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Candles for Tiananmen

China | In Hong Kong, activists, survivors, and mainland Chinese travelers commemorate the hundreds killed at China’s Tiananmen Square three decades ago
by June Cheng
Posted 6/04/19, 05:58 pm

A sea of flickering candles on Tuesday night lit up Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where an estimated 180,000 people gathered to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago. Attendees observed a moment of silence, listened to recollections of the horrific night, and sang “Bloodstained Glory,” the anthem of the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

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The trouble with Brexit

International | Historic religious conflict plays a crucial role in Britain’s political stalemate
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/04/19, 05:05 pm

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May’s failed Brexit plan faced opposition from her party, Parliament, and throughout Europe, but her biggest challenge came from a centuries-old religious and political conflict in Northern Ireland. The same problem awaits the next prime minister, after May steps down at the end of the week, and neither Parliament nor any of the prime ministerial hopefuls have proposed suitable compromises yet.

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China tightens security on Tiananmen anniversary

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/04/19, 10:12 am

Chinese authorities heightened security around Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Tuesday as the world marked the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on student activists at the historic landmark. Authorities cordoned off roads and set up extra checkpoints as tourist activities continued. Several uniformed and plainclothes police officers stood guard.

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