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Newspaper headlines: ‘Threat to freedom’ as PM warns of variant ‘risk’

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The Daily Mail front page 15 May 2021
Several papers lead with Boris Johnson’s warning that the Indian coronavirus variant could delay the end of lockdown. The Daily Mail carries comments from the prime minister, who said there was a “real risk” the plan to lift all restrictions in June could be threatened. While the next step will go ahead on Monday, over-50s will have their second jab fast-tracked, cut from 12 weeks to eight – signalling the government’s anxiety over the situation, according to the paper.

“Threat to 21 June end of lockdown” is the headline on the front of the i weekend. The PM has shocked the public by warning there will be “tough choices” ahead if the mutation spreads much faster, the paper reports.

Meanwhile, passengers arriving in the UK from India have told the paper of airport failures on quarantine and social distancing.”Threat to freedom day” is the headline on the front of the Daily Mirror, as the paper also leads with the PM’s warnings. Cases of the Indian Covid variant have nearly tripled in the past week, Public Health England figures show.

The prime minister warned the nation faces “hard choices” due to the potential impact the Indian variant could have on reopening plans, the Times reports. From Monday, people in England will be able to mix indoors and physical contact will be permitted, but scientists say that the lifting of measures could lead to a substantial rise in the number of hospital admissions, the paper adds.

Separately, Portugal, Italy and Greece are set to open their borders to British tourists.New coronavirus cases involving the Indian variant have more than doubled in a week, the Daily Telegraph reports, from 520 to 1,313 across the UK. London and the North West have seen the biggest rise of the variant, the paper adds.

But lockdown sceptic Conservative MPs have urged ministers to “keep cool heads” and “avoid sacrificing the progress made by our rollout”.The PM has admitted that “the race between our vaccine programme and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter”

Guardian reports. Mr Johnson has also announced that the Army will go to Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen – variant hotspots – to help with the vaccination drive. The lead image on the paper is of a child crying at his brother’s funeral in Gaza, after he was killed in an Israeli airstrike. Violence in the conflict is escalating, the paper adds, as people in Gaza flee their homes and Israeli forces “pounded the territory from the air, sea and land”.

The FT Weekend’s main image is also of the conflict, with rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip meeting the Israeli Iron Dome defences.

Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched by the Serious Fraud Office into suspected fraud, fraudulent trading and money laundering at Sanjeev Gupta’s metal empire, the FT Weekend reports: The SFO has been talking to whistleblowers for about a year, according to the paper. GFG Alliance, Mr Gupta’s family conglomerate, said it would co-operate fully with the investigation.

Elsewhere, the Daily Express carries an interview with Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who tells the paper Britain can look forward to a “brighter future”. “Enormous” pent-up savings will help the country recover, the chancellor tells the paper.

And finally, according to the Daily Star, Russia is using a four-year-old story from the paper to warn its people they face a potential invasion from the British Army.

“Threat to freedom day” is the ominous headline in the Daily Mirrorfollowing Boris Johnson’s remarks about the Indian Covid variant. 

A former chief scientific adviser, Sir Mark Walport, has told the Times the situation is “poised on a knife edge”, with a lot hinging on the transmissibility figure. 

The hospitality industry is said to be “in despair” at the fresh doubt, according to i weekend. 

But the chairman of the lockdown-sceptic Covid Recovery Group, Mark Harper, has urged ministers to “keep cool heads” in the Daily Telegraph – with data suggesting the vaccines are having an effect against the variant.

“Anger as Sturgeon slams the brakes on” is the Scottish Daily Mail’s take on the first minister’s decision to keep Glasgow and Moray in level three restrictions from next week. 

The paper says more than 700,000 people have been left in “lockdown limbo”. 

The decision means hospitality venues will not be able to fully re-open, with one restaurateur telling the Times Scotland that the extra £750 in government support is “a joke”.

The misery could go on for some time, with one expert in the Scottish Sunsuggesting the week-long extension of restrictions is the “absolute minimum” that is required.

The Guardian considers what changes could be on the horizon following Edwin Poots’ election as leader of the Democratic Unionists. 

Mr Poots – a creationist who thinks the planet is 6,000 years old – is described as savvy, ambitious and pragmatic. 

But his critics warn a turbulent campaign against the Northern Ireland protocol, could lead to the collapse of power-sharing. 

They also believe he might “accelerate a haemorrhage” of support to the centrist Alliance Party, allowing Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Fein to become first minister.

Labour has accused Priti Patel of a “flagrant and glaring” breach of the ministerial code after an investigation by the Daily Mail claimed she lobbied Michael Gove on behalf of her former adviser. 

The paper says the home secretary was approached by Samir Jassal as he attempted to seal a £20m contract for surgical masks last April. 

The deal was never agreed after the health secretary said the masks were not suitable for the NHS. 

A spokesperson for Ms Patel has insisted she has done nothing wrong and she rightly followed up representations about a vital supply of personal protective equipment at a time of national crisis. 

“Spending splurge to fire up Britain” is the Daily Express’ headline assessment of its interview with the Chancellor Rishi Sunak. 

He has told the paper he is “very optimistic” for the future, with “enormous” amounts of lockdown savings still to be spent to help drive the economic recovery.

And finally, the Times reports “guilt-free sausages” could be on your plate as soon as next year. 

Using technology developed at Oxford University, experts say they can produce pork cultivated in tanks. 

The process involves cutting small amounts of fat and muscle from an anaesthetised pig before supplying the samples with nutrients, minerals and vitamins. 

Ivy Farm Technologies hopes to be able to produce enough pork by 2025 to save 170,000 pigs a year from being slaughtered – and in a nod to the nursery rhyme, the Times points out “now all little piggies can stay at home”. 

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“DNR” militants plant over thousand anti-tank mines in recent days

In recent days, occupation forces of the “DNR” have planted more than a thousand new anti-tank mines along the roads in the territory beyond the control of the legal authorities. This is said in the report of the OSCE SMM on May 13. The report indicated that on 7 May, the mission’s UAV recorded approximately 1 250 anti-tank mines:

U.S. Embassy to Temporarily Resume Consular Services as Russia Pauses Hiring Ban

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow will temporarily resume routine U.S. citizen services and processing of immigrant visas in priority and urgent cases after Russia paused a ban on it hiring foreign nationals, the Embassy said Friday. On Wednesday, the Embassy halted most of its consular services to U.S. nationals and Russians seeking a visa after it said it:

Putin Vows Response After Ally Probed for Treason in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Moscow would respond in timely fashion after the Kremlin chief’s close ally in Ukraine was placed under house arrest in a treason case. “Taking into account all the threats that are being created for us, we will have to respond to this properly and in a timely fashion,” Putin said at a meeting:

Ankle monitor put on MP Medvedchuk – media

The procedure was attended by the prosecutor of the Office of the Prosecutor General.Viktor Medvedchuk / Photo from UNIAN An ankle monitor has been put on Ukrainian MP Viktor Medvedchuk, who was charged with high treason. That’s according to the RBC Ukraine news agency with reference to the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General:

Time to liquidate Cyprus or other offshore companies?

