Month: October 2019

University students scale wall of US embassy in Seoul in protest against American troops in South Korea

At least 19 South Korean university students were arrested Friday after climbing the walls of the US embassy in Seoul and attempting to enter the residence of Ambassador Harry Harris. Students were reportedly protesting the presence – and cost – of American military forces in the country.Students can be seen on video using extension ladders…

‘Bernie’s back’: thousands take to the streets of New York as Senator Bernie Sanders resumes his 2020 US presidential campaign

Basking in loud chants of “Bernie’s back,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders resumed campaigning weeks after being sidelined by a heart attack and told supporters he was ready to resume “the epic struggle” for the White House.Energised by thousands of backers gathered for a Queens rally, the 78-year-old Vermont senator said, “When I look at…

Tens of thousands protest against tax increases and corruption in Lebanon for third day

Tens of thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets Saturday for a third day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption despite several arrests by security forces.They streamed into the streets around the country’s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, AFP journalists said, despite calls for calm from…

Turkish president Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads’ of Kurdish forces if they do not withdraw

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned that Turkey would “crush the heads” of Kurdish forces if they did not withdraw from a proposed safe zone along the border under a US-brokered deal.If the pull-out does not happen by Tuesday evening, “we will start where we left off and continue to crush the terrorists’…

South Africa gets behind China’s defence of multilateral trade

South Africa has added its weight to China’s support for the multilateral trade system, as the commodities-reliant economy is buffeted by the tariff war between Beijing and Washington.In the coastal city of Durban on Friday, Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s minister of international relations and cooperation, told Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi that South Africa would…

Man turns himself in at police station after attacking teenager with knife near Hong Kong Lennon Wall

A man surrendered himself to Hong Kong police after slashing a teenager in the neck and abdomen near a “Lennon Wall” in Tai Po on Saturday evening.A police spokesman said the attack took place outside Tai Po Market MTR station at around 5.42pm. The victim, aged 19, was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital in…