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29th Mar 2020

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Large pro-democracy victory in Hong Kong elections

Pro-democracy candidates have won a landslide victory in Hong Kong's district council elections, winning control of 17 of the 18 councils. The elections came amid months of pro-democracy protests and against growing Chinese control of the city. Where Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam used to claim that her policy was supported by a "silent majority", she now said she would "listen humbly" to the voice of the people.

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Coronavirus

WHO warning on lockdown mental health

As billions of people are obliged to remain in home quarantine or isolation with possible or proven coronavirus infection, experts agree that these measures can have a negative effect on people's mental health and well-being.

Coronavirus

EU heads struggle to find joint virus response

EU leaders failed to flesh out what the economic response to the corona crisis should look like, but they agreed to build a crisis management system and fight disinformation.

Opinion

Poland's sham presidential election in a pandemic

Declaring a state of emergency is not even an option on the table for Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) chairman Jarosław Kaczyński - as it would render the 10 May election impossible.

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