The Daily Populous

Thursday May 28th, 2020 evening edition

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China's parliament has backed security legislation for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory.

Clashes broke out on Wednesday as Hong Kong's parliament debated a different proposed law, which would make it a crime to disrespect the Chinese national anthem.

Hundreds of people were arrested in protests over that and the security law.

Full details about exactly what behaviour will be outlawed under the new security law are not yet clear.

That meant that Hong Kong no longer merited being treated differently from the mainland under US law.

That means China could potentially have its own law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong, alongside the city's own.

Under the same agreement, Hong Kong had to enact its own national security law - this was set out in Article 23 of the Basic Law. »

'Absolutely no legal authority': Trump's threats to shut down Twitter are 'totally asinine' and reek of censorship, according to legal experts

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But legal experts told Business Insider the president has "absolutely no legal authority" to carry out his threats and described Trump's efforts as "empty virtue signaling to his base.".

But legal experts say he has "absolutely no legal authority" to carry out his threats.

Soon after, Trump accused the social-media platform of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and said he wouldn't allow Twitter to stifle free speech. »

George Floyd showed no signs of life from time EMS arrived, fire department report says

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Officer Derek Chauvin is seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he lies face down, handcuffed, and pleading that he can’t breathe.

Paramedics and officers eventually flip Floyd over, load him on a gurney and into the ambulance while he was still handcuffed.

Preliminary information given to firefighters said only that Floyd had “trauma to his mouth,” according to an incident report. »

Woman Is Crowned King of Poland

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Born in Buda, Hungary, Jadwiga (Hedwig in English) was a well-educated child raised in the royal court.

When her father, who had been proclaimed king through his mother’s brother, Casimir III, died, Jadwiga’s elder sister, Mary, inherited the throne.

And her title as king also signified that Jadwiga was a monarch in her own right, not a queen consort. »

If Trump kicks out Twitter, there's always Germany

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BERLIN (Reuters) - If U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to close Twitter, the micro-blogging site can always relocate to Germany.

After Trump threatened to shut down Twitter for advising its users to fact-check his tweets, a senior German official suggested in a light-hearted tweet that the California-based company would be better off in Europe.

But Europe’s largest economy is also keen to establish itself as a hub for tech entrepreneurship and Twitter Inc would be the ultimate catch. »