Argentina VP Kirchner unharmed after ‘assassination attempt’

Argentina VP Kirchner unharmed after 'assassination attempt'

Issued on: 02/09/2022 – 05:29 Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was threatened by a man with a gun late on Thursday, in what one government colleague described as an assassination attempt, but she was not harmed and no shots were fired. The incident took place at the entrance of Fernandez de Kirchner‘s Buenos Aires home, where

Amid grieving in Asia for Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Chinese nationalists celebrate — Radio Free Asia

This image taken from video provided by witness Toshiharu Otani and released via Jiji Press shows former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe (C) attending an election campaign before giving a speech at Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji station square in Nara, while a man (2nd R-behind) suspected of shooting Abe shortly after stands in the background. Photo: Jiji via AFP

UPDATED at  12:40 a.m. EDT on 2022-07-08  The shooting death of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe Friday prompted grief across Asia, but mixed reactions on China’s tightly controlled internet, with nationalistic Little Pinks openly celebrating Abe’s death and government censors blocking a cryptic hashtag that could be a reference to public anger at the

A shameful attack on Shinzo Abe — and a nation

Investigators study the scene where former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was attacked during a political rally in Nara on Friday. 

The editorial commentary originally scheduled to fill this space was a cri de coeur to the United States, a plea for it to come to its senses and halt the devastating gun violence that has become a fact of daily life in that country. It is with extraordinary sadness and anger that we instead are

Deputy governor of Myanmar central bank shot by gunmen at her Yangon home — Radio Free Asia

An illegal money changer exchanges Myanmar kyat bank notes into US dollars in a back alley of Yangon, in a file photo. Credit: AFP

The deputy governor of Myanmar’s central bank was shot by unknown assailants on Thursday, according to sources and media reports, amid a public outcry over a new directive ordering the sale of all U.S. dollars and other foreign currency at a fixed rate to licensed banks. It was not immediately clear whether Than Than Shwe,

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