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Reuters Fact CheckText accompanying the image claims that the photo’s two subjects were not actually supporters of Trump, but instead were overcharging the president’s fans. Many posts included the following caption: “Vendors who would identify themselves only as ‘Nah’ and ‘Stop asking me questions before you get your ass kicked’ sell merchandise near the Capitol. Getty does not identify the vendors, nor does it suggest that they said anything negative about Trump or his supporters. Getty provides the following caption: “Street vendors selling President Donald Trump memorabilia are seen on the sidewalk near the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. The caption accompanying the image of two vendors selling Trump gear near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was intended as satire but has since been shared out of context.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, , Jon Cherry, Getty, Joe, , Cherry, ” Cherry, Read Organizations: Congress, U.S . Capitol, Trump, Capitol, Terrorists, Twitter, Facebook, Getty, Electoral, ” Reuters, Reuters Locations: Washington ,, U.S
A video of former U.S. president Barack Obama in a jail cell is being circulated on social media as alleged proof that Obama has been arrested ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20, 2021. This claim is false: the footage shows Obama visiting the former jail cell of South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela in 2013 and Obama has not been arrested. A Reuters photo of Obama visiting the cell in South Africa, matching the footage, is visible here . Other footage of Obama visiting the cell can be seen on the official White House YouTube channel here . The Obama Foundation and The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Persons: Barack Obama, Obama, Joe Biden, Nelson Mandela, Gage Nelson, “ BARACK OBAMA, , OBAMA, “ Everybody’s, , Michelle Obama, , Pope Francis, Barack Obama’s, Read Organizations: Guardian, White House YouTube, South, Obama Foundation, The, ” Reuters, Reuters Locations: America, Robben, South Africa, Cape Town
FILE PHOTO: A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", is pictured in this illustration picture taken in Toronto, January 23, 2015. The Jan. 11-18 Reuters poll of over 40 economists predicted the economy, which grew a record annualized 40.5% in the third quarter of 2020, expanded 3.8% in the fourth quarter, a third consecutive downgrade. “With cases and hospitalizations surging across Canada, the second wave of the pandemic threw a bucket of cold water on the economic recovery. Many businesses already weakened by the first bout of the crisis will find it harder to survive the second wave,” said Ksenia Bushmeneva, economist at TD. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate, which edged up in December to 8.6%, was expected to slow to 7.0% and 6.2% by end-2021 and end-2022, respectively.
Persons: Mark Blinch, , Ksenia Bushmeneva, Josh Nye, Tony Stillo Organizations: REUTERS, , ” Reuters, RBC Economics, Bank of, Oxford Economics, BoC Locations: BENGALURU, Toronto, Canada, Canadian
REUTERSExamples of posts making these claims can be seen here , here and here . Nations in Action did not respond to Reuters request for comment or elaboration on their “evidence” for these claims. The hacking took place years prior to the 2020 U.S. election (between 2015 and 2017). SIMILAR THEORIES, SECURE ELECTIONSIn mid-November, the Reuters Fact Check team debunked similar false social media claims of election interference out of Europe. There is no legitimate evidence that an employee of the Italian defense company Leonardo SpA interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
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Mark Leffingwell of Seattle, who faces charges for assaulting a police officer, is an Iraq war veteran who suffers from PTSD and traumatic brain injury, his lawyer told a judge. Lonnie Coffman, a 70-year-old Alabama man arrested for having explosives in his truck, takes multiple drugs for mental illness, his lawyer told the judge in a hearing this week. Inside his truck, they found an AR-15-style rifle, a shotgun, a crossbow, several machetes, smoke grenades and 11 Molotov cocktails. Two other men, Eric Munchel and Larry Brock, both were photographed inside the Capitol carrying zip ties, commonly used as a handcuff. Michael Curzio, arrested at the front of a crowd inside the Capitol, had recently served a prison sentence in Florida for attempted murder.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jake Angeli, Mike Theiler, Joe Biden’s, , David Blair, , , Michael Sherwin, ” Sherwin, Mark Leffingwell, Richard Barnett, Nancy Pelosi’s, Barnett, Anthony Siano, Lonnie Coffman, Coffman, Thomas Robertson, ” Robertson, Robertson, Blair, didn’t, Cleveland Meredith, Meredith, Trump, Mike Pence, Christopher Alberts, Alberts ’, Eric Munchel, Larry Brock, Brock, Michael Curzio, Curzio’s, Vicki Prentiss, ” Curzio, Klete Keller, Keller, Nicholas Ochs, ” Ochs, Jenny Cudd, Cudd, Josiah Colt, Colt, ” Colt’s, Derrick Evans, Evans’s, John Bryan Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S . Capitol, Justice, U.S . Capitol Police, U.S . Congress, Trump, Reuters, Authorities, Alabama, . Capitol, Capitol Police, Prosecutors, Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, ” Prosecutors, Air Force, FBI, ” Reuters Locations: Washington , U.S, Hawaii, Washington’s, Seattle, Iraq, U.S, North Carolina, Washington, Florida, Texas, D.C, West Virginia, we’re