By CRI Group. Recent legislative changes in Ukraine exempt individuals from personal income (“PI”) tax on income received from liquidation of foreign companies, and may be the catalyst forcing many Ukrainian business people to re-evaluate the future of their Controlled Foreign Companies (“CFCs”). Coupled with the recently introduced Register of beneficial owners in Cyprus, not to mention the increasingly stringent:

Ukraine sees 37% growth in revenue from ferrous exports in Jan-April

It reached US$3.7 billion.REUTERS Ukrainian steelmakers in January-April 2021 saw growth in revenue from exports of ferrous metals by 37% year-over-year (y-o-y), to US$3.7 billion, with their share in the country’s overall exports being 19.5%. Revenue from metalware exports over the period under review increased by 13% y-o-y, to US$332 million, accounting for 1.7% of the country’s total exports:

Moscow Sees Major Spike in Virus Cases After Extended Holiday

Moscow has reported 3,818 new coronavirus cases Friday, the highest daily count since January, as Russia returned from an extended non-working period designed to prevent a third wave of the pandemic. Nationwide, Russia confirmed 9,462 new cases and 939 deaths across all but one region Friday. The country has one of the world’s highest Covid-19 caseloads at nearly 5 million:

Dozens of employees who registered on the website in support of Navalny were dismissed from the Moscow metro

Because of the April action in support of Alexei Navalny, the Moscow Metro fired about 40 employees. Vasily Shelyakov, deputy chairman of the independent trade union of the Moscow Metro State Unitary Enterprise, told Open Media about this. There are many of them, but we do not know about all of them, only about 40 people have contacted me:

The Colonial Pipeline resumed operations after a hacker attack. According to media reports, the company paid the Hackers $ 5 million

Colonial Pipeline, a US-based pipeline company, has resumed its pipelines after a hacker attack on May 7th. “Colonial Pipeline can now report that it has restarted its entire pipeline system and that product delivery has begun in all markets we serve,” the company tweeted. According to Bloomberg and The New York Times , the company paid out about 75 bitcoins, or $ 5 million:

Opinion: In Ukraine conflict, Putin hits NATO’s credibility

By Konstantin Eggert. May 13. 2021 With Ukraine and Georgia seeking membership, NATO will have to choose whether to support the countries or yield to Russia and suffer a crushing political defeat, DW’s Konstantin Eggert writes. Konstantin Eggert Vladimir Putin will attack Ukraine not from land, but from the Black Sea, blocking or seizing its ports and creating a land:

U.S. reports on Russia’s heavy weapons deployed in occupied Crimea

Russia also continues to “conscript thousands of young residents of Crimea into its military.”REUTERS Russia has deployed to the occupied Crimea a variety of heavy weaponry, according to the U.S. Mission to the OSCE. “As part of its broader efforts to destabilize Ukraine and to disrupt regional security, Russia has engaged in a multi-year military buildup in Crimea:

Putin joins list of Nobel Peace Prize candidates

The preliminary list of nominees includes 286 people Russian president Vladimir Putin is now on the list of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Writer and scientist Sergei Komkov who actually offered the Nobel Committee to consider Putin’s candidacy said so as quoted by RIA Novosti. “I received [the letter]. “Your candidate has been added to the list”, they replied”

Putin’s Ukrainian top-ally Medvedchuk charged with treason, faces custody. Here are the accusations

Financial sanctions against Putin’s Ukrainian top-allies Victor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak raised controversial reactions — from praise to claims that the rule of law is violated. Underpinning the sanctions, on 11 May 2021, Ukraine’s officials presented charges against Medvedchuk and filed a relevant lawsuit to imprison this former Soviet attorney who prosecuted Ukrainian intellectuals in compliance with all legal procedure:

France to finance 85% of EUR 300 mln contract for supply of firefighting car lifts for Emergency Service

The framework agreement signed on Thursday by the governments of Ukraine and France, providing for the supply of 370 rescue vehicles-car lifters for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the amount of up to EUR 300 million, provides for the provision of financing by the French side in the amount of EUR 255 million (85% of the contract amount:

Leaked tape published of purported Medvedchuk call with Putin official

The Ukrainian politician is suspected of high treason.Photo from UNIAN Another recording of a phone call was leaked to the media, purportedly involving Vladimir Putin’s main political operative in Ukraine, Viktor Medvedchuk, who has now been charged with high treason. In a 2015 phone call, Medvedchuk allegedly spoke with the then-chief of the Russian Presidential Protocol, Vladimir Ostrovenko:

Alexander Query: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

By Alexander Query Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union:

Ukrainian, Hungarian foreign ministers reach important agreements at meeting in Bratislava

In particular, the ministers have agreed to continue dialogue on education and minorities with due respect to Ukraine’s national legislation.Ukrainian, Hungarian foreign ministers reach important agreements at meeting in Bratislava / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his Hungarian counterpart, Péter Szijjártó, have reached a number of important agreements at a meeting in Bratislava:

Kremlin: Russia is closely watching prosecution of Medvedchuk in Ukraine

Russia is not going to interfere in the internal affairs of Ukraine, said the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the charges brought against the head of the political party Opposition Platform for Life, Viktor Medvedchuk. “Of course, we are watching this very thoroughly,” Peskov said, adding that Moscow would like to make sure that it is not about persecution:

Zelensky welcomes signing of Ukraine-France framework agreements for EUR 1.3B

13.05.2021 17:45 President Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed the conclusion by the governments of Ukraine and the French Republic of four framework agreements totaling more than EUR 1.3 billion. These documents were signed during the visit of Minister of Economy, Finance, and Reconstruction of France Bruno Le Maire to Ukraine on May 13, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service:

Kremlin states it does not intend to integrate occupied Donbas into Russia

The Kremlin has stated that it does not plan to take over the occupied territory of Donbas. Press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated this on May 13, commenting on the EU’s statement that the Russian side allegedly intends to take over CADLO, – TASS writes:

Medvedchuk not to be released on recognizance, court says

Prosecutors request that the suspect be taken into custody until July 10.Photo from UNIAN Kyiv’s Pechersk District Court Judge Viacheslav Pidpaly has overruled the motion filed by Viktor Medvedchuk’s defense to release their client, MP with the Opposition Platform – For Life Party, on recognizance. Medvedchuk, who is believed to be Vladimir Putin’s main political operative in Ukraine:

