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Trump impeached — in a historic ‘twice’

Team Brew   Thu 14 Jan 2021    

U.S President Donald Trump was impeached by the House for a second time Wednesday — going down as the first in history — after being charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege at the Capitol that stunned […]

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‘Not scared one bit’: Thai youths among group charged with royal defamation

Team Brew   Wed 25 Nov 2020    

Two prominent student leaders numbered among the 12 Thai pro-democracy heads summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, in the first use of the draconian law in almost three years. The decision comes as Bangkok gears up for […]

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Caught in the Dragon’s jaws: Hong Kong’s daunting youth trio — who are they?

Team Brew   Mon 23 Nov 2020    

Three prominent Hong Kong activists are facing jail after pleading guilty on Monday to inciting an “illegal assembly” outside the city’s main police station during last year’s revolutionary pro-democracy protests. Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam have spent years […]

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Paint drips off Thai police HQ walls, protests heat as country leader calls for crackdowns

Team Brew   Thu 19 Nov 2020    

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protestors, days after police used tear gas and water cannons at a Bangkok rally. The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding […]

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Thai royals hunch under mass protests, cancel ‘state of emergency’ laws in ‘first move’ to stability

Team Brew   Thu 22 Oct 2020    

Thailand’s government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. The decree had banned public gatherings of more […]

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Govt-critical Thai TV station shutdown over ‘violations’

Team Brew   Tue 20 Oct 2020    

A Thai court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of an online TV station critical of the government, which has accused it of violating emergency measures aimed at ending three months of protests. Voice TV had also been found to have […]

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Sudan heads to U.S. ‘whitelist’, set to pledge $335m in compensation to 1998 terror victims, families

Team Brew   Tue 20 Oct 2020    

President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay $335 million to American terror victims and their families, but some hurt […]

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Three-fingered salutes raised to the skies, defiant Thai citizens call for equality

Team Brew   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

The three-fingered salute from “The Hunger Games” movies flashed by Thai protesters at the royal motorcade this week has become the primary symbol of resistance in the kingdom in recent years. The gesture is a way to signal support for […]

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