Obama’s Thinly Veiled AntiTrump Speech
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Obama’s Thinly Veiled Anti-Trump SpeechAt the funeral of civil rights legend John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday, Barack Obama used his eulogy speech to call on people to defend the right to vote. He criticised those in power trying to discourage voting, in a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump.China Doesn’t Recognise Hong Kong PassportsThe UK offered all Hong Kong citizens the chance to live and work in the UK to escape China’s new draconian security laws in the city state. But now China has threatened to no longer recognise Hong Kong citizens’ UK passports, potentially trapping 3 million people there.Zimbabwe Compensates White FarmersThe government of Zimbabwe has signed an agreement worth $3.5 billion to compensate white farmers who had their land taken from them during the rule of former President Robert Mugabe. Belarus Opposition ProtestsAround 60,000 people attended an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus despite a crackdown campaign against them. Current President Lukashenko is running for his 6th term. His main rival is Svetlana Tikhanovskya, who stepped up to run after Lukashenko put her husband in jail.