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Indonesia Rejects China’s Offer for South China Sea Talks

Indonesia Rejects China’s Offer for South China Sea Talks

Indonesia on Friday rejected a Chinese offer for negotiations on the South China Sea, as Jakarta reiterated that it had no overlapping claims with Beijing in its exclusive economic zone. The Chinese government, in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, acknowledged it had no territorial dispute with Indonesia but said the two …Read more

Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos

Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos

A dam planned for construction by Laos on the Mekong river will have negative impacts not only on Lao villages but also in nearby Thailand, a coalition of Thai environmental groups says, adding that the government in Bangkok should cancel plans to buy electricity from the controversial project. The 684-megawatt Sanakham dam would be the …Read more

Czechs expel two Russians over hoax poison plot

Czechs expel two Russians over hoax poison plot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Babis said the Russian plot was undoubtedly a hoax Two Russian diplomats are being expelled by the Czech government amid a hoax poison plot against three Prague politicians. The government in Prague says infighting between Russian embassy staff resulted in one of them sending details of the fictitious …Read more

Coronavirus latest: 'Wear masks in public,' WHO advises | DW | 05.06.2020

Coronavirus latest: ‘Wear masks in public,’ WHO advises | DW | 05.06.2020

The US welcomes an unexpected fall in jobless figures, as virus restrictions ease A French official says the pandemic is “under control” as Europe continues to reopen borders Cases of COVID-19 on the African continent rose by 5,000 in 24 hours, according to WHO data. Over 6.6 million people have now been infected with COVID-19 …Read more