News Wire | Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022

U.N. Says China May Have Committed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ in Xinjiang

By Nick Cumming-Bruce & Austin Ramzy | The New York Times

In a long-awaited report released on Wednesday, the United Nations’ human rights office accused China of serious human rights violations that “may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity,” in its mass detention of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in its far western region of Xinjiang.

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EU Rips Up Russia Visa Deal in Victory for Eastern Member States

By Henry Foy & Felicia Schwartz | Financial Times (free)

The EU has agreed to suspend a visa deal with Moscow and backed demands by eastern member states to curb the number of Russians crossing into their countries, as it bows to pressure to punish travelers over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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