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China defends detention of Uighur model in Xinjiang

A Uighur fashion model who filmed himself handcuffed to a bed in an epidemic prevention centre in Xinjiang was lawfully detained, Chinese officials have said. Merdan Ghappar sent video of himself, and a series of accompanying text messages, to his family in February. They were passed to the BBC and published earlier this month. The […]

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Coronavirus: President Trump defends tweets against US states’ lockdowns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump says some states are too tough with restrictions President Donald Trump has defended tweets in which he appeared to endorse protests against stringent lockdown measures in several US states. At his Friday briefing, he said some measures imposed by Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia had been “too […]

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Modi Defends Indian Citizenship Law Amid Violent Protests

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India used a political rally on Sunday to defend a citizenship law that has inspired mass demonstrations, accusing opposition politicians of “spreading lies” and protesters of trying to destroy the country through vandalism and bloodshed. During an often combative speech to thousands of supporters in New Delhi, […]

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GOP Rep. Defends Trump’s Ukraine Call As ‘Blunt Talk Of A Manhattan Businessman’

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) on Sunday shrugged off President Donald Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, chalking up the president’s actions as “the blunt talk of a Manhattan businessman.” McClintock, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump […]

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