May 17, 2019


French doctor charged with poisoning 17 patients

Europe (HRNW): A criminal investigation has been launched against a French doctor over the poisoning of 17 people in France. Frédéric Péchier, an anaesthesiologist, has already been investigated for seven other cases of poisoning, in total…


China threatens to retaliate over US sanctions

United States (HRNW): China has threatened to retaliate against US sanctions seen as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing opposed countries imposing unilateral…


China formally arrests Canada detainees

United States (HRNW): After months in detention, China has formally arrested two Canadians accused of espionage. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were taken into custody last December, shortly after Canada arrested Huawei chief Meng Wanzhou on…


Parliament legalises same-sex unions

Taiwan (HRNW): Taiwan’s parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday. In 2017, the island’s constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry. Parliament…