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Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician’s death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Sudworth reports from Xinjiang, where one million Uighurs have reportedly been detained Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority. Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where up to a million Uighurs are reportedly being detained. A statement from Turkey’s foreign ministry said they were being subjected to “torture” in “concentration camps”. China described the comments as…

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Belichick demands Patriots ace Super Bowl LIII preparation

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has good reason to believe the Los Angeles Rams don’t know what’s coming Sunday night in Super Bowl LIII. Jan 29, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addresses the media at press conference at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Frankly, Belichick himself won’t know what is coming until he sees players execute it flawlessly on the field the next three days. Belichick said if players don’t exhibit flawless proficiency on the field when working on a…

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Daily Mail demands browser warning U-turn

Image copyright Daily Mail The Daily Mail is calling for a web browser alert that criticises its journalism to be changed. The NewsGuard plug-in currently brings up a warning that says the newspaper’s website “generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”. It has given this advice since August. But the matter came to prominence last week, after Microsoft updated its Edge browser app for Android and iOS devices and built in NewsGuard. This prompted several other media outlets to report the story. “We have only very recently…

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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn demands election to ‘break deadlock’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has stepped up calls for a general election “at the earliest opportunity” to “break the deadlock” over Brexit. In a speech, he said a new government would have a fresh mandate to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU. He told Theresa May: “If you are so confident in your deal, call that election, and let the people decide.” The Conservatives said Labour did not have a plan for Brexit and were “playing politics”. Labour will vote against Theresa May’s withdrawal deal on Tuesday and…

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Trump demands funding for border ‘barrier’ in US TV address

US President Donald Trump has demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt “a growing humanitarian and security crisis”. But in his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, Mr Trump did not declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build the barrier. Democratic leaders were delivering a televised rebuttal to the Republican president’s remarks afterwards. Both sides are trying to gain an edge amid an 18-day government shutdown. Source link

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Italy’s Uffizi demands return of Nazi-looted painting

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo FLORENCE. Italy (Reuters) – Italy’s Uffizi Galleries called on Germany on Tuesday to return a still-life painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum, which was looted by retreating Nazi troops in World War Two. “Germany has a moral duty to return this painting to our museum,” said Uffizi chief Eike Schmidt, who is himself German. “This story is preventing the wounds inflicted by World War Two and the horrors of Nazism from…

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Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of the company’s founder China has demanded that Canada release the arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or face consequences. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng had summoned the Canadian ambassador and lodged a “strong protest”, a statement said. The ministry described Ms Meng’s arrest as “extremely nasty”. Ms Meng, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the firm’s founder, is accused of breaking US sanctions on Iran. She was held in Vancouver last Saturday and faces extradition to the US, where…

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German 5G auction at risk if government demands roaming: FAZ

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German regulator has said the government’s auction of fifth-generation (5G) mobile licenses could be delayed if operators had to offer roaming in rural areas, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – People speak before the first demonstration of the technology 5G in Lisbon, Portugal June 4, 2018. Picture taken June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante But the Transport Ministry said national roaming was not possible based on a European provision and so not planned. It said details in a letter cited by FAZ…

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France fuel protests: Man with grenade demands Macron meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands march in France over diesel tax A man armed with a grenade demanding protesters be given an audience with French President Emmanuel Macron has been arrested in western France. The man, who was wearing a yellow jacket like the hi-visibility jackets worn by protesters, surrendered after several hours’ negotiation in Angers. The incident comes as Paris readies itself for the arrival of tens of thousands of protesters taking part in a second weekend of demonstrations. They are protesting at fuel prices.…

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U.S. regulator demands companies take action to halt ‘robocalls’

FILE PHOTO – Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday wrote the chief executives of major telephone service providers and other companies, demanding they launch a system to combat billions of “robocalls” and other nuisance calls received monthly by American consumers. In May, Pai called on companies to adopt an industry-developed “call authentication system” or standard for the cryptographic…

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