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Members of the media and police officers surround a vehicle carrying John Clancey after his arrest on Wednesday during an apparent crackdown on pro-democracy figures. Photograph: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg.

Hong Kong police have arrested 53 pro-democracy politicians in one of the biggest purges of the city’s opposition since Beijing imposed a tough new na(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron attends a video conference along with Chinese president Xi Jinping, German chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and president of the European Council Charles Michel to conclude a business investment deal. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/pool via AP

The EU and China have announced a long-awaited deal on an investment treaty, in a move that is aimed at opening up lucrative new corporate opportuniti(...)

A man wearing a face mask looks over a barricade set up to keep people out of a residential compound in Wuhan,  China in April. Photograph:   Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images)

The mild-mannered German scientist never anticipated becoming a Chinese propaganda star. But Alexander Kekulé, director of the Institute for Biosecuri(...)

John McCarthy: the story of the computer scientist known as the father of artificial intelligence begins, like the best such stories, with a young man bringing a cow to market. Photograph: AP

Kerry cows have long horns, according to the proverb. But as I learned this week, at least one of them has a long story too – a saga that moves from K(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag outside the burning church of Asuncion, set on fire by protesters, on the commemoration of the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago, on October 18th, 2020Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left more than 30 dead(...)

An image grab  allegedly shows Azeri artillery strike towards the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. (Photograph: Azerbaijani defence ministry/AFP via Getty Images

What is happening? Early on Sunday, Armenia announced it was declaring martial law, mobilising its army and ordering civilians to shelter. It claimed(...)

Ren Zhiqiang speaking at an event in Beijing in 2013. He has been jailed for 18 years  for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Photograph:  China News Service/AFP via Getty Images

A Beijing court sentenced a prominent property tycoon to 18 years in prison for alleged corruption on Tuesday in a verdict that will finally silence o(...)

A successful deal would allow Mr Trump to drop his threat of shutting down TikTok and avoid alienating its army of young users ahead of the November 3rd US election. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

ByteDance and Oracle issued conflicting statements on Monday over the terms of an agreement they reached with the White House over the weekend to allo(...)

Former European commissioner for trade Phil Hogan, who resigned from the position on Wednesday,   with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen earlier this year. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Phil Hogan’s departure as EU trade commissioner weakens Ireland just as trade becomes a crucial issue in the changing geopolitics of global economics.(...)

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