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Romania: Thousands take part in anti-government protests

WT24 Desk Romania — Thousands of people took part in anti-government protests in Romania, with the largest rally taking place outside government headquarters in Bucharest, AP reports. The events on Saturday were held on the anniversary of anti-corruption protests in which hundreds of people were injured, including two dozen police officers. Some demonstrators carried signs with slogans like “Corruption kills” ...

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Congress to announce chief today; Sonia, Rahul opt out of CWC consultations

On Friday, after a meeting at Sonia Gandhi’s home, Mukul Wasnik has emerged as the frontrunner for the post. WT24 Desk New Delhi:  Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Saturday opted out of consultations with state leaders to choose the party’s next president, The Deccan Chronicle reports. The Congress Working Committee – party’s top decision making body, had ...

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Italy moves closer to fresh elections that could bolster far right

Matteo Salvini reiterates call for snap vote as his party plans motion to dismantle coalition WT24 Desk Italy appears set for fresh elections that could push the country further toward the far right. Matteo Salvini, the deputy prime minister, reiterated his calls for a snap voteon Friday, adding that any attempt to block his wishes and install a new ruling coalition would ...

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India urges Pakistan to review downgrading of diplomatic ties, says Article 370 internal matter

Reiterating that developments pertaining to Article 370 are an internal matter, India said it was not surprised that developmental initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir are “negatively perceived” in Pakistan. WT24 Desk A day after Pakistan announced it was downgrading diplomatic relations with India over scrapping of Jammu-Kashmir’s special status, New Delhi Thursday expressed regret over the move and urged Islamabad to ...

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Pakistan to expel Indian ambassador over Kashmir changes

Imran Khan says he is afraid India will carry out ethnic cleansing in disputed territory WT24 Desk Pakistan will expel the Indian ambassador and suspend trade after suggesting its rival could carry out ethnic cleansing in Kashmir, where tensions remain high following Delhi’s decision to revoke the state’s special status and divide it in two, The Guardian reports. Amid an ...

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HK protesters, Chinese officials hold rival press conferences

Beijing authorities issue strongest warning yet to demonstrators in rare media briefing WT24 Desk Chinese authorities and masked protesters have held rival press conferences in an attempt to take control of the narrative amid escalating demonstrations in Hong Kong, The Guardian reports. In a rare press conference on Tuesday, Beijing sounded its strongest warning yet to protesters not to underestimate the ...

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Pakistan will ‘go to any extent’ to protect Kashmiris

Pledge follows announcement by India that it intends to revoke territory’s special status WT24 Desk Pakistan has vowed it will take any measure necessary to “stand by” people in Kashmir, where an unprecedented communications blackout continues a day after the Indian government said it would revoke the territory’s special status and divide it in two, The Guardian reports. Landline connections, internet ...

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Hong Kong protests descend into chaos during citywide strike

Police fire teargas and rubber bullets in clashes with thousands of demonstrators WT24 Desk Hong Kong protesters have clashed with police and fought off a group of men armed with poles as the city’s political unrest continues,The Guardian reports. A citywide strike accompanied by rallies in seven districts descended into chaos on Monday evening as thousands of protesters fanned out ...

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Hong Kong protesters return to streets a day after violent clashes

Thousands march in Tseung Kwan O area as separate rally is held in Western district WT24 Desk Protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong for another round of mass anti-government demonstrations as political unrest continues to roil the city, Agencies report. Less than 24 hours after violent clashes between protesters and police, thousands of residents marched in the town of Tseung ...

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Anti-fascist activists clash with Tommy Robinson supporters in London

Stand Up to Racism says rising bigotry at the top of society is emboldening the far right WT24 Desk Anti-fascist counter-protesters declared Tommy Robinson supporters “can’t march unopposed” as opposing demonstrations were kept apart by police in central London on Saturday, The Guardian reports. Singing “We want Tommy out”, hundreds of supporters of the jailed far-right activist congregated at Oxford Circus ...

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