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#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

| June 17, 2019

Taiwan has criticized Spain for extraditing Taiwanese nationals to China, saying the move puts them at risk of torture or the death penalty. On June 6, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC but the case dates back to December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was […]

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Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

| June 17, 2019

A Russian woman has been released from prison in Kuwait after bail of $3.3 million was posted. Marsha Lazareva (pictured) has spent 470 days behind bars, writes Philip Braund. She was found guilty of embezzlement last year and sentenced to ten years in prison. The decision to allow Lazareva to be freed has angered people […]

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#Brexit – Unheard Voices

#Brexit – Unheard Voices

| June 17, 2019

The results of a consultation carried out across Scotland on the impact of Brexit has been published in a new report.  Brexit: Unheard Voices brings together the views of 13 groups on preparing for the UK leaving the EU.  The Scottish Government’s £150,000 stakeholder engagement fund provided grants to help organizations which otherwise would not […]

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EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

| June 14, 2019

The international community, including the  EU, has been urged to help Togo rid itself of its “mask of democracy”.  The plea was made by Nathaniel Olympio, who heads Parti Des Togolais, one of the main opposition parties in the country, during a visit to Brussels. He wants the EU to put pressure on the long-standing […]

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Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

| June 14, 2019

On 6 June 2019, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC. The story begins much earlier in December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was unveiled by Spanish authorities and 269 suspects were arrested, among them 219 Taiwanese nationals. In May 2018, Spain extradited two of these […]

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PM candidate Stewart says will not vote for Labour move to stop no-deal #Brexit

PM candidate Stewart says will not vote for Labour move to stop no-deal #Brexit

| June 14, 2019

Rory Stewart (pictured), one of the candidates vying to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, said this week he would not vote for a move by opposition Labour lawmakers that would try to prevent a no-deal Brexit by taking control of the parliamentary agenda, writes Kylie MacLellan. Labour said earlier in the day it would try to […]

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With 31 October #Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership

With 31 October #Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership

| June 14, 2019

Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May this week with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on October 31, warning his divided Conservative Party “delay means defeat”, write Elizabeth Piper and William James. Johnson, 54, favourite for the top job nearly three years since he led the referendum campaign […]

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