BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business — BBC journalist Edward Lawrence was arrested by Shanghai police at the scene of the protests on Sunday evening, according to the BBC and as captured in what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. Although he has since been released, a BBC spokesperson said he was extremely concerned about his … Read more

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iranian state media have called for the expulsion of the United States from the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram … Read more

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies at 64, officials say

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies at 64, officials say

CNN — Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei died suddenly at the age of 64, the country’s foreign ministry announced on Saturday. “Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, passed away suddenly today,” the Foreign Ministry said on its official Facebook account, without providing further details on the circumstances surrounding the Minister … Read more