China sanctions U.S. House speaker Pelosi after Taiwan visit

China has imposed unspecified sanctions on Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family members, the Foreign Ministry said in Beijing on Friday. “In disregard of China’s grave concerns and firm opposition, Pelosi insisted on visiting China’s Taiwan region. “This constitutes a gross interference in China’s internal affairs,’’ the ministry […]

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Taiwan defiant as China readies military drills over Pelosi visit

This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia’s Department of Information on August 2, 2022, shows Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi waving as she leaves the Parliament House after a meeting with Malaysian officials in Kuala Lumpur. – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Kuala Lumpur for her second stop […]

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Iran ratifies Belgium prisoner swap treaty

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  Iranian lawmakers voted Wednesday to ratify a prisoner exchange treaty with Belgium, where the deal has been criticised for potentially enabling an Iranian diplomat jailed on terrorism charges to return home. Iran’s parliament approved the treaty by 195 votes to two, its Icana news agency reported. Two weeks ago, […]

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Nigerian contesting for UK Prime Minister, Kemi Badenoch loses bid

Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch contesting the position of United Kingdom prime minister was voted out on Tuesday. She was voted out of the race leaving other contestants – Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, and Liz Truss – still in the race. Chairman of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady while reading the results indicated that Truss is […]

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Nigerian Kemi Badenoch launches bid for UK’s PM

‘My late father taught me about responsibility’ Former Equalities Minister, Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch, has put herself forward as a candidate to become the next United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, promising “limited government” and “a focus on the essentials.” The MP for Saffron Walden said she supported lower taxes “to boost growth and productivity, and accompanied […]

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