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US Secretary of State discusses Iran with UK, French, German ministers

LONDON (CU)_US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday (Feb 5), discussed with his British, French and German counterparts on several issues including how to revive the Iran nuclear deal. The high level conversation between the Western allies was a part of the Biden administration's efforts to explore how to restore the deal which was abandoned by former US President Donald Trump. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Twitter that the parties had an "in-depth and important conversation" on Iran, and on how to handle together "nuclear and regional security challenges.” US President Joe Biden was a part of the...
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UK revokes broadcast permit of Chinese state-owned TV channel

LONDON (CU)_The United Kingdom on Thursday (Feb 4), revoked the national broadcasting license of the Chinese state-owned TV channel, after an investigation found it to be lacking editorial controls and having links to China's ruling Communist party. UK’s communications watchdog, Ofcom, said regulators initiated the investigation against China Global Television Network (CGTN), after receiving a complaint from a human rights group, Safeguard Defenders, regarding the ownership of the channel. CGTN is...

World Faces around 4,000 COVID-19 variants, British Vaccine Deployment Minister says

By Elishya Perera LONDON (CU)_The world faces about 4,000 variants of COVID-19, although not many of these mutations have yet been identified, Britain says. However, according to the British Medical Journal, of this large number of variants, only a very small minority of mutations are likely to change the virus in a considerable way, thereby decreasing the effectiveness of vaccines, and therefore researchers have begun exploring the mixing of doses of...

China blocks UN from denouncing Myanmar coup

By Elishya Perera NEW YORK (CU)_China blocked the United Nations Security Council from denouncing the military coup in Myanmar, as the Council met on Tuesday (Feb 2) to discuss a potential international response to the recent events in the Southeast Asian nation. On Monday, Myanmar’s military seized power in a bloodless coup, arresting the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and several other government figures. The crackdown is centred around November’s...

Iran is ready to renew relations with the US, but time is running out, says Foreign Minister

(CU)_Iran is ready to renew its relations with the United States, but the time is running out, the Foreign Minister in Tehran says. In an interview on CNN on Monday (Feb 1), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Biden administration has a "limited window of opportunity" to re-enter the 2015 nuclear agreement which was abandoned by former US President Donal Trump in 2018. "The time for the United States to...

Aung San Suu Kyi Detained by the Military – Possible Military Coup

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her ruling National League for Democracy party were detained in a predawn operation on Monday, the party's spokesman said, in an apparent military takeover of the Southeast Asian nation's democratically elected government. The raids came hours before a new session of parliament was scheduled to open and members who won the November elections were set to take their seats. Suu...

UK stands firm over special visa for Hong Kong residents

LONDON (CU)_T he United Kingdom says it will stand firm and "not look the other way" on Hong Kong residents with British National (Overseas) status, despite criticism from China over the new visa scheme. The scheme, which opens on Sunday (Jan 31), will allow those with “British National (Overseas)” status to live, study and work in Britain for five years and eventually apply for citizenship. Although Britain says the scheme is...
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