06 August, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

Sans Frontiers

HONG KONG The final edition of Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy paper sold out on June 24, as readers scooped up all million copies of the Apple Daily. The newspaper said it was forced to close after police froze its assets and arrested editors and executives, accusing them of foreign collusion endangering national security.

SOUTH AFRICA Former president Jacob Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Supreme Court, which found him guilty of contempt after he failed to appear before an inquiry probing corruption charges during his tenure from 2009-2018. Zuma, 79, is accused of enabling the plunder of state coffers.

ATHENS A painting donated to Greece by Pablo Picasso will go back on display at the National Gallery after its recovery more than nine years after it was stolen and the arrest of a 49-year-old...

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