UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

LONDON: The British government on Monday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of China imposing a controversial and sweeping security law on the semi-autonomous region. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament “we have agreed to suspend the extradition treaty immediately and indefinitely,” describing the move as “a reasonable and proportionate response… Read More UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

China decries UK ‘interference’ in Hong Kong affairs

ANKARA: China on Tuesday condemned the UK decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, saying it had “blatantly interfered in China’s internal affairs.” On Monday, the British government suspended an extradition treaty with Hong Kong over a new controversial security law for the semi-autonomous city. In response, China’s Embassy in London said the… Read More China decries UK ‘interference’ in Hong Kong affairs

UK ex-premier visits Bahrain, shunning rights abuse concerns

Britain’s then Prime Minister David Cameron (L) poses for a photographwith Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, in London, August 6, 2013.  (Photo by AP) PERSIAN GULF (Jan 13, 2017) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has visited Bahrain for talks with the sheikhdom’s crown prince and business leaders despite growing concerns about the… Read More UK ex-premier visits Bahrain, shunning rights abuse concerns