Lai was indicted along with two associates last week on a charge of fraud over a land-use violation involving his media office, and has been remanded in custody after a magistrate denied him bail. The demonstrations began over a proposed extradition law and expanded to include demands for greater democracy in the former British colony. The new law outlaws secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to intervene in Hong Kong's affairs.
Apart from PM Imran who was the 7th speaker, co-conveners UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres , UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as China's President Xi Jinping , Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are scheduled to address the summit .
Iran has summoned the envoys of Germany and France over their criticism of the execution of an opposition journalist. Germany now holds European Union's rotating presidency. In 2017, regional protests over economic hardship spread across Iran. Kidnapping and executing Zam, who lived in Paris under what Iran described as French government protection, likely will further chill an already-scattered Iranian opposition across the West.
CLOSE most shops and schools, and further limit social contacts in an effort to drive down the rate of Covid-19 infections that have remained stubbornly high in recent weeks. "The corona situation is out of control", said Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder, who has assured all support to the Chancellor in this decision.
The third wave has proved hard to tackle for South Korea because it seems to be coming from a number of different sources, including private gatherings, restaurants, schools and care homes. Presiding over an emergency meeting at the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters for the first time since February, Moon urged vigilance and called for an all-out efforts to contain the virus.
Morocco closed its liaison office in Tel Aviv in 2000 at the start of the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising. The Trump administration is pushing a $1 billion arms sale to Morocco as part of the deal under which Morocco will establish full diplomatic ties with Israel and the US will recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the contested Western Sahara region, Reuters reported on the weekend.