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Online censorship plans include giving authorities the ability to control and remove online information, seize equipment of internet firms, and force companies to provide identification records and decryption assistance
Joshua Wong, one of the city's most prominent young activists and a figure loathed by Beijing, speaks outside a court where he and fellow activists are being prosecuted for involvement in last year's democracy protests
The group says offenses 'are capable of being applied in a manner that is arbitrary, and that disproportionately interferes with fundamental rights, including the freedom of conscience, expression and assembly'
Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Jeffrey Ngo, and Agnes Chow are ending their involvement in Demosisto, a party campaigning for universal suffrage and for foreign countries to sanction China for rights abuses
'China has decided to impose visa restrictions against American individuals who have behaved egregiously on matters concerning Hong Kong,' Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says
(UPDATED) The Civil Human Rights Front says the police rejected its applications for rallies on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the former British colony's handover to China
Tsai's government will cover 'necessary expenses' for those who come to Taiwan because their freedom and safety are under threat, says Chen Ming-tong, chairman of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council
Opponents of the law – including many Western nations – fear it will bring mainland-style political oppression, given how anti-subversion laws are routinely used to crush dissent in authoritarian China
The current trickle of those leaving Hong Kong could become an exodus after Beijing announces plans to impose a sweeping national security law here in response to the protests
Pro-democracy activists say China's proposed national security law spells the end of the one country, two system agreement
China plans to impose a national security law on the city's financial hub, with the Hong Kong security chief backing it as needed in defeating 'terrorism'
The statement is part of a flurry of coordinated messages from the city's different security services embracing the law
Beijing has made clear it wants new security legislation passed after the semi-autonomous city was rocked by 7 months of massive and sometimes violent pro-democracy protests in 2019
The German-Estonian text makes no mention of the World Health Organization
'Regrettably, our Western partners, and their allies, insisted on holding this meeting behind closed doors in an informal setting despite the slogans of openness and transparency of the Security Council,' says Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia
Retired Justice Antonio Carpio is hardly an 'amateur,' and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr's views on China and the Spratlys should not go unassailed
Security Council members gather after weeks of disagreement – especially between the United States and China, where the coronavirus outbreak began in December
One French-speaking diplomat says the enforced English was torturous, because it was impossible to correct speeches before they are said aloud
The virtual votes temporarily end the famous spectacle of the Security Council, where diplomats theatrically raise their hands to vote or veto and can take advantage of the cameras to passionately attack other countries
Armed groups in Cameroon, the Philippines, Yemen and Syria move to reduce violence as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeals for ceasefire
Russia repeatedly opposes 'virtual' meetings by video to allow voting sessions. One diplomat describes the Russian stance as 'idiotic.'
White House's Ukraine expert Timothy Morrison says, however, the summary of the July 25 call had been placed on a highly classified system due to a 'mistake' by White House staff
Robert O'Brien will become the fourth national security advisor in Trump's tumultuous first term
Trump announces via Twitter: 'I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning.' But Bolton denies being fired and insists he had resigned
'Everything that we do now lasts forever, not because we want to remember but because we're no longer allowed to forget. Helping to create that system is my greatest regret,' says Edward Snowden
The meeting will deal with the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and the downing of a US reconnaissance drone
But the main gold market in central Khartoum remains shut, and many residents still prefer to remain indoors given the heavy deployment of security forces across the capital
(UPDATED) Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'
Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar launches an offensive to take the capital held by a UN-backed unity government and an array of militias
In a unanimous statement, the United Nations Security Council welcomes the deal and urges all sides to implement it 'in good faith and without delay'
The US is strongly warning the EU because from the US perspective, strong alliances in the region make the individual security of each allied nation even more important
A UN official says Martin Griffiths is in the Red Sea port city to oversee the truce deal's implementation and 'follow up on preparations' for a new monitoring mission
The report says the move came after a mortar attack launched by an Iran-linked group on the Baghdad diplomatic quarters home to the US embassy in September.
'We are a Filipino company. We will never allow our national security to be undermined,' says Udenna Corporation spokesperson Adel Tamano
Russia requests for a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council
The national security adviser wants a comprehensive study on the sentiment of Mindanaoans on martial law extension and state of security to be completed first
'The onus for expelling Iran from the country falls on the Syrian government, which bears responsibility for its presence there,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
State news agency KCNA says in a commentary that some US experts have suggested trading the end of the war for denuclearization.
(UPDATED) Nghia Hoang Pho put the information on his home computer, which was protected by the popular Kaspersky anti-virus program. US authorities believe that Russian intelligence was able to access his computer through Kaspersky.
The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency
It comes as the Trump administration ramps up pressure to deter the leaks of classified materials to journalists that have plagued it since last year
On Monday, August 6, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to former defense secretary Orlando Mercado about national security and the threats the Philippines is facing
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(UPDATED) Former Parañaque representative and National Security Adviser Roilo Golez was supposed to give an interview on maritime disputes when he died Monday, June 11, due heart attack
The former national security adviser had consistently argued that the law is on the Philippines' side in the maritime dispute
(UPDATED) The former representative of the 2nd District of Parañaque City is rushed to the hospital due to vomiting. He died from an 'apparent heart attack,' according to his brother Ferdinand.
A military spokesman confirms the command conference in Camp Aguinaldo but refuses to give details, saying it is a 'regular' activity with Vice President Leni Robredo
The website, www.12339.gov.cn, also urges anyone to report attempts by Chinese nationals or foreigners to bribe state or military officials, instigate armed riots or incite ethnic separatism
'You don't rush decisions like this, says US Ambassador Nikki Haley about plan to launch military action on Syria
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