The House debated a single article of impeachment formally charging Trump with inciting insurrection. Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. At least five House Republicans, including Liz Cheney, a member of her party’s leadership team, said they would vote for impeachment. “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” Trump told his supporters. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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FBI arrests New York man in connection with Capitol riots
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Sarah N. Lynch | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spokesman for the FBI confirmed on Tuesday that agents in New York City had arrested Aaron Mostofsky in connection with the siege on the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters last week, adding to a growing list of suspects who are facing charges. Mostofsky’s presence at the U.S. Capitol was cited in a recent article by the New York Post, which reported that he is the son of New York Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky. The article also featured a video of Mostofsky dressed in a costume at the Capitol. In an interview, the New York Post quoted him as saying: “We were cheated. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million.
Persons: Aaron Mostofsky, Donald Trump’s, Shlomo Mostofsky, Organizations: WASHINGTON, FBI, New York City, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Capitol, New York Post, Trump, ” Reuters Locations: New York
Authorities release photo of suspect in murder of U.S. Capitol police officer
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Sarah N. Lynch | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal law enforcement authorities released the photo of a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, Senator Bill Cassidy said on Twitter on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the FBI in New York City arrested another person in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of President Donald Trump. An FBI spokeswoman said agents arrested Aaron Mostofsky, whom multiple news outlets identified as the son of New York Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky. Mostofsky’s presence at the U.S. Capitol was cited in an article by the New York Post, which identified him as the state court’s son. The article also featured a video of Mostofsky dressed in a costume at the Capitol.
Persons: Brian Sicknick, Bill Cassidy, Cassidy, Donald Trump, Aaron Mostofsky, Shlomo Mostofsky, , , Michael Sherwin Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Capitol Police, Twitter, Republican, Federal Bureau of, FBI, New York City, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Capitol, New York Post, Trump, ” Reuters, Washington D.C, Justice Department Locations: U.S, New York, Washington
Boeing said it would take a $743.6 million charge against its fourth-quarter 2020 earnings to reflect the deferred prosecution agreement, a form of corporate plea bargain. The crashes triggered a hailstorm of investigations, frayed U.S. leadership in global aviation and have cost Boeing some $20 billion. It faces a three-year deferred prosecution agreement, with the charge dismissed if it complies. DECEPTIONBoeing admitted in court documents that two of its 737 MAX technical pilots deceived the FAA about a safety system called MCAS, which was tied to both fatal crashes. Under Thursday’s agreement, Boeing agreed to adopt a new compliance program, or to modify its existing one, to ensure it maintains an effective compliance program and system of internal controls to root out fraud.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, , David Burns, , ” Burns, Peter DeFazio, David Calhoun, Michael Stumo Organizations: WASHINGTON, Boeing Co, U.S . Department of Justice, Boeing, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, The Justice Department, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion, U.S . Congress, House Transportation, Infrastructure, U.S, ” Reuters, MCAS, Justice Department, Aircraft Locations: SEATTLE, CHICAGO, New York, U.S, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Chicago, United States
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian police released Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu on Tuesday after detaining him without charge for 12 days. FILE PHOTO: A photograph taken from the family album shows Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu as he arrives to cover a breaking news assignment in Bishoftu, Ethiopia March 10, 2019. His release today affirms he has done nothing wrong,” Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said in a statement. His family said they were preparing a special meal and looking forward to having him home for Christmas, which many Ethiopian Christians will celebrate on Thursday. Eight have since been released and the rest remain in custody, the two groups said.
