Tuesday, 26 October 2021

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Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

MOSCOW: Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade. OVD-Info, which has monitored police arrests since 2011, said the ...

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Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

ROME: Facebook shut down phony Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting opposition lawmakers to call Monday for tougher laws to curb online misinformation. “We have removed a number of fake and duplicate accounts that were violating our authenticity polices,” the social network ...

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Campaigning underway in Bangladesh polls amid opposition arrests

DHAKA-AFP: There is no opposition candidate for prime minister, hundreds of people have been arrested and incumbent premier Sheikh Hasina stands accused of ignoring democratic checks on her power, but Bangladesh began campaigning Monday for a year-end election. More than 100 million people are registered to vote on December 30 ...

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Bangladesh PM to have unprecedented talks with opposition before poll

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will sit down to unprecedented talks with the opposition to discuss installing a caretaker government ahead of December’s election, a key demand of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The BNP, in disarray after the jailing of its chief, former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, on ...

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Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met by live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition MDC party protests in downtown Harare, AFP witnesses ...

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Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

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SANTO DOMINGO: Members of Venezuela’s leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal to address the country’s political and economic crisis, reported Reuters. Saying they had made strides but needed more time, the parties announced another round ...

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan – Britain heading for ‘muddled Brexit’

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan will say on Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent Britain slipping towards a “muddled Brexit”, arguing that the capital needs more control over its economic policy to cope with leaving the European Union. Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, was elected ...

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