese state-run news media on Monday criticized a decision by the Indian government to not renew the visas of three Chinese journalists from Xinhua, the state news agency. Source: China Scolds Indian Government for Expelling 3 of Its Journalists

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26 Jul 2016

China Clamps Down on Online News Reporting

China has ordered several of the country’s most popular internet portals to halt much of their original news reporting, in a move that could confine an even larger share of the journalism in the country to Communist-controlled mouthpieces ahead of an important party meeting next year. Source: China Clamps Down

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