All alcohol and tobacco products grow in price in Ukraine

From April 2020 to April 2021, beer, wine, vodka and cigarettes in Ukraine grew in price, according to the State Statistics Service. Over the reporting period, the average price of domestic beer grew by 5.2% (up to UAH 18.35 per 0.5 liter); table wine – by 0.8% (up UAH to 67.74 per 0.75 liter); vodka – by 1.2%:

Alexey Navalny filed a lawsuit against IK-3 in Vladimir – lawyers were forbidden to take laptops and phones to meetings with him

Politician Alexei Navalny has filed a lawsuit against the administration of colony No. 3 in Vladimir, where he has been kept since mid-April, because his lawyers are not allowed to take laptops and telephones to meetings with him. This was reported to Novaya Gazeta by the politician’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev. During the entire period of Navalny’s detention in IK-3, lawyers visited him:

Razumkov, Lithuania’s Seimas Speaker Cmilyte-Nielsen Will Visit Checkpoints Chonhar And Kalanchak At Administrative Border With Crimea

On Thursday, May 13, Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada, Dmytro Razumkov, and Speaker of Lithuanian Seimas (the Parliament) Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen will visit border checkpoints of Chonhar and Kalanchak at the administrative border with Crimea. Verkhovna Rada’s press service has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports:

Russians’ Views of Navalny Protests Increasingly Negative – Poll

Only 16% of Russians viewed last month’s nationwide protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny positively, according to a poll by the independent Levada Center published Thursday, a signal of flagging momentum for his embattled opposition groups. Navalny’s team had called on supporters to take to the streets on April 21 to demand proper medical care for the opposition politician after his doctors:

Zelensky opens UA30 Cyber Center

VIDEO13.05.2021 12:45 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he considers the launch of a new UA30 Cyber Center a showcase of change in Ukraine. He stated this during the presentation of the center, which was broadcast live on the Facebook page of the President’s Office, according to Ukrinform:

Influential Russian Feminist Activist Tatiana Nikonova Dies at 43

An influential Russian feminist activist and sex blogger, Tatiana Nikonova, has died from an unknown illness at age 43, a message on her website said Wednesday. Nikonova had advocated gender equality, sexual literacy and adolescent sex education, and supported the LGBT movement since 2001. She launched a feminist blog in 2012 and had since gained hundreds of thousands of social media followers:

FSB installed hidden cameras in a Perm bathhouse to spy on Jehovah’s Witnesses

FSB operatives set up hidden cameras in the Chaika bath complex in Perm to monitor gatherings of local Jehovah’s Witnesses. This, according to “MBH Media”, said the accused in the case of the organization Igor Turik at a meeting of the Industrial District Court of Perm. His lawyer Iosif Charny confirmed to Mediazone that the camera was mentioned in the materials of the criminal:

Searches reported at Constitutional Court judge’s house – media

Searches are being carried out in the presence of Tupytsky, his wife, two children, and a lawyer.Oleksandr Tupytsky / REUTERS Searches are underway in the house of Oleksandr Tupytsky, whose appointment as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) has recently been annulled. That’s according to Ukraine’s weekly newspaper Zerkalo Nedeli (Mirror Weekly) with reference to sources in the State:

Time to Offer Ukraine and Georgia a Path to NATO Membership

May 7, 2021 Both countries have sought to clean up the scourge of corruption and modernize their militaries, became regular participants in various NATO exercises, and discussed their interest in joining the Alliance. “What would you say to Joe Biden if he were sitting here?” Axios journalist Jonathan Swan asked during an exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

Ombudsperson’s envoy Viacheslav Petliovany: In Russian prisons, Ukrainians are held in cages, put on their knees, fed psychotropic drugs

Ukraine Ombudpserson’s representative for human rights in the security and defense system and procedural rights, Viacheslav Petliovany, sat down with UNIAN to tell about the conditions in which imprisoned Ukrainians are held around the world, what detainees complain about in Russia, Europe, and the U.S., and why prisons in occupied Donbas and Crimea are worse than those in Bangladesh, Vietnam:

Are our courts a playground for bullies? Just ask Catherine Belton

Nick Cohen Her acclaimed book is under attack from Russian billionaires. Are they out to silence her? Welcome to London, the censorship capital of the democratic world, where you must watch your step and bite your tongue if you know what’s good for you. Everyone here who writes or broadcasts about plutocratic power should be honest with you:

Time to sanction the Putin-Lukashenka “axis of autocrats”

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore The case for sanctioning the emerging “axis of autocrats” in Eastern Europe is gaining traction. In testimony on Capitol Hill before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the House of Representatives last week, former Assistant Secretary of State David Kramer argued that it is time to broaden the aperture on sanctions against Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr:

EU Says Russia Aims to ‘Integrate’ East Ukraine – Bloomberg

The European Union claims Russia is seeking “de facto integration” with separatist eastern Ukraine through its actions, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a document shared with member states. Kiev has been at war with pro-Russia rebels in the eastern breakaway region called Donbass since 2014, when Moscow annexed Crimea. Tensions flared this year with a spike in deadly violence, massive Russian:

Kyiv: Ukraine is ahead of many countries in preparation for NATO membership

The Ukrainian army is ahead of the armed forces of all the NATO membership contenders in the tasks required to join NATO, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak, during the forum “Ukraine 30. Security of the country”. “I am proud to say that we, the military, are probably in the first place today in fulfilling the tasks:

Austrian leader Sebastian Kurz investigated by corruption inquiry

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he is being investigated by anti-corruption prosecutors over allegations that he made false statements to a parliamentary commission. MPs have been investigating claims of nepotism, including the appointment of party loyalist Thomas Schmid as head of Austria’s state holding company. WhatsApp messages on Mr Schmid’s phone suggest Mr Kurz may have more to answer:

Ukraine’s Pro-Kremlin MP Blasts Treason Probe

Ukrainian lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk, seen as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top ally in Kiev, has slammed a treason investigation against him, calling it a “political reprisal.” The 66-year-old business tycoon, who counts the Kremlin chief among his personal friends, is a hugely controversial figure in Ukraine for his ties to Russia, which has backed separatists in a years-long conflict:

Kremlin security boss dates back roots of ‘West’s Russophobia’ to times of Czar Ivan the terrible

May 12. 2021 Source: EU vs Disinfo One recurrent trope, documented several hundred times in the EUvsDisinfo database on disinformation is “Russophobia”. The word implies that any criticism of actions, performed by Russian state actors essentially is irrational; a kind of mental disorder. The database offers a plethora of colorful examples. Russian state radio Vesti FM suggests:

Medvedchuk comes to Prosecutor General’s Office

12.05.2021 17:29 Viktor Medvedchuk, an MP from the Opposition Platform – For Life party, has arrived at the Prosecutor General’s Office to get acquainted with the notice declaring him a suspect in the case of treason, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “I have not been handed the suspicion notice. I’m not acquainted with it,” Medvedchuk said, when asked by journalists:

