World News Roundup: Navalny allies accuse Telegram of censorship in Russian election; Relatives of Philippines ‘victims of war on drugs’ hope for justice as ICC approves investigation and more
Here is a summary of the news in the world.
Venezuelan leader Maduro arrives in Mexico ahead of Latin American leaders’ summit
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Mexico City on Friday, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said, ahead of the summit of a recently elected “pink tide” of left-wing Latin American leaders. The socialist leader will attend a meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a regional body that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez helped set up in 2011.
Relatives of Philippines ‘victims of war on drugs’ hope justice will be served as ICC approves investigation
Families of those killed in the Philippine drug war hope that an official investigation into possible crimes against humanity approved by judges at the International Criminal Court earlier this week will lead to justice for the victims. Human rights groups claim Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has incited deadly violence and accuses police of mass murdering unarmed suspects as part of the anti-drug campaign launched in 2016.
Australia made “huge” mistake by canceling submarine deal, says French ambassador
Australia made a “huge” diplomatic error, French ambassador said on Saturday after being recalled to Paris after Canberra abandoned multibillion-dollar order for French submarines in favor of an alternative deal with the United States and Great Britain. “I think it was a huge mistake, a very, very mismanagement of the partnership – because it was not a contract, it was a partnership that was supposed to be based on trust, mutual understanding and sincerity. “Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault told reporters in Canberra.
Navalny allies accuse Telegram of censorship in Russian election
Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Telegram of censorship on Saturday after the popular messaging app followed Google and Apple to restrict access to their campaign to vote in Russia’s parliamentary elections. Activists have previously accused Alphabet’s Google and Apple of giving in to Kremlin pressure after removing an app from their stores that Navalny’s allies hoped to use against the ruling party in the election.
In escalation of submarine deal, France recalls emissaries from US and Australia
France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after recalling its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral security deal that sank a French-designed submarine contract with Canberra. The rare decision taken by French President Emmanuel Macron was taken because of the “exceptional gravity” of the case, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement.
Japanese prime minister’s candidates deny toning down opinions on hot issues to attract votes
Two of the candidates vying for the next prime minister of Japan on Saturday denied toning down their positions on nuclear energy and gender issues to gain Tory support in a close election for the leadership of the ruling party on Saturday. this month. The winner of the September 29 contest to lead the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is almost certain to succeed Yoshihide Suga as the country’s next prime minister, as the party holds a majority in the lower house.
Australian police clash with anti-containment protesters and arrest nearly 270
Australian police on Saturday arrested 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney during unauthorized anti-containment rallies and several police officers were injured in clashes with protesters. Victoria Police said six officers had to be hospitalized. Several policemen were thrown to the ground and trampled on, police said and shown television footage.
Tunisians protest against president’s takeover
Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Saturday to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied’s seizure of power in July, which sparked a constitutional crisis and sparked coup charges. Protesters gathered in the center of the capital chanting “stop the coup” and “we want a return to legitimacy”, while a few dozen Saied supporters staged a counter-demonstration chanting “the people want to dissolve parliament ”.
US says drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, including children in “tragic mistake”
A drone strike in Kabul last month killed up to 10 civilians, including seven children, the US military said on Friday, apologizing for what it called a “tragic mistake.” The Pentagon had said the August 29 strike targeted an Islamic State suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to US-led troops at the airport as they completed the final stages of their withdrawal from Afghanistan .
Yemen’s Houthis execute nine men implicated in Samad’s death
The Iranian-aligned Yemeni Houthi movement said on Saturday that authorities executed nine men convicted of participating in the 2018 murder of Saleh al-Samad, then the armed group’s top civilian leader. Samad, who served as president in the Houthi-controlled administration that rules most of northern Yemen, was killed in April 2018 by a Saudi coalition airstrike in the port city of Hodeidah, on the west coast of Yemen.
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