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  • China frees detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, Trudeau says
    Saturday, 25. September 2021 03:21 o'clock

    The men, who were detained by Beijing in 2018, were released hours after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was freed in Canada

    Two Canadian citizens who were detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days have left Chinese airspace and will arrive back in Canada early on Saturday, prime minister Justin Trudeau told reporters.

    A plane carrying Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor left Chinese airspace around 7.30pm Ottawa time, just hours after US authorities reached an agreement allowing Chinese Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, to return to China in exchange for admitting wrongdoing in a fraud case. Shortly before Trudeau spoke, Meng boarded a chartered flight organised by the Chinese government to Shenzhen, Chinese state media reported. Zhao Lijian, ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, said her return was enabled by the “unremitting efforts of the Chinese government”.

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  • German election too close to call as polls find SPD has lost its lead
    Friday, 24. September 2021 18:55 o'clock

    A coalition appears inevitable after two surveys suggest almost equal support for CDU and former favourite

    The race to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor remains completely open two days before western Europe’s most populous country goes to the polls, with the latest predictions showing the leading parties almost neck and neck.

    Two leading polls published on Friday ahead of Sunday’s election indicate the Social Democrats (SPD) have lost their lead over the Christian Democrats (CDU). One, carried out by Civey for the broadcaster ZDF, showed the SPD to be stable on 25%, but the CDU to have risen to 23%. A poll released later in the day for the polling institute Allensbach for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung showed the race to be even tighter, with the SPD on 26%, the CDU on 25%.

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  • Global climate strike: thousands join coordinated action across world
    Friday, 24. September 2021 17:02 o'clock

    Rally to demand government action on climate crisis is first worldwide since start of pandemic

    Hundreds of thousands of people in 99 countries have taken part in a coordinated global climate strike demanding urgent action to tackle the ecological crisis.

    The strike on Friday, the first worldwide climate action since the coronavirus pandemic hit, is taking place weeks before the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, UK.

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  • ‘Free and open’: Quad leaders call for ‘stable’ Indo-Pacific in veiled China dig
    Saturday, 25. September 2021 04:40 o'clock

    Joe Biden meets leaders of Australia, India and Japan in latest effort to cement US leadership in Asia

    US president Joe Biden and the leaders of Australia, India and Japan highlighted their Quad group’s role in safeguarding a stable, democratic Indo-Pacific in a veiled dig at rival China.

    The first in-person summit of the Quad held on Friday marked Biden’s latest effort to cement US leadership in Asia in the face of a rising China.

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  • China clamps down on cartoons in latest morality move
    Saturday, 25. September 2021 08:00 o'clock

    Entertainment industry told to uphold ‘truth, goodness and beauty’ and remove vulgar and violent content

    China’s broadcasting regulator said it will encourage online producers to create “healthy” cartoons and clamp down on violent, vulgar or pornographic content, as Beijing steps up efforts to bring its thriving entertainment industry to heel.

    The National Radio and Television Administration said in a notice posted late on Friday that children and young people were the main audience for cartoons, and qualified agencies need to broadcast content that “upholds truth, goodness and beauty”.

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  • ‘He knows he lost’: Georgia Republican braces for Trump rally in Perry
    Saturday, 25. September 2021 08:00 o'clock

    Top voting official Brad Raffensperger dismayed that the former president uses his lies to fundraise

    The top election official in Georgia, a Republican, said Donald Trump unequivocally lost the state in 2020, a day before a rally there on Saturday night at whih Trump is set to repeat baseless accusations of voter fraud.

    Related: Arizona Republican ‘audit’ finds even bigger lead for Biden in 2020 election

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