Zvyahilsky finances “DNR” militants, while Akhmetov hopes for private contacts with Putin – Khodakovsky

The Donetsk businessmen, including Hero of Ukraine Yukhym Zvyahilsky, were forced to finance pro-Russian Donbas militants in 2014. Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky told this in an interview with Russian media. “Wishing or not, businessmen helped us, because their assets and money were in our territory. The same Zvyahilsky (one of the most influential politicians of Donbas:

There are almost 28 thousand Russian militants in occupied Donbas – Nayev

There are almost 28 thousand Russian militants in the occupied Donbas at the moment. This was stated by commander of the Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev at the Ukraine 30 forum, – Ukrayinski Novyny reports. “At the moment, the 1st and 2nd army corps of the occupation groupings of the enemy forces include 14 combat brigades, regiments and support units:

Propaganda of “Russian World” and hatred of Ukraine: “L-DNR” occupiers are militarizing children in “military-patriotic clubs”

The practice of recruiting and attracting minors in CARDLO into the illegal armed formations of the Russian Federation has been flourishing since 2014. Moreover, they are also participating in hostilities against Ukraine. Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Gyunduz Mamedov stated this in an interview with Censor.NET. According to him, the occupant financially supports military camps and pseudo-patriotic clubs:

Some 64% of Ukrainians against introduction of land market in Ukraine, 79% against selling it to foreigners

More than three quarters (77%) of Ukrainians are convinced that the decision to introduce an agricultural land market in Ukraine should be made at an all-Ukrainian referendum, according to the results of a survey conducted by the sociological group Rating on April 23-27, 2021. Some 64% of those who would take part in such a referendum:

Jerusalem Post: Hamas fired at Israeli village with Russian Kornet ATGM

Members of the Hamas group on the morning of May 12 hit an off-road vehicle with an anti-tank missile near the Israeli moshav (village) of Nativ Ha-Asar on the border with the Gaza Strip, The Jerusalem Post reported. The vehicle was fired upon from the Kornet anti-tank missile system (ATGM) as the Israeli army launched missile attacks on Hamas positions:

Denisova: Russia accelerates ‘passportization’ of residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

Almost 600,000 Ukrainian citizens have already received Russian passports in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. “I drew attention to the fact that Russia continues, and recently has even accelerated, its policy of mass issuance of passports to Ukrainian citizens in the territories of Ukraine uncontrolled by the government under a simplified procedure:

Tensions on Ukraine-Russia border remain high – State Department

Russia has repeatedly made statements about the pullback of its troops from the border with Ukraine, but it has relocated only some of its forces, which has not eased tensions in the region, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price has said. He said this at a briefing on Tuesday, May 11, according to an Ukrinform correspondent:

Foreign military attachés visit JFO area in eastern Ukraine

Representatives of the Kyiv Association of Military Attaches (KAVA) have visited the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine. “On May 11, representatives of the military and diplomatic institutions of foreign states paid a working visit to the Joint Forces Operation area. The delegation included Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Ukraine:

Ukrainian Armed Forces 100% ready to repulse armed aggression

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are 100% ready to repulse armed aggression, said Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak. “Today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other components of the security and defense sector are ready to repulse armed aggression … I will say with confidence that they are 100% ready, but further, when a battle:

“Gift to the special services of the Russian Federation.” Medvedchuk gave Kozak data from a hidden unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – Bakanov

In August 2020, MP from the OLSZ Viktor Medvedchuk transmitted information about the location of the hidden unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and its personnel, said the head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov during a briefing. According to Bakanov, Medvedchuk told Taras Kozak, who was in Russia at the time, information about the location, personnel and combat training of the hidden:

Charges against Medvedchuk. Will there be an arrest and a verdict?

Some criminal cases in Ukraine are about hollow charges with no verdict, but not this time. When the political will, the interest of the country’s leadership, and public demand all line up, the case eventually gets completed. As it was with, the Viktor Yanukovych’s high treason verdict in absentia:

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(SYDNEY) District Court Report: May.15: A 38-year-old man who was caught with close to 27,000 child abuse images and videos after an investigation involving AFP & HSI #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport: May.15: The man, from New South Wales, was sentenced yesterday (13 May 2021) for four offences of possessing child abuse material and three counts of using a carriage service to access child pornography:

SYDNEY: Australian Federal Police (AFP) & U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) a NSW man has been jailed for 18 months by the Sydney District Court for online child abuse’

AFP/HSI Report:

AFP officers arrested and charged the man on 20 August 2019 after he was allegedly identified by Homeland Security Investigations as a customer of an international child exploitation website.

Records indicated the man, from country NSW, spent more than $3000 to purchase thousands of images and videos through the website between 2017 and 2019.

AFP officers found child abuse material stored on computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices they seized from the man’s home. Three USBs containing illegal files were found wrapped in electrical tape and hidden under cups in a kitchen cupboard.

Some of the images and videos showed infants and children being tortured and sexually assaulted by adults.

The man’s sentence was backdated to 19 February 2021 to account for time spent in custody on remand.

AFP Senior Constable Dannii Campbell, from the Child Protection Operations team, said this investigation highlights the strong working relationship between the AFP and Homeland Security Investigations to combat transnational child exploitation.

“Our common goal is to protect children, wherever they live, and ensure anyone who tries to hurt and exploit them is identified and brought before the courts,” Senior Constable Campbell said. 

“Anyone who views this material is harming a child, and helping to prop up a vile industry that will abuse more children to satisfy the demand.”

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Attaché to Australia Adam Parks said due to the global nature of online child exploitation, Home Security Investigations relies on our international partner agencies to help pursue justice wherever an investigation may lead, which oftentimes is outside of the U.S.

“Whenever these investigations connect to Australia, the AFP and other supporting agencies have an exceptional track record of working with Home Security Investigations to deliver results that are both rapid and comprehensive. This is yet another example of that outstanding work.”

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

You can also make a report online by alerting the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the Report Abuse button.

If you or someone you know are impacted by child sexual abuse and online exploitation there are support services available, visit the ACCCE to learn more.

Advice and support for parents and carers about how they can help protection children online can be found at ThinkUKnow, an AFP-led education program designed to prevent online child sexual exploitation.

