Chinese President Xi Jinping signs bill that could mean jail for dissent in Hong Kong

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 622 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ China’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday signed into law the Hong Kong national security bill in a closed-door meeting of the elites of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, formalising a legislation that critics fear could crush the city’s freedom. Official news agency Xinhua said Chinese lawmakers had voted to adopt the law and decided the “national security law would be included” in Hong Kong’s mini constitution known as the Basic Law. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists could potentially face prison terms if found…

European Union reopens borders to 14 nations; US, Indian tourists among those barred

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 646 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice back sun-loving visitors and breathe life into their damaged tourism…

England Ashes hero Bresnan joins Warwickshire

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 598 total views “Former England paceman Tim Bresnan has joined Warwickshire after leaving Yorkshire. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Former England paceman Tim Bresnan has joined Warwickshire, it was announced on Tuesday. The 35-year-old, released by his native Yorkshire earlier this month, will spend the 2020 campaign on loan with Birmingham-based Warwickshire. Bresnan has also agreed a subsequent two-year deal with the Bears, subject to clearance by the England and Wales Cricket Board. “It’s happened very quickly, within a week really,” said Bresnan.”I’ve still got a desire to play and a…

Pakistan cricket squad in UK test negative for coronavirus

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 538 total views,  1 views today “Pakistan cricketers Sarfaraz Ahmed (left) and Asad Shafiq. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – All 20 players and 11 management personnel in the Pakistan touring party have tested negative for coronavirus since arriving in Britain, the England and Wales Cricket Board said Tuesday. The ECB added that England’s latest round of tests, for their training group and management conducted on Monday had also yielded a complete set of negative results. England players and staff have now had three COVID-19 tests. The ECB’s announcement followed a statement from…