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World 18 Jul 2019 | 6:34 PM Premium

U.S. sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate - U.N. investigator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar's military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday.

World 17 Jul 2019 | 1:34 PM Premium

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.

World 13 Jul 2019 | 11:40 AM Premium

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2-billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 9:42 PM Premium

In hotbed of Sudan's uprising, activists torn over transition deal

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The Khartoum district of Burri was a fulcrum of the uprising against Sudan's former leader Omar al-Bashir and the generals who replaced him, its residents beaten and killed as they rallied for freedom and justice.

World 09 Jul 2019 | 9:46 PM Premium

Short-sighted policies stall Balkans' integration into EU - Erdogan

MOUNT JAHORINA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Short-sighted anti-immigrant populism in some European Union member states has blocked the integration of Western Balkan countries into the EU, weakening the region's stability, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

Ceritalah 07 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Historians – the past, present and future

HISTORIANS deal with the past. As the architects of our collective memory; they record, document and preserve. History can never be objective because like any form of storytelling, there’s always a writer or narrator who selects, edits and crafts the source material. Biases are therefore to be expected. The best we can do is to be aware of their existence.

World 07 Jul 2019 | 9:38 AM Premium

Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.

Rugby 06 Jul 2019 | 8:41 PM Premium

Read heads list of Crusaders departures after Super Rugby win

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Kieran Read precariously sat upon his team mates shoulders holding the Super Rugby trophy aloft on Saturday, satisfied that he had ended his career with the Canterbury Crusaders with one final title.

World 06 Jul 2019 | 12:02 AM Premium

French lawmakers pass draft law targeting online hate speech

PARIS (Reuters) - France's National Assembly approved a draft bill on Friday which would require social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours.

TECH 05 Jul 2019 | 9:00 AM Premium

Google backs down after New Zealand murder case gaffe

Google agreed on July 5 to change how it publishes New Zealand news after top officials in Wellington lashed the US tech giant for breaching court suppression orders in a high-profile murder case.