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The women fighting Australia’s macho politics

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sarah Hanson-Young called out a sexist slur yelled at her in parliament last year Australian women in politics have had enough. A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at the same time the country has steadily tumbled down the global rankings for […]

US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Macron said he hoped to see a “more concrete and formal commitment” from the US The US has declined to join an international initiative aimed at tackling the spread of terror online. The White House said on Wednesday it supported the Christchurch Call’s aims but was “not in a position […]

China’s Xi Jinping urges openness amid US trade war

Image copyright EPA Image caption Xi Jinping is set to meet Donald Trump at the G20 gathering in Japan next month Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for openness between countries and denounced racial supremacy as “stupid” amid rising trade tensions with the US. The remarks on Wednesday were made in Mr Xi’s first public […]

2019 election: Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sarah Hanson-Young called out a sexist slur yelled at her in parliament last year Australian women in politics have had enough. A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at the same time the country has steadily tumbled down the global rankings for […]

Christchurch attacks: Facebook curbs Live feature

Image copyright AFP Image caption Live-streamed on the internet, the Christchurch mosque attacks killed 51 people Facebook has announced curbs on its streaming feature ahead of an online extremism summit in Paris, called after the Christchurch mosque attacks. The tech giant said there would be a “one-strike policy” banning those who violate new Facebook Live […]

Huawei says willing to sign ‘no-spy’ agreements

Image copyright Getty Images Huawei is “willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments” including the UK, its chairman Liang Hua said. It follows concerns from some countries that China could use products made by the telecoms firm for surveillance. The Chinese company has denied that its work poses any risks of espionage or sabotage. Huawei […]

Wikipedia blocked in China in all languages

Image copyright PHILIPPE LOPEZ Image caption Wikipedia is now blocked in China. All language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in mainland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation has confirmed. Internet censorship researchers found that Wikipedia had joined thousands of other websites which cannot be accessed in China. The country had previously banned the Chinese […]

Australia election 2019: The most remote polling stations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials will visit more than 3,000 remote locations before Saturday’s election In a vast, sparsely populated land like Australia, overseeing an election is a massive logistical effort… particularly when you have compulsory voting. The task is greater than ever ahead of Saturday’s general election because a record 96.8% of […]

Huawei says willing to sign ‘no-spy’ agreements

Image copyright Getty Images Huawei is “willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments” including the UK, its chairman Liang Hua said. It follows concerns from some countries that China could use products made by the telecoms firm for surveillance. The Chinese company has denied that its work poses any risks of espionage or sabotage. Huawei […]

China hits back in trade war with US

Image copyright Getty Images China has said it will impose tariffs on $60bn (£46bn) of US goods from 1 June, extending a bilateral trade war. The move comes three days after the US more than doubled tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports. Earlier, US President Donald Trump denied that US consumers would pay for higher […]