Persons: Kumerra Gemechu, Melkamu Ogo, Ogo, Kumerra, , Stephen J, Adler, , Abiy Ahmed Organizations: Ethiopian, REUTERS . Police, ” Reuters, Reuters, Journalists, , Tigray . Media, Protect Journalists, Police Locations: NAIROBI, Bishoftu, Ethiopia, Tigray, New York, Paris
AT&T AND DOMINIONThe posts all tie AT&T with Dominion, holding the explosion to be alleged proof of conspiracy. It is true Kennard serves on the board of Staple Street Capital (not “Staple Street execs” as the posts say). One of the co-founders of Staple Street Capital ( ), not “Staple Street execs”, Hootan Yaghoobzadeh, worked at Cerberus prior to starting Staple Street in 2009 (here). Staple Street Capital took part in a deal with management to acquire Dominion in 2018 (here and here). Posts include debunked conspiracy claims attempting to tie the Nashville explosion Dominion voting systems.
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Bangladesh moves second group of Rohingya refugees to remote island
  + stars: | 2020-12-29 | by ( Ruma Paul | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh started moving a second group of Rohingya Muslim refugees to a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, despite opposition from rights groups worried about the new site’s vulnerability to floods. “We are ready to receive the new arrivals,” Navy Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury said from the island of the 1,804 Rohingya being moved in seven ships. The government has built a 12-km (7.5 mile) embankment to protect the island along with housing for 100,000 people. The government also says the relocation is voluntary but some refugees from the first group have spoken about being coerced to go. The human rights group Amnesty International also expressed concern.
Persons: Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury, Storms, Abdul Momen, Char, Momen, Organizations: United Nations, ” Navy, Reuters, Amnesty, ” Reuters Locations: CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, Bay, Bengal, Myanmar, Chittagong
Ethiopian police arrest Reuters cameraman
  + stars: | 2020-12-28 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Reuters cameraman, Kumerra Gemechu, was arrested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday and will be kept in custody for at least two weeks, his family said. A photograph from the family album shows Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu in this picture released on December 27, 2020. Handout via REUTERSNo reason was provided to the family for Thursday’s arrest, and police did not respond to Reuters’ requests for comment. The arrest followed the beating of a Reuters photographer, Tiksa Negeri, by two Ethiopian federal police officers on Dec. 16. Kumerra covered the Tigray conflict, but Reuters was unable to determine whether his arrest was connected to his work.
Persons: Kumerra Gemechu, , Stephen J, Adler, Kumerra, ” Adler, Hawi Desalegn, , Abiy Ahmed, CPJ, Abiy, Billene Organizations: Reuters, Handout, REUTERS, Police, Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority, ” Reuters, Protect Journalists Locations: NAIROBI, Addis Ababa, Negeri, Ethiopia, Ethiopia’s, Tigray, New York, Oromiya
There are multiple other claims in the more than 48-minute video, which are beyond the scope of this fact check. At various points in the video (7.40, 13.46, 14.30), the speaker claims that COVID-19 was designed as a biological weapon. The Office of Director of National Intelligence, has stated (here) that it concurred “with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified”. It’s like putting a bomb inside your body, we have no idea what is going to happen.”Reuters has already debunked claims that COVID-19 vaccines will genetically modify humans (here). Trials of vaccines against COVID-19 have shown they can give effective protection against the virus.
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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Rebellious soldiers used government tanks to attack their former comrades in a military base in the first chaotic days of Ethiopia’s month-long war in the region of Tigray, according to two soldiers caught in what they described as a 10-day siege. “Even after we surrendered, they stabbed one of our members for no reason,” one of the soldiers, Takele Ambaye, said. Government and military officials did not respond to requests for comment. Government officials have told Reuters that the TPLF trucked thousands of captive soldiers to the border with Amhara and released them. The two soldiers said the betrayal by former comrades had cemented their desire to avenge their comrades and capture the fugitive TPLF leadership.
Persons: , Takele Ambaye, Molla Kassa, Debretsion Gebremichael, , Molla, Takele, Redwan Hussein, Bacha Debele, ” Molla, ” Takele Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopian National Defense Force, REUTERS, Tiksa, Forces, Takele, ” Reuters, Government, Command, United Locations: ADDIS, Tigray, Sanja, Amhara, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Government, Sero, Sekota, Mekelle, United Nations
Naomi Biden, Joe Biden’s granddaughter, shared the images on Twitter in July and then deleted them. A fan account for the President-elect’s pets reposted them five months later on Instagram. The description in the page bio reads, “We are the First Pets of the USA, #DOTUS Champ, Major & #COTUS Winston Biden’s pawfficial fan page. Though these images of Biden’s dogs fighting over a Trump chew toy are authentic, they were taken in July and first shared by his granddaughter, Naomi Biden, who has since deleted the tweet. In December, an unofficial fan account for Biden’s pets reposted the images on Instagram.
