Legislators voted in favour of ending the usage of wild animals in TV shows, nightclubs and private parties, while raising the penalty for mistreating animals.
Floyd’s murder sparked international protests and forced police reform onto the political agenda. A year on, where does the fight for racial justice in the US stand?
Carrie Lam says the government is researching “fake news” to tackle “misinformation, hatred and lies” but has no timetable for the law, which comes after the imposition of a sweeping national security law in 2020.
The aid package aims to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Police said the seven arrested – five men and two women – could face up to 10 years in prison for "assisting" a man suspected of stabbing a police officer during a protest against a new national security law on July 1.
China says the national security should worry only those who don't abide by the legislation but Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong says he will be targeted.
Riot police flooded the streets as protesters gathered ahead of a debate on the bill that once enacted will criminalise abuse of China's national anthem in the semi-autonomous city.
The future of the legislation was uncertain in the Republican-led Senate, where an effort to pass an Iran-related war powers resolution has been stalled during US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
The leaders of two of the European Union’s main institutions signed the divorce agreement governing Britain’s departure from the bloc next week, sealing the penultimate step in Brexit at a ceremony held without media access.
Arrangements currently applied to university graduates are being expanded to immigrants with professional qualifications and German language knowledge.
US lawmakers have long worried about the ties between Chinese government and Chinese telecoms companies like Huawei and ZTE. They believe China is trying to gain access to sensitive US technologies through the companies.
Demonstrators want the withdrawal of proposed legislation that would overhaul Romania's justice system and reduce the powers of the respected anti-corruption directorate, the DNA.
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