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Hong Kong legislative elections postponed, democrats cry foul

Chris McGrath/Getty ImagesBY: BRITT CLENNETT AND KARSON YIU, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — In a politically turbulent Hong Kong, the decision to postpone legislative elections for the first time since the city’s return to China is likely to fan flames even further.Citing a recent surge in coronavirus cases, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday…read more »

US ramps up sanctions over Uighur abuses with penalties on powerful Chinese paramilitary group

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — One million Chinese Muslims have gone missing and are believed to be inside these camps, which look like a college campus. There is evidence the camps were modified before scheduled visits.The U.S. has sanctioned a powerful Chinese paramilitary organization in the country’s western province, accusing it of playing…read more »

Iranian and Turkish women join black-and-white Instagram challenge

TARIK KIZILKAYA/iStockBy SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Iranian Instagram feeds have been overrun with black-and-white photos of women joining an international online campaign against gender-based violence, using the hashtags #WomenSupportWomen and #ChallengeAccepted.The campaign follows an outcry against a number of high-profile “honor killings” in Iran over the last two months. The term is used…read more »

US to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany

33ft/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The United States is removing nearly 12,000 American troops from Germany and will move the headquarters of U.S. European Command from Germany to Belgium in a major repositioning of forces that the Pentagon says is intended to increase the deterrence of Russia but that President Donald Trump said on…read more »

Princess Anne coaches her mom, Queen Elizabeth, on video call

Vladislav Zolotov/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(LONDON) — Queen Elizabeth was coached by her daughter on how to do a video call while working from home during the coronavirus lockdown, proving again that royals are just like us.The queen got technological help from her daughter Princess Anne on a video call the two took part in…read more »