Persons: Donald Trump, Biden, Naomi Biden, Joe Biden’s, Axel Schmidt, Jack Posobiec, “ Joe Biden, Biden’s, elect’s, Champ, Winston Biden’s, Naomi Biden’s, Shepherd, Charlie, Charlie First, Twitter, Major, , Read Organizations: Twitter, Reuters, One America News Network, Facebook, Trump, NaomiBiden, ” Reuters, Biden Locations: United States, America, USA
The Reuters Fact Check team could not find evidence to corroborate this claim, and Third Reich scholars say it is unlikely Goebbels said these words. Reuters Fact Check. The Reuters Fact Check team could not find the alleged Goebbels quotation in any scholarly sources online, nor could it find citations on websites mentioning the quotation. The Reuters Fact Check team could find no proof that Joseph Goebbels ever said: “Let me control the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs.” Having never encountered the alleged quotation, Third Reich historians say it unlikely Goebbels ever said these words. This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team.
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A video shared over 8,300 times on Facebook makes false claims about the optional microchip that could be contained within the syringes label of the eventual COVID-19 vaccine. The video alleges that the microchip “would give officials information on who has and has not been vaccinated” and “track the location of the patient”. Reuters previously addressed this interview in a similar fact check that misleadingly juxtaposed the interview with footage of Bill and Melinda Gates and Jack Ma’s commentary that was unrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine here . “MASS DELIVERY OF VACCINES WITH MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY”It is true that the company plans to enable the mass production and delivery of pre-filled syringes for the eventual COVID-19 vaccine ( ). In the interview, Walker says that Apiject would be able to manufacture “at least a hundred million doses ready to inject” ( ).
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Donald Trump suggested late Sunday that senior White House officials would wait longer for COVID-19 vaccines hours after media outlets reported senior officials were to receive doses within 10 days. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump is accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence as he speaks during a meeting with Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Leah MillisLate Sunday night, Trump said on Twitter he had asked for an “adjustment” to be made to the plans to vaccinate White House officials. Essential personnel at the White House and certain officials in all three branches of government were set to be vaccinated within the next 10 days, said the source. Many White House officials have already had COVID-19, potentially dampening their need for quick access to the vaccine.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Aleksandar Vucic, Avdullah Hoti, Leah Millis, Trump, ” Trump, , John Ullyot, ” Ullyot, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Pence, wouldn’t, Barack Obama Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, Kosovo's, REUTERS, Twitter, ” Reuters, Trump, National Security, United, Hill, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Pfizer Inc Locations: Washington , U.S, Congress, United States
The quotes stem from a satirical source, John Semmens, whose writing taken out of context has previously caused confusion and misrepresentation. HB 196 is an authentic piece of Texas legislation: here and would amend, not repeal the Castle Doctrine. Rep. Meza NEVER said any of these things.”In addition to social media, the quotes attributed to Meza also appear in several blog posts here , here and here , written by Semmens and labeled as “Semi-satire”. These quotes were then posted on other blogs and social media without the attribution to the author or disclosing that the content is satire. The HB 196 bill would amend the “Castle Doctrine” to exhaust the potential to safely retreat before using deadly force on an intruder.
Persons: Thresa “ Terry ” Meza, Meza, John Semmens, , , Vince Leibowitz, Semmens, Terry Meza, Read Organizations: Texas, Facebook, ” Reuters, Staff, Reuters Locations: Texas
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2020. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA (Reuters) - The situation in Ethiopia is “worrying and volatile” as fighting in the Tigray region continues amid reports of ethnic profiling of Tigrayans including in Addis Ababa, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday. “We have reports that particularly areas surrounding towns like Mekelle, Sherero, Axum, Abiy Addi, and the borders between the Amhara and Tigray regions, fighting continues between federal forces and the TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front), and affiliated militias on both sides,” Bachelet told a news conference in Geneva. “There is an urgent need for independent monitoring of the human rights situation in the Tigray region, all necessary measures to protect civilians, and accountability for violations.”Reuters has been unable to verify claims by either side in the conflict since phone and internet connections to the Tigray region are down and access to the area is strictly controlled.
