Australia warned 'discriminatory migration policies' may be driving slavery – The Guardian

Slavery Minderoo Foundation report says harsh schemes add to risk migrants could be exploited for their labour A new report applauded Australia’s introduction of a Modern Slavery Act but warned ‘restrictive and discriminatory migration policies’ might be a driver of slavery. Photograph: Mathew Chattle / Barcroft Images Australia’s “restrictive” migration policies may be driving modern […]

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'Truth hurts': China's envoys try out Trump-style Twitter diplomacy – The Guardian

China Beijing’s representatives abroad are harnessing social media to confront critics Chinese envoys around the world are taking a leaf out of the US president’s book. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA Chinese envoys are experimenting with a new kind of Trump-style public diplomacy – Twitter spats. Twitter is banned in China, but Chinese diplomats abroad, not traditionally […]

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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar's military leaders over Rohingya abuses – The Guardian

Myanmar Steps are the strongest the country has taken in response to massacres of minority Rohingya in 2017 Myanmar’s Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has been barred from travelling to the US. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and other […]

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