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(VICTORIA) PFAS REPORT: Researchers say elevated levels of firefighting chemicals in seals off Victoria’s Phillip Island could be playing a role in declining numbers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.15: A research project between the University of Sydney, the National Measurement Institute and Phillip Island Nature Parks, has studied the colony at Seal Rocks since 2006:

VICTORIA: Scientists say PFAS chemicals could be responsible for drop in Phillip Island seal numbers: ‘The research team was initially focusing on other chemicals but realised PFAS — harmful chemicals traditionally found in firefighting foam — were more important’

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Phillip Island fur seal
Researchers from the University of Sydney have found PFAS in the Phillip Island fur seal colony in south-east Victoria.(Supplied: University of Sydney)

There are about 20,000 seals that call the island of Seal Rocks off Phillip Island home, making it the largest colony in Australia.

But that number is dropping.

“It’s quite a large drop in number of pups that we’re estimating out there: 25 per cent. That’s a quarter of the amount of pups we’d estimated prior to 2007,” Phillip Island Nature Parks research scientist Rebecca McIntosh said.

Three female researchers on a beach
The researchers believe particularly high concentrations of the PFAS chemicals have been passed through to seal pups in gestation or in their mothers’ milk. (Supplied: University of Sydney)

Dr Rachael Gray from the Sydney School of Veterinary Science said PFAS chemicals were particularly bad for seal pups.

She said high concentrations of the chemicals had passed through to seal pups in gestation or in their mothers’ milk.

“We mainly focused on assessing pup values, that we actually have these chemicals present that can actually affect development, stunt growth, reduce survival and impair the immune response,” Dr Gray said.

“They call them ‘forever chemicals’ because they don’t really degrade very well at all in the environment.

“We tested some adult animals as well and we found they have high concentrations in the tissues that we sampled.

“Basically, they don’t seem to break down at all once they’re in the environment.”

A seal colony on a Victorian beach
The Phillip Island fur seal colony lounging at Seal Rock.(Supplied: University of Sydney)

PFAS banned abroad

PFAS — or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — is the broad name for 4,700 chemicals that do not break down and instead accumulate in soil, water and human bodies.

The chemicals were used in firefighting foams at Australian defence bases until the early 2000s.

“They’ve been banned in New Zealand, they have been banned to some extent in the USA, South Australia has banned their use, and New South Wales has partially banned the use of those firefighting foams just recently in March.”

But they have not been banned in Victoria.

A beach and rocky coastal cliffs seen from the air
Phillip Island in south-east Victoria is home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony.(Supplied: University of Sydney)

Chemicals linked to health problems

At a national level, the Australian Health Department says exposure to PFAS can be linked with mildly elevated levels of cholesterol, effects on kidney function, and the levels of some hormones.

“However, these effects are small and generally within ranges seen in the general population, a department spokesman said, adding that “PFAS has not been shown to cause disease in humans”.

That view differs from other international health agencies, such as the European Environment Agency, which has “high certainty” of other links to liver damage, kidney and testicular cancer.

Fur seal pup
A Phillip Island fur seal pup.(Supplied: University of Sydney)

Seals not the only animals affected 

Dr Gray says research from North America shows sea otters with PFAS in their blood are more likely to get infectious diseases and Australian fur seals are closely related to sea otters and bears.

“Some of the concentrations in our Australian fur seal pups were actually higher than those reported in the sea otters in that infectious diseases group and in adult polar bears in Greenland,” she said.

But more work needs to be done to see if there’s been a reduction in breeding females, or a reduction in how many pups they’re having.

“We’re in the process of working that out by using drone images,” Rebecca McIntosh said.

The images are posted to the SealSpotter website where citizen scientists can help to count seals.

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(QUEENSLAND) JACET/AFP/QPS Report: Detectives have charged 23 people with multiple child exploitation material offences as part of joint law enforcement investigations #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.15: As a result, a total of 23 people have been charged on 148 Commonwealth and State offences since mid-last year:

QPS Detectives: The Cairns Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) – comprising detectives from the QPS Cairns Child Protection and Investigation Unit and the AFP – have so far executed 23 separate search warrants throughout the Far North and Central regions since the team was established mid-2020.

MYPOLICE: MAY.14,2021:

Child exploitation material arrests, Cairns

Far North District Crime Group Detective Inspector Kevin Goan said these outcomes were the result of a strong law enforcement partnership.

“These arrests show the work being performed by the Cairns JACET team as well as the importance of working with other agency to bring these criminals to justice.

“We want to also thank the community who continue to play an important role in us stopping, solving and preventing these types of child abuse crimes, Detective Inspector Kevin Goan said.

Australian Federal Police Commander of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation and Child Protection Operations Hilda Sirec said child exploitation is a crime that is increasing across Australia.

“Child exploitation is a borderless crime and we work closely with our partners at the QPS to protect children here in Queensland, across Australia and internationally,” Commander Sirec said.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

You can also make a report online by alerting the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the Report Abuse button.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at

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US Secretary of State says Australia won’t face China’s ‘economic coercion’ alone

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States will not leave Australia alone in the face of economic coercion from China, and that such behaviour …ABC News1 hour ago

‘Close partner’: US’s fierce threat to China over Australia feud

The Biden administration has made one of its clearest declarations yet that it will stand with Australia as tensions with China continue.Yahoo News Australia2 hours ago

Bids for Crown are largely about ‘solving for Packer’.

Crown’s biggest threat isn’t regulators, it’s the toxic relationship between China and Australia

The biggest threat to Crown Resorts’ longer-term profit growth isn’t the two royal commissions underway, the now formalised banning of junket operators in NSW …Sydney Morning Herald22 hours ago

Speaking to SBS on Wednesday, Scott Morrison was asked about the ‘one country two systems’ comments on China and Taiwan and denied he’d made an error.

Scott Morrison denies his ‘one country two systems’ reference to Taiwan and China was an error

After referring to policy that actually governs Hong Kong, PM appears to again incorrectly describe Australia’s one-China policy.The Guardian16 hours ago

The success of China's space programme, which only began in the 1990s, has fuelled the development of hugely popular space camps where people can get a sense of life on Mars

Space: The new frontier for US-China rivalry

Chinese watch in wonder as country begins building own space station and gears up to land a rover on Mars.Al Jazeera English3 hours ago

Sharri Markson’s report last Saturday said Chinese military scientists ‘discussed the weaponisation of Sars coronaviruses five years before the Covid-19 pandemic’.

