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January 23, 2020

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China wants to 'take over' Australian politics: ex-spy chief

China wants to 'take over' Australian politics: ex-spy chief

China wants to "take over" Australia's political system with an "insidious" and systematic campaign of espionage and influence-peddling, Canberra's ex-spymaster warned in an interview published Friday.Duncan Lewis, who resigned in September after five ye

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status: judge

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status: judge

The billionaire frontman of Thailand's anti-military bloc was stripped of his MP status on Wednesday over a media shareholding case, a court ruling that could lead to him being banned from politics and jailed for up to 10 years. The leader of the upstart Futu

Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accused Britain's governing Conservatives on Wednesday of misleading the public by rebranding themselves as fact-checkers during a live TV election debate, fuelling concerns about trust in politics.The Tories also drew complaints from rival parties af

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status

The billionaire frontman of Thailand's anti-military bloc was stripped of his MP status on Wednesday over a media shareholding case, a court ruling that could lead to him being banned from politics and jailed for up to 10 years. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

Abe: political heir with skill for surviving scandal

Abe: political heir with skill for surviving scandal

Shinzo Abe, who became Japan's longest-serving premier on Wednesday, was groomed for politics from birth and has cemented his power with shrewd diplomacy, unwavering nationalism, and a knack for surviving scandal.At home, he has championed an economic drive t

Stand-in president 'brings back Bible' to Bolivian politics

Stand-in president 'brings back Bible' to Bolivian politics

Mounting the steps of the presidential palace as acting head of state, Jeanine Anez raised in both hands an old leather-bound volume of the holy Gospels.The gesture made it clear what side of the country's political and social divide she was on -- and reflect