Persons: Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, Denis Balibouse GENEVA, , Abiy Addi, ” Bachelet, Organizations: Human Rights, United Nations, REUTERS, ” Reuters Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis Ababa, U.N, Sherero, Axum, Amhara
The Health Ministry, where Kormann currently works as assistant deputy health minister, also declined to comment. Now, as the focus shifts to vaccine approval, Bolsonaro appears to be following the same playbook at Anvisa, several sources said. On Tuesday, the Health Ministry outlined its preliminary national immunization plan. Kormann arrived at the Health Ministry in May, part of a wave of military men appointed by the Bolsonaro administration. The Health Ministry did not respond to requests for comment or make Kormann or Pazuello available for comment.
Persons: Jair Bolsonaro, Amanda Perobelli Bolsonaro, Jorge Luiz Kormann, Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro’s, , Alexandre Padilha, , Anvisa, “ Anvisa, Kormann, coronavirus, São Paulo, Silvia Waiapi, ” Waiapi, Donald Trump, João Doria, immunizations, Eduardo Pazuello, Pazuello, Janssen, Johnson, Sinovac, Paulo Sinovac, Jair, ” Doria, Paulo, Antonio Barra Torres, Barra Torres, Torres, hydroxychloroquine, ” Anvisa, Cristiane Jourdan, Jourdan, we’re Organizations: RIO DE, Reuters, Emilio Ribas Institute, REUTERS, Brazil’s Senate, ” Reuters, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, stoke, Health Ministry, Ministry, Sinovac Biotech Ltd, AstraZeneca PLC, Pfizer Inc, Johnson, , Brazil’s Locations: RIO DE JANEIRO, Sao Paulo, Brazil, U.S, Anvisa, Bolsonaro, São Paulo, China, São, Paulo, Brasilia, Brasília,
U.S. Justice Department probed Kushner lawyer over alleged graft scheme: NYT
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department investigated whether a lawyer for Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, had been involved in a bribery scheme to win clemency for a man convicted of tax crimes, the New York Times said on Thursday. White House senior advisor Jared Kushner looks on at a U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., November 2, 2020. As part of the plan, a San Francisco real estate developer, Sanford Diller, would make an unspecified political contribution, it added. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell released an order that described what she called a “bribery-for-pardon” investigation. In October, Broidy pleaded guilty in a separate case to legally lobbying Trump to drop an investigation into a Malaysian embezzlement scandal.
Persons: Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Donald Trump's, Carlos Barria, Abbe Lowell, Elliott Broidy, Trump, William Burck, , Hugh Baras, Sanford Diller, Diller, Burck, Baras, Beryl Howell, Broidy Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Justice Department, New York Times, White House, Fayetteville Regional Airport, REUTERS, ” Reuters, Lowell, Justice Department, San, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Twitter, U.S, District, Trump Locations: Fayetteville , North Carolina, U.S, Berkeley , California, San Francisco, Washington, Malaysian
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Prince Wong was still in her mother’s womb when the Chinese government reclaimed control over Hong Kong from the British in the summer of 1997. She was born nearly three months later, on September 27, into what some here call the city’s “cursed generation.”FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Bill Clinton talks with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee during a bilateral meeting in Hong Kong, China, July 3, 1998. His apartment looks over the hills of Hong Kong, forested with a mix of trees and skyscrapers. After the Hong Kong government postponed the elections for a year, the United States imposed unprecedented sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials. “I may not be there to see democracy coming to Hong Kong or coming to China, but it will come one day.
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Six explosions in Eritrean capital of Asmara, says U.S. State Department
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Six explosions were reported in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, late on Saturday, the U.S. State Department said on Twitter although the cause and location were not clear. “At 10:13 p.m. on Nov 28 there were six explosions in Asmara,” the State Department said in the post on Sunday. On Saturday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that federal forces had taken control of Mekelle, Tigray’s capital, within hours of launching an offensive there. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a political party whose fight against the government began on Nov. 4, said it was withdrawing from Mekelle. The TPLF regards Eritrea, which has warm relations with Abiy, as an archenemy.
Persons: , Abiy Ahmed Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, U.S . State Department, Twitter, State Department, ” Reuters, Ethiopian Locations: ADDIS, Asmara, , Eritrea, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, Mekelle
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