Hong Kong police issue new rules that limit media accreditation Sep 24, 2020 0 575 12345 HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s police force has notified several media associations of new accreditation procedures for journalists, in a letter publicly released on Wednesday.Police said only those working for media outlets registered with the Hong Kong government or “renowned and well-known” non-local outlets will be recognised.The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPA), Hong Kong Press Federation (HKPF) and Hong Kong News Executives were the four associations to receive the letter. Journalists unable to register will face restrictions when reporting on the ground, and potential arrest if they report without government-issued credentials. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Europe passes five million coronavirus cases as Paris, Madrid clamp down Sep 24, 2020 0 682 Navalny discharged from hospital after 32 days Sep 24, 2020 0 673 Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president in secret ceremony Sep 24, 2020 0 687 China accuses US of ‘political manipulation’ after Trump speech BEIJING: China shot back at US President Donald Trump’s accusations that Beijing is responsible for the global coronavirus crisis, saying that the United States is trying to avoid its responsibility and engage in .. Greta Thunberg donates sum to aid climate change victims in Africa STOCKHOLM: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday announced that a foundation she has set up would donate 150,000 euros (175,000 dollars) to assist people affected by climate change in Africa. The .. NATO hails ‘good progress’ in Greek-Turkish talks AFP Brussels NATO said on Wednesday there had been “good progress” in military talks between Greece and Turkey aimed at avoiding clashes in the eastern Mediterranean, the scene of a dispute over energy resources. .. Navalny ‘is free’ to return to Russia: Kremlin MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is welcome to return to Moscow, the Kremlin said on Wednesday after he was discharged from a German hospital that treated him for poisoning. “As regards his returning to .. German court rules muezzin’s call can start up again after five years DPA Muenster, Germany A German court on Wednesday rejected an application to silence the muezzin’s call from a mosque in a small town after a legal dispute lasting five years. The Turkish Islamic Community (Ditib) may now .. UK reports 6,000 new coronavirus cases LONDON: The UK on Wednesday reported 6,178 new coronavirus cases, a marked jump in the daily infection rate that comes a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled new nationwide restrictions. It follows a rise of .. Trump launches fresh mocking attack on McCain after widow endorses Biden AFP Washington US President Donald Trump on Wednesday launched a fresh mocking attack on John McCain, the Republican senator who died in 2018, after McCain’s widow threw her support behind Joe Biden in the election. In a .. Trump to pay last respects today to late justice Ginsburg AFP Washington President Donald Trump will join mourners paying last respects on Thursday to the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the White House said, signalling a brief truce ahead of Trump’s ..