News Corp exclusive on Chinese ‘bioweapons’ based on discredited 2015 book of conspiracy theories

Report in the Australian newspaper promoting Sharri Markson’s book on origins of Covid criticised as misleading and alarmist by China analysts.The Guardian6 hours ago

The exodus from China’s northeast, and the headache it’s giving Beijing

China’s three northeastern rust belt provinces – Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning – lost more than 30 per cent of their population between 2010 and 2020.South China Morning Post4 hours ago

U.S. firms still face more restrictions in China than Chinese firms face in U.S., says business group

Industries in which U.S. companies operate at a disadvantage in China include health care and cloud computing, said the American Chamber of Commerce in …CNBC17 hours ago

China is in danger of being humiliated at the winter Olympics

IN 2018 THE Chinese men’s ice-hockey team qualified for the first time for the Olympic games, to be held in 2022 in Bei jing, under a special dispensation for the …The Economist1 hour ago

China’s Population Is Peaking – The Diplomat

The marginal growth announced by Beijing suggests China’s population is near its peak.The Diplomat12 hours ago

Why China’s Communist Party maintains a tight grip on the military

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China Protein Sector: Diversification Benefits

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Kiribati says China-backed Pacific airstrip project for civilian use

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati said on Thursday that China-backed plans to upgrade an airstrip on a remote island about 3000km southwest of Hawaii were …Reuters21 hours ago

Birthday parties, housewarmings and other banquet celebrations are banned under the measures in Funing county.

Chinese county bans birthday parties for public servants

Authorities in a Chinese county have banned public servants and Communist party members from having birthday parties, housewarmings and other banquet …The Guardian14 hours ago

U.S. trade chief: new legal tools needed to combat future China threats

The United States needs new trade law tools to head off anti-competitive threats from China against key American high-technology industries, rather than …Reuters5 hours ago

Media survey across 50 countries shows how China uses incentives and influence to promote a positive image among audiences, journalists

How China Used Foreign Media to Reset Image During Pandemic

In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, China sought to block news of the rapidly spreading virus, detaining those who tried to speak out. But in the months that followed, as the pandemic ravaged families and economies worldwide, Beijing sought to reset its public image through foreign media, research published Wednesday by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) shows. A survey of 54 journalist unions in 50 countries found a rise in the number of countries reporting a visible Chinese presence in their media, from 64% to 76% in a year. In countries where China has offered s…VOA Asia20 hours ago

Commentary: Why China believes it’s go big on carbon emission cuts or go home

China aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. The challenges ahead are daunting and the socioeconomic costs high, but meeting these targets …CNA5 hours ago

Could the unexpected surge in US inflation pose a risk for China?

An unexpected rise in US consumer prices last month spooked financial markets, raising speculation about the threat of higher inflation across the globe, …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post13 hours ago

China spent nearly $64 million on propaganda, lobbying in US last year

China TV Network Accounts for Bulk of Beijing’s Influence Spending in US

China’s big-budget foreign influence operation in the United States is heavily tilted toward television broadcasting and other media activities, according to newly disclosed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filings. The country’s state-owned China Global Television Network (CGTN) spent more than $50 million on its U.S. operations last year, accounting for nearly 80% of total Chinese spending on influencing U.S. public opinion and policy, according to FARA filings compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. It was the first year for which CGTN, which began broadcasting in the U.S. …VOA Asia12 hours ago

Police officers patrol the square in front of Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Mosques disappear as China strives to ‘build a beautiful Xinjiang’

The Jiaman mosque in the city of Qira, in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, is hidden behind high walls and Communist Party propaganda signs, …Reuters6 hours ago

Russia–China: An Unholy Alliance? | The Interpreter

Russia and China’s verbal sparring with the US over competing visions of multilateralism last week in the UN Security Council exemplified the closer ties forged …The Interpreter7 hours ago

China’s feminists protest against wave of online abuse with ‘internet violence museum’

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China iron ore price plunges nearly 10% after a record-setting rally – MINING.COM

Benchmark iron ore price plunged as much as 9.5% in China as market participants paused after a super rally that sent prices to historical highs over the past …MINING.com9 hours ago


Tesla may be much worse off in China than anyone thought

Tesla’s Chinese sales last month were much weaker than they originally appeared.CNN 6 hours ago

Amid growing criticism from West, China secures ties in Central Asia

Beijing pledges more regional cooperation on Covid-19 shots and Chinese-funded infrastructure during multilateral talks in Xian.South China Morning Post20 hours ago

The right way to confront China

Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and author of “Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.”The U.S.-China relationship is hea.Nikkei Asia7 hours agoOpinion

MSCI China Enters Bear Market After Tech Selloff; Alibaba Slumps

China’s most widely-followed stock benchmark tumbled into a bear market after a selloff in some of the nation’s biggest technology firms. The MSCI China Index …Bloomberg51 minutes ago

Tiangong: China may gain a monopoly on space stations – here’s what to expect

China launched Tianhe-1, the first and main module of a permanent orbiting space station called Tiangong (Heavenly Palace 天 宫), on April 29. Two additional …The Conversation UK11 hours ago

China uses coercive policies in Xinjiang to drive down Uyghur birth rates, think tank says

Coercive policies in China’s far western region of Xinjiang have led to a sharp decline in birth rates for Uyghurs and other minorities, which could add to …Reuters17 hours ago

Can the ocean fuel China’s nuclear boom?

Beijing is planning to build a facility capable of extracting uranium from seawater in 10 years’ time; China is promoting the development of nuclear power plants …South China Morning Post12 hours ago

GT Voice: Is US finally ready to drop maligned tariffs on China?

The Biden administration appears to be considering changing the US’ much-maligned tariff policy that has pushed the country into trade conflicts with all of its …Global Times12 hours ago

Japan and US take aim at China’s ‘developing’ status on emissions

TOKYO — Japan and the U.S. will begin discussing concrete measures to pressure China to curb greenhouse gas emissions, including.Nikkei Asia9 hours ago

Why Indian strategists try to make China a permanent enemy

If the epidemic situation is hard to improve or the Indian people’s dissatisfaction with the government aggravates, the cases that China-related topics will be …Global Times13 hours ago

China says Xiaomi removal from U.S. blacklist “beneficial”

China’s commerce ministry has welcomed the removal of Xiaomi Corp. from a U.S. government blacklist, a day after the U.S. reversed a ban on U.S. investments …ABC News15 hours ago

U.S. condemns political use of vaccines after China-Taiwan tussle

The United States stands with Honduras and condemns the “cynical use” of COVID-19 vaccines for political purposes, the State Department said, after Taiwan …Reuters5 hours ago

State media tells of final moments before student’s suspected suicide

Two days after Lin Weiqi’s mother pleaded for transparency about her son’s death at school, CCTV and Xinhua have reported new information.South China Morning Post13 hours ago

China looms large, despite a strong US-Japan alliance | TheHill

The U.S.-Japan alliance is obviously central in the coalition of democratic nations concerned about China’s ambitions.The Hill12 hours agoOpinion

Instead of buying items in stores, some shoppers in China prefer to have mystery boxes sent through the mail.

In China, Deaths of Mail-Order Pets in Mystery Boxes Set Off a Backlash

Puppies and kittens shipped in packages across the country have ended up dead, distressed or infected, spurring outrage.The New York Times8 hours ago


US-China surveillance contest in South China Sea is too risky

China is catching up but still can’t match the US’ network of spy planes, surface vessels, submarines, satellites, and drones. In the process, both are testing the …video_youtubeSouth China Morning Post10 hours agoOpinion

The first image of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe, released by the China National Space Administration on February 5, 2021.

