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Biden grants ‘safe haven’ to Hongkongers in US amid China crackdown

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Joe Biden has granted temporary refuge to people from Hong Kong amid the Chinese government’s effort to crush the pro-democracy movement and tighten its control on a city once known for its freedom. Biden signed a me...

Bitcoin falls almost 30% after China crackdown

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The price of bitcoin fell by almost 30% on Wednesday, after a Chinese government crackdown on banks’ use of cryptocurrencies accelerated a long-predicted sell-off. The world’s largest digital currency tumbled to about...

‘We are in this nightmare’: Nicaragua continues its brazen crackdown

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It has been a fortnight since Georgiana Aguirre-Sacasa last heard from her elderly father: a terse WhatsApp message in which Nicaragua’s former foreign minister said border guards had stopped him leaving the country a...

Bitcoin falls 30% after China crackdown

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The price of bitcoin fell by almost 30% on Wednesday, after a Chinese government crackdown on banks and payment firms use of cryptocurrencies accelerated a long-predicted sell-off. The world’s largest digital currency...

Venice renews crackdown on bad behaviour as tourists return

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Venice has missed tourists, but not their bad habits. In an echo of the pre-pandemic era, authorities have been cracking down on uncouth behaviour as visitors flock back to the lagoon city. A French tourist was fined ...

Myanmar’s ‘darkest moment’: death toll rises sharply as junta’s crackdown continues

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At least 18 people have been killed in one of the deadliest days since Myanmar was thrust back under military rule, as a group of ousted MPs urged citizens to defend themselvesduring the nation’s “darkest moment”. Mya...

Chinese celebrities warned over morality in cultural crackdown

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Attendees of a Chinese entertainment industry symposium have been told to ensure they act with morality in both public and private, amid an intensive government crackdown on cultural sectors. The meeting on Tuesday in...

Bitcoin price slumps further as China tightens crackdown

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Bitcoin has tumbled further in the wake of China’s expanding crackdown on bitcoin mining, as investors grow more uncertain about the future of the leading cryptocurrency. Bitcoin fell as low as $31,333 on Monday, a tw...

Hong Kong protest pair swept up in national security crackdown plead guilty

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The Hong Kong activist Andy Li and paralegal Chan Tsz-wah have pleaded guilty to foreign collusion, becoming the second and third convictions under the year-old national security law which has been used to crush gover...

Acting boss of UK gambling regulator set to keep job after crackdown vow

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The acting boss of the Gambling Commission is to be given the job on a permanent basis, the Guardian understands, signalling government approval for his vow to crack down on gambling companies’ “recidivist behaviours”...

Priti Patel ‘misled’ MPs over plans for protest crackdown

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Priti Patel is under fresh pressure after she appears to have misled parliament on proposed powers to crack down on protests and, separately, issued a statement on her asylum bill that does not seem to be supported by...

NSW police fine 600 people on first day of Covid crackdown blitz

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New South Wales police issued nearly 600 infringement notices to people flouting tough new health orders on the first day of a three-week crackdown designed to get the state’s escalating Covid crisis under control. Th...

Watchdog to launch crackdown on ads falsely claiming green credentials

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Airline ads that encourage taking too many flights and carmakers that show SUVs tearing up the countryside are set to fall foul of a crackdown on marketing that encourages environmentally irresponsible behaviour. The ...

Kashmir independent press club shut down in media crackdown

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The future of press freedom in Indian-administered Kashmir has been thrown into question after pro-government journalists and police officers forcibly took over its independent press club, which the authorities later ...

Myanmar junta bans satellite dishes in media crackdown

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Myanmar’s military junta has banned satellite dishes, threatening prison sentences for anyone who violates the measure, as it intensifies its crackdown on access to independent news outlets. The junta, which faces una...

Sudan pro-democracy activists call for escalation after lethal crackdown

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Pro-democracy protesters and Sudan’s military appeared set for a cycle of escalation on both sides after a day in which at least 15 demonstrators were killed by security forces. Despite a heavy-handed crackdown by the...

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