Ex-Pakistan leader Imran Khan gets 10 years for revealing state secrets, in latest controversial legal move

Islamabad — A Pakistani court convicted former Prime Minister Imran Khan of revealing official secrets on Tuesday and sentenced him to 10 years – the latest in a slew of legal cases that supporters say are meant to sideline the imprisoned former cricket star just days ahead of parliamentary elections. The Islamist politician, who was…

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Beijing promised to ‘fight back’ over Taiwan leader Tsai’s US visit. But this time it has more to lose

Hong Kong CNN  —  An anticipated meeting between Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California this week has sparked concerns of a repeat of the pressure campaign China launched last year when then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei. At that time, Beijing encircled the island democracy with unprecedented military drills –…

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U.S. senators led by Majority Leader Schumer make first congressional visit to China since 2019

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and other members of the delegation arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 7, 2023. Aly Song | Reuters A delegation of U.S. lawmakers led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer arrived in China on Saturday in the first…

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