China may attempt ambitious Mars rover landing on Friday

China is about to attempt its first Mars landing — a feat accomplished successfully by only half the spacecraft that have ever tried. Tianwen-1, as the mission is …Business Insider4 hours ago

A new generation of early adopters in China is stealing a march on the West

The future of the Chinese economy lies in innovation, and everyone in China knows it. But that hasnt always been true. Innovation didnt drive the manufacturing …The Australian9 minutes ago

China urges UN to act on Israel-Palestinian conflict

Beijing (AFP). China on Thursday expressed a “high degree of concern” over deadly clashes between Israel and Palestinians and urged the United Nations …FRANCE 2417 hours ago

Two tourists banned from China’s Great Wall after trespassing on undeveloped section

Hong Kong (CNN) — Two people have been banned from the Great Wall of China after trespassing onto an undeveloped section of the ancient structure, the …CNN23 hours ago

UPDATE 2-Mainland China reports first local COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

Mainland China reported seven new COVID-19 cases on May 13, including its first local transmissions in more than three weeks, the country’s national health …Yahoo Finance15 minutes ago

China looks to one-up US with face-to-face ASEAN talks

JAKARTA — The U.S.-China tug of war for influence in Southeast Asia looks to intensify in the coming weeks with a pair of ministerial meeti.Nikkei Asia10 hours ago


The limits to U.S.-China climate cooperation

The best we can hope for is that the two superpowers are disciplined enough to avoid endangering humanity’s survival as they jostle for geopolitical advantage.The Japan Times19 hours agoOpinion

When will you get it, you morons!!

China replaces Shenzhen leaders as housing prices soar

GUANGZHOU — The Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen has replaced the mayor and and other top officials in what has been seen as punishment for failing.Nikkei Asia1 hour ago

Why more young Chinese want to be civil servants

They are looking for security in a volatile time | China.The Economist1 hour agoOpinion

Western anti-China politicians turn blind eye to stable life, happy festivals in Xinjiang

Wearing traditional clothes and a hat, a senior Uygur resident in Kashi danced happily with hundreds of local residents and visitors in front of the Id Kah Mosque …Global Times13 hours ago

China says US trampling on right of athletes to compete in Winter Games

China on Thursday accused the United States of “holding hostage” the right of athletes to participate in the Winter Olympics after Washington warned Beijing …Yahoo News Australia16 hours ago

UK poses real global cyber threat with offensive capabilities, smears on China ‘irresponsible’: FM

China firmly opposed the UK’s irresponsible and groundless smear that the Chinese government is.Global Times16 hours ago

Pedestrians and their reflections are silhouetted against the bright walls of a new apartment development in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China on 25 October, 2011. As China's central government shows no intention to loosen its policy restrictions on the housing market despite 4 consecutive months of price drops, local governments must find a way to repay the 10.7 trillion yuan ($1.7 trillion) in debt as their land sale revenue dropped 13 percent from the previous year and with no end in sight. (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)

China Property Stock Sinks on Spinoff Plan, Spooking Bondholders

Anything freaks out China’s dollar bond market these days, especially when it comes to property firms.Bloomberg17 hours ago

China’s Jan-April direct foreign investment up 38.6% -commerce ministry

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China in the first four months of the year jumped 38.6% from the same period last year to 397.07 billion yuan ($61.55 billion), …Reuters19 hours ago

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World accepts much-maligned Chinas Covid-19 vaccine but doubts remain

Read more about World accepts much-maligned China’s Covid-19 vaccine but doubts remain on Business-standard. Sinovac has shipped some 380 million …Business Standard22 hours ago

China aims to re-use 60% of its trash by 2025

China aims to re-use 60% of its urban household waste by 2025, up from 50% last year, as it tries to improve its trash handling capacity after failing to meet some …Reuters15 hours ago


US suppression on China investment heading for failure

World’s biggest investment group BlackRock has obtained approval to start operating a wealth management business in China, another landmark event for the …Global Times12 hours ago

Canberra fully responsible for indefinite suspension of economic dialogue: China’s trade ministry

Australia should bear full responsibility for China’s suspending indefinitely all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, Gao Feng, …Global Times18 hours ago

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China’s football troubles reflect broader issues within the economy

IT WAS A hot and sticky night for football. Because of covid-19 restrictions, the match was played at a neutral site, nearly three hours from Shanghai by car.The Economist1 hour ago

China sets up new, more powerful national disease control agency

Bureau will be responsible for developing policies to prevent and control infectious diseases and overseeing alert systems.South China Morning Post5 hours ago

Asked about Xinjiang, Burberry says pleased with China performance

The chief operating officer of Burberry (BRBY.L) said the British luxury brand was pleased with its performance in mainland China when asked about any …Reuters UK18 hours ago


Australia-based NGO shut down in SW China for conducting activities without registration

An Australian non-governmental organization (NGO) has been shut down by the police in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province for carrying out activities illegally …Global Times12 hours ago

Liu He, China's vice premier, listens during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Trump said a deal to end the trade war between the U.S. and China isn't yet ready but a "very monumental" agreement may be announced in about a month. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

China Denies Report Economic Envoy to U.S. Might Be Replaced

China isn’t considering replacing Vice Premier Liu He as the top economic envoy to the U.S., the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday, denying a media report …Bloomberg17 hours ago

Personal Data Regulation in China: Latest Legal and Regulatory Updates

Companies processing personal data in China are advised to track the latest regulatory developments supporting data security to remain compliant.China Briefing17 hours ago

Mind your own business 📈

Why was Bangladesh ‘warned’ by China against joining the Quad?

Observers say the warning relates to the strategic contest between Beijing and New Delhi for influence in South Asia.South China Morning Post14 hours ago

Hungarian Plans for First Chinese University in Europe Prompt Security, Propaganda Fears

Hungary has announced plans to open a branch of a Chinese University in Budapest.Voice of America7 hours ago

Orica hammered by pandemic, sour Australia-China relations

Multi-national explosives company Orica has posted a 54 per cent drop in first-half net profit and is putting its mining engineering unit up for sale.The Australian Financial Review20 hours ago


Taking a ‘byte’ of the thematic apple: Digitalisation key to unlocking China’s remarkable growth

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Xi inspects China’s mega water diversion project

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Xi visits resettled residents of China’s mega water diversion project – Xinhua |

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China’s Slowing Birth Rate: Can Beijing Reverse The Trend?

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China 🇨🇳 should ban copulation = no kids

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China, Hong Kong stocks fall on soft bank lending, Sino-US tensions

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President Xi Jinping, center, presents a flag to a ship’s captain at the commissioning ceremony of three naval vessels in China's Hainan Province last month.

Mitt Romney: We can’t look away from China’s existential threat

Mitt Romney, a Republican, represents Utah in the U.S. Senate. When President James Garfield was shot in 1881, the wound should not have been fatal.The Washington Post16 hours agoOpinion

Can happen you know!

China’s WeRide secures more funding, pushing valuation to $3.3 billion

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Children play at their tables during a demonstration of the use of sneeze guards at a nursery school as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Velbert, Germany, April 8, 2021. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
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As births slow in China and US, ex-laggard Germany bucks trend

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Covid-Linked Supply From China Allowed As States Look For Vaccines Abroad

he cut-off date for import of Covid-related supplies from China — which had ended on March 31 – has been extended, finance ministry sources told NDTV today .NDTV11 hours ago

US vows Australia help on China coercion

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China Must Embrace Remote Work by Nancy Qian

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China to drop trade war hammer on international students

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China’s private space company aims to launch a foreign satellite in 2022

China’s leading private space enterprise is planning to complete an international satellite launch in 2022, which will be the first international space launch done …Global Times18 hours ago

Update: Two medium-risk areas announced after E China’s Anhui Province reports 3 local COVID-19 cases

A total of three local COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday and Friday in Lu’an city and Feixi county, in East China’s Anhui Province, after 20 days without …Global Times10 hours ago

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Newspaper headlines: Cameron’s grilling and race to stop India variant

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The Financial Times leads on former Prime Minister David Cameron’s appearance before two parliamentary committees to answer questions about his lobbying for Greensill Capital. During his quizzing by MPs Mr Cameron said his efforts on behalf of the company were to benefit the economy rather than preserve the value of his share options in the company. He also acknowledged that he received a “generous” pay package, which was “far more than I earned as prime minister”.

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“Sleazy jet” is the Metro’s headline as it reports that Mr Cameron took flights to his holiday home in Cornwall on a private jet belonging to Greensill founder Lex Greensill: The former prime minister says he cannot recall how many times he used the jet, the paper reports. It adds that Mr Cameron refused to say how much he stood to make from Greensill, which collapsed several months after his lobbying efforts.The Guardian says Mr Cameron was told his “reputation is in tatters” during the four-hour grilling by MPs. The paper says the former PM refused to apologise for his behaviour in launching what was described as a “barrage” of lobbying messages:

The paper also carries a picture of two men who were released by immigration officials after a protest in Glasgow: Rising cases of the India Covid-19 variant in the England also gets coverage with the Daily Mirror describing a “jabs blitz ‘to save summer”. The paper says Boris Johnson is facing demands to vaccinate all adults in areas where cases are rising.”Race to stop Indian strain” is the headline on the Times. It says cases have doubled inside a week: The paper also reports on doubt over Portugal holidays with the Portuguese government extending the “state of public calamity” on the mainland:

The i newspaper says England has a 50:50 chance of meeting its 21 June date for ending the national lockdown, according to an expert, as it says that “surge vaccinations” could be used in areas where cases rocket:

But the Daily Telegraph quotes the prime minister saying the Indian variant will not “stop reopening”. It says Mr Johnson is considering speeding up the delivery of second vaccine doses for vulnerable people in the worst hit areas: The paper’s lead story is on a “climbdown” by the NHS over plans to use online and telephone “screening” for GP appointments. It says it has been announced that every patient will now have the right to see their doctor face to face.

The Daily Mail leads on comments made by the Duke of Sussex on a podcast in which he claimed he had no choice but to leave the Royal Family in order to “break the cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering”. “Just how low can Harry go?” is the mail’s headline.The Sun describes it as a “bitter swipe” at his father, Prince Charles. It quotes Prince Harry as saying the Prince of Wales “treated me the way he was treated”. During the podcast appearance the paper says the duke described royal life “as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo”.

The Daily Express is sympathetic saying that “Harry bares his soul” as it reports that he wanted to leave the Royal Family in his 20s. Its lead story is on the possible acceleration of the vaccine programme to combat the Indian Covid strain.The Daily Star calls on people to “Do your bit for Britain” as it reports that economists estimate we each need to buy 124 pints to save our “beleaguered pub industry”

“Race to stop Indian strain” says the front page of the Times as the government considers how to prevent the Indian variant of coronavirus spreading further in the UK.

The Daily Express says the vaccine rollout could be “accelerated”. The paper says this would include administering second jabs to millions of people in the at risk categories in hotspot areas earlier than planned. 

The Daily Telegraph’s headline says the prime minister has promised to “push ahead” with Monday’s relaxation of coronavirus restrictionsdespite a spike in cases of the Indian variant. 

The Sun says “no need to panic” as “experts are confident risk” from the new strain is “low”. 

David Cameron’s appearance before MPs – to answer questions regarding his lobbying of ministers on behalf of the now collapsed firm Greensill Capital – features in many of the papers.

Describing his performance the Times says the former prime minister “did little to redeem his battered reputation” and the Financial Times says he “suffered ritual humiliation”. 

The Daily Mail says it was an “undignified sight”, calling him “as slippery as a bar of soap in a hot bath” when MPs tried to pin him down.

PA MediaDavid Cameron’s performance in front of MPs has been described as a “ritual humiliation”

The papers do not reflect the moving situation in Gaza but many say Israel’s military commanders were drawing up plans for a ground invasion of the territory. 

The Daily Mail says 10,000 Israeli soldiers were massing on the border last night, while the Daily Express says 16,000 reservists have been called up

The Times says Israel and Hamas ignored the pleas of world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, “as attacks intensified and preparations were finalised”.

The paper quotes the Labour MP and member of the transport select committee, Ben Bradshaw, saying if the prime minister wants to “convince people he is committed to protecting our environment, this is not the way to do it”. 

A spokesman for the Conservative Party says it’s long been the case that party leaders use a variety of transport to during election campaigns, and pointed out achievements such as the UK producing a record amount of electricity from renewable sources.

Prince Harry’s latest interview features on the front pages of many of the papers. 

The Times says the Duke of Sussex appears to have reopened the “rift” between himself and Prince Charles with the way he talks about his upbringing. 

The Sun says Prince Harry felt his father “passed his pain on to him” and was determined to “break the cycle” when raising his family

The Daily Express says the duke is “baring his soul” but the comments have prompted the Daily Mail to ask “Just how low can Harry go?”

PA MediaThe “Chris Whitty effect” is being credited with the rise of school leavers applying for medical degrees

The Times says the pandemic has seen the number of school leavers apply for medical degrees increase by a fifth in the past year. 

The paper says the admissions service Ucas has credited the rise to the chief medical officer for England, and dubbed it the “Chris Whitty effect”.

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