Japan.- 80 percent of the population rejects tax hike to increase military spending

Eighty percent of the Japanese population would be against raising taxes to finance a substantial increase in military spending such as that proposed by the government, according to a survey by the Kyodo News agency. In general, the population does support improving the country’s defense resources, but only 19 percent support Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s… Seguir leyendo Japan.- 80 percent of the population rejects tax hike to increase military spending

India.- At least 20 dead, most of them minors, after boat sinks

At least 20 people, mostly minors, have died after a boat with about 30 people on board capsized in Malappuram district, in the southern Indian province of Kerala, according to the balance sheet published by the police. There could be more victims under the hull. They have to be pulled out. The boat has capsized.… Seguir leyendo India.- At least 20 dead, most of them minors, after boat sinks

US.- Driver kills seven people after ramming his vehicle next to immigrant shelter in Texas

At least seven people have died and several more have been injured after being run over by an individual who rammed into a group of people waiting at a bus stop in front of a shelter for immigrants in Brownsville, Texas, very close to the Mexican border. The first warning was received by the authorities… Seguir leyendo US.- Driver kills seven people after ramming his vehicle next to immigrant shelter in Texas

Cuba.- At least five arrested after opposition protest

At least five people have been arrested following protests this Saturday in the Cuban town of Caimanera, Guantanamo province, in the east of the country, according to opposition media. Videos broadcast on social networks show members of the security forces assaulting and arresting demonstrators who were chanting slogans such as »Freedom» and »Homeland and Life»,… Seguir leyendo Cuba.- At least five arrested after opposition protest

Police officer sentenced to death for murder of Iraqi academic and security expert

A Baghdad court has sentenced an Iraqi police officer, Ahmed Hamdaoui Ueid al-Kenani, to death for the murder of prominent academic and security expert Hisham al-Hashimi three years ago. Al Kenani has been convicted under anti-terrorism legislation, according to a court statement carried by the pan-Arab Al Arabiya television Al Hashimi was an expert on… Seguir leyendo Police officer sentenced to death for murder of Iraqi academic and security expert

China – Hong Kong National Security Department confiscates statue commemorating Tiananmen massacre

The Hong Kong National Security Department confiscated the Pillar of Shame, a statue commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, from an exhibition center at the University of Hong Kong on Friday. Police forces on Friday searched an exhibition at the University’s Kadoorie center in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long district and confiscated the… Seguir leyendo China – Hong Kong National Security Department confiscates statue commemorating Tiananmen massacre

Ottawa summons Chinese ambassador over alleged harassment campaign against Canadian MP

Canada has summoned the Chinese ambassador, Cong Peiwu, on Thursday to express its disagreement with Beijing after Canadian Intelligence claimed the day before that MP Michael Chong has suffered an alleged harassment campaign by a Chinese diplomat accredited in the country. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said on her Twitter profile Thursday that Ottawa… Seguir leyendo Ottawa summons Chinese ambassador over alleged harassment campaign against Canadian MP

U.S. attorney’s office investigates handling of videotapes from Donald Trump’s Florida residence

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation into the Trump Organization’s handling of videotapes from former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence, the Mar-a-Lago mansion. The handling of these recordings by the organization’s workers after Trump himself was subpoenaed to testify have prompted new subpoenas by a grand jury investigating the discovery of classified White… Seguir leyendo U.S. attorney’s office investigates handling of videotapes from Donald Trump’s Florida residence

UN criticises Mexico for failing to investigate teenager’s enforced disappearance

The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) has concluded for the first time that Mexican authorities breached their obligations by failing to thoroughly and impartially investigate the case of a 17-year-old boy who was taken from his home by armed men dressed in police uniforms in late 2013. The facts date back to December of… Seguir leyendo UN criticises Mexico for failing to investigate teenager’s enforced disappearance

Ukrainian authorities put number of civilians detained by Russia at 20,000

The Ukrainian Parliament’s Human Rights Commissioner, Dimitro Lubinets, has reported that Ukrainian authorities estimate that at least 20,000 civilians have been held captive by Russia since the outbreak of the war. Lubinets has stressed that these figures are »approximate» and are based on personal complaints presented to the Ukrainian authorities by relatives and friends of… Seguir leyendo Ukrainian authorities put number of civilians detained by Russia at 20,000