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A ‘No Trespassing’ law Down Under

Australia | Australia’s new foreign influence law was written with China in mind
by June Cheng
Posted 7/04/18, 09:56 am

The Australian Parliament passed strict new legislation last week to prevent interference by foreign entities, a measure responding to rising concerns over Chinese interference in Australia. China sharply criticized the law and claimed a “Cold War mentality” was undermining Sino-Australian relations.

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Under pressure

International | South Korean government restrictions are hurting North Korean defector-led rights groups and missionary organizations
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/03/18, 03:18 pm

The effort to make peace between North and South Korea is coming at a price for defectors, human rights groups, and missionary organizations based in South Korea.

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Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/22/18, 10:20 am

An Australian court on Tuesday convicted a Catholic archbishop of covering up child sex abuse. Philip Wilson, archbishop of Adelaide, is the highest-ranking member of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy to face legal penalties in the worldwide abuse scandal. Wilson pleaded not guilty to concealing priest James Fletcher’s abuse of children in the 1970s. The 67-year-old archbishop will be sentenced in June and faces a maximum sentence of two years.

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