The security forces' response did not appear to disperse many of the angry protesters. One woman who fell over as she stumbled over people running in her direction, said: "They bombed our city. I will go back in." Her face soaked with tears, she picked up her belongings, as well as some stones, and headed back into the crowd. … [Read more...] about World leaders gather by video to pledge aid to Beirut, a day after violent protests rock the city
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As the opposition to Lukashenko grew, he unleashed a campaign of terror against credible candidates who participated in the presidential elections. Of the nine who stood against him in 2010, seven saw the inside of a prison. One afternoon in Minsk, I met Alla, the mother of Lukashenko’s nearest rival in the 2010 vote, Andrei Sannikov. One of the brightest young members of Lukashenko’s first cabinet, Sannikov became increasingly disillusioned and quit the government in 1996. He started Charter 97—a pro-democracy movement modelled on Vaclav Havel’s Charter 77—and pioneered the use of the Internet in Belarusian politics. He built a young team of computer mavens and creative artists. European politicians respected him. Lukashenko openly despised Sannikov and his wife, Irina Khalip, an investigative reporter of international renown. In September 2010, three months before the elections, Oleg Bebenin, Sannikov’s press secretary and a cofounder of Charter … [Read more...] about Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.
"[TikTok] has to have an American parent and be wholly owned and operated – not just the servers and the data, but all of the source code, the algorithms, the engineers," Cotton told "Sunday Morning Futures." "There can be no lingering ties to China." … [Read more...] about US tech companies interested in ‘Trojan horse’ TikTok must prove no ties to China: Sen. Cotton
The fact that President Trump is following through on his promises to the American people — from tax breaks for working families, to rebuilding the greatest economy in the history of the world before it was artificially interrupted by a global pandemic — only drives his detractors even more into a frenzy. … [Read more...] about PARSCALE: Twitter Censors President Trump But Not Communist China? Something Doesn’t Add Up
The Chinese, Russians—and most of all the North Koreans—must be delighted. One of Kim’s key strategic goals has been to get those American troops off the peninsula and out of the region. But there's also a twist. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in is anxious to be the leader who brought about reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, and he may actually be happy about the impasse if it means a significant portion of the Americans leave. … [Read more...] about Trump Wants to Turn America’s Alliances